Wednesday, May 21, 2014

April 2014 cumulative update packages

April 2014 Cumulative Update Packages for SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 have been released

April 2014 CU for SharePoint Foundation 2013 - KB 2863892
April 2014 CU for SharePoint Server 2013 - KB 2878240

Access Denied when we start SharePoint 2010 approval workflow

Access Denied when we start SharePoint 2010 approval workflow

  • From the workflow reports I found an error  -" The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information."
  • Created a test list without content 
  • Got the same error on all ootb approval workflow
  • Disabled content approval on the list, still got the same issue
  • During troubleshooting found – "Update the approval status after the workflow is completed (use this workflow to control content approval)" enabled on the workflow
  • First disabled it on test workflow as we already have content approval enabled for the list
  • Checked workflow behavior
  • It worked successfully, so chnaged and applied the same settings to prod workflow
  • Once all testing done successfully on test list, implemented the same settings to actual list 

Solution and Cause:
  • "Update the approval status after the workflow is completed (use this workflow to control content approval)" enabled on the workflow
  • Workflows started working by removing check box option from this option

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SharePoint 2010 awesome resources

You might need to practice SharePoint 2010 a lot more but unavailability of such high configuration is common and you might need all the funds to invest for such machines but as many many people listed online and as MS did a great job in getting us the virtual labs available to us. 
I saw this MSDN blog online and thought that the publisher Eric Lingman did a great job in putting up the links in here. 

SharePoint Server 2010 Virtual Labs
In addition to the SharePoint Server 2010 Virtual Labs, here are a few other SharePoint 2010 resources that I thought you might also be interested in:
Lets learn all we can for free … happy learning.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

InfoPath 2010 gives "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program. "

Yesterday we had an issue reported by a few users that the InfoPath form library would just not open on a few desktops only, for the sake of information all other users and the effected ones were using IE 8 and InfoPath 2010. There was no difference in the environments.
What would happen is if you open a form from a Sharepoint library it would download in infopath and throw an error message as "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program. " and give you a close this program button.

We started troubleshooting

  • We checked for the IE 32 and 64 bit then recent patch installed.

According to a lot of links in internet they recommend KB2760406 and but this patch wasn’t installed on our clients machine.
  • Checked the event viewer and got the error as
  • Faulting Module Name: IPEDITOR.DLL version14.0.7010.1000

We also doubted the IPEDITOR.DLL to run a repair by running SFC / Scannow that did not help.

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Query parameters are lost when you open a new form in InfoPath 2010
Although we did not have the KB 2553210 which causes this issue we were still able to resolve the issue.

This resolution seems like a mystery to me but has saved our lifes, posting it so you guys can use it and also make me understand if possible why did this work J

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Office 2013 Integration with SharePoint 2013

As we all are now inclined towards the new SharePoint 2013 and frankly not many of us have it in our organizations and Labs it makes it more interesting, so I was watching some videos with Office and Share points Latest Integration and found out some interesting points. I am putting it out here

1.       Co-authoring feature in Office 2013 with SharePoint 2013 so people with typical SharePoint experience (from 2007) might find this weird because we work on check in and check out, with co-authoring the document can be checked out to more than one user and yes if you want to know how it works, well the part your editing shows up via Blue line like a Square bracket and that potion is locked for you, you also get notifications when some other people are editing the document which is highlighted by green highlighter once they save it.

This makes it easier to edit the same page when you have to rush with work on a document, brilliant Microsoft!!!

2.       Co-authoring locks lines in WORD and locks Slides in PowerPoint Presentation.

3.       Calendars from SharePoint  can by synced in your Microsoft Outlook they can also be overlaid, because looking at two calendars is not a great thing to do
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4.       You can also sync your outlook calendar back to SharePoint but you need the appropriate permissions to do that, once you sync the items it takes about 20 minutes to reflect on the calendars.

5.       Everything that you create in One Note stores the files in the SkyDrive, you can permission, share the OneNote notebooks from SkyDrive.

6.       You can chose just a table in your excel workbook and publish it to SharePoint, this builds and active connection between excel and SharePoint list, so later anything added to the Sharepoint List is synced to excel and anything added in excel is synced to Sharepoint.

7.       You can save the documents to Sharepoint from the Word and Excel > going to file save as > web location and give in your SharePoint site.

8.       Microsoft InfoPath is used to created forms and publish it to Sharepoint as a list, initially InfoPath was launched to work with the Biztalk server but now Sharepoint itself had the BizTalk server included.

9.       You can use the InfoPath Form designer to create the form in InfoPath. The fields can be added first and then moved to the form always remember to use the CAML case to name the fields like.  First Name should be FirstName.

10.   When the form is published from InfoPath to Sharepoint you will be prompted twice for authentication, first one will be to create a library in Sharepoint and second one will be to replace the template.

11.   We can create Apps in Microsoft access that needs to be use in Sharepoint.

12.   You can export table from Access to Sharepoint and also import table from Sharepoint to access. Again editing data in either Access or Sharepoint will edit the data in the synced counterpart.

13.   Microsoft Visio files uploaded in Sharepoint will open up with Visio web browser, which makes it easier to comment and discuss on the file before publishing it.

Hope these pointers are helpful for you to understand the integration between Office 2013 and Sharepoint 2013 integration.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

HTTP 500 error when users delete objects to include documents, lists, and Webs

Cumulative update packages for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 contain hotfixes for the SharePoint Foundation 2010 issues that were fixed since the release of SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Note This is build 14.0.6120.5006 of the cumulative update package.

UpdateA recent, isolated issue was discovered in the SharePoint 2010 Products April 2012 Cumulative Update that could result in an HTTP 500 error when users delete objects to include documents, lists, and Webs and a new object is created using the same path where the original object remains in the Recycle Bin. The following packages were affected:

KB2598151 - SharePoint Server Package
KB2598152 - Project Server Package
KB2598321 - SharePoint Foundation Package
KB2598304 – Wss-x-none.msp

This issue has been resolved in the revised packages. The revised packages include support for resolving issues related to the originally published updates.

Products Affected
SharePoint Foundation 2010
SharePoint Server 2010

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