SharePoint 2013 Administration Workshop

As promised; its public now and you can download my first SharePoint 2013 Administration Workshop from here:

I used to write PowerPoints only, since this is my first writing workshop; your comments are highly appreciated [not public J]

I know some of you really need to see the installation from scratch, I will be pushing this out very soon, just keep following me.

Now I need to get some sleep J

Good night SharePointers

Cairo SharePoint Saturday – 28 March 2015

Dear SharePointers, you are all invited to the Cairo SharePoint Saturday, so far speakers have very good content they want to share with you, it’s a chance to meet with SharePoint experts and ask them questions.

This event is a chance for everyone want to learn SharePoint, is to get inside the community, where you will learn faster J

Happy SharePointing. .. oh and Speakers are finalized and will be announced soon.

Dave Coleman.. Rest in Peace

A SharePoint friend, is going to be missed really. It’s so sad as I am writing this.. I will miss you Dave, you were such a great friend, and shared great posts.

You gave me the opportunity to write with you in your blog and always shared my posts.

I finally made it and meet him, the below picture were in the European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen – Denmark.

Rest in Peace Dave! L

Configure Apps for SharePoint 2013

Originally posted on Gaurav Mahajan:

Microsoft has published a very comprehensive set of guidelines for installing, configuring and managing Apps for SharePoint 2013. These guidelines are available on the TechNet site here: Without duplicating those details however, I wanted to capture the few necessary steps for those who wanted to quickly get apps for SharePoint 2013 going on a dev. farm. Please note that the examples assume you are using the VM downloaded from my earlier blog post:

  1. Configure DNS entries: First a little background on why we need to do this – Each installation of an app has a unique URL in your environment. You determine the template for that URL (by determining a domain name and an app prefix), and then app URLs are automatically generated based on that template. Paths for the apps are based on the URL for the site where they are installed. When you install an app to a site, a…

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Marquee – SharePoint 2013 or 2010

In SPSCairo, one of the attendees had a problem with the marquee in SharePoint that it is not moving, I know its basic but I promised to write this post for him, because he was the only one that had this concern.

I did not do anything more than what is required to write the marquee tag and put text in between and all that was in the “Page Content” field in a page, not even “Content Editor” WP, no need cause I used the “Edit Source” to insert HTML tag.

I believe that you did not enable the animation in the Internet Options, if you open “Internet Explorer” and go to “Tools”, then click “Internet Options”; under “Multimedia” category, as below select the “Play animations in webpages”, I tried on and off and if it is not enabled, obviously the marquee stopped working.

I tried on both SharePoint 2010 & 2013 – it is the same html marquee tag that I wrote and on both enabling the animation from Internet Explorer is a must.

the marquee tag I wrote; <marquee>this is in SharePoint 2010 .. just saying</marquee>

I wrote as below screen shot; nothing else and saved it. For SharePoint 2013;

For SharePoint 2010;

Success Cairo SharePoint Saturday

Last Saturday on 6 September, we had the first SharePoint Saturday in Cairo – Egypt since the revolution. It was great to be done in ITWORX.

The day was great, more knowledge & informative to everyone J we started with a keynote by Mr. Wael Amin [CEO of ITWORX]

Then after the sessions started.. in case you missed it or you don’t know what we had, check this link

I’d like to thank the organizers J yup & Mahmoud Hamd, find how to contact us;

Especial thanks to Gokan Ozcifci MS MVP delivered 2 sessions, who came all the way from Belgium J Thank you Gokan.

And after our sessions & at the end of the day, we had a helpful & useful discussion with the attendees and answered all their questions & concerns.

In case, you missed that day, we will do it again soon and we’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions or any recommendations. All welcome and if doable then why not J

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Cairo SharePoint Saturday – Stay ConNectEd


So we have created twitter account, Facebook page and group, Yammer group & LinkedIn group to be able to stay connected and up to date to event updates. You will see our announcements, receive emails and alerts, speaker agenda, sponsors & event photos.

So choose below the best way to stay connected J




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