Thank you everyone for a great day at SharePoint Saturday in Palo Alto and thanks to everyone that attended my session. As I said, here are the slides for my presentation. I am also including a link to a survey if you didn’t get a chance to fill one out. I tried uploading the raw slides but they are too big. If you would like a digital copy and cannot get it from SlideShare shoot me a message and I will send it to you. Let me know if you have any questions.
Slides on SlideShare
I ran into a problem with a client where the Site Collection’s user list was missing the email addresses from most of the users so our workflows were not working. Turns out that SharePoint 2010 and 2013 have different setup for the defaults of the User Profile store. In our 2010 environment we went with the out of the box setup for the profile map to AD and so we did the same in setting up 2013. In 2010 the work email field was mapped to the mail property in AD. In 2013 it was mapped to the proxyaddress property. Once we corrected that we needed to refresh the users list. I found an entry that was written for 2010 but the information is still valid for 2013. I thought I would link and share this in case anyone else has the same problem or in case I need to remember how to do this again.
Essentially there are two timer jobs that will sync the user profile data to the sites. They are the User Profile Service Application – User Profile to SharePoint Full Synchronization(Hourly) and User Profile Service Application – User Profile to SharePoint Quick Synchronization(Every 5 Minutes). The article also mentions a couple stsadm commands that can help if the jobs are failing.
Stsadm.exe –o sync –listolddatabases 0
This will display all the databases and when they were last synced.
Stsadm.exe –o sync –deleteolddatabases 0
This command will delete the old information as if no sync had ever happened. You can then run the full synchronization job to update all the sites.
Here is the source article if you would like more information.
Thanks for an awesome event. I have posted the slides to slideshare since they are rather large. Display templates are attached to this post.
I am working on getting the video onto YouTube so stay posted. It does look like however that my camera ran out of space near the end of the presentation.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Gotta love undocumented features. I have come to learn thanks to Sharepoint 2013 that for both the showModalDialog function and the showWaitScreenWithNoClose function you do not need to specify a height and width. If you do not provide these values SharePoint will automatically size your content for you.
I have been taking advantage of this “feature” for modal windows for quite some time. In the process of upgrading some web parts to SharePoint 2013, the larger fonts were causing problems with my wait messages. So I thought, why don’t I try and remove the height and width and see if SharePoint will handle it like it does modal windows. I removed the last two parameters and tried again and it worked beautifully.
For example change this
SP.UI.ModalDialog.showWaitScreenWithNoClose(“Processing”, “Your request is being processed. Please wait while this process completes.”, 100, 200);
SP.UI.ModalDialog.showWaitScreenWithNoClose(“Processing”, “Your request is being processed. Please wait while this process completes.”);
and SharePoint will handle the sizing making it easier to deal with variable content size. Even on MSDN the parameters are not marked as optional. Hopefully they don’t pull this in the future.
I decided this week to change my demo from running on my laptop with its limited RAM and move it to Amazon’s cloud. Amazon has a pretty sweet setup where you can pay by the hour for the server time that you need. I now have a server that can handle the requirements of SharePoint 2013 without as many headaches as I had with my laptop. I looked at using cloudshare when I was prepping my demo for SharePoint Saturday Utah but I didn’t feel like paying that much for a whole month when I only needed the server to be running for a few hours.
I have the server setup after some fun oauth issues in SharePoint 2013. Now I have the fun part of transferring my demo content to this new server.
For those that are thinking of trying to run SharePoint 2013 on your own laptop. If you only have 8GB of RAM or less do not go there. You can get it working but all of the required pieces on one machine is too much. In order to do my last demo I had to turn off a bunch of services to free up memory. I had to severely trim the services for Search and the sad part was that my presentation was on search. So I had it crawl the content I needed then I turned off the crawler and indexer to free up the memory. Luckily no-one asked for live search results or changes. Now with this server that I can turn on whenever I want and only pay for the time that it is running I no longer have this problem. I love technology.