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[SharePoint 2013] Service Pack 1 Adds Half-Baked “Integration” with Office 365 and Yammer

After installing Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013, you may have noticed some new configuration options in Central Administration: Configure Yammer and Configure OneDrive and Sites Links. Thinking that there may have been some real integration between your on-premise SharePoint 2013 environment, you may have activated Yammer and configured the OneDrive and Sites links. After […]

[SharePoint 2013] Using PowerShell to Set the Theme Color Palette of a SharePoint Site

SharePoint 2013 includes a pretty useful theming engine that is light years ahead of previous versions of SharePoint. There is one caveat that is a bit annoying: you cannot apply the themes to certain types of sites through the web interface. For instance, you cannot set the theme color of the My Site host. However, […]

[SharePoint 2010] Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the ‘AllowUnsafeUpdates’ property on SPWeb.

I was working on a WCF web service that is hosted by SharePoint 2010 that provisions a users My Site and I kept getting this error message when trying to run the service: In searching the issue, I found a workaround on the MSDN forums that works quite well: set the current HttpContext to null. […]

[SharePoint 2013] Adding Links to the Suite Bar (Newsfeed, SkyDrive, Sites) By Overriding the SuiteLinksDelegate Delegate Control

SharePoint 2013 features a new set of links called the Suite Bar Links that are displayed in the top right corner of every SharePoint page. By default these links include “Newsfeed”, “SkyDrive”, and “Sites”. When first seeing this links my first thought was “how do I change them?”. In exploring the master page, we can […]

[SharePoint 2010] Move All My Sites – Personal Sites – From One Content Database to Another With PowerShell

In one of my SharePoint 2010 farms we have all of our My Sites under the same web application as our main SharePoint portal. For example, we have http://portal as our intranet portal with all of the My Sites under http://portal/personal. In this particular case, the users make heavy use of the My Sites for […]

[SharePoint 2010] Point My Site URL to SharePoint 2007 My Sites

Many organizations choose to stage their migration plans from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 instead of migrating or upgrading everything all at once. My Sites might be one of the pieces that gets migrated later on in the migration plan. Keeping the My Sites on 2007 would require the SharePoint 2010 sites to point to […]