SharePoint 2010

User Profile Web Service error when accessing from InfoPath Forms Services

In the last couple of weeks, we had to move a custom application from one SharePoint 2010 farm to another. We tested our migration method by moving it to a test farm first, which highlighted a few things that we needed to change, but it was otherwise successful. However, when we moved it to the new production farm, we ran into an error that we hadn’t seen in test. It occurred when we opened an InfoPath form that was calling the User Profile web service. The error presented to the user was a dialog ......

SharePoint Training Resources–Update

A couple of weeks ago I taught a SharePoint Designer 2010 class. During preparation for the class, and working with 2010 for six months, I’ve collected the following training content (some of these might be 2007 related): http://www.sharepoint-video... http://www.youtube.com/user... http://www.microsoft.com/le... http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... ......

Can’t install Transport HUB in Exchange 2010

When building my latest SharePoint 2010 demo virtual machines, I decided to try installing Exchange 2010 as well. Now, I’m not an Exchange admin, but I thought “how hard can this be?” Well, a little more than I thought. Pretty early during the install, I got an error saying that it couldn’t “install Transport HUB”. I double checked that my VM was meeting all of the requirements, both hardware and software, and everything looked fine. After much researching, it turns out that the error was caused ......

SharePoint 2010: Taxonomy feature (Feature ID "73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C") has not been activated

I ran into an error message in SharePoint 2010 that took me a few minutes to figure out. I was working on a demo of SharePoint 2010’s managed metadata and getting an error when I was adding a Managed Metadata column to a library. A little Google research turned up this blog post: The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID "73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-EC... has not been activated. As Michal Pisarek pointed out last June, you get the error because the Taxonomy feature isn’t activated. Like Michal, I’m not ......

Carolina Code Camp 2013: Introduction to SharePoint Development

I spoke this weekend at the Carolina Code Camp on the CPCC campus here in Charlotte and my topic was an Intro to SharePoint Development for .NET Developers (those that have no knowledge of SharePoint). It’s a topic that I’ve been talking about often with new and experienced devs alike, who want to know everything from how to set up a development environment to how to start coding and what can SharePoint do. From my experience, a lot of the intro presentations given focus on writing those first lines ......

How to delete SharePoint alerts for orphaned (deleted) users–WSS 3.0/SharePoint 2007/2010

An issue came up at my client recently, where our webmaster email account was being flooded with non deliverable email notices. Messages were bouncing back because our SharePoint farm was sending alerts to users and email address that no longer existed. This was on a WSS 3.0 farm, and we don’t have any third party tools (like Axceler’s ControlPoint) to help manage scenarios like this. So, I decided to tackle the problem with PowerShell. Of course the first step in writing a PowerShell script is to ......

WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2010: Tips for delaying the Visual Upgrade

My most recent project has been to migrate a bunch of sites from WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007) to SharePoint Server 2010. The users are currently working with WSS 3.0 and Office 2003, so the new ribbon based UI in 2010 will be completely new. My client wants to avoid the new SharePoint 2010 look and feel until they’ve had time to train their users, so we’ve been testing the upgrades by keeping them with the 2007 user interface. Permission to perform the Visual Upgrade One of the first things we noticed ......

SharePoint 2010 MSDN Labs

Eric Ligman, from Microsoft, posted a great blog post this week listing all of the SharePoint 2010 Virtual Labs that are available from Microsoft. His blog entry is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mss... He also posted other resources as well. I’ve copied his Virtual Lab links here: SharePoint Server 2010 Virtual Labs MSDN Virtual Lab: SharePoint Server 2010: Introduction ......

SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model – CAML Query inaccurate results error

I ran into a frustrating scenario today, while working with SharePoint 2010’s Managed Client Object Model. My application queries a SharePoint document library using the file’s name (the FileLeafRef field). Given that this field is unique, I was expecting only one result with the following code: 1 CamlQuery qry = new CamlQuery(); 2 3 //filter the results to only get back the item with the filename we're looking for 4 qry.ViewXml = string.Format( 5 "<Query><Where>... ......

Error when trying to access SharePoint 2010 via PowerShell in a new environment

I got this error today while trying to access my new SharePoint 2010 environment via PowerShell: Cannot access the local farm. Verify that the local farm is properly configured, currently available, and that you have the appropriate permissions to access the database before trying again. If I would have just read the error message a little more carefully, I would have realized that I should start by looking at my permissions in SQL – which my account didn’t. This happened because I installed SQL ......

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