A web Part or Web Form Control on the Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type could not be found or it is not registered as safe

  Sometimes when a project portal is opened, it shows the following error in the web parts: “Web Part Error: A web Part or Web Form Control on the Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type could not be found or it is not registered as safe.” This document details on how to tackle…


TFS 2010: Excel reports for Work item query would fail to load while executed from an untrusted/foreign domain

Scenario: In an environment where the users/clients have to connect to Team Foundation Server located on a untrusted domain or on a different domain, the users/clients’ are prompted to provide the TFS credentials to connect successfully. In such scenarios, if the users try to generate an Excel report against a stored Work item Query, the…


The dashboards in SharePoint portal shows as loading but never loads

The Excel dashboards in SharePoint 2010 portal are not loading (spinning wheel displays) after installing the SP1 for SharePoint 2010. This is a known issue in SP1. This was fixed in the October 2011 cumulative update. You can download the hotfix from the below knowledge base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596582


Unlock the files checked out by other users

One of  the scenarios that I faced in couple of my cases when someone has a set of files checked out and locked, and the person goes on vacation or is otherwise unavailable. Until these locks are removed, no one else can check in these files. Someone with the “ Administer workspaces ” permission to…


Creating SharePoint Site for a Team Project in TFS 2010

Creating SharePoint Site for a Team Project For creating a SharePoint site for an existing Team Project, follow the steps: First of all, a test Team Project named “SharePointSiteCreation” is created as shown in the screenshot below.   We will be creating a SharePoint site for “SharePointSiteCreation” project. Open the “SharePoint Central Administration” site. Click…


Integrating Team Foundation Server 2010 with SharePoint 2010

  This article deals with integration of Team Foundation Server 2010 with Share Point 2010. The same holds good for other versions of Share Point (WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 ). If you are installing the WSS3.0 with Team Foundation Server 2010 configuration wizard then you can skip this procedure. Below are the steps to integrate…


Getting error while opening the Team project TF14091: you cannot perform this operation on workspace. domain/eid are not the owner of the workspace

Recently one of my customers ran into a TFS workspace issue. They were getting below error when they open TFS project in Visual Studio 2010: “TF14091: you cannot perform this operation on workspace. domain/eid are not the owner of the workspace” Issue cause: VS cache the login credentials for workspace. When we try login with…