March 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the March 2017 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For March 2017 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, March 2017 CU includes all fixes from March 2017 PU.… Continue reading March 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

Manage user properties up in SharePoint with PowerShell

We encountered an issue when we created a custom property in the User Profile Service Application and we wanted to move this property to ‘Contact Information’. We could click on the up arrow but the property remained on the same spot after the refresh. We have discussed this issue with Microsoft and they have provided… Continue reading Manage user properties up in SharePoint with PowerShell

Patching a SharePoint 2013 farm: Step-by-Step Installation guide.

Originally posted on Vignesh's SharePoint Thoughts:
I often to stumble around in my early days as a SharePoint administrator while patching a SharePoint farm with the latest Cumulative updates and after putting together some years of experience in SharePoint administration I finally reached a point where I could confidently patch a farm without encountering…

Creating a custom master page in SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012

I have successfully created a custom masterpage for SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012. The process very similar to how it was done in SharePoint 2010. Here are the steps I did to create my custom masterpage: Open the 15 hive to directory “15\TEMPLATE\GLOBAL” Copy the “seattle.master” file (or the oslo.master file) Create a new… Continue reading Creating a custom master page in SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012

Migrating Service Applications from SharePoint 2010 to 2013

Migrating and upgrading our service applications and web applications to SharePoint 2013 is to restore the databases from the SharePoint 2010 environment to our SharePoint 2013 environment. This can be accomplished with the SQL Server Management Studio using the UI tools or a SQL query. To restore a database with the UI tools: Right-click Databases… Continue reading Migrating Service Applications from SharePoint 2010 to 2013