Archive for SharePoint Administration

Forcing Internet Explorer Compatability Mode within HTML for SharePoint 2013

internet_explorer_9_icon_svgIf you work in an environment that has multiple versions of Internet Explorer and trying to support SharePoint 2013, you will need to add a simple HTML tag to your master page/custom master page in order to be truly backwards compatible especially if you have IE 8 or IE 9 in your environment.

Place this tag in your <head></head> section in your start page.

<meta http-equiv=”x-ua-compatible” content=”ie=edge”>

This will help with forward and backwards compatibility.

Please TEST in your test/development environment(s) first before applying to your production site.

 

 

 

Microsoft Rereleases Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013

According to this post, Microsoft rereleases service pack 1 for SharePoint 2013.  SharePoint MVP, Todd Klindt, wrote a nice little post about it.

However, I would caution to try it out for at least a minimum of 2 months.  And monitor the forums and social media to gain insight how the service pack is reacting to production systems.

Here is the link to the main article.

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/04/22/sp1-for-sharepoint-2013.aspx

~ Tony Maddin ~

 

 

 

 

To leverage Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduplication feature prior to uploading documents into SharePoint

Win2k12LogoTo have SharePoint take place of a file share is a logical choice.  One of the many pillars of SharePoint is enterprise content management.

 

SharePoint robust features can be offset of bring the mess from a file share/shared drive and just simply bringing a new environment without cleansing the documents first.

Windows Server 2012 R2 has a great feature to help tackle the information explosion prior to migrating all your documents into SharePoint called Data Deduplication.

Data deduplication will allow your organization to help cut down on the number of “like” versions that can be scattered across numerous folders.

As a result, you get down the “single versions” of the truth with your primary documents.  Then you can take full advantage of search, records management, etc. within SharePoint to help your organization save money with regard to storage and time to search for vital information.

Here is the article on how you can use data deduplication in Windows 2012 R2.

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/03/13/data-deduplication-in-windows-server.aspx