SOLVED, COMPLETELY – How To Clear “Databases Running in Compatibility Range, Upgrade Recommended”

If you are running SharePoint 2013 and you are seeing: Databases running in compatibility range, upgrade recommended then one of two things happened: You upgraded from a SharePoint 2010, and/or; You installed the March 2013 SharePoint 2013 Uber update The ‘fix’ is far from straight forward but it is also not difficult: In SharePoint Central Admin click BACKUP AND RESTORE, then PERFORM A BACKUP and do what is obvious Start the SHAREPOINT 2013 MANAGEMENT SHELL…

SOLVED: Can Sharepoint 2010 Web Parts be Used on Sharepoint 2013 Foundation and Other Useful SharePoint Tips?

In a word, yes. I did not want to spend my life configuring the new APP PART repository that is required to run APP PARTS from the Microsoft Sharepoint Store (which is new to Sharepoint 2013).  So, I tried to add 2010 WebParts (and even one 2007 WebPart) and it worked for me. THIS is a useful explaination of how to use STSADM to perform manual installs . The three WebParts that I like the…

SOLVED: How to Customize Sharepoint 2013 Foundation

I have written a number simple SharePoint 2013 articles recently and was going to add another on explaining how to change your logo, add columns to a page, set a background graphic… but then I found the following excellent blog from Microsoft and instead of writing a new one, I will just reproduce it. You might ask, ‘Why reprint it, when you should just link to it’.  That is a fair question and the answer…

SOLVED: Sharepoint Foundation 2010 2013 New Web Application Prompting for Username and Password Credentials

Ok… this is what I blew my morning on and man that is not cool!  (scroll immediately to the bottom if you just want the easy fix!) I created a new Webapp and Site Collection in a fresh Sharepoint Foundation 2010 server running Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit and found that I was being prompted for Username and Password Credentials even though I was logged in as Enterprise Admin.  After three apparently failed attempts at…