Toggle audience targeting using PowerShell

Audience targeting in SharePoint is a great way of hiding irrelevant information from users and likewise, only show relevant information. You could create a list with a lot of items and target those items to specific groups of users. Users who are targeted will see the items while other users will not see them… audience… Continue reading Toggle audience targeting using PowerShell

Get a document from an unattached SharePoint content database

Retrieving a lost document in SharePoint is easy. You go to the recycle bin and you restore it. That is, if it hasn’t been deleted more than 60 days ago. But what do you do when you need to retrieve a specific document which has been overwritten with an older version and yes, Murphy is in town…… Continue reading Get a document from an unattached SharePoint content database

Export/Import the SharePoint Root Authority Certificate using PowerShell

Installing SharePoint is mostly a repetitive process with lots of small tweaks and actions. One of those small actions you need to do after adding a server into a SharePoint farm, is adding the “SharePoint Root Authority” Certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store of the server. You would think this happens automatically during the configuration… Continue reading Export/Import the SharePoint Root Authority Certificate using PowerShell

SharePoint 2013 Trial License – License Upgrade FAIL

I consider myself as someone who knows a lot of SharePoint. I don’t know everything and I’m learning new things every day. Which is good because this motivates me. One of those things I learned (the hard way) in the last couple of weeks is about licensing and the consequence of using a SharePoint TRIAL… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Trial License – License Upgrade FAIL

Customize SSRS extension settings in SharePoint Integrated Mode

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is powerful way of presenting reports and data to your end users in SharePoint. But sometimes, the out of the box experience of some features of SSRS doesn’t work for your situation. A nice example of this is the field delimiter for CSV exports. This is by default a comma. But… Continue reading Customize SSRS extension settings in SharePoint Integrated Mode

Process items in a Drop Off library using PowerShell

Everyone knows the Drop Off library in SharePoint, right? It routes documents to a final destination, based on rules you define. This works OK for documents which are uploaded manually to the Drop Off library but I found out that it doesn’t work for documents which are uploaded with PowerShell (or any other method which… Continue reading Process items in a Drop Off library using PowerShell

SharePoint 2013 Promoted Links Wrapping

Earlier this week, I was creating a page in SharePoint which contained 2 Promoted Links web parts. One of those web parts had 12 links. The annoying thing about this web part is that there’s no wrapping when the tiles are displayed. If you have a limited number of links, you won’t have an issue.… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Promoted Links Wrapping