Configuring Kerberos so SSRS 2012 reports can consume SharePoint 2010 as a data source

I recently had the need to configure Kerberos constrained delegation for SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 (SSRS) that was running in SharePoint Integrated Mode in a SharePoint 2010 farm.  SSRS reports needed to leverage the “XML” data source and consume the SharePoint web services (such as “listdata.svc”).  The documentation for configuring this scenario is scattered…


Sandboxed Solutions – Who is Sharing My Process Space?

I recently ran into an interesting scenario with SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed Solutions while working a customer engagement.  While your scenario is not likely to be exactly like my customer’s, the underlying behavior of the Sandbox could potentially lead to similar symptoms.  Hopefully, this post saves you some troubleshooting time. In my scenario, the customer had…


SharePoint 2010 Web Analytics – Changing the Schedule

If you ever tried to change the processing schedule or manually run the processes for the SharePoint 2010 Web Analytics, you probably realized fairly quickly that it is a less-than-intuitive and rather frustrating endeavor.  Hopefully this post can demystify some of the moving pieces for you. Web Analytics has several timer jobs.  Web Analytics data…


Federating People Search results from a separate Search Service Application

The introduction of service applications in SharePoint 2010 created a wide range of possibilities for centralizing “common” services.  If you ever tried to consume multiple search service applications (SSAs) in 2010, though, you probably quickly realized that there were some “gotchas”.  This post will provide a scenario in which it is beneficial to use a…


“RootFolder” parameter is case-sensitive

If you are using script or software to generate SharePoint 2010 links, you might encounter the following issue. SharePoint 2010 has a parameter called “RootFolder” that will appear in your URL if you have folders in your list/library.  This parameter is case-sensitive (capital “R” and “F”).  If you generate a link that uses this parameter…


Getting and Analyzing Timer Job History

While troubleshooting a SharePoint 2010 outage for a customer, I had the need to determine whether any timer jobs were running for excessive amounts of time.  You can get this information via Central Administration (CA), but there are typically thousands of timer job executions during a day.  Unfortunately, CA does not provide a sorting/filtering mechanism…


The mysterious credential prompt

I ran into a strange credential prompting scenario in SharePoint 2010 that took several hours to resolve.  Hopefully, this post can save you some time. We are upgrading a customer’s MOSS 2007 environment to SharePoint 2010.  The environment will retain the 2007 look/feel for a short period of time.  Testing was going well until recently…

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Fab 40 Employee Training Template and student names with apostrophes

One of my clients has been getting a lot of use from the SharePoint 2007 “Fab 40” template named “Employee Training Resources and Materials”.  As has been documented in numerous blogs, this template contains a few bugs that are pretty straight-forward to correct.  I ran into an issue the other day that was a little…

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SharePoint Records Center site and InfoPath promoted properties

I ran into an issue at a customer site that took a bit of research to resolve.  The scenario is that the customer is using a SharePoint 2007 site with the “Records Center” template.  They published an InfoPath form with promoted properties to a forms library in the site.  The promoted properties show up as…