What will my SharePoint 2010 Slide Libraries Look Like in SharePoint 2016?

I was happy to report earlier that I was successful in testing 2010 Slide Libraries upgraded to SharePoint 2016.  I wanted to add some screen shots here to let you know what to expect. Remember, of course, that you’ve not really “solved” the problem of Slide Libraries: You cannot create new slide libraries in SharePoint…


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UPDATE 26 April: Make sure you create the correct RegKey. For the InfoPath forms my customer was using it was the XmlDSigXsltTransform reg key which was needed, specifically the key marked in the KB article as "XmlDSigXsltTransform.reg (32-bit process on 32-bit system and 64-bit process on 64-bit system)". __ __ __ Ran into an interesting…


Another instance of "Mystery of Limited Access"

Limited Access: The phrase means so much, but says so little to many SharePoint Adminstrators! Ran into an issue today where the permissions on a list appeared not to be applying correctly. The site administrator reported that one user was unable to edit any items in the list, despite having been given Contribute permissions directly…


Sometimes when you upgrade, you also have to downgrade

Ran into an interesting logic puzzle today where upgrading to .Net 4 made SharePoint PowerShell angry. Had to chase my tail a little bit since the lab system I was troubleshooting had some other interesting configuration challenges with a single account which was both the install and database access account, but the real problem statement would have been…


Power View for Everyone

——– Update November 2015: Looks like the links to the PowerView reports are no longer functional. I'll see if I can find a replacement ————– Really pleased to see there's a SharePoint Claim-Enabled site available to anyone with a Windows Live ID to experience how cool Power View reports are: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_business_intelligence1/archive/2012/02/07/power-view-overview.aspx That's the link to…


SharePoint Patching – What number was that?

Maybe you have eidetic memory and don’t need to have SharePoint build numbers translated to something human-readable like October 2012 Cumulative Update, but if you don’t here’s a great link to a blog which helps take the mystery out of the build numbers and out of the patching process in general: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2010/09/29/build-numbers-cube-sheet-for-sharepoint-2010.aspx  


Project Crescent is now Power View

I’m still really excited about the functionality for Project Crescent, but I’m having to rewire my brain to remember the new name: Power View. But if I rewire “SQL Denali” to “SQL Server 2012”, I guess I can put the two of them together. It’s also been tough for me to remember that there’s a space…


How Microsoft Does Site Governance Internally

I’m often asked lots of questions about how Microsoft runs SharePoint. I think a cynic’s view of the product is “What would Microsoft have to create to allow all 140,000+ employees and contractors to collaborate and search for content? And the answer is SharePoint”, and that may not be far wrong. In any event, we…


SharePoint 2010 SP1 and patching guidance

There’s a lot of interest in getting SharePoint 2010 SP1 installed and also making sure you’re doing it the right way. I found some great information in this blog post so I thought I should share: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2011/06/30/the-mystery-behind-sharepoint-2010-patching.aspx