Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SharePoint Saturday Abu Dhabi – March 14, 2015

On March 14, 2015, SharePoint Saturday (a renowned community event happening around the world and very attractive to people working with SharePoint) came to Abu Dhabi and it was the 2nd SPS event in Abu Dhabi. In Abu Dhabi, first SPS event was organized in October 2013.

Here is a brief introduction of SharePoint Saturday events.

“SharePoint Saturday is a free community‐focused SharePoint event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local, national, and international SharePoint IT professionals, developers and solutions architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like‐minded individuals.

SharePoint Saturday events are quickly gaining popularity across the world, with smaller regions averaging 100 – 175 attendees, and some locations seeing attendance figures over 300. As the event approaches we will share the registration numbers with sponsors in order to assist with staff planning and collateral quantities.”

For SPS Abu Dhabi, we got good number of attendees and got very good feedback about the contents delivered in the sessions. We thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and attendees who made this event a success.

clip_image001Web site address for global SharePoint Saturday is http://www.spsevents.org  where all upcoming and previous SharePoint Saturday events are listed. You can browse through the site and see list of previous events, speakers, sponsors and organizers. Url of site for SharePoint Saturday event in Abu Dhabi is http://www.spsevents.org/city/abudhabi/abudhabi2014 to find details of speakers, sessions, event location and sponsors and pictures at  https://www.facebook.com/spsabudhabi. Also you can find us on Twitter at @spsAbuDhabi.

Event venue was 2nd Floor Auditorium, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi. Here is the link for map. http://binged.it/1C3Eosq

Here is list of speakers and their sessions for the event.


Here is the list of sponsors who made possible for us to execute this event.


Here is the list of SharePoint Saturday events were happening that time around the world.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SharePoint Dubai User Group Meeting – March 24, 2015

SharePoint Dubai User Group meeting has been scheduled for March 25, 2015. All members and visitors are invited to attend.

Here are some highlights of the meeting agenda.

I will be talking how to configure and manage Search topology for SharePoint 2013. It will include live demo of how to move Search components between servers.

Bassam Darras will speak how to use AngularJS and SharePoint APIs in SharePoint development.

At the end, there will be a chance to meet SharePointers working in UAE to meet and greet over the pizza.

Thanks to Generix for sponsoring user group meeting.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Error while updating data in Quick Edit view in SharePoint 2013 list

If you are updating contents in SharePoint 2013 list and you are getting this error message “Sorry, you can't create a new item with Quick Edit because this view is missing one or more required columns. To create a new item, please click "New Item" or add required columns to this view.”, you can fix this issue by doing these steps. While this error is occurring, we can add list items by clicking New Item button but Quick Edit doesn’t work.


In my case, I have a list named “Main Sections” and having only one default Title column but it is still not allowing me to do quick edit. To fix this issue, I open my site in SharePoint Designer 2013 and go select “List and Libraries” from left navigation. Then I select my list “Main Sections” and click on Edit Columns button in ribbon.


It will open list columns in Column tab as shown below.


Now, I select “Name” column and click on Administration Web Page button in Columns tab which opens Edit Column web page where I set “Require that this column contains information:” as No.


Once, I press OK, I will be redirected to list settings page. Then, I go to list and change its view as Quick Edit and start filling information by copy paste and it works without any issue.


This is list view after Quick Edit.


List Templates are not visible in SharePoint 2013

Sometime you try to create lists in SharePoint 2013 site but you find that only 3 list templates in Noteworthy section are appearing all other list templates including custom list templates.


It is happening because in your master page, a contentplaceholder named “PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea” is set to visible = false.


All you need to do is to edit your master page in SharePoint Designer 2013 and search for “PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea” and  change it  to Visible = “True” and publish the master page.


And after this everything is as expected.


Hope, it will help.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The name ‘InitializeControl’ does not exist in this context. SharePoint 2013 Visual Web Part development

While developing Visual Web Parts for SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012, suddenly you may get an error. “The name ‘InitializeControl’ does not exist in this context”.


To fix this error quickly, select user control file (.ascx) of visual web part in Visual Studio and check if its property Custom Tool = SharePointWebPartCodeGenerator.


Also make sure that Site URL property of your project is set properly.

Then, right click on user control (.ascx) of visual web part and click on “Run Custom Tool”. It will fix all issues with .ascx.g.cs file and you will be good to go.