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SharePoint 2010 VS SharePoint 2013: Minimum Requirements

This post is about the Minimum Requirements for SharePoint 2013. I also contrast them with SharePoint 2010’s  Minimum Requirements.  This will also help you see if your current SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure is ready for an  upgrade to SharePoint 2013. Here they are: Hardware Requirements SharePoint Servers SharePoint 2013’s Minimum Requirements are the same as SharePoint...Read More

SharePoint 2013 Certifications & Training Material

The SharePoint 2013 Preview has been available for more than a month now, and recently Microsoft announced two certifications for it. For now, they are both for IT Professionals, and they should be published February 5th, 2013.Here they are:Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Exam 70-332:: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Microsoft also released two...Read More

SharePoint 2013 Review Download

Microsoft announced their new SharePoint Server called SharePoint Server 2013. You can now download it at this link : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx I will post a step by step installation guide soon and a preview of what’s new. Additional information:Available as 64-bit ISOAvailable in these languages: English, Japanese, SpanishInstallation requires the following product key: 6RNT8-XV26M-GWH36-VMGQH-94MMH

Changing Sharepoint 2010 site’s theme using PowerShell

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Hi, Here is another post about how to customize your SharePoint 2010 site.  The last one was about how to change the CSS of your SharePoint Site by PowerShell. This script shows you how you can change the Theme of your site using PowerShell. $mainurl = “http://vlad.test.loc”$themeName = “Azur”$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($mainurl)$web = $site.OpenWeb()$theme =...Read More

Changing the CSS Style of a SharePoint Site

Hello, Here is a little script that allows you to change the Style Sheets (CSS) applied to your SharePoint Website.                  $mainurl = “http://vlad.test.loc” $cssurl = $mainurl + “/Style%20Library/BMA/styles.css” $web = Get-SPWeb $mainurl $web.AlternateCssUrl = $cssurl $web.AllProperties[“__InheritsAlternateCssUrl”] = $True $web.Update() Enjoy! And say Thanks if it helped 🙂

Unable to load assembly group. The user assembly group provider threw an exception while trying to provide user assemblies for the specified assembly group.

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I recently used a PowerShell Script to Deploy a Custom .wsp solution in the Solution Gallery and activate it. However, when running the Install-SPUserSolution command I had this error: Install-SPUserSolution :  Unable to load assembly group. The user assembly group provider threw an exception while trying to provide user assemblies for the specified assembly group.S Inner Exception:...Read More

How to configure SharePoint Outgoing Email Settings Using PowerShell

Here is a little script that lets you configure SharePoint Outgoing Email Settings using Power Shell. #Vlad Catrinescu  www.vladcatrinescu.com$SMTPServer = “”$EmailAddress = “svcfarm@vlad.loc”$ReplyToEmail = “svcfarm@vlad.loc”Try{ Write-Host -ForegroundColor White ” – Configuring Outgoing Email…” $loadasm = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”) $SPGlobalAdmin = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPGlobalAdmin $SPGlobalAdmin.UpdateMailSettings($SMTPServer, $EmailAddress, $ReplyToEmail, 65001)}Catch{ Write-Host “Failed”} Say Thanks if it helped 🙂