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SharePoint Saturday Hong Kong
August 27th, 2016
Central Park Co-Working Space
11F Daily House, 35 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Finally we finshed list agendar as below:




  1. Opening Remarks – 9am to 9:10am

  2. Azure AD: Enterprise-Grade Identity Provider For Your Applications – 9:15am to 10:05am

    Session Type: Technical
    Session Level: 200
    Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that provides a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups; it handles billions of authentications each day from more than 200 million active users.
    Azure Active Directory offers developers an effective way to integrate identity management into their applications: let’s take a look on how to do it.

  3. Design a Mobile Workflow Solution on Office 365 and SharePoint Without Coding – 10:10am to 10:50am

    Session Type: End User/Business
    Session Level: 100
    The speaker will illustrate how to use a browser to design a mobile enabled e-form and workflow solution on Office 365 in minutes

  4. Content Types: The Backbone of Your Information Architecture – 11:15am to 12:05pm

    Session Type: End User/Business
    Session Level: 100
    If you want users to get good quality information OUT OF SharePoint, users need to be putting good quality information INTO SharePoint in the first place. Content Types are very under-utilised within the majority of organisations who have adopted SharePoint, therefore they are not realising the efficiency benefits associated with a well-structured information architecture. During this session, we will look at an overview of Content Types, how to create them, and make the most of them within your SharePoint sites, as well as managing organisation Content Types.

    • Content Types explained
    • Why we should use Content Types
    • Creating and managing Content Types
    • Using Content Types within Lists and Libraries
    • The Content Type Hub”
  5. Business Intelligent Solution for Office365 SharePoint Online 12:35pm to – 1:15pm

    Session Type: Technical
    Session Leve: 200
    The topic is focused on: What are BI tools for SharePoint? Which options for Office 365, SharePoint online and features that enables you to find and visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive new ways. We will go through Business intelligence capabilities currently supported in Office 365.

  6. Service Delivery Management Platform – A SharePoint Case Study – 1:20pm to 2:10pm

    Session Type: End User/Business
    Session Level: 200
    Ark Relocation – A Shanghai-headquartered China destination specialists who works with foreign nationals relocating to China and Hong Kong for assignments or long-term postings. Each relocation needs to be managed as a fast-paced project with a unique set of services tailored to the needs of the employing company. Ark Relocation is using SharePoint as a service design and delivery platform to help manage hundreds of concurrent relocation projects. This presentation by the SharePoint developer of the system will cover the overall functionality of the system, what was able to be done with SharePoint out-of-the-box, and where gaps had to be filled. The challenges encountered along the way, both technical and user-related, will also be covered.

  7. Closing Remarks – 2:15pm to 2:25pm

See you next Saturday on 27/08/2016. It’s FREE REGISTRATION here
SharePoint Saturday Hong Kong (SPSHK) is a free and community-focused event, dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. This is the first ever SharePoint Saturday event held in Hong Kong.

An internationally recognized event, SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local SharePoint IT professionals, developers, and solution architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lesson learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like-minded individuals.

Come see world-class speakers from around the country and the globe present the very same content you’ll see at conferences that cost thousands of dollars to attend, and see it – as always absolutely free of charge.

After releasing of a series of Office apps for iOS such as Office365 Administration, PowerBI, Delve, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive,…, As announced at the “Future of SharePoint” event on May 4th from Microsoft about they are working on the new SharePoint mobile app. On 21-Jun-2016, Office365 administrators got a official inform message about SharePoint mobile App for iOS release. With this app, Now you can untether and take your intranet with you in your pocket. Stay connected to important content, sites, portals and people from across your intranet while on the go. In the mean time, Microsoft is also working on Android and Windows Universal versions, which we expect to release before the end of this year. Below is some quick review about this product.

Avaialble for download
From 21-Jun-2016, the new SharePoint mobile app is available in the Apple App Store. It’s free download with your iCloud account.


Cloud and Onpremise support
After download, You can install the SharePoint mobile app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can then sign in with SharePoint Online or SharePoint on-premises (2103 & 2016 version support) from the welcome screen.


Both SharePoint online and SharePoint Onpremise supported. 

The Sites tab
From this tab, SharePoint app list all sites that you visit frequently and sites you’re following. This sites come from different site collections. If you click on a site to see recent activity, recent files and the site’s assets (documents, lists, subsites, pages and more). If your webpage is not support to transfer to mobile view, you may got the unsupport message or you can change to desktop view by click on tool box menu at bottom.


Access project site and check for all project document with mobile reable PDF and Office files. Vietnamese language was fully supported and display correctly.

You can also access left menu navigation and click on List menu to see all deployed applications as well as site content.


Check for all deployed applications and site content

All SharePoint data were displayed as list view event if that application is standard list, Calendar, customized list, Links, or Tasks,… look like below


Calendar with events were displayed as list view.

The Links tab
This tab list all sites which based on your permission or allowed for everyone in your company. If you are using Office365, this site come from available SharePoint site collection that created by SharePoint admin. For Office 365, I as expected for applications associated with subscription as such Microsoft Delve, Office 365 Video,… but I can not find them from list tab.


Not much data for links and resources link SharePoint app – Links tab

The People tab
As a staff directory phonebook, but list tab only listed for people that you are working with such as your members, your supervisor or colleagues. By tap on a contact, you can see their personal info like Fullname, Jobtitle, Phone, Email,…


People contact list and personal detail info

From the first look, this release of SharePoint mobile iOS app works well with Office 365 SharePoint Online. For SharePoint onpremise, administrator should improve functionality to make it compatible with SharePoint mobile app like resources as well as People directory. I didn’t test this app with SharePoint 2016. But from my point of view, this app bring to SharePoint users a good concept. While Microsoft improve this app and develop for Android and WinMobile, you can try to use it and give Microsoft your idea and feedbacks via:
User Voice:
Or you can email to me for helping on bring your idea to MVP community and Microsoft Product team.
Hoang Nhut NGUYEN
Skype: hoangnhut.nguyen

Office 365 users can now get started on the OneDrive experience on SharePoint Document Libraries.. This functionality was  launched into Office 365 libraries last week. The new menus for document are really what users have been seeing for years in their OneDrive and drives uniformity on SharePoint 2016. This new UI has been tested on OneDrive for Business and allows us to get a glimpse of the future plan for SharePoint.

Right now this function is optional to all business subscription, the new document library is actually turned offon  almost every sites automatically. Users can chose to utilize it in their respective groups then decide to revert it back or not after testing it it out. The new Office 365 menu sneak peek is available by clicking the “Check it out” button. Users can press the x to close it or check it out.

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Recently I have the issue with Search Service Servicece Application on SharePoint 2013 onprimise. This issue make all Search Query webpart and any search feature on farm come to Unexpected error. From the Correlation ID,  ULS logs show the error message “Index lookup failed to work since no active index cell was available

After several hours investigated, the problem is recognized from Index Partition and SharePoint Search Host Controller service

Reason: The problem come from Search Service Application.
System have error with Index Partition components, so all content query from web pages and SharePoint sites can not render correctly to show.
To check this component, you can follow SharePoint Powershell script to check for Index Component State
PS > $ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
PS > Get-SPEnterpriseSearchStatus -SearchApplication $ssa -Text
Resolution: We tried to Reconfigure Indexing component from SharePoint Search Service Application and clean up error indexing content by following steps
Step 1: Check if Search Service Application Crawling and Indexing are Running or Paused.
You can run this command in the SSA management console to verify if the Search Service Application is paused.
$ssa.IsPaused() -ne 0
If ourput of this command returns False, the SSA is running. If this command returns True, the SSA is paused and you have to turn it to running. This article will tell you more about Paused reasons
Common error cases message: ‘Search Service Application’ is paused for with reason(s) other than Index Repartitioning.
If you don’t care about Paused reason, you can run below command try to force the SSA to resume:

If you still not get Resume SSA successful, just skip this step and go to Step 2

Step 2: Run Services.msc with Administrator permission and try to stop following services:
SharePoint Timer Service
SharePoint Search Host Controller
Step 3:  Delete all content of data directory from locationC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server\Applications\Search\Nodes\[Hex ID\IndexComponentN\storage\data\* (noted that: If you installed SharePoint folder in other drive, just change C drive your your installed foder)

Then restart services “SharePoint Timer Service” and “SharePoint Search Host Controller”

Step 4: Reset Search Indexing content

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.
  2. On the Manage Search Applications page, click the Search service application for which you want to reset the search index.
  3. On the Search Administration page, under System Status, verify that the Administrative status of the Search service application is Running and not Paused.
  4. On the Search Administration page, in the Crawling section, click Index Reset.
  5. On the Index Reset page, verify that the Deactivate search alerts during reset check box is checked, and then click Reset Now.
  6. In the confirmation dialog box that appears, click OK to confirm that you want to reset the index.

Step 5: Start Full Crawl again.

Since we reset indexing conten, you need re-run full craw to make Search Service App crawl all configured content to make search data available

After finished steps, Search Topology should be works fine with green check as below



Root cause: The problem may come from Windows Update on Jan 2016, so SharePoint server was automatically run Windows update and installed for many packages from Microsoft. It may impacted to SharePoint Search Service and Index partition was interrupted.

Early of this morning 25/08/2015 in Vietnam time, Microsoft was introduced and public download for SharePoint Server 2016 Preview version. You can now download from SharePoint Download with trial product key for 6 months using NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ

I just download and setup it in Azure A3 Virtual Machine 7GB, 285GB Hard disk. It’s may lower than Microsoft’s recommendation for hardware requirement, but I would like to try host a single installation (DB + SharePoint) in one standalone server to see how on performance.

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This is my presentation on LIFTIT. The topic is focused on: What are BI tools? Which options for Office 365, SharePoint online and features that enables you to find and visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive new ways. We will go throught Business intelligence capabilities currently supported in Office 365.
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Download Business Intelligent (BI) for Office 365 presentation

Hoang Nhut NGUYEN
SharePoint MVP Vietnam
Skype: hoangnhut.nguyen

SharePoint Search Architecture

SharePoint Search Architecture

Thank you for your time to join with us SharePoint User Group yesterday.
It’s really great to meet you again after 5 months from the last SPUG. We have a awesome presentation with Thuan Nguyen on building a scalable Search architecture in SharePoint 2013
We want to thanks our sponsors Infragistics and Nintex who would provide many gifts as well.

Below is the presentation yesterday

Vietnam SharePoint Usergroup 3rd

Vietnam SharePoint Usergroup 3rd

As you may know, the next event of VNUG 3rd is coming.
Vietnam SharePoint User Group is a free monthly meeting where SharePoint professionals present on various topics related to SharePoint development. Stay after the presentation to meet and mingle with other SharePoint leaders in the city.

In this event, NIFTIT is a SharePoint consulting agency in NYC dedicated to empowering users through nifty solutions. NIFTIT build customized, easy-to-use and innovative solutions to help businesses make smarter decisions.

  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Ngày mai 17/06/2015
  • Location: F1, VTC Online Bld.132 Cong Hoa Street, Quận Tân Bình, Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh

If you are missing this information, don’t hesitate to access the event for detail information and registration
Ticket is now open at

It’s really nice to meet you again in warming meetup. Welcome back Thuan Nguyen, our SharePoint MVP,  he will be the speaker of our event with the topic: Building a scalable Search architecture in SharePoint 2013.

See you soon.
Hoang Nhut NGUYEN

SharePoint Saturday Vietnam 8th

SharePoint Saturday Vietnam 8th

If you think you missed SharePoint Saturday Vietnam last Saturday, you didn’t. Due to unforeseen logistics issues, we are pushing back the 8th SharePoint Saturday Vietnam to April 11, 2015.

While it’s frustrating (for us, at least) to wait a few weeks longer, we’ll be able to use this extra time to make the event even more exciting and content-rich. We have invited several national-caliber SharePoint speakers, so we’re confident that creating a longer planning window is the right decision.

Location: An Nam coffee, 52 Truong Dinh, Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh
Time: 8:30AM-12:00PM, 11/04/2015.
90 fashionable T-shirt from SharePoint Saturday are ready for you.

The good news, registration for SPSVN is now open! Get your tickets today on our website

So what are you waiting for? Get your ticket TODAY!


Bạn nghĩ rằng mình đã để lỡ mất buổi hội thảo về SharePoint vào thứ 7 tuần trước, ồ không! Vì một số lý do hậu cần, chúng tôi sẽ đẩy lùi hội thảo SharePoint sang ngày 11 tháng tư năm 2015.
Thật là tiếc khi chúng tôi phải chờ đợi thêm một vài tuần nữa mới có thể mang đến sự kiện thú vị này đến với các bạn, tuy nhiên, với sự chuẩn bị kỹ lưỡng hơn, chúng tôi có thể đảm bảo cho nội dung hội thảo được phong phú và hấp dẫn hơn. Trong lần này, chúng tôi vinh dự mời các diễn giả SharePoint nổi tiếng trong nước đến chia sẻ những vấn đề mà bạn đang quan tâm nhất.
90 áo thun Sharepoint Saturday tuyệt đẹp dành tặng cho các bạn đến tham gia.
Địa Điểm: Cà Phê Ân Nam, 52 Trương Định, Q3, Hồ Chí Minh
Thời gian: 8h30-12h, ngày 11/04/2015.
Bạn có thể đăng ký tham dự hội thảo ngay hôm nay và nhận vé trên trên
Trân trọng
Hoang Nhut NGUYEN
Vậy, bạn còn chần chờ gì nữa! Hãy đăng ký tham dự ngay!

SharePoint User Group VietNam 2nd

VNSPUG was back to Ho Chi Minh City!

As you may know, we have a SharePoint User Group 1st event last year. In this year, we bring back VNSPUG for the second. This is also the opportunity for your to meet up SharePointers in HCMC for end of year before you go back for TET.
Vietnam SharePoint User Group is a free monthly meeting where SharePoint professionals present on various topics related to SharePoint development. Stay after the presentation to meet and mingle with other SharePoint leaders in the city.
We are very excited to announce our sponsors, Infragistics, the worldwide leader in user interface and user experience developer controls. With their generous support, we will be giving away 1 Infragistics Ultimate Developer Kit ($1955 value) to a lucky winner. Make sure to drop your business cards when checking in at the event to be eligible for the raffle. For more information about the developer kit, read here.

Join our first Meetup in 2015. It’s totally free.
Time: This Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Venue: NIFTIT Asia HQ
F1, VTC Online Bld.132 Cong Hoa Street, Quận Tân Bình, Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh
Register here if you are missing

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