All posts tagged Office 365

Clearing up SharePoint version confusion

Andrew Connell has posted an excellent spreadsheet over on his blog. The spreadsheet breaks down what features are available in each of the SharePoint SKUs covering both on-premise (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) but also online (E, K, P, etc).

Look for the SkyDrive link at the bottom of the post.

http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/2013/01/11/sharepoint-2013-amp-office-365-feature-matrixndashan-easier-way-to.aspx

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 →

Office 365 Root Site Collection Bug

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Just a quick tip here.

You cannot use the Publishing Portal to create root site collections in Office 365. According to Microsoft support this option may be removed in the future as the site collection provisioning process hangs. Continue reading →

The Windows PowerShell Command Builder

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Have you learned PowerShell yet? If not, you’re way behind.

What if there was a tool that allowed you to view all of the commands that were available for SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 365 in a way that was intuitive, task oriented and visual? What if this tool was web accessible and didn’t require an installation? What if I just cut to the chase and gave you the link? Continue reading →