Search Videos with the new “People in videos” column in SharePoint 2013

Search Videos with the new “People in videos” column in SharePoint 2013

A new Column “People in videos” of Video Content type has been Introduced where you can specify people who are in the Video to be included in Video Metadata.The column is available when you edit the properties of your Video that you uploaded in Site Asserts library.

if you enter someones name in the site Search box and select the scope “Videos”, you will find all videos where this person was added in “People in videos” column.It looks like a facebook Photo tagging fetaure.

SharePoint 2013 RTM Now Available

SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 RTM are now available publically for MSDN subscribers. Following are the links.

SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 RTM now available on MSDN

What is SharePoint 2013 App

SharePoint 2013 App

In simple words, some of the SharePoint Components like Lists, Libraries,Sandbox or  Custom Applications,few Features like Event Receivers(remote) or Field types (based on existing field types) are termed as “Apps”. So now if someone want to say “Add a new List” to SharePoint, they should probably say “Add a List App” to SharePoint instead.

SharePoint 2013 Certifications

Excited!!! about SharePoint 2013 Certification. It will be published by February 2013.

First hand look please click the below links.

SharePoint 2013 Microsoft Certification Exams:


SharePoint NewForm not working

Hi All,

    If you do customization to newform/dispform/editform. Sometimes there are some chances to get the page corrupted and all the lists in that sub site don't work. The best solution is to replace the guid with new one. Make sure to change the guid's to lower case and just fit it the existing guid.

Click here to create guid


STSADM Commands for Solutions and Features

Working with Solutions

stsadm –o addsolution –filename “D:\Deploy\MySharePointSolution.wsp
We used the following command to deploy the solution once installed to a specific web application:
stsadm –o deploysolution –name MySharePointSolution.wsp –url http://myspwebappp –allowgacdeployment –immediate
If we would upgrade an existing solution, we would use the following:
stsadm –o upgradesolution –name MySharePointSolution.wsp –filename “D:\Deploy\MySharePointSolution.wsp” -immediate
And finally, we used the following commands to retract and delete a specific solution from the web application:
stsadm –o retractsolution –name MySharePointSolution.wsp –url http://myspwebapp –immediate
stsadm –o deletesolution –name MySharePointSolution.wsp
Now, let us see how we could do above operations with PowerShell. For this, we use the following PowerShell commands:
Install-SPSolution –Identity MySharePointSolution.wsp –WebApplication http://myspwebapp –GACDeployment
If you would like to add the solution as sandboxed, you would use the Install-SPUserSolution command instead. To upgrade a solution, we specify which solution is to be updated and with which new solution file:
Update-SPSolution –Identity MySharePointSolution.wsp –LiteralPath “D:\Deploy\MySharePointSolution.wsp” –GacDeployment
To retract and remove a solution, we use the following commands:
Uninstall-SPSolution –Identity MySharePointSolution.wsp –WebApplication http://myspwebapp
Remove-SPSolution–Identity MySharePointSolution.wsp

Working with features

Similarly, commands exist for working with features. The stsadm equivalents:
stsadm –o activatefeature –name MyFeatureName –url http://myspwebapp
stsadm –o deactivatefeature –name MyFeatureName –url http://myspwebapp
Needless to say, there are easy equivalents in PowerShell:
Enable-SPFeature –Identity MyFeatureNameOrGuid –url http://myspwebapp
Disable-SPFeature –Identity MyFeatureNameOrGuid –url http://myspwebapp

A deployment or retraction is already under way for the solution

It occurs if anomalies deployment is running for the some package in the backend and some previous deployment has been crashed before due to reason.
To resolve this problem do the next steps:
1.       Run the command prompt
Click "Start", click "Run" type cmd
2.       Go to web server extensions folder
cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN
3.       stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs
Locate deployment jobId to break the running process
stsadm-o enumdeployments
Then cancel the deploy
stsadm-o canceldeployment-id "GUID jobId"