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Set SharePoint Content Database in Read-Only Mode

This weekend I am working on a SharePoint 2010 to 2013 upgrade. One of the steps; the beginning steps I will do is set the databases I am upgrading into read only mode to prevent users or automated process from upgrading the database during the upgrade window. Now I could have taken the system offline […]

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SharePoint 2013: Upgrade to Claims Based Authentication

Claims-based authentication is an essential component to enable the advanced functionality of SharePoint 2013. To move classic-mode web applications from SharePoint 2010 Products to SharePoint 2013, you can convert them to claims-based web applications within SharePoint 2010 Products, and then migrate them to SharePoint 2013. The procedures in this post will address the issue I […]

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SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, Content Database Upgrade

I have been working on upgrading SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.  Here are some notes on steps taken to update a content database for your default web application. Please note:   A backup of your default (primary) SharePoint 2010 content database is needed. These steps are for those who have already installed SharePoint and have […]

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SharePoint 2010 – Updating Webpart Solution

Similar to my previous post SharePoint 2010 – Deploying Webpart Solution, the upgrade process of a Webpart Solution you have a few steps to take to make this all happen. As I did in my previous post: I copied the webpart to the local disk of my SharePoint 2010 server. Placing it in a folder […]

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SharePoint Document Library as a Network Drive

SharePoint can be fun if you just let it… This post applies to SharePoint 2010 as I haven’t yet to play with the features of SharePoint 2013, although I am confident the same method would apply. To map a SharePoint 2010 Document Library as a network drive you need to first copy the SharePoint document library URL. For example, I am […]