Archive 2012

Cannot move video within SharePoint 2013 using drag & drop

Published at December 7, 2012 ·  2 min read

The new drag & drop functionality in SharePoint 2013 looks quite cool and seems to bring ease of use to everyone. Unfortunately this is again a feature that was not thought out: Moving around documents with the mouse works fine as long as you stay within the site. I tried this within an Assets Library – and everything was as expected except the fact that I could move an image but not a video!...


„HTTPResponseCode forbidden“ when using Office Web Apps 2013 with SharePoint 2013 over http

Published at November 20, 2012 ·  1 min read

It should be a security best practice to use Office Web Apps 2013 over https only. But just in case you want to use http (e.g. for a demo environment) you have to enable oAuthOverHTTP for your SharePoint 2013 Farm. Enter the following commands on your SharePoint Management Shell (not on the Web Apps Server): $config = (Get-SPSecurityTokenServiceConfig) $config.AllowOAuthOverHttp = $true $config.Update() Markus...


Open documents from file share with Office Web Apps 2013

Published at November 20, 2012 ·  1 min read

You can use the new Office Web Apps 2013 Server not only for opening/viewing documents from SharePoint 2013 but also to open files directly from a URL or a file share. The link has to look like the following: http://webappsserver/op/view.aspx?src=If you do not want to build the path manually, there is a web page that does the generation of the URL or the -Code for you: http://webappsserver/hosting -> redirects to: http://webappsserver/op/generate....



How to create a new GeoLocation field in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

Published at October 15, 2012 ·  1 min read

SharePoint 2013 has this new cool fieldtype called “GeoLocation”. This field allows us to save coordinates and show the location via Bing Maps: Unfortunately, this field type can only be created via Custom Code. One way is the Client Object Model, another one is PowerShell: $web=get-spweb http://sp2013 $list=$web.lists[“CustomList”] $list.fields.AddFieldAsXml(“”) $list.Update() You need to add a Bing Maps Key to your SharePoint Farm in order to be able to show geographical data using Bing Maps:...


Error: Controltemplate not found in ~/_controltemplates/<name-of-usercontrol.ascx>

Published at October 9, 2012 ·  1 min read

When creating a SharePoint Control with a ControlSrc pointing to a user control (for example to replace the SmallSearchInputBox), you might get an error in the ULS log saying that the control cannot be found in ~/_controltemplates/<name_of_usercontrol.ascx> although the file exists in the correct directory. This happens when using SharePoint 2013 and forget to add the correct SharePoint version to the path. In our case this should be ~/_controltemplates/15/<name_of_usercontrol.ascx> Markus...


SP 2013 Beta 2: Bug in Machine Translation/Word Automation/PowerPoint Automation Service - Service Application not available

Published at September 28, 2012 ·  1 min read

Machine Translation Services (as well as Word Automation Services and PowerPoint Automation Services) throw an Exception “Service Application is unavailable”, if the Application Pool Account of the Service Application does not have a local profile (Windows Profile, not SharePoint). The workaround is quite simple: log on as the Service Account on the SharePoint Maschine – or execute “runas /u:domain\appPoolAccount cmd”. Hopefully this will be fixed in RTM. Markus...


Dropdowns in ASP.NET Menu no longer working in IE10

Published at September 24, 2012 ·  1 min read

When upgrading my notebook to Windows 8 I encountered a strange behavior on opening an ASP.NET Web Application hosted on a Windows Server 2003. The dropdowns of the ASP.NET Menu Control didn’t work anymore. First, I thought this must be a problem of IE10, but this was only partly true. The problem is that the .browser files on the Web Server do not reflect the current versions. You could manually update the ie....


Warm up your SharePoint Application Pools with Application Initialization for IIS 8 and 7.5

Published at September 2, 2012 ·  1 min read

To take away the pain of bothering about warming up our SharePoint Environment, Microsoft introduced the Application Initialization Module for IIS 8 and 7.5. There was a module in beta status for quite a long time – and then it was retracted. Now it’s back as a combination of global and application-specific rules that work not only for SharePoint 2013 but for SharePoint 2010 as well. Follow these instructions and get rid of your warmup scripts ;-)...


Who moved my cheese? Getting back the “Sign in as different user” in SharePoint 2013 the RIGHT way!

Published at August 30, 2012 ·  1 min read

Microsoft decided to remove the “Sign in as different user” link from the personal menu – at least in SharePoint 2013 Beta 2 (SharePoint 2013 Preview). Of course you could start IE as a different user – but sometimes this is not an option. There are several recommendations out there to change the “Welcome.ascx” file in order to get the menu entry back. But bear in mind that changing OOB SharePoint Files is not the way that we want to go – especially when thinking about enlarging the farm (or upgrading, or …)....