One of the most common requirements in any SharePoint environment is the aggregation and summarization of content across lists, libraries, sites and site collections. Administrators could not easily achieve these requirements without custom code until the introduction of the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) in SharePoint 2007/2010. The CQWP gave administrators a useful out-of-the-box method […]

Configuring Search in SharePoint 2013 can be a tricky process that is best accomplished via PowerShell scripts. For starters, those messy database names with GUID’s in them that get created from UI provisioning are just hideous, but the real issue is that a proper topology (meaning search components running on more than a single machine) […]

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The great thing about SharePoint Enterprise Search is that once it’s up and running it mostly just works. Except, of course, when it doesn’t. Recently I was troubleshooting a farm in which People search stopped returning any results. In this environment, the main OU containing user accounts had been…

In the new SharePoint 2013 App model, there are essentially two ways to host apps – within SharePoint itself or from an external web site (also known as “provider hosted” or “autohosted”). One of the disadvantages of external apps is that they don’t look or feel like SharePoint. All the familiar navigation menus and shortcuts […]

Most commercial blogging platforms use a fixed URL structure, known as a “permalink”, to identify posts – something like “”. This structure makes it easy to reference a particular post, supports trackbacks/pingbacks, and makes it simple for search crawlers to locate content. Unfortunately, the SharePoint 2010 Blog template has no concept of how an actual […]

SharePoint Server 2010 ships with a nifty Chart web part that displays visual data from a number of sources – SharePoint lists, BDC, Excel services, etc. It’s a handy control and one that was sorely missing from the 2007 version. It provides a number of chart options, including pies, lines, bars, cones, scatters, etc. in […]