Category Archives: How To

Install the Windows Phone 8.0 Emulator without installing Visual Studio 2012 (or how to test local SharePoint sites on a Windows Phone 8.0 device)

I recently wrote this post on launching the Windows Phone 8.0 emulator without launching Visual Studio 2012. One of the reasons to be able to use the emulator without the need for Visual Studio could be when you only want … Continue reading

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Launch Windows Phone 8 Emulator without launching Visual Studio 2012

One of a recent pre-sales engagements that I was working on required me to demo the BI capabilities of SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 8 phone device. Considering that it needed to be projected for the benefit of the audience and the … Continue reading

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Configure Apps for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft has published a very comprehensive set of guidelines for installing, configuring and managing Apps for SharePoint 2013. These guidelines are available on the TechNet site here: Without duplicating those details however, I wanted to capture the few necessary steps for those who wanted … Continue reading


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Moving all SharePoint databases to a new server

Recently, our team was tasked with moving all the SharePoint databases of a SharePoint 2007 farm from one database server to another. Microsoft recommends using SQL aliases while installing SharePoint. This makes such database moves much easier. Unfortunately, this guideline was not … Continue reading

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