• Building Relationships with Service Providers

  • The Rise of the Power User

  • The Cost of Poor Communication

  • User Adoption is OUT, Organization Development Leadership is IN

The Push to the Cloud – Your SharePoint Online Options

Anyone else tired of hearing the term cloud? How abused this term has become, it kind of means anything and everything we don’t manage ourselves doesn’t it? Whether or not you want to hear about it, the reality is that we are all faced with dealing with the cloud. I have the distinct pleasure of […]

Office 365 – Did you know?? Blog 2: QR Codes

Did you know that SharePoint Online can generate QR Codes? I didn’t either – at least until I tripped into them last week on accident! This is great functionality to have at your fingertips. A Quick Lesson on QR Codes A quick definition – a QR code, or Quick Response Code is a small, square […]

Sorry, we’re having a problem showing this workbook (Office Web Apps)

When attempting to use Office Web Apps with SharePoint 2013, some documents may display this error message: “Sorry, we’re having a problem showing this workbook.”   Some documents are unable to be shown in Office Web Apps (both in the browser and the preview screens). This is due to the fact that some documents may […]

Microsoft Office does not prompt to check in document

If check-in/out is enabled, or the user has checked out a document from SharePoint 2013 voluntarily, there is an automated feature with Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 that asks the user “Would you like to check in this document?” when attempting to close the Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). In this instance I ran […]

Cannot Open in Explorer View

You may get an error when attempting to use Open with Explorer view in SharePoint: “We’re having a problem opening this location in File Explorer.  Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.” This particular error can be for several reasons. The most common is typically that you haven’t installed Desktop […]

The following job failed to complete

***Update*** Before trying the below steps, make sure Hotfix 2837680 has been installed *** The issue may be related to having a local custom field that is defined to include a lookup table, and yet the table is missing.  When you save to the Project Server, the save operation fails.  A quick workaround is to […]

Microsoft Office cannot complete the operation because the network is unavailable

Microsoft Office cannot complete the operation because the network is unavailable.  Check your network connection and try again. This issue occurs when a user attempts to check in/out a document while inside of a Microsoft Office client (Word, Excel, etc). Solution Check the version of Anti-Virus.  In the case I ran into, Kapersky Anti-Virus was causing […]

Cannot open Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization page

Following a migration, the Active Directory Resource Pool Sync page loads a “Sorry, something went wrong” error.   Solution:   Make sure the PWA URL you are accessing is listed in the Alternate Access Mapping default zone.  This is the only zone this page will load in.      

Project Server Migrations – Troubleshooting Errors

I’ve been doing SharePoint and Project server migrations for years.  I recently completed a Project Server 2010 to 2013 migration and ran into a larger number of issues than usual, 3 of which I was fighting until a hotfix was released a couple weeks ago.   While there are fantastic migration guides like this one:  step-by-step […]

Active Directory sync for Project security groups is not working

Despite running the active directory sync successfully from PWA Site Settings, the user permissions are not copied over. In the event log, you may see an error like this: PSError: NoError (0) A general exception occurred during communication with Active Directory. Context: SyncGroups. Additional Information: An exception occurred while synchronizing all security groups with active […]