Adding custom UPA Properties by Configuring profile synchronization using BCS connection and custom SQL database

Consider a scenario where you have some property values of some users stored somewhere else, not in active directory or your directory source and you need to have those other additional property values populating/showing with your existing user profile properties in user profile store. For example, you need to have a new profile property named…

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Error opening Office documents in SharePoint 2013 website

For one of my Premier customers, Office documents were giving an error while opening in SharePoint 2013 website through office web apps. Here are details of the issue and it’s resolution:   Symptom In SharePoint 2013 website, You might receive this error while opening Office documents in browser via office web apps: Sorry, something went…

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Fast Search 2010 - While running 'get-FASTSearchSettingGroup' command, Getting error: "Failed to communicate with the WCF service."

For one of my Premier ‘FAST search for SharePoint 2010’ customers, ‘get-FASTSearchSettingGroup’ command was throwing an error. Here are details of the issue and it’s resolution:   Symptom When running PowerShell command : “Get-FASTSearchSettingGroup” in order to update a bestbets file, getting an error: “Failed to communicate with the WCF service.” Cause FAST administration app pool…

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"SharePoint Administration" service missing from windows services

For one of my Premier customers, SharePoint administration Service went missing from Windows services console (Services.msc) Here are details of the issue and it’s resolution:   Symptoms: We are not able to see the “SharePoint 2010 Administration” service in Windows services console (services.msc). When running command: “PSConfig -cmd services -install”, you might also get an…

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