SharePoint Designer 2013: Unexpected Error on server associating the workflow

This post is a contribution from Raghavendra Nanjaiah, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team What is the issue? When you try to publish the SharePoint 2010 reusable or list workflow on SharePoint 2013 platform using SharePoint designer 2013 you will get following exception in UI If you carefully observe the ULS logs 08/22/2014…

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Install custom Help Collection in SharePoint 2013

This post is a contribution from Aaron Maio, an engineer with the SharePoint Developer Support team The article describes how to add custom help for SharePoint sites with out-of-box feature Custom Site Collection Help in SharePoint 2010. If you have packed your Help files in a CAB file, you can use HCINSTAL.EXE (in C:\Program Files\Common…

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Values in workflow actions not persisted in SharePoint Designer 2013

I worked on a support case recently and wanted to share the learning to the community.  The issue was that when we create a SharePoint 2013 Workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013, add a few actions and values in it and save the workflow, part of the values wouldn’t persist in the workflow XOML file.  You…

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