SharePoint Comic The SharePointGuy

  As SharePoint 2010 (version 4) is close to hitting a release date, I think its safe to assume that SharePoint is now a  mature server product.  However, more often than not, companies are still failing to properly staff their departments to support and leverage their SharePoint farm.  Bill English recently conducted a survey to…


Show me the File Extensions!

Hey there 7 readers… sometimes there are just the littlest things that probably shouldn’t bother us, but they do anyway.  Take not being able to see a file extension.  It bothers me… This has to be one of the most annoying default settings for anyone who edits files often on a desktop or server (maybe…


Reporting Services Error

Getting SQL Server Reporting Services up and running and then integrated with SharePoint can be a bit of a challenge.  There are just different pieces and too many areas where something can go wrong.  When testing your Report Server, you may get this dreaded error message: “The report server has encountered a configuration error. (rsServerConfigurationError)”. …


Report Builder 2.0 for SharePoint 64 bit Integration

When you integrate SSRS with SharePoint, by default the Report Builder is 1.0.  You can install the Report Builder 2.0 and configure SharePoint to use it instead.  But you are going to run into issues if your SharePoint environment is 64-bit.  Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products and technologies is not installed. It must be…


Uploading Large files to SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 and IIS7

If you are trying to upload files to SharePoint and are using Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7, there’s one additional step you need to make to your environment other than the typical Large File changes needed. Basically, any file over 28mb will error out upon uploading. The dreaded "The page cannot be displayed". Ugh. …


SharePoint Large File Upload Configuration

Several times I have had SharePoint environments where there was a need for large file storage (I mean large files, 100MB+). SharePoint can accommodate, but you need to change a few settings in different parts of the overall system, or you’ll run into errors and timeouts.  This is especially true when the file size is…


Byte Converter

7 Readers, I’ll let you in on a secret.  I’m horrible at Math.  To make it worse, I really suck at conversions.  I’ve been using this site for many years now to do my conversions for me, and thought I would share it for those that have problems converting bytes. Happy converting!


Office 2003 AD RMS Hotfix Update KB978551

A little late posting this, but better late than never.  In December, an issue surfaced that prevented Office 2003 documents from being opened, if they were protected by Rights Management Server (RMS).  The issue was due to a time-bomb… oops. Users would get a prompt that stated: "Unexpected error occurred. Please try again later or…


SharePoint eMagazine

Earlier this year (yes, I’m behind in blogging) a special magazine was released by the Dutch Information Workers User Group: SharePoint eMagazine.  Fantastic content around SharePoint 2010, so be sure to download a copy. I created a special comic for the magazine.  The comic included in the magazine references a conference, as the magazine was…