All posts tagged SharePoint 2010

Be careful with IIS Dynamic Compression and SharePoint

Had an issue this week that was resulting in blank ┬ápages being rendered for users of our SharePoint Extranet. The issue surfaced itself in two different ways. Users were able to access the sign in page but once they completed the sign in using Live Authentication (we’re using LiveAuth via Claims FBA for our extranet) they immediately received the error.

The Symptoms

Using Internet Explorer

Users received a generic “Page could not be displayed error message.”

Using Google Chrome

Users received the following error message.

Error 330 (net::ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED): Unknown error

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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.

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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 →

A Few JavaScript/jQuery Best Practices

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I recently completed a pretty good size HTML5, JavaScript, SharePoint 2010 application for mobile devices. I got the opportunity to use some fairly young technologies so had to dig or in some cases determine my own best practices. Here’s where I ended up after the dust settled. Continue reading →