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Using Variations to create multilingual sites in SharePoint

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Date : January 13, 2014


Variations is a SharePoint feature that permits you to synchronize content between different multi-lingual sites in SharePoint by translating the content from the source site to target. It’s a mechanism that can be used to serve the same content to multiple audiences. This feature is available in SharePoint 2013 as well as SharePoint Online.

In SharePoint 2010, variations were also used to provide content specifically targeted towards audiences that used different devices (such as phones) or that required different branding. In SharePoint 2013, you can achieve those results using Device Channels. Continue Reading…

Consistent access denied / Login prompt and HTTP 401 errors in IISLOG when trying to open up Central Admin in SharePoint 2013

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Date : November 13, 2013


SharePoint 2013 installation went well without any errors, however, I was not able to get to Central Admin. It consistently gave me access denied error message and login prompt.


After a great deal of troubleshooting, it turned out that there was a setting in IIS that needed to be corrected. This setting is easy to overlook. There could be other settings that could lead to similar behavior, But this one worked for me.

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