Printing PDF Files on the Microsoft Surface RT

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So, I’ve had the Microsoft Surface RT for about a week now and overall it’s been a great experience, but that’s not the point of this post. Most things have been intuitive, but a few have not. One of those was printing PDF files. The biggest thing to remember is the right “charm bar” (screen shot right) is contextual. ​So, … Read More

Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Web Parts Bug?

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After about 5 hours of irritation and troubleshooting, it appears there is a bug in Visual Studio 2012 when creating visual web parts. I don’t think this is the first visual web part I created with VS2012, so I’m not sure if this is a bug that has always been there or was introduced with an updated. But, here it … Read More

Office 365 Now Hosted on SharePoint 2013?

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After readying this little tidbit this morning – http://knowsharepoint.com/problems-creating-list-workflows-in-sharepoint-designer-2010-for-office-365-sites I decide to go out and test my own site. Sure enough, Office 365 now appears to be hosted on SharePoint 2013, albeit with 2010 Experience. Below is a screen shot of my Office 365 site opened in SPD2013. Hopefully the option to update to the 2013 experience is coming soon!

Including Web Parts in Your Page Layout

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Recently some work I was doing required me to include some default web parts in a page layouts.  I understand you can do with a custom site definition, but frankly, I prefer to stay away from those.  So I set about doing it right within my custom layout and here is how I did it. I started off with Andrew … Read More

Windows 8 RTM on a MacBook Pro

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So, I did it, installed Windows 8 RTM on my MacBook Pro as soon as I could after it showed up on MSDN. For those of you wanting to do the same: The Laptop Configuration First of all, I have a MacBook Pro 13″ Mid-2010 Model, 8 GB of RAM and I upgraded the hard drive to a 512 GB … Read More

SharePoint 2010 List – Require File Attachment

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While working with a custom list the other day I had the task of requiring file attachments to a custom list item. I know what you’re thinking, just create a document library with metadata. This was a little different however in that not every list item needed a file attachment, it was only list items that had specific options chosen … Read More

Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro

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Some of you that follow me may know I’ve struggled with getting a stable version of Windows 8 running on my MacBook Pro. I’m happy to report that I finally have it working. The key was the comment from Jorge Estrada here – http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-hardware/macbook-pro-feezinghard-lock-at-random-intervals/20e17970-7e81-4c1d-ab17-022097908e82?page=2&tm=1343738807669. If you want to read a little more about the issue and Microsoft’s attempt (it didn’t … 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