Author Archives: generation12

About generation12

I am a SharePoint/.NET consultant in the twin cities.

Using the SharePoint 2013 REST user resources API in InfoPath 2013

I recently did a DB attach migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 to 2013 for a customer, which requires many steps to account for all the changes in SP along the way. One of the changes that I chose to make was … Continue reading

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Databases in compatibility mode (Business Data Catalog DB)

The prescribed cure for the BDC database not upgraded after the application of a CU is to run the Powershell cmdlet below. However, I have found that this does not always permit the operation to run and errors as shown … Continue reading

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Loading .mobi files into Kindle (device or app) easily

I buy a fair amount of reference books I like to have with me. Several publishers offer .mobi file format, but you have to take an indirect route to get the book into your Kindle library. A really simple way … Continue reading

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What is the SharePoint best practice?

There’s no one contextual framework that the phrase “best practice” fits neatly into because the word best is ambiguous. I get asked this question all the time; in nearly every sales meeting I have with customers. It is like some … Continue reading

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Active Directory Import (ADI) in SharePoint 2013

Many of us are glad to see the return of the AD direct import function for creating and maintaining user profiles in SharePoint 2013. In my own experience, it enabled a quick and clean setup of profile sync that currently … Continue reading

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Configure Access Services in a two server SharePoint 2010 farm

This subject is a good example of when not having good information in one place, with some context around it, will lead to failure every time. The background for this post is that we have a customer where the use … Continue reading

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How Many Devices Do You Need?

Attendees of the TechEd North America 2013 conference were offered the sale of a Surface RT or Surface Pro tablet. After looking over the RT specs, $99 was too good of a deal to pass on. I went for the … Continue reading

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