SharePoint Designer shows “There are no items to show in this view” message

I loaded SharePoint Designer this morning and when I clicked on the Lists and Libraries navigation item I saw just a blank screen with the message “There are no items to show in this view”.  I knew that I recently made some changes to some List Definitions (I deleted a list definition from my solution) […]

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Site Provisioning techniques and remote provisioning in SharePoint 2013 (Link)

I stumbled across this article that talks about different site provisioning techniques available in SharePoint 2013. It is good to understand the differences and pick the best solution for your needs.  You can read the full article here.  The article explains the advantages and disadvantages of using: Feature Stapling Site Templates Web Templates Site Definitions […]

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New Refinement Configuration for SharePoint 2013

just ran across the new refinement configuration for SharePoint 2013. I was expecting to modify the Refinement Filters XML like I did in SharePoint 2010, but was pleasantly surprised to see that Microsoft has created a nice GUI to do this for you. It can be found in the refinement web part properties. Instead of seeing the Refinement Filters XML you have a “Choose Refiners…” button. When clicked, this button opens a nice GUI that lets you manage your refinements.

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