How to fix HTTP 504: Gateway Timeout Error in SharePoint Search

I stumbled upon an interesting issue yesterday with my former colleague Hans Herrgott and decided that it is worth to write about it, to help people who might struggle with the same one at some point in the future. Scenario SharePoint Search cannot crawl SharePoint content sources. SharePoint sites can be succesfully accessed using the browser (from…


There was a problem and we can’t open this document

I’ve been running into following scenario for the second time now, that’s why I decided to share my experience with you. A customer just set up an Office Web Apps Server 2013 farm. After finishing the Office Web Apps installation/configuration, SharePoint WOPI bindings have been set up properly. As the customer wanted to check Office…


Do not delete the SharePoint Blog Tools Web Part

You are creating a SharePoint blog and initially customize it, in order to meet your requirements in terms of design, layout, etc. Please be aware, that you should never remove the Blog Tools Web Part from the pages within your site. Once the Blog Tools Web Part is missing, all links to blog posts and…


Missing server side dependencies errors on your multi server SharePoint farm

Consider following scenario: You just installed a SharePoint 2010 / 2013 / 2016 multi server environment. All from scratch. A shiny new farm.On this multi server farm you created certain types of machines (WFE servers, APP servers, and so on) that run role specific services. Everything is good so far, you are happy with the installation work you have done….