Format Date on Search Results

In building a custom display template for search results I found myself in an interesting scenario. The display template needed to make a REST call back into SharePoint 2013 to get additional info for display […] Read More

Duplicate Key Error when Editing a Content Search Web Part

When developing custom display templates for your CSWPs, be careful when setting the property value for ManagedPropertyMapping. This property is used to tell the template how to map managed properties to properties within the template, […] Read More

Custom Access Denied Page in SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2010, it was quite easy to tell SharePoint to use a custom access denied page that you developed and deployed to the farm instead of the out of the box page. There are […] Read More

SharePoint 2013 Web Templates

I thought I would update my 2010 Web Templates post with the same info for the 2013 platform. Here is a list of all the web templates in SharePoint 2013, including the ID, Description and […] Read More

SharePoint 2013 Claim Expiration and AD Sync

Here’s an interesting scenario I hadn’t experienced before:  SharePoint 2013 farm doing a user profile sync with Active Directory. Security was based on Active Directory security groups managing membership and authorization controlled through SharePoint groups […] Read More

Prereqs for Office Web Apps Server 2013

Just a quick programming note for our home viewers installing Office Web Apps 2013 on Windows 2008 R2. If you’re following the instructions on TechNet, they list the following prereqs as of the writing of […] Read More

REST Calls and MDS

SharePoint 2013 introduces MDS, or Minimal Download Strategy, as a way to increase performance of various types of SharePoint sites (basically, non-publishing sites.) It’s turned on for quite a few site templates out of the […] Read More

When to Say No

On my drive in today I was thinking about some recent events and rationalizing them with past experiences in management positions. Employees should always be asking their managers for something. That “something” changes over time […] Read More

SharePoint Fest Record Management Questions

Earlier today I presented a session at SharePoint Fest in Denver, CO on records management and touched on 2007 and 2010, leading into the new capabilities built into 2013. The audience was great and had […] Read More

The Filtering Process has been Terminated

On a SharePoint 2013 farm we recently had search throw errors consistently being unable to crawl and index content. Looking into the crawl logs, I saw the error “The filtering process has been terminated”. Doing […] Read More