September 2014
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Manual installation to support 2010 mode in SharePoint 2013

By: Genady Vaisman | Comments [2] | Category: Products | 9/25/2014

Many of our customers upgrading their SharePoint farms to the newest 2013 version.

The upgrade process sometimes takes a long time and some of the site collections remain in 2010 mode. This state is not supported by our product's installer, as it deploys the solutions to the 15 hive in case SharePoint 2013.

In order for the products to work you need it to be deployed to 15 and 14 hives.

The instructions to do it are as following:

  1. If you have already run the installer, retract and remove only the product’s solution
  2. Open the product’s installer with an archive program , like: winrar or 7zip
  3. Extract the files from the archive to folder1
  4. Under the path folder1\resources\2013 you’ll find wsp files
  5. On one of your SharePoint Front-Ends open SharePoint 2013 Management Shell (under All Programs > Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products)
  6. Perform the following commands on every wsp file:
    1. Add-SPSolution –LiteralPath [Path to wsp]
    2. Install-SPSolution -Identity [wsp file name] -GACDeployment -CompatibilityLevel {14,15}
      1. Some of the solutions have web application resources, in this case you’ll receive an error in the previous command, run it again with the –AllWebApplications switch
  7. On every one of your front-ends, open command prompt and execute the following commands
    1. Cd “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\bin”
    2. Stsadm –o copyappbincontent
 

SharePoint 2007 compatibility policy update

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [0] | Category: Products | 9/23/2014

Hi,

As you know, all our products work on all current versions of SharePoint (including Foundation): 2007, 2010 and 2013. Although there are still some customers using 2007, this product is coming to the end of its lifecycle.

Starting from now, we stopped running pre-release tests in 2007 environments. We are not actively trying to make the products incompatible with 2007, but some recent changes can potentially cause issues. If you are still running 2007, we ask you to exercise caution when upgrading to make sure none of the recent changes affects your environment. Use a development/test server before rolling out to the production farm and have the older version handy to perform a rollback if needed. Also, be prepared for the eventually complete drop of support for 2007 within the next 6 months.

Please also note that as Microsoft are dropping support for IE8, we are stopping testing this browser version as well. Although our current development practices ensure full cross-browser compatibility, as browsers become more and more standard-compliant, the support for specific quirks of older browsers is expected to be removed as well.

 

Manually Install a Product

By: Genady Vaisman | Comments [0] | Category: Products | 9/19/2014

First of all, I would like to point out that we highly recommend using our installer.

It is using SharePoint object model to perform the installation of the solution.

If you should insist on using a wsp package the instructions are as following:

  1. Open the installer file with an archive program (like winrar / 7zip)
  2. Under the resources folder locate a folder according to your SharePoint version: 2007 / 2010 / 2013 and copy both of the wsp files from it
  3. Install the wsp files
  4. Run stsadm to copy resources: stsadm –o copyappbincontent

 resources

2013

The downsides of this method are:

  1. it does not update the version number making upgrades more difficult
  2. you will not be able to purchase a license without support, as it won't be allowed
 

Smart List Pro now available as SharePoint 2013 app

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [0] | Category: Products | 9/9/2014

Hi,

Great news for SharePoint Online users! Smart List Pro, our flagship product for creating and managing advanced forms in SharePoint is now released in app format and available in the Office Store.

Smart List Pro allows you to extend your plain SharePoint lists into complete business applications, allowing you to:

  • Modify the layout of your form, adding your own styling.
  • Configures tabs and groups, with subsections.
  • Assign permissions to tabs and individual columns, based on form type, user and column values. Columns can be made writable, read-only and completely hidden. The permissions are applied dynamically, as soon as you change values on your form, the permissions are updated as well!
  • Configure view permissions, only showing some views to certain users.
  • Configure advanced validation rules, including patterns and regular expressions.
  • Configure advanced default values, based on user and content type.

Until now, you could only install Smart List Pro on premises. But now, with the app version, you can do it in the cloud as well!

Install the app to start your 30-day trial now.