SharePoint: CSS – text at bottom of DIV

A seemingly simple request recently had me spinning around for a day, wrestling with CSS. A set of simple boxes, with text at the BOTTOM of the box. Thrown up by a Content Editor web-part. Easy? Heh! I futzed around for a day, before  a colleague took it up and nailed it for me. Judicial…

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SharePoint – pre-requisites they left out..

KB 2554876 – The SharePoint parsing process crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2554876/en-au KB 2708075 – FIX: IIS 7.5 configurations are not updated when you use the ServerManager class to commit configuration changes in Windows 2008 R2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708075/en-au KB 2759112 – A hotfix is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 that resolves an ASP.NET race condition…

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SharePoint – PreUpgradeCheck for 2010?

what would be similar to the old PreUpgradeCheck? Get-SPContentDatabase | ForEach-Object { Test-SPContentDatabase $_.ID } now what do you do to resolve anything found? some good pointers here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/subbu/archive/2012/05/20/fixing-test-spcontentdatabase-warnings.aspx    

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Ebooks! SharePoint! SQL! Windows! Azure!

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2013/06/18/huge-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-for-you-including-office-office-365-sharepoint-sql-server-system-center-visual-studio-web-development-windows-windows-azure-and-windows-server.aspx  

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Windows – what version of PS is on the machines?

function GET-PSVERSIONINFO ([string[]] $TargetComputers) {   $HKLM = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryHive]::LocalMachine  $PowerShellRegistry=”SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell”  $KeyItem = “\PowerShellEngine”  $Version = “PowerShellVersion”    $OldErrorActionPreference = $ErrorActionPreference  $ErrorActionPreference = “SilentlyContinue”#  if I cannot connect, don’t show the error, just continue onto the next one.   foreach ($computer in $TargetComputers)  {    $available = Test-Connection -ComputerName $computer -Quiet -Count 1    if ($available)  {     $psVersions=$null    …

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SharePoint – Microsoft SharePoint Store

I was deeply puzzled this afternoon, when I configured my App Catalogue and all was fine – except I was unable to access the SharePoint Store. “Sorry we can’t seem to connect to the SharePoint store” hmm..  checked network, DNS, proxy, certificates, App/System Logs, ULS logs.. nothing….   then it clicked! Dive into Central Admin->Manage Web Applications,select the…

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SharePoint – FBA config tool

If you have ever wrestled with the insanity of Forms Based Auth you WILL love this: http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2012/07/28/fba-configuration-manager-for-sharepoint-2013.aspx

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SharePoint – Excel web services failure

Office Web Services on SP2010+SP1.   Using Kerberos.  We see PPT and Word rendering fine. Excel gives 503 errors. Cache cleared, services checked, bounced, etc. Nothing showing up in the ULS logs. Apparently this has never worked. Hmm… After an hour or two of digging away and not seeing anything it began to seem as if we were…

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SharePoint – copy MySiteDB to a standby farm

This week I encountered a puzzling issue when copying MySiteDB to a standby farm. Everything and everybody says it is simple. Well, not today.Set up standby farm userprofiles and all is well.  Copy MysiteDB over, ask user to login and then access his MySite and… weird permissions FAIL errors. After numerous attempts at clarifying the permissions…

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SharePoint – content types changes not being pushed out.

  This week I encountered where your content type is being pushed from hub to Site Collections, but is not getting pushed down to various lists and libraries in the site.  After extensive testing and fiddling and renaming, we got it sorted. Some of the sleeper reasons that are completely unexpected is if the child content type is sealed…

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