SharePoint, Office Online Server and Cross farm services support

I recently was asked a few questions I couldn’t find answers to. I’m sharing answers here to help people avoid the process I needed to go through to find the answers. Can I use Office Online Server 2016 with SharePoint 2010? This article gets close to answering the question, but doesn’t include SharePoint 2010. Unfortunately,…


WARNING: Issue with Trend Micro AV definitions affecting SharePoint

UPDATE: 12/7 – We have released a KB article to provide more information. I’ve been alerted to an issue with Trend Micro antivirus scanners causing problems for SharePoint, and reporting SharePoint files as being infected with a virus. Apparently there was an issue with the updates released sometime last night/this am, which flagged SharePoint javascript…


SharePoint 2013/2016 and SQL Server 2016 Supportability with SSRS fun facts!

UPDATE: Corrections/clarifications were made on 7/12/2016. Thanks for the comments! 🙂 It’s come up in the last few days where people want to know if SharePoint 2013 will support SQL Server 2016. (support as in store all SP’s DB in…) The answer to this question is no, SharePoint 2013 will never be supported on SQL 2016. (with the…


SharePoint 2013 Trending Tags Webpart

A customer of mine recently had some questions about how the trending tags webpart works in SharePoint 2013. There’s isn’t a ton of info out there, so I figured I’d share my lessons learned. As always, a thanks goes out to Joe Rodgers – How the webpart works When you browse to your mysite, the…


This item cannot be declared a record because it is checked out.

A customer recently asked me to help with a problem in a record center in SharePoint 2010. They had one specific record that seemed like it was stuck in some state where it couldn’t be modified. The UI showed either of the following two messages when we tried to delete or modify it. This item…


SharePoint Conference 2014

I want to post a quick note to let folks know that I’ll be at the SharePoint conference next week. If any reads want to say hello, please do! I love meeting readers. (If they’re actually humans and not search engine bots) I usually wander around the “Ask the Experts” session, so look for me…


SharePoint 2013, SP1 and Slipstreaming

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 has been released. This includes all previous bug fixes released in the CUs. It also enables the ability for folks to use Windows Server 2012 R2. In a previous post, I explained how to slipstream a service pack into a SharePoint build. Although the process does work for SP1…


SharePoint 2013 Mysite creation error: User cannot be found.

I was recently troubleshooting a Mysite creation issue. Windows users could create mysites without issue. Claims users were getting a failure, with the following error in the ULS logs.  (Mysites are batch created in OWSTimer. When you’re looking for the logs related to this) This error didn’t make a ton of sense. The claims users…


Free Microsoft Press eBooks/Training Material

We recently just released a bunch of new/recent eBooks that cover the following products: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Server. Check out Eric’s blog post for all the details.


SharePoint 2013 Workflow-Collect Data from a user and other actions missing

I got tapped to help with an internal project to upgrade a couple of custom site templates from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. No big deal right? I’ll just create a new site in SP2010 off of the original template, content DB attach it to 2013, and then export the template again. Well, it looks…