Category Archives: SharePoint

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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SharePoint 2013 Installation – IISExt.vbs

The pre-requisites installation in one of my recent SharePoint 2013 farm installations was failing at the step where it configures the Application Server and Web Server role for the Server: Further, the error logs had the following entry: ——————————————————————————————————- – … 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: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161232.aspx. Without duplicating those details however, I wanted to capture the few necessary steps for those who wanted … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2013 RTM on Windows Server 2012: Virtual Machine Download

UPDATE: I have created a new VM with SharePoint 2013 SP1 and SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server 2012 R2. This updated VM is available on my blog at: https://gauravmahajan.net/2014/08/17/sharepoint-server-2013-sp1-virtual-machine-download/. The licenses on VM available through the blog below have expired and I’ll recommend … 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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Speaking on SP 2010 Development using Visual Studio 2012 at the VS 2012 launch event @Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, DC

I am excited to be speaking tomorrow at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in DC on building Modern collaboration apps with Visual Studio 2012 for SharePoint 2010. Following is the agenda for the session: Collaboration apps trends and SharePoint … Continue reading

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Speaking on “Using Access Services in SharePoint 2010” at the Capital Area Microsoft Access Special Interest Group

This Wednesday evening I’ll be speaking at the Capital Area Microsoft Access Special Interest Group on converting Access client Applications to online Access Web Applications using SharePoint 2010 Access Services. The session will focus on: The benefits and limitations of … Continue reading

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Speaking on SharePoint 2010 Development using Visual Studio 2010

This Thursday, I’ll be speaking on the finer aspects of SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010. You can register for the webinar  at: http://tinyurl.com/8jgdp9v

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SharePoint storyboarding using Visual Studio 2012

I’ve always loved Visual Studio as an IDE not just because how easy it has made designing solutions and writing the code but since the past few releases how easy it has made end to end application lifecycle management with the … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2013 Virtual Machine Download

UPDATE (3rd March 2013): I have created a new VM with SharePoint 2013 RTM and SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. This VM is available on my latest blog post at: https://gauravmahajan.net/2013/01/06/sharepoint-2013-rtm-on-win-server-2012-virtual-machine-download/. Consequently, I have deleted the files associated with this post. I … Continue reading

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