Links to msdn blogs

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about links to blogs msdn. Why? Just because I think there is a lot of interesting information but unfortunately referencing is not great.

Some are very interesting, here is a small list of the ones I found at the moment.

Install, Configure & Monitor Office Web Apps 2013 for SP 2013

Searching Property Bags in SharePoint 2013

Powershell to add a geolocation site column in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

How-To: PostQuery in SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

Site Mailboxes in the new Office

Automating Site Mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013

Five code samples to help you get started with apps for SharePoint

How to Determine Where a User Has Been Granted Access in SharePoint 2010




Error while renaming site definition

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about a problem I had when I tried to rename a site definition.

As a reminder when you create a site definition,  3 files are created

  •  « onet.xml »
  •  « webtemp_NomDuTemplate.xml »
  •  « default.aspx »

If you rename the “BlankSiteDefinition1” to “BlankSiteDefinitionRenamed”, don’t forget to change in all the files AND change the name of the “webtemp” file for « webtemp_BlankSiteDefinitionRenamed ».

If you make the change manually, you must not be forgotten that there is a hidden file! The SharePointProjectItem.spdata. It can be viewed by clicking on the “Show all files” in the “Solution Explorer”

Once clicked, you will see the file

In reviewing this file you will see references to your other 3 files you need you have to change.


Hoping that it saves you hours of research ..


Start SharePoint 2010 Development

Hello everybody,

Today I suggest a list of useful msdn links for people who want to start developing SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint 2010 Development Basics Technical Articles :

SharePoint 2010 Visual How Tos :

SharePoint Development in Visual Studio :

SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples :

Not forgetting of course the msdn development forum where you can find a lot of answers!

As a bonus, a very usefull post describing how to create a full environment :

Happy coding !


SharePoint Server 2013 Certifications

Hello everybody,

Today I will talk about studies! And yes, new SharePoint version means new certifications!

SP2013 certifications are scheduled for February 2013! Note that I’m not talking about developing certifications , there is still no information about those.

The grail bears the name « Microsoft Certified Solution Expert : SharePoint»

SharePoint 2013 certifications are as follows :

Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

But then, having these certifications is not enough to be qualify under Solution Expert. For this, you must also be « Microsoft Certified Solution Associate : Windows Server 2012».

To have access to this title, two paths are possible:

1) You hold one of the following titles:

MCSA :  Windows Server 2008

MCTIP : Virtualization Administrator

MCTIP : Enterprise Messaging  Administrator

MCTIP : Lync Server Administrator

MCTIP : SharePoint Administrator

MCTIP : Enterprise Desktop Administrator

In this case you just have to pass the following certification:

Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

2) You do not have one of the titles mentioned above you will have to pass three exams:

Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

After all that you will be« Microsoft Certified Solution Expert : SharePoint»!


Watch out! This certification will be repeated every 3 years…:

The MCSE: SharePoint certification requires candidates to show continued ability to perform in this technology area by completing a recertification exam every three years. »

Informations from the following websites:

Good study!


How to delete “Crawled property”

Hello everyone
In anticipation of an article in preparation on the creation of “managed properties” and “crawled properties”, here is a description of how to remove a “crawled properties”.
1) Access the administration menu Search Service.

Firstly, not everyone knows how to find the menu of search service, here is the procedure.
Start by accessing your central administration and click on “Application Management”

Then click “Manage Service Applications”.

If you select the line “Search Service Application”, you can already see some menus (like the administrators menu as I will mention in the next article)

If you click on the “Search Service Application”, you get to the Management menu.

2) How to delete a “crawled property.”
If you go into the Crawled properties menu and select a crawled property, you will see that you have no “Delete” option, or in the context menu or the Edit menu.

The trick to delete the crawled property is to do it via the category, in this sample : the category “people”.
To access categories, you must click on the link “Metadata properties” in the navigation. On the new page you will see the menu “Categories”

In the Categories list, select the category of the crawled property you want to delete, and edit.

In the edit menu, you must select the “Delete all unmapped crawled properties” and hit ok.

Here we verify that our crawled property is deleted.

And no, it’s still there!
In fact to delete crawled property , we must pay attention to two things.
A) All mappings have been removed.
B) It is no longer included in the search index, so you have to uncheck the box in the “Edit” menu.

Back in the categories menu and start again the operation “Delete all unmapped crawled properties”.
If we return to our list of crawled properties, we can see that our property has been removed.

Hope this help!


SharePoint 2010 Features GUID

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about an issue concerning the term store.

I recently had a project where I had to create elements for the term store, so I had all my logic in a feature receiver which worked perfectly on my development environment.

And so I got on the test server client all confident and then, of course, boom ….


I began my investigations, and I realize that the link “Term store management” was not present nor in the newly created site collection or in the central administration.

The feature was not activated!!

To activate it, a small Powershell command

Enable-SPFeature -id “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C” -Url <Site-URL>

After more problems!

For more information, you can find a list of all feature GUIDs here:

Hope this help!