Archive for October, 2012

Problems with Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) and SharePoint

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I recently came across an issue with Internet Explorer 10 that causes problems with a number of web sites. It took a little over a week back and forth with Microsoft support before we were able to finally target it to the browser. I thought it was an issue with a particular clients Office 365 tenant so that left us chasing our tails for a bit.

Problem

The problem stems from the way that Internet Explorer 10 handles websites in compatibility mode. Internet Explorer 8 and 9 respected a meta property embedded in the head of the website. Microsoft products like CRM and SharePoint utilized this property to automatically force the page into compatibility mode without any involvement from the user.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

Internet Explorer 10, however, seems to disable compatibility mode by default… a big step forward in terms of Microsoft’s commitment to web standards but a a step backwards when it comes to… well… compatibility. Continue reading →

SharePoint 2013 – Sign in as Another User

SharePoint 2013 for some reason does not include the ability to log in as another user.

To install this fix simply drag the link below to your favorites bar to create a bookmarklet that will work on any SharePoint 2013 site. Whenever you want to log in as another user simply click your bookmark and you’ll be redirected to this Windows Authentication dialog so that you may log in as you would expect.

SP2013 – Switch User