SharePoint 2013: ViewState cache was discontinued on August 2014

During troubleshooting any Sharepoint issues , you might have noticed that the size of the body in the POST requests may increase considerably from a few KB (kilobytes) to hundreds of KBs after you apply October 14, 2014 update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB2889930) or a later CU. The state of the webparts are maintained between post…

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Display Azure status history in a SharePoint site with a web part

Symptom Consider this scenario: You attempt to display the Application Program Interface (API) status history for several Microsoft cloud APIs in a SharePoint site. You use the Azure RSS feed with the RSS Viewer web part. You attempt to view the status for each of your APIs but only see one status item. That one…

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SharePoint 2013: Search has encountered a problem using query builder

Issue  You write search query from query builder in edit result source page. Later you test it and get an error stating “Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned”.    Possible cause and steps to rectify the issue  Check if there is any issue with a refinable managed property  Go to refinement…

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SharePoint 2010: Incorrect Author Name displayed in the search results

Its been noticed that when users search for documents they see incorrect Author in the search results on a SharePoint 2010 site.  Example: Author is set as ABC in the metadata of the documents, however they get the Author in the search results as XYZ.  Cause  Registry Key value of “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\Gathering Manager\EnableAuthorOverride” is set…

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