“Ask me about” property.

If you want to search or disable the refinements of the “Ask Me About” property from the user profile, look for Managed property “Responsibilities“. Or the crawled property “SPS-Responsibilities”. Displaying this property in the refinements turned out not to be that helpful. Disabling it is a breeze, if you know the correct (internal) name. Regards, […]

SharePoint 2013 tools.

My SP Toolbox. A quick overview of the tools I regularly use while creating solutions for SharePoint. Boost productivity and limit debug sessions. SharePoint Manager The SharePoint Manager 2013 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. http://spm.codeplex.com/ CAMLDesigner The CAML designer […]

Design Manager fatal bug: deleted site columns.

Introduction Update 2013-09-07: The SharePoint Server 2013 CU of August 2013 and KB 2817607 seem to (partly) address the issue described in this article. If you tried and tested the update it let me know! From the support site: When you export a design package from a SharePoint Server 2013 site, some out-of-box (OOB) fields are missing […]

Using export translations and import translations.

Introduction Language packs only translate the default SharePoint functionality. Your own lists, content types, fields, etc.. are not translated. Since SharePoint 2010 there is an option in SharePoint to translate elements in the user interface and export them. This export can then be imported again on another server. In my case this is mainly between […]

Adding a custom control to a page with Design Manager

The problem How do you add a custom control to your master page (or page layout) using the Design manager? In my first attempts I continuously got ‘Unknown server tag ‘uc1:FeedbackControl’ Quick introduction Using the new way of creating and deploying your branding with the Design Manager needs some getting used to. The idea is: You start […]

SharePoint 2013. Content Search web part.

The content search web part is just brilliant. Not only does it let you aggregate, filter and find content and their metadata. The new way of styling with the new display templates is a huge relieve after all the xslt horror in the SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 versions. One word of caution: I learned the hard way […]

Customize Content Query Web Part HTML output (Part 1).

In this article I will explain how you can adjust the Content Query Web part so generates exactly the HTML you want. I’m also planning 2 follow-up postings where we will dive a deeper and convert the standard <table> HTML layouts to <UL> HTML layout.  And finally explain how to deploy all this to your […]