Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Visual Studio 2012 and .Net 4.5 Release

Microsoft announced the release dates for Visual Studio 2012 and .Net 4.5





The Release for Visual Studio 2012 is on September 12, 2012 , you can find more related to this event here : http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com/vs2012vle/Home

Also try download and install VS 2012 you can find the downloads here :
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads

.Net 4.5 is also released you can find it here :

http://www.microsoft.com/net

Also if you don't want to spend money on Visual Studio 2012 you can also get a free version of Visual Studio 2012 called Visual Studio Express 2012 http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/products/express.

Try it and be more Knowledgeable ................

 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

How to use Jquery in sharepoint 2010

How to integrate jquery with sharepoint in easy Steps


This tutorial will guide you step  by step on how to integrate Jquery into SharePoint, and the best part is being an end-user with no special administrative privilege you should be able to do the integration of  Jquery  into SharePoint... Guess that should have given you some happiness !!

Have you ever felt of having a nice pop-up on your SharePoint page when you hover your mouse over a link or an image? Yes that's what I would be showing you today. You can download all the necessary script and the files from this link :  

So let's download the zip file first. Download

Now let me take you through the steps, you don’t need to edit any SharePoint Master Pages or get the SharePoint Designer / Visual Studio all you need to do is just a "Content Editor Webpart" and a document library to store the "Jquery" Files. 

Do you want to see the pop-up working on your site straight away ? If So lets do it,   so that you can see how it looks in your SharePoint site ,  follow the below 2 simple step for you to get a feel of it.

Step 1.

Unzip the zip file you got now, copy the folder "jquery-bubble-popup-v3"  into a SharePoint  Document Library.

Step 2.

Open the Folder > Click on the html page you see here , "ClickMe.html" and that's it, it should open up the file where you can hover your mouse on the "mouse over here" text and  you should see a pop-up.. 

What you have done is, you have opened an html file and it is showing up the jquery pop-up, that should give you some happiness. Now the next step is to see how we can get the same pop-up in a SharePoint page and also how to link it to different elements like the image or the links
There is a small tidying up need to be done and put proper reference for this, You Ready ?
Step 1.

Navigate to the SharePoint page where you want to see the pop-up, insert a  Content Editor Webpart on the page. There is a file which you can find in the folder called "SharePoint JQuery Script.txt", this contains the script file which you need to insert to a Content Editor Webpart, so we need to put the right references here

Update the below three lines with appropriate path to the files in reference to your Site
(There is an easier way to find it, if you navigate to these actual files in your site and then hover your mouse over the file and click on the drop-down > Send To > Email a Link will give you the full path including " http://url" you can paste the same complete link here and SharePoint will trim this down for you...easy ya? )

 Step 2.

Once you have updated the above references,  select the Content Editor webpart (CEWP)> Select the "Format Text" tab on the Ribbon Control  > click on the HTML > Edit HTML Source
Copy the whole script code from "SharePoint Jquery Script.txt" updated with your reference and paste it in the CEWP.
















Paste the Script in the HTML box  > Click OK >  Save the Page.

Step 3.

Now when ever you paste any scripts in the CEWP, Sharepoint always does some editing to clean it up, so ensure you got the scripts without any spaces or changes else it wont work, double check it with the screen shot below.




Step 4.

If everything is fine then hover your mouse over the "click here" and then you should see a pop-up








Step 5.

You can create or associate this pop-up with any links or images on the page all you need to do is to copy paste the same code segment and create unique id and reference the Class id. 


























That's it;  so you have implemented Jquery in SharePoint, you could experiment with more features of Jquery.

Hope this article throws some light on the JQuery front...

Reference

This article have used Jquery Pop-Up with open license, refer the below link for more options on parameters

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Scheduling in SharePoint Calendar


I will outline  on how to Schedule in SharePoint calendar, I have explained an article on how to integrate SharePoint calendars with outlook  which you can find here :

If you have started working in SharePoint calendars you would have noticed that it is a bit difficult to find the schedules of other people in SharePoint calendar , you have to check that in outlook and then come to SharePoint to add an event it will add up the hassle if it's a meeting workspace. If you want to know more on how to configure SharePoint meeting workspace look on this article : http://sharepointlogics.com/2012/04/how-to-use-configure-meeting-workspace.html
OK so back to Scheduling, follow the below steps, this is basically a workaround as SharePoint does not support out of the box  view of Schedules of other people.

Step 1.

Open up Outlook > Go to the SharePoint Calendar > Click on the day which you wish to Schedule in SharePoint Calendar
Step 2.
Click on Actions > View Group Schedules
Step 3.
Click New > Type in a name "My team" >  Add the names yow want to view the schedules  > click on Make meeting > New Meeting  with All

This will create a new meeting on your SharePoint Calendar >, Click on Meeting WorkSpace > if you want a meeting workspace > In the bottom of the mail you can see the event is getting created in the SharePoint Calendar

In this way you can use SharePoint Calendar to create events, meetings and with this workaround you can also view the Schedules of other people.
Happy SharePointing…. Do feed me back..

How to integrate SharePoint Calendar with Outlook


To integrate your SharePoint Calendar with Outlook follow the below 3 easy steps , by doing this you should be able to start to see and schedule the SharePoint  events from within Outlook itself.

Step 1 .

 Click the Calendar > Select the Calendar tab




 Step 2.

 Click the "Connect to Outlook" icon on the Ribbon


Step 3.


Click Allow and this should connect your SharePoint Calendar to outlook.
















If you open up Outlook and if you select your Outlook calendar and the SharePoint calendar you can see both of them side by side.




You could also right click on the SharePoint calendar to select different options like the "Overlay " mode where you can see both the calendars and schedules overlaid.





Tweak around play with it, drop me feedback if you have issues or what article you wish to see and I shall try to help.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Your changes could not be saved because this SharePoint Web site has exceeded the storage quota limit.

Error:

"Your changes could not be saved because this SharePoint Web site has exceeded the storage quota limit. You must save your work to another location.  Contact your administrator to change the quota limits for the Web site"

Monday morning....the teams started getting error saying " Your changes could not be saved because this SharePoint Web site has exceeded the storage quota limit.

You must save your work to another location.  Contact your administrator to change the quota limits for the Web site.  " and received calls and emails from different teams saying there are some issues with SharePoint and need help, emergency, 911..... what not...
Had a look and found that this error is happening because of the storage quota limit which is set in SharePoint Central Admin.

SharePoint sets appropriate quota size for the site template and for the site collection. As part of the architecture usually disk and space assessment will be done and appropriate quota will be decided , SharePoint will be set to a default limit if you have not pre-configured it.

So need to review the quota size limit, and then need to do appropriate actions, follow the below steps:
Actions needs to be taken
1 )  Open Central Admin > Application Management > Under "Site Collections " > Specify quota templates
2) In the Storage Limit Value > Set appropriate Data Limit you want > In my case I have increased this to 5 GB so > 5048 MB > OK
That's it..for now you can be relieved.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

SharePoint 2013 Trial Product Key

In case if you are stuck up and need to have a quick try with the SharePoint 2013 Trial Product Key, here is it :

64-bit
Available in these languages: English, Japanese, Spanish

Installation requires the following product key : 6RNT8-XV26M-GWH36-VMGQH-94MMH
Enterprise trial key :  NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ