SharePoint 2013

Microsoft created a rule then told you ignore it !!

Sweet times J old times I’d be angry when I see something like this but now I smile a lot .. OMG this is not ending J

Ok so what is it…

In SharePoint Central Administration there is a rule that says “Database has large amounts of unused space” with of course the “Auto Repair” function -> Don’t repair this error!
So what happens is it will start a timer-job that will shrink the database, causing fragmentation; as explained in this TechNet article:

So just ignore it J … or [just to be specific] shrink if you have to.

SharePoint 2013

Pay 611€ instead of 995€ to attend The European SharePoint Conference at Barcelona

Dubai SharePoint User Group is offering a huge discount to attend the biggest SharePoint Conference in Europe.

First come .. First serve

Check real prices at the SharePoint Europe Conference site:

Don’t forget to look at what attendees said about the conference last year [or this year in Feb 2013] since the second is in 2014 here

Just send me an email to: with subject “Barcelona” if you are interested or if you have any questions email me or call me on 00971551663033

Reasons to Attend ESPC14

Here are a few key benefits of attending the European SharePoint Conference:

  • Stay ahead of the Curve

With over 100+ sessions, covering seven technical tracks and including four exceptional keynotes you’re bound to find the perfect mix of sessions. Microsoft and industry experts will help you leave ESPC14 with the latest information on SharePoint 2013 innovations and industry technologies given you the knowledge you need to be successful in today’s ever changing SharePoint market.

  • Over 1000 SharePoint Experts in one place

Meet, network and socialize with over 1,000 SharePoint Professional’s including Microsoft SharePoint Engineers, Product Managers and MVPs. With up to 40 hours of personal development with peers from other companies, allowing you to build new business relationships and share best practices with other likeminded attendees.

  • It’s more than just a Conference

ESPC14 gives you the perfect environment to create lasting friendships and partnerships. The Content and Connections you will learn and make in Barcelona can develop into the strongest resources your business can have.

  • Vast Expo Hall

Finding the right SharePoint solution for your company will be easy, with over 70 SharePoint partners exhibiting in the expo hall. With ESPC14 having the largest SharePoint Expo in Europe the latest cutting-edge demo’s, products and services will all be on show.

  • Largest SharePoint Conference in Europe

With more than 700 companies from over 55 countries worldwide represented last year, making connections will be easy.

  • Easily Accessible

As Barcelona has an international airport the short trip to Barcelona will save you time and money.


SharePoint 2013

How Do You Enforce Governance in SharePoint?

Views from Veronique

Automate it.

What does that mean?

Most IT departments and governance forums want to keep overly tight control on SharePoint for various reasons; but this doesn’t make it very palatable for end users to adopt. How do you find a happy medium?  Let’s look at some common issues and controls that can be automated :

Site sprawl– in Central Admin you can specify dormancy rules, so for example, you could specify that any site dormant for longer than 6 months will be automatically deleted and the Site Owner notified before the time.

Too much content– again configure in Central Admin on Site Collection level how much space can be allocated.  The owner can be notified when it is X percentage full and they must then either clean up what they have, or motivate for more space.

Security level of documents – this is the most common metadata field…

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SharePoint 2013

Members of Dubai SP UG gets 10% Discount on the European SharePoint Conference

Introducing a Stellar Speaker Line-Up for European SharePoint Conference 2014

If you want to deepen your SharePoint expertise, to understand the trend of the SharePoint market, and to learn how to leverage Microsoft Office 365 for your business, including the revolutionary Enterprise Social wave, the European SharePoint Conference, Barcelona Spain from the 5th – 8th May, is the best place to be in 2014.

The conference programme features experts from around the world including Dan Holme, Mike Fitzmaurice, Rafal Lukawiecki, Christian Buckley and Michael Noel. With 6 in-depth pre-conference tutorials and more than 100 sessions from the best worldwide experts; it’s easy to see why the 2013 Conference was enjoyed by 1400+ attendees.

As a member of the Dubai SharePoint User Group we would like to offer you a 10% Discount on your Conference ticket for European SharePoint Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 5-8.

To get the code, you should be member of Dubai SharePoint User Group on:

Email me @ with Subject: Code & I will reply to you back with the code

Register now by using this exclusive booking code: ******

By using the code ****** along with the current early booking discount, you can save over €250 on your conference registration fees by booking before the 14th February 2014.

SharePoint 2013

2 Hrs Session on Wed 6 Nov 2013 in Microsoft Dubai

You are invited to attend a free session on SharePoint Application Development provided by UAE SharePoint User Group. The session is intended to enhance your skills in developing and administrating SharePoint applications.

Looking forward to see you at the session!

After this session you will be able to deliver your first SharePoint App!

About the session:

SharePoint 2013 provides a flexible platform and introduces the concept of SharePoint modern development. In addition to the conventional development methods, SharePoint 2013 introduces various APIs that allow for remote customization and development thus avoiding the need of local installations.

The session will introduce different ways in which apps could be developed and how those apps could be packaged and published for others to use.


Jamil Haddadin – SharePoint Consultant

Usama Wahab Khan – Senior SharePoint Architect


  • Development Environment
  • The New App Model
  • Building Your First App
  • Choose the API
  • Packaging & Publishing

Snacks and Refreshments will be provided

Don’t miss this great learning and networking opportunity!

UAE SharePoint User Group (UAESPUG)

UAE SharePoint User Group is a community group that has been established by a group of industry pioneers to help SharePoint users in the United Arab Emirates develop their skills and knowledge in this technology.

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