SharePoint 2013: How to get the site collection URL in JavaScript

by zebsadiq 4. May 2015 12:11

I often need to obtain the current site collection URL. Here is my little trick for doing so without loading SharePoint objects through the client context. More...

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Cloud | JavaScript | SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013: force a document link to download

by zebsadiq 1. April 2015 17:36

Forcing a link to download in this day in age should be an easy task. It is, until you have to make it cross browser compliant and have to cater for pre-HTML5 browsers. More...

How to reset SharePoint search filters for a query group

by zebsadiq 17. March 2015 15:27

There doesn’t seem to be any out of the box way of resetting SharePoint search filters by JavaScript. This is why I created the following method in order to achieve this. More...

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SharePoint 2013 | JavaScript | Cloud

Limitations of SharePoint 2013 variations

by zebsadiq 9. March 2015 21:52

While working on a SharePoint 2013 project, I have had the requirement to fulfil a multi-language requirement. In trying to work up a solution to this requirement, I have been looking at the functionality offered by variations during which I have discovered a few limitations. More...

How to shrink SQL Server 2008 Database log

by zebsadiq 27. February 2014 00:04

Recently I discovered that a post that I wrote earlier about shrinking SQL Server log files is not valid for SQL Server 2008 onwards.More...


SQL Server 2008

Weird unsolved SharePoint 2010 SSL issue vs SharePoint 2013

by zebsadiq 24. February 2014 15:35

We developed a SharePoint component that originally communicated with the twitter API over http. This component was then ported from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. Therefore the code was 90% the same in both solutions. Then twitter changed their API requirements and made https compulsory. Therefore the fix to the component was made in the SharePoint 2013 solution. This worked fine through the various testing environments. When the same change was applied to SharePoint 2010, the component did not work. Here is how I set out to investigate the issue: More...

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SharePoint 2010 | SharePoint 2013

TFS: How to force a merge between certain files or folders

by zebsadiq 5. February 2014 00:11

I encountered a weird situation where my source branch had some changes which I wanted to propagate to the target branch via merge in Team Foundation Server. However these differences were not being picked up by the merge process, resulting in no files being checked out for a merge. More...


Team Foundation Server

Azure: Spending limit not currently available on pay as you go

by zebsadiq 31. January 2014 21:19

After trying to find a definitive answer to how to set spending limits in Azure, I finally found the answer that the spending limit feature of azure is not currently available if you have a pay as you go account. More...

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Azure | Cloud

Azure: Best way to upload large installer files to Virtual Machines

by zebsadiq 27. January 2014 15:34

I recently needed to move some large installer files onto a virtual machine on my Azure subscription. Rather than following the trend, I thought I would try of my own concepts and succeeded in finding a good technique. More...

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Azure | Cloud | PowerShell

Bypass version check when installing SharePoint CU

by zebsadiq 5. December 2013 02:13

I came across an issue when trying to install the June 2013 cumulative update for SharePoint 2010. I kept getting the "The expected version of the product was not found on the system" error whenever I tried to run the installer even though I had SharePoint 2010 service pack 2 installed. More...


SharePoint 2010


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