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21 Feb 2013

Testing Mobile View in Chrome

1. In Chrome, open the Developer Tools  by clicking "Customize"(wrench icon) --> "Tools" --> "Developer Tools."

2. Click the "Settings" icon at the botom right corner.
3. Check "override user agent" and select one of the options (iPhone, iPad or Nexus S running Android 2.3). You can also select "other" and enter a custom user agent.

The result looks like that:

20 Feb 2013

Stopping Credentials Dialog from Popping Up

  • Add your sire to Local Intranet to stop it from asking for credentials. Note that if your site is in Trusted zone and not in Local Intranet it will still ask you to provide a password!
  • Add your  site to Trusted Zone to stop pop-up window from appearing when opening MS office documents from lybraries. It will actually stop DispEx Function from running when clicking on the document

Conclusion: add your SharePoint site either to Local Intranet or Trusted zone.

DispEx Function does not run

Moving the site to trusted sites stops the JavaScript function DispEx from running.

12 Feb 2013

SharePoint Designer 2010 – The server could not complete your request. The content type of the response is

This is mostly happening due to the use of SPConfigModification.

1. Open web.config
2. Search for section <system.serviceModel>
3. add the following tag to the section:
<serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled="true" />
4. done!

Original solution was found here


11 Feb 2013

What is a SharePoint Administrator?

I've encountered an interesting question on Stack Exchange: "What is the (estimated) administration cost for a SharePoint-Farm?".

To answer this question it's important first to define the scope of tasks SharePoint Administrator is responsible for. Here is a good article describing just that:
What is a SharePoint Administrator?

6 Feb 2013

Opening Modal Dialog on Custom Action

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Elements xmlns="">
                Description="Create Dialog With Scenario"
                Rights="AddListItems" Title="Create Dialog">
  <UrlAction Url="javascript:OpenPopUpPageWithTitle('/_layouts/CustomSPCF/customspcf.aspx', RefreshOnDialogClose, 640, 610,'Create Dialog')"/>