Archive for the ‘MS Office SharePoint Server’ Category

SharePoint Foundation 2013 Language Packs with SP1 downloads

September 5, 2014

SharePoint Foundation 2013 Language Packs with SP1:

SharePoint Server 2013 Language Packs with SP1 downloads

September 3, 2014

SharePoint Server 2013 Language Packs with SP1:

SharePoint 2013 SP1 language pack

September 1, 2014

One missing piece in the SharePoint 2013 SP1 release were slipstream installation files for the language packs.

These should be available soon on download center on the following link:

Microsoft Demo Builder 2013

August 17, 2014

Demo builder helps you build demos with data which can be used in your corporate demo.

It also comes with OOB SharePoint integration, Azure Integration as well as customer portal. Very handy for setting up quick demo environment.


Check this link for details:

Microsoft Office SharePoint 2013 FBA Pack Released

July 1, 2014

The SharePoint 2013 FBA Pack has been released. It was ported from the SharePoint 2010 FBA Pack (which was originally ported from the SharePoint 2007 CKS Forms Based Authentication Solution), and includes all of the features from the SharePoint 2010 FBA Pack:

  • User Management
  • Role Management
  • Membership Request Web Part
  • Password Recovery Web Part
  • Change Password Web Part
  • Change Password Menu Item

Forms 7 – A lightweight InfoPath alternative for SharePoint

June 16, 2014

Forms7 is a lightweight InfoPath alternative that uses a jQuery plugin that allows users to easily create forms for SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 using basic HTML.


Forms7 comes with many features that can add robustness and usability to your forms including:

- Create forms using ANY HTML editor and store form in ANY SharePoint List

- Store multiple forms on the same SharePoint list without adding additional fields

- Helper functions for loading Cascading Drop Down lists from other SharePoint Lists

- Custom validation that checks for required fields, validity of entered data, and the ability to create your own validation functions

- Forms7 can use jQuery UI for date fields and other functionality

- “Required” fields are ignored if the fields are not visible on the page

- NEW in version 0.05 Reporting using the DataTables Library. Create List Views for your Forms7 forms!

Videos for more information and getting started

Introduction to Forms 7

Installation and Minimal Form

Select Boxes and Loading Select boxes with SharePoint List data for options

Converting Word Document to Forms7 Form 

Reporting/List Views of form data stored in Forms7


The Forms7 plugin will iterate over the fields in your HTML form and store the fields as a JSON object in one field in your SharePoint list. Using Forms7 you can promote fields to SharePoint list fields as well as add custom validation of fields.

Forms7 puts the power of the forms in the hands of your business again by allowing non-technical users to create attractive forms using any HTML editor and passing that HTML off to your JavaScript developers should additional functionality want to be added like conditionally hiding/showing fields.

Forms7 is a great InfoPath alternative for users wanting to move away from that technology for their basic forms needs.

An earlier version of Forms7 is currently in use by a fortune 100 company storing 9 different forms in one list with great success.

Forms7 is free, and for free, it does have it’s limitations including:

1) People Pickers are not currently supported
2) It’s in ALPHA!! I’ve not tested every possible iteration and possibility.
3) Documentation is currently light (non-existent) but this will be added as interest grows.

Forms7 uses SPServices to read and write SharePoint list data ( Future plans include a supported version that uses the Client Object Model.

How can you help?? Let me know you are interested so that I’ve got some motivation to document and improve this promising technology.

The included Sample Form will help you get started until I can get some actual documentation in place. To use the sample form without modifications:

1) copy the form and script to a “SiteAssets” document library on your site.

2) Create a list called “Contacts” and add a multiline plain text field called “Forms7Data”.

3) Create a Web Part Page called “SampleForm” under Site Pages

4) Drop a Content Editor Web Part on the page and link it to ../SiteAssets/sampleForm.html

You can see a live sample here:

A more styled example of form for same list can be found here (best viewed in Chrome because of CSS used):

More Examples and Documentation Coming Soon! 

SPIEFolder version 2.0

June 10, 2014

SPIEFolder is a tool you can use to import/export files to/from SharePoint document libraries and the local file system.
Allows you to either Import a file system folder (And all files and subfolders) into a SharePoint Document Library, and also export a SharePoint Document Library or a complete site’s content to the file system for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Foundation 2010/SharePoint Server 2010. This tool completely replicates the document libraries folder hierarchy to the file system when exporting, and replicates the folder hierarchy from the file system to the document library when importing.

Note: This tool ONLY exports the physical files and folders, it does NOT export metadata.

Lastest Version: 2.0 – Click to Download

Source: Keith Richie Blog

SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 now available

May 7, 2014

SP1 is our latest release to SharePoint Server 2013 on-premises. This service pack includes performance, reliability, and security fixes. It also helps IT address some of the most common scenarios faced when moving to the cloud, helping them deploy cloud-based workloads in their organization faster and with less complexity, while providing them with the control they demand.

These improvements to SharePoint 2013 on-premises include:

  • Seamless hybrid connection to OneDrive for Business in Office 365.
  • Support for Yammer as the chosen social network, making it easier to replace the default Newsfeed.
  • Support for JSON Light in OData v3 requests.

Seamless connection to OneDrive for Business in Office 365

We’re making it easier for SharePoint 2013 on-premises customers to use OneDrive for Business in the cloud alongside their existing SharePoint deployment. In SP1, new functionality allows an IT administrator to selectively configure redirection of OneDrive for Business, sites, and pages to the cloud while providing familiar IT controls. By combining OneDrive for Business and existing hybrid solutions, such as Search, IT can deploy rich cloud-based experiences for users and maintain control and visibility of the content users create.


Organizations of all sizes are using Yammer. SP1 makes it easy for IT to replace the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2013 social experience (Newsfeed) with Yammer. Using simple controls in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration, IT can choose to activate (or deactivate) Yammer, redirecting users to their established Yammer network.

JSON Light

SP1 includes notable improvements that support developers. SP1 introduces support for JSON Light, allowing developers to choose which level of metadata they would like in a response: no metadata, minimal metadata, or full metadata (previously the only option in SharePoint 2013).


In addition to the new functionality SP1 provides, this service pack includes a number of fixes designed to improve your experience with SharePoint 2013. It also includes all cumulative updates through December 2013 and public updates through February 2014.

The list below identifies all the 2013 fixes that have already shipped, including cumulative updates and public updates. All of the fixes on this list are included in the SharePoint 2013 SP1 release. In addition to the fixes listed below, Service Pack 1 contains additional fixes for each product.

Try it out today

Service Pack 1 is just one step we’re taking to support our customers who have deployed SharePoint 2013. As we move forward in 2014, we’ll continue to keep you up to date with the latest performance, security, and reliability fixes through ongoing releases of both public and cumulative updates. And while we’re doing that, we’ll continue to drive toward the next SharePoint release, scheduled sometime during 2015.

No matter how you take advantage of SharePoint—on-premises, online, or somewhere in between— we’ll continue to ensure that you have the latest innovations, easy on-ramps to the cloud, and great experiences.

SharePoint Current Visitors Web Part

March 5, 2014

The Current Visitors Web Part is intended to display a list of users that are currently visiting a SharePoint site collection.

All you need to do is just to place the Web Part on your SharePoint page (Web Part or Master).

The Web Part is using OOB SharePoint auditing so please note when you activate the Current Visitors Web Part feature on your site collection, this in turn enables the site collection audit logging.

By default the ‘currently visiting’ user is a person who viewed any content in the site collection in the last five minutes. This period can be configured in the Web Part’s properties.


SharePoint 2010/2013 Tabbed Web Part Zone

March 3, 2014

Tabs in SharePoint Project Description

This project shows a working example of how to implement a tabbed web part zone in both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 using only a custom page layout and JQuery.
This project contains a sample SharePoint Publishing Page Layout (For both 2010 and 2013) with a “Tabbed Web Part Zone”.  See for more information.
Please see the Downloads section for pre-packaged WSPs for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 if you’d like to directly deploy it to an on-premise SharePoint farm.
Please contact if you have any questions, comments or issues.

New! Tabbed Web Parts for SharePoint Online (365)

I have now created a manually deployable publishing page layout that is fully compatible with SharePoint Online 2013 with publishing (as well as backwards compatible with SharePoint 2013 Enterprise On-Premise if you do not want to deploy the entire WSP). Please check it out here:



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