Creating Search Alerts in SharePoint 2013

Creating Search Alerts in SharePoint 2013 is a tad different than it was in SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 had a SearchAlert class which allowed you to easily create the alerts. This class had a single dependency on the Web Application using it; there had to be a Search Service Application Proxy attached to the Web Application. In SharePoint 2013, it is slightly different. The SearchAlert class’ constructor has been marked internal, and a
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PowerPivot Mid-Tier Process Account Does Not have Full Read

The account running the IIS Application Pool leveraged by the PowerPivot System Service requires Full Read on any Web Application with the PowerPivot Service Application Proxy. However, the health rule governing validating this is true does not function correctly. The error in Review Problems and Solutions is: MidTier process account should have ‘Full Read’ permission on all associated SPWebApplications Let’s dive in to why this
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SharePoint DocKit 5.0.1 Review

Full disclosure: MVPs are provided an SPDocKit Consultant Ultimate license, and I was also provided a Farm Ultimate license specifically for this review. SPDocKit, at its core, is a documentation generation engine for SharePoint farms. It produces customizable documentation about the SharePoint farm that would take quite some time to otherwise script. Based on a previous review of SPDocKit, this SharePoint DocKit 5.0.1 review will examine the new
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Top 10 Posts of 2014

This year was a lot of fun! A handful of speaking engagements at the Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group, one at SharePoint Saturday Redmond, along with organizing volunteers for SPS Red. And of course, a lot of posts on SharePoint! Onto the top 10 posts of 2014, view-wise. Overall, view-wise, #1 and #2 were actually from 2013! Old posts get a lot of attention, but they don’t count. Workaround for April 2014 CU and MS14-022 Double Encoding B
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