SharePoint 2013 October 2014 Updates and Build Numbers

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Better late than never, but here is my post on the October 2014 Public Updates and Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2013. First off, before installing the proceeding all my pre-update build numbers are 15.0.4649.1000 with is the September 2014 CU. Your environment maybe be different based on your build number, so as you read then, whenever you see build number … Read More

My Experience Installing SharePoint 2013

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Here it goes, my first installation of SharePoint 2013… A little precursor about my environment I have a custom build “desktop” machine that is running a 4-core i7 HT processor, 24 GB of RAM and a 2TB Raid 1+0 array I’m running Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V to host all my virtual machines, this includes a 4 core, 7 GB … Read More

Error Loading Excel Services in PowerPivot Service Application

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A couple of months back I was working on Installing and Configuring SharePoint 2010 with PowerPivot with SQL 2012.  Everything was installed and working properly in our web applications, however, when opening up the PowerPivot Service Application in Central Administration we were getting an error loading the Excel workbook on the management page.  After lots of searching and trying various … Read More

Audio Conferencing Solutions with Office 365

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So, I signed up for an Office 365 account a few months back.  Lync offers a great solution for hosting online meetings.  However, one downside is there isn’t any options included with Office 365 for integrating a telephone audio conference with your online meeting/built in Lync audio.  They do offer an option though, the capabilities are there to integrated with … Read More

Modify the Members Web Part with PowerShell

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I’m sticking with PowerShell again for this blog post, this time it will be updating the members web part on a SharePoint page.  If you read my last post we were using PowerShell to provision the entire site.  This was another piece of the provisioning process.  The web part was already on the site template, but b/c the site hadn’t … Read More

Macbook Pro + Hyper-V = Issues

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So, recently I decided to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my MBP (late 2010 model) rather than using Mac OS with VMWare Fusion.  I won’t go into all the details around this decision, however I did encounter one big surprise.  This one being a nightmare with Hyper-V.  I liked the idea of being able to run Hyper-V for VM’s … Read More

Hiding Folders in a Document Library View Using Powershell

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I’ve been doing a lot of work with Powershell and SharePoint lately.  One of the things I’ve been doing is building out several list/document library views with Powershell.  In some of those views, the client has wanted to just see all of the files in a flat file structure (rather than having to drill through the folders).  I actually struggled … Read More

SharePoint 2010 Search, Gantt Chart Bug?

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​I can neither confirm nor deny this is a SharePoint bug, but it is something I have received the same results from on three different farms.I would be curious if others have encountered this or have any insight into the issue. So, what exactly is the issue?When running a search crawl, you get an error similar to The crawler could … Read More

User Profile Synchronization, New Connection Domain Container Won’t Expand

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​The other day I was working with a client setting up the UPS Connection to their Active Directory.Everything was going fine until we tried to expand the Active Directory tree to select the appropriate Organizational Units to synchronize. We would click to expand it, and ever about 5 minutes we would receive an error stating, The operation was aborted because … Read More