Monday, July 16, 2012

Visual Studio: How to remove a TFS binding?

Today I got my hands on a solution, developed from a customer. They do have their own TFS System, which I am not allowed to connect to. But I always got this message:
But how do I change the connection?
Well, it took me a while, because I don't think that it's placed under "File" correctly. Here you can find the option to change the connection or remove it completely:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New SharePoint is called SharePoint 2013

I read the news on this blog: http://blog.furuknap.net/sharepoint-2013-name-confirmed-and-sharepoint-store-details

I think it is important to share those information with everyone else.
Also I'm surprised that it's called "SharePoint 2013", I was waiting for "SharePoint 15" oder maybe "14". Second thing is, that there may be an "Office 2013".
So please read the posted link, which might come in handy.

SharePoint 2010: Juni 2012 CU (#Update 1)

Link to the KB 2598354
You will get all Information on this site.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes


This cumulative update package also fixes the issues that are described in the following KB articles:
  • 2687305
    Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (wdsrv.msp): June 26, 2012
  • 2687303
    Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (ifswfe-x-none.msp, ifsmui-xx-xx.msp): June 26, 2012
  • 2598384
    Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (spsmui-x-none.msp): June 26, 2012
  • 2598380
    Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (ifswfe.msp): June 26, 2012
  • 2598373
    Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint Foundation server-package): June 26, 2012
  • 2598349
    Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Coreserver.msp): June 26, 2012
  • 2598348
    Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (Wss-x-none.msp): July 2, 2012


I'm installing the Update in the afternoon, maybe I can post some feedback in the early evening.

*Update #1*
So... I installed the update today and it works pretty good. Finally I can receive incoming emails without using a quote again. I just installed it on my own maschine, I will give a little feedback after I installed it on a live system.

Monday, July 2, 2012

SharePoint 2010: "An error has occurred" (Excel WebApp) [Update]

Today I woke up and thought: "The weather could be worse." And it got worse.
Then I thought: "At least the servers are running, so it could be worse on a Monday morning." And it got worse. The Excel WebApps weren't working. With the best error message ever, thanks to Microsoft for clearing up the problem that might occured:
An error has occurred.
Please try again.


Actually. It's not okay. It's one of those error message that could mean anything. Maybe a planet in outer space just exploded and forced Excel WebApps to stop working.

So, my first idea was: Maybe the service is missing some rights or something. So I used a little PowerShell script, but that didn't help. I'm posting it so it may help you.
$web = Get-SPWebApplication http://applicationurl/
$web.GrantAccessToProcessIdentity("DomainName\ServiceAccount")
So I tried to search for this error, but nothing helped. I checked the App Settings, check if any error occurred.

In the end one simple thing did the trick: Restarting the service fixed the problem.

But why did this help?
Well, we deleted files from the TEMP directory... and there are all those Excel WebApp Temp files, which are needed to display. These files will get initialized when you restart the service. Problem solved.

*Update 7/16/12*
In my case I restarted the Excel Web Services.

Thanks to Taras Kun for his tip:
"I got it fixed simply by restarting Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service In Central Administration > Application Management > Services on Server."