Retain user permission when migrating from Classic mode (SharePoint 2010 ) to Claims Authentication (SharePoint 2013)

The following is the Powershell command to help migrate a site from SharePoint 2010 Classic Authentication to SharePoint 2013 Claims mode along with Retaining the site Permissions defined for users.

Convert-SPWebApplication -Identity “Your Site URL” -To Claims -RetainPermissions

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Embedding a Tableau View into SharePoint 2010

This article is an outcome of the research that we did for one of our clients, where we evaluated the options to embed/render Tableau reports in SharePoint 2010/2013.  Even though there were some help content available in Tableau, they were all scattered and any one new to the subject would be required to spend sometime to identify the options before embracing SharePoint as a delivery mechanism for rendering Tableau Views.

In short, Tableau reports can be rendered in SharePoint in the following ways:

  1. Using TableauEmbeddedView WebPart
  2. Using Page Viewer web part (available in Media and Content categories) and providing the URL to the view name in the Tableau report.
  3. Using Tableau JavaScript API’s and inducing the IFrame into a HTML page.

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Show / Hide SharePoint 2010 Ribbon based on Permissions / Privileges

A very common requirement in SharePoint 2010 is to hide the Ribbon control when exposing the site for external users.  It can be easily achieved by using the below code in the master page.  Open the SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer and navigate to  _catalogs/masterpage/v4.master.   Since I am using the V4 master as the default for my site, I can include the below code to hide the ribbon control from being visible to external users who doesn’t possess the “AddAndCustomizePages, ManageLists” permission.

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