SharePoint 2013

Recently I received a question about a failing Variations Create Hierarchies Job. No matter how often the Job was started, the variation hierarchy never got created. Looking at the ULS log we noticed the following error: VariationCreateHierarchies – Failed to process a work item. This work item will not be retried. Error: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is […]

The Developer Dashboard has undergone some significant changes in 2013. E.g. it is now running in a separate browser window and also allows to show ULS log entries related to the current request. The following article gives a brief overview of the new functionality: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2012-7-SharePoint_2013_Developer_dashboard.aspx Beside these changes, the Developer Dashboard can now be extended […]

Recently I got involved in an interesting Support case where the application pool of a SharePoint web application recycled unexpectedly. During Analysis it became clear that the problem occurred due to a web.config setting which configured a custom error page for http 500 status code:     <httpErrors errorMode=”Custom” existingResponse=”Auto”>      <remove statusCode=”500″ subStatusCode=”-1″ />      <error statusCode=”500″ […]

Here is a list of recently released articles on SharePoint 2013 relevant for planning and upgrade: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013 A hybrid SharePoint environment is composed of SharePoint Server, typically deployed on-premises, and Microsoft Office 365 – SharePoint Online. A hybrid environment may be configured to provide one of several levels of integration, depending on […]

IT pros planning to implement and deploy SharePoint 2013 might be interested in the following Training: SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros It covers the following Topics: Introduction and Overview System Requirements Architectural Changes Server Farms and Site Architecture Planning Office Web Apps 2013 Planning and Deployment Service application architecture, individual service applications Enterprise Search […]

If you are planning to migrated from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 you should read the following artice which discusses changes between the two versions: Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 The article describes the features in SharePoint 2010 Products that have been deprecated or removed from SharePoint 2013. Deprecated features are included in […]

If you are planning to use SharePoint 2013 you should be familiar with the following article which outlines unsupported Installation scanarios for SharePoint 2013:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086/en-us As summary the following Scenarios are unsupported: Installation on Resilient File System (ReFS) – only NTFS is supported Installation on a machine which is not joined to a domain Installation on […]

Microsoft has published a whitepaper with an official guidance on modifying pre-defined content types. You can find the white paper here: Word Version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=260922 PDF Version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=260923 The whitepaper includes possible alternatives for modifying the content types and also a list of known issues that can occur if pre-defined content types are modified. The most […]

Learn about new features and functionality in SharePoint 2013 Preview, including the new Cloud App Model, development tools, platform enhancements, mobile apps, and more. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163091(v=office.15).aspx This page contains a huge amount of information on various different dev related topics. My personal highlights are Cloud App Model REST endpoints New client and server APIs Remote Event […]

Developer-focused how to training and walkthrough videos about Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 including changes and new features for search, social, ECM, WCM, and REST are now available on MSDN. Learn about apps for Office and SharePoint. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp123626