Blog post filtering based on category not working


Hello, Recently, I faced an issue while working with SP Online blog site. This issue applies to other versions of SharePoint as well. If you are working on blogs on SharePoint platforms, you might have faced an issue when trying to filter blog posts based on category by hitting the category link shown on theContinue reading “Blog post filtering based on category not working”

Create a workflow with elevated permissions by using the SharePoint Workflow platform


Hello, There are various reasons that one requires elevated privileges to list/site workflow. Most common use case is, if workflow need to fetch data from some other list/library at site collection/sub site level. SharePoint App-Only is the older, but still very relevant, model of setting up app-principals. This model works for both SharePoint Online andContinue reading “Create a workflow with elevated permissions by using the SharePoint Workflow platform”

Add welcome pop up for first time users of your site using AngularJs Material


Hi Guys, We really do only have one chance for putting a first impression for end users on our website. User’s will never land back to your website if there is nothing interesting found on web site. Same logic works for SharePoint sites too. When a visitor lands on your site for the first timeContinue reading “Add welcome pop up for first time users of your site using AngularJs Material”

Get user information SharePoint using REST Api


Hi, While working on a requirement, I encountered a scenario where I need to show welcome pop up to the first time users. First time user, SharePoint does not provide any api or any solution which gives information about users who logged on first time on your web site. I have documented the whole solutionContinue reading “Get user information SharePoint using REST Api”

Reassign a workflow task – Task update was not accepted. To edit a task associated with a workflow task process, you must be the person to whom the task is currently assigned.


Hi guys, Recently one of my client has faced this issue while reassigning a task of default Approval workflow. Here is the screen shot:        SharePoint by default only allows the assignee to re-assign the task. If you try to re-assign a task that is not assigned to you, you get the followingContinue reading “Reassign a workflow task – Task update was not accepted. To edit a task associated with a workflow task process, you must be the person to whom the task is currently assigned.”

SharePoint Online/2013 Replace no results default text ‘Nothing here matches your search’ from search results web part


  As we all aware, SharePoint search have great potential to provide very powerful search solution. Couple of new webparts are added in SharePoint 2013, like Content Search web part for which I should use rather a word “Smart” search web part. With a new rendering mechanism, content search webpart becomes more and more simpleContinue reading “SharePoint Online/2013 Replace no results default text ‘Nothing here matches your search’ from search results web part”

SharePoint CSOM for beginners: Get Current User details


Hi Guys, This blog is targeted to developers who are novice to the client side object model in SharePoint. SharePoint apps by default provides a basic stub for getting user details inside app. But sometimes it is required to add client side code in simple script file to get user information. I hope this information willContinue reading “SharePoint CSOM for beginners: Get Current User details”

SharePoint get followed sites using REST Api


Recently I was tasked with a project requirement that the user should be able to see list of content he/she followed. To me this sounds much like using the following feature of SharePoint 2013 which allows you to follow documents, sites, people and tags. Also, we don’t want the user to navigate to his/her mySiteContinue reading “SharePoint get followed sites using REST Api”

Send message to client app part using a “PostMessage Shim”


In this post, I’ll walk through how to use the postMessage api to enable cross-frame communication between your Client App Parts and the hosting SharePoint page, to make your SharePoint App Parts more dynamic and responsive to changes in the parent page. Overview In the SharePoint 2013 App Model, Client App Parts are implemented asContinue reading “Send message to client app part using a “PostMessage Shim””

Not able to Edit web part


Hi, It is weird if you have full rights and still you are not able to edit the web parts. Well I should say its exacted in some sense. SharePoint is a product which gives flexibility to configure your portal as you want. So what is the trick behind this issue. Let me clear itContinue reading “Not able to Edit web part”