All posts tagged Office 365 Grid

Solution for Content Type Hub Access Denied

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If you’re using SharePoint Online and you’re trying to use the Content Type Hub you have probably come across the same problem. At some point you’ll realize that you can’t create a Content Type Hub because one has already been provisioned for you by Microsoft.

For those of you that are not aware your Content Type Hub is available at:
https://tenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/contentTypeHub

Great, so now you try to access the site collection but you quickly realize that you don’t have access. Boom. Access Denied. Continue reading →

2 Shortcuts for Signing out of Office 365

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I don’t know about you but I probably have over 5 Office 365 accounts that I use on a regular basis. Between customer accounts, our company account, my personal account, trial tenants and preview tenants for new features that haven’t been released yet it gets really difficult to juggle the logins. InPrivate browsing really helps when you are managing just a few logins and of course you can always launch a different browser but that only gets you so far and ultimately you will end up seeing the screenshot below. Continue reading →

Enabling Excel Survey in SharePoint Online Team Sites

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SkyDrive in SharePoint Online has a new feature called Excel Surveys. Microsoft has blogged and discussed this new feature a fair bit on the Excel Team Blog but also when it comes to Excel Surveys for SharePoint Online. Adding this feature to SharePoint Online keeps parity with the SkyDrive brand being both “SkyDrive Pro” aka My Site for SharePoint Online and SkyDrive for personal use. The question that I ran into and couldn’t find an answer online is: How do I create a survey in a team site within SharePoint Online? Continue reading →

Getting the Product Version for SharePoint Online

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Microsoft may patch or update SharePoint Online with minimal warning or notification. That’s the benefit and risk of a cloud service… you’re always on the latest and greatest and all upgrade costs are bundled into your monthly payment. But, it also means that sometimes things change and you need to start troubleshooting.

I hit an issue recently with a vendor’s migration product. Because SharePoint Online had been patched recently and the version number incremented we had to install the latest updates in order to have connectivity. Here’s how you can check the version number yourself. Continue reading →

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 →

Modifying WSP Files Directly / Manually

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Here’s a common issue: You export a site as a template, save down your WSP file, browse out to your client environment and prepare to upload your WSP but you receive an error that looks something like this:

After some hunting you come to find out that your source environment had Project Server installed and your destination environment does not. This same scenario can happen all over the place. Consider going from an Enterprise environment to a Standard environment or from on premise to Office 365.

So how do you fix this? Continue reading →