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SharePoint Designer error : The server could not complete your request
Inderjeet Singh Jaggi
Recently I found some forums issues where users are getting below error when try to connect to SharePoint using SharePoint Designer Error : The server could not complete your request. For more specific information, click the Details button. On a side note when you choose the details button for...
23 Dec 2014
SharePoint error External Data Refresh Failed:We are unable to refresh one or more data connections in this workbook.The following connections failed to refresh
Inderjeet Singh Jaggi
Issue : Recent saw a issue when someone create Excel with External Data source to pull data into worksheet, default we get option to ‘Refresh data when opening the file’. Excel file is then save to a SharePoint site collection. Now When users try to open the file in Online Excel it shows warning...
19 Dec 2014
SharePoint 2010: Checklist for Migrating from 2007 to 2010
This checklist is provided to you to make it easier to migrate from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Some of the information is from TechNet and other parts are my own contributions. Please feel free to comment and improve it. [ ] Take a full backup of your Environment ...
16 Dec 2014
SharePoint server The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component.
Issue : The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component. Verify that the administration component ‘GUID’ in search application ‘Search Service Application’ is in a good state and try again In Farm Search Administration page when click on “Modify Topology...
11 Dec 2014
Ghosting and Un-ghosting in SharePoint 2010
We as a SharePoint Developer knows that, two main page types are featured in SharePoint: Application pages that are rendered from the file system, and Content pages that are usually rendered from the database. However, pages are often rendered using some page templates, master pages. So some of these...
27 Nov 2014
E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies
Download content for Azure, ASP.NET, Office, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and other Microsoft technologies in e-book formats. Reference, guide, and step-by-step information are all available. All the e-books are free. New books will be posted as they become available. To view white...
25 Nov 2014
SharePoint: CEWS Pipeline Toolkit
Table of Contents Description Summary Release Notes See Also Description CEWS Pipeline Toolkit is a content processing framework for search that supports both Content Enrichment Web Service (CEWS) in SharePoint 2013 and the Pipeline Extensibility feature in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010...
20 Nov 2014
Wiki: IT Security Portal
Yuri Diogenes [MSFT]
Information security is the process of keeping computers and networks protected from theft, corruption, unwanted publication, tampering, or natural disaster, while keeping the information and property accessible and productive to its intended users. This article contains links only to TechNet Wiki...
19 Nov 2014
SharePoint 2013: Check SharePoint Version and read User Profile Property value programmatically
PS: Above is a console application and some of the values are hard-coded, you need to change the code accordingly to your requirement/environment. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Text; using Microsoft.SharePoint; using Microsoft.SharePoint...
17 Nov 2014
The CodePlex Corner: SharePoint Instant List Filter
Ed Price - MSFT
Table of Contents Link to SharePointReviews.com product review "End User – Developer" scale Potential pitfalls / problems Tutorials Conclusion The link to the Instant List Filter is https://instantlistfilter.codeplex.com/ This edition of the CodePlex Column delves into the SharePoint...
15 Nov 2014
SharePoint 2010 Move-SPSite can be restarted
After receiving the "Some content databases are growing to large" message in Central Administration, create a new database, move the site collection, reset IIS and do a quick test. Here's the powershell script $start = Get-Date New-SPContentDatabase "SP2010PROD_NorthAmerica"...
13 Nov 2014
Features Comparison between MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, Office 365
From the day SharePoint 2013 has been launched, the users of SharePoint 2010 and other previous versions have been asking and searching everywhere about " What's new in SharePoint 2013 ?". Hence we all know that SharePoint is like depth of ocean. Well the most updated features &...
10 Nov 2014
SharePoint 2013: SharePoint and Enterprise Search Survival Guide
Microsoft Enterprise Search Group
Introduction This is a list of SharePoint 2013 resources related to Enterprise Search that you can add too, and feel free to re-arrange. Quickly find SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search Resources!! Bing SP2013ES http://www.bing.com/search?q=sp2013es Main TechNet and MSDN Resources ...
5 Nov 2014
No-code solution to lookup previous item in a list
Table of Contents Description Setting the scene Solution Get data from previous item Add previous and current items Example Conclusion See Also Description This article describes how to pull data from the previous item of a list while working on the existing (or new) item. This no-code solution...
29 Oct 2014
PowerPivot Thumbnail Rendering Error
Many customers have reported after uploading a workbook to the PowerPivot Gallery, the thumbnails are not rendering: Snapshots will not work if you have chosen to open the workbooks in the Client application. To remedy this, follow the below instructions: To set the default open behavior for...
29 Oct 2014
SharePoint 2013: Claims Encoding - Also Valuable for SharePoint 2010
SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 display identity claims with the following encoding format: <IdentityClaim>:0<ClaimType><ClaimValueType><AuthMode>|<OriginalIssuer (optional)>|<ClaimValue> Where: <IdentityClaim> indicates the type of claim and...
22 Oct 2014
Automatic Login to SharePoint 2010 with AD FS 2.0 & WS-Federation
Table of Contents Introduction Pre-formatted Link Sample URL Broken Down Removing or Seperating Windows Authentication Links Introduction Consider the situation where you have a SharePoint 2010 site secured by AD FS 2.0 and you have a partner that accesses this application that also uses AD...
22 Oct 2014
SharePoint 2010: How to Install and Configure ADFS 2.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for SharePoint 2010
Table of Contents 1 Overview 2 System requirements 3 Additional information 4 Download Center 5 Install ADFS 2.0 on Windows Server 2008R2 ( DC side ) 6 Configure ADFS 2.0 for SharePoint 2010 7 Configure SharePoint 2010 for AD FS 2.0 ( Application Server Side ) 8 Some tests 9 Install ADFS on Windows Server...
17 Oct 2014
Creating Web templates in Sharepoint
Benoit Jester - MTFC
Following are the steps to create the web template Add a new feature to your solution Scope the feature to site. Add a new empty module In the Elements.xml file add a new WebTemplate element like shown belo. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements...
17 Oct 2014
Tips and Tricks to resolve Project 2010 Server Migration Issues
Table of Contents Introduction Setting the scene Scenario #1 Scenario #2 Scenario #3 Scenario #4 Conclusion Introduction In this article I am going to describe specific scenarios when moving databases to a different Project 2010 server which was not successful and hence you need to clean up the...
17 Oct 2014
SharePoint 2010: Folders Not Necessarily Considered Evil
Nowadays, the use of SharePoint folders is considered to be evil for a variety of reasons. http://stovereffect.com/2010/07/12/metadata-versus-folders/ provides a nice discussion about the shortcomings of folders. End users are typically very comfortable with working with folder structures ...
8 Oct 2014
Sharepoint 2010: How to Upload a Folder and Containing Files in a Document Library Using Client Object Model
Peter Geelen - MSFT
This article is for people who need a tool to upload documents from a local machine to sharepoint document library using client object model in SPS 2010. The solution uses the managed code model to do it. This tool takes 3 inputs: 1. The URL of the sharepoint site where the library is located...
7 Oct 2014
How to get User Profile Properties Data in SharePoint Designer Workflow
SharePoint Designer workflows looks simple but some tasks are tricky. One of them how to get user profile properties from logged in user and common request to get the manager of logged in user. You can achieve it by following steps. NOTE: User Profile service option is not present in...
3 Oct 2014
SharePoint 2010: Interview Question With Answer
SharePoint 2010 Question With Answer http://stackoverflow.com/questions/205893/sharepoint-interview-questions http://www.sharepointsecurity.com/sharepoint/sharepoint-architecture/50-sharepoint-2010-interview-questions-with-answers-it-pro-architect/ http://www.learningsharepoint.com/2010...
2 Oct 2014
SharePoint 2013: ConditionalExecution (CEWS Pipeline Toolkit)
ConditionalExecution This functionality is built into the toolkit and allows for conditional execution of stages and sub-pipelines. See below for use cases and examples. Usage This is intended to be used to provide if..then logic and managed property comparison at the cews config layer...
30 Sep 2014
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