Thursday, March 21, 2013

Certificate error for Federated Domains on O365

Error:
One of your on-premises Federation Service certificates is expiring. Failure to renew the certificate and update trust properties within 13 days will result in a loss of access to all Office 365 services for all users. Update now

Resolution:
Follow the articles below in that order.

1. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2383983 - On the On-Prem ADFS server, Resolution 2, only PS Commands
 Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Adfs.Powershell
 Update-ADFSCertificate -CertificateType: Token-Signing
 
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2647048 - Run the commands in this article.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Map Network Drive / WebDav with SharePoint Online O365

WebDav with SharePoint Online O365

Issue: While Mapping a Drive to SharePoint Online it fails with below error.

Error:
The Mapped Network Drive could not be created because the following error has occurred.'Access Denied'. Before opening files in this location, you must first add the web site to your trusted sites list, browse to the web site and select the option to login Automatically.



 
Resolution:
  1. Open IE -> Go to ‘Internet Options’
  2. Select ‘Security’ tab -> Select ‘Internet’ Zone.
  3. UnCheck the box for ‘Enable Protected Mode’
 

Issue: You are using SharePoint workspace and when you try to save the file opened from Workspace. The Save location changes to local machines Temp folder instead of SharePoint Online Library from where the file was accessed. While Saving or ‘Save As’, the location should default to the SharePoint Online library itself and not the local machines temp folder.

Check / Troubleshoot:
  1. Make sure the ‘Web Client’ service is started on the client machine.
  2. Open the SPO site -> go to the Document Library
  3. Select ‘Open with Explorer’ [ Make sure this is working fine ]
  4. Delete IE Cache.
  5. In IE ‘Trusted Sites’ zone add ‘https://*.sharepoint.com’
Note: This is basically working on the WebDav functionality to work which is related to “Open in Explorer” mode from a SharePoint Document library. If you notice that the library does not open in Explorer Window from the site directly, your Save As option will redirect you to temp folder instead of the Site URL.
 
Note: Some users may complain that after certain period of time the mapped drive disconnects or they are asked to enter the credentials again for O365. This will happen if the time period has extended over 8 hours. This is default behavior by Design. They will need to refresh the credentials. This may also occur if users have not selected “Keep me signed in” checkbox while they sign in through Microsoft Online sign-in assistant.
 
Users can't sign out of Office 365 web services
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2507767
 
Note: This is a known issue with Office 2013 64bit version. it will not work.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Step by Step configuration to Add custom Refiners in the Refinement Panel of Search Results page for SharePoint Online

Scenario:
You may have custom Library/List columns created which you would like to show them in the Refinement Panel on the Search Results.

Step 1: Creating a Document
Library / List with Customer Columns

  1. Create a New Document library -> go to Library Settings
  2. Create a new Column “Product Type” – Choice Field is what I selected.
  3. Upload some documents to the library and give different Choice options.

 

4. Go to Library Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Click on ‘ReIndex Document library’ Button.


 

Step 2: Creating a New SiteCollection or Sub Site using “Enterprise Search Center” template. (Note: the reason we need to do this is due to the fact that we
cannot modify the OOB ‘osssearchresults.aspx’ page)

I created a Subsite under my site collection using the ‘Enterprise Search Center’ template. Make sure that you are able to search the documents uploaded.
 
Step 3: Configuring Managed
Properties for Search

  1. Logon to Microsoft Online Portal (MOP)
  2. Go to SharePoint Online Administration Center page.
  3. On the Left Panel -> Select ‘Search
  4. Click ‘Manage Search Schema
  5. Search for Existing Managed property ‘RefineableString00’ -> Edit the property and set it up as per below. -> Click 'OK'

 
Note: By Default in SharePoint Online you cannot create a new Managed Property as ‘Refineable’, due to which we need to use the existing ones and give an Alias for that.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/manage-the-search-schema-in-sharepoint-online-HA103628856.aspx#_Toc351360838


 Note: List of Default Existing Refineable Property list.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219667(v=office.15).aspx#DefaultUnusedMPs 
 
Step 4:Adding the Managed Property to Refinement Panel on the Search Results Page
  1. Go to the Subsite Search Center site created in Step 2.
  2. Type in any keyword to go to the ‘Results.aspx’ page. -> ‘Edit’ that page.
  3. Edit the Refinement Panel web Part. -> Click on ‘Choose Refiners…’ button.
  4. From the list of ‘Available Refiners’ -> Select ‘RefineableString00’ -> Click ‘Add’ button.
  5. Change the ‘Display Name’ for it (Initially it may not show the Sample Values, wait for around 5-10 mins to take effect )
  6. Click ‘Ok’ -> Save and Close the Page -> Check-In and Publish the Page
 

Now when you perform the Search for documents in that library, on left Refinement Panel you will see the new Refiner “Product Type



 

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Learning Roadmaps for SharePoint 2013

A learning roadmap is a way of organizing content (articles, white papers, videos, blog posts, etc.) to provide a customized and optimized learning path for a technology, feature, product, or solution. Starting with prerequisites and then moving on to introductory, intermediate, and advanced learning goals, learning roadmaps enables a novice to ramp up quickly and an experienced technology person to build more expertise in a particular area.
My colleagues on the SharePoint IT pro writing team have been very busy publishing the following additional learning roadmaps:
If you need to technically ramp up in any of these areas, take a look at these articles to understand the prerequisite knowledge and then dive in.
See Learning roadmaps for SharePoint 2013 for the complete list for SharePoint 2013.
See Learning Roadmaps Portal for the complete list across Microsoft products. To create your own learning roadmap, see the Learning Roadmap Template.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Migrate data from On Premise SharePoint Server to SharePoint Online


Third-party tools:

•           SharePoint 2010 Bulk Document Importer tool - http://spbulkdocumentimport.codeplex.com

•           Bamboo Solutions List Bulk Importer - http://store.bamboosolutions.com/pc-36-1-list-bulk-import-release-15.aspx

•           Tzunami Deployer 2.5 - http://www.tzunami.com/products/Pages/TDSharePoint2010Migration.aspx

•           Metalogix SharePoint-site Migration Manager 2010 - http://www.metalogix.net/products/sharepoint-site-migration-manager-2010/

•           MetaVis Migrator for SharePoint - http://www.metavistech.com/Migrator

•           Files to go for Office 365 - http://www.thinkscape.com/SharePoint-Online-File-Migration-Tool

•           Sharegate - http://www.share-gate.com

•           SharePoint 2010 Bulk Document Importer tool - http://spbulkdocumentimport.codeplex.com

Microsoft Tool:

Not able to access OWA after O365 tenant upgrade to Wave15 - EXO

Issue
Your Exchange Online (O365) tenant was recently upgraded to the new release of Wave 15. After which Users are not able to access their mail via OWA.
Once you sign-in to the MOP -> Click Outlook. It goes Blank, does not show anything and Inbox is not accessed.

Resolution
This issue will occur if you are using IE8 on the machine. Mostly you will face with XP machines who are still on IE8 and not upgraded to IE9. As of now this is a known issue with IE8 performance and Wave15 O365

Workaround
Upgrade to IE9 or above for better use of latest Wave15 features and Functionalities.

Note:- If you are not facing this issue and there are other issues with your O365 tenant after upgrading to Wave15, please contact Microsoft Support.

Excel opens in Read-Only after upgrading to Windows 8 with Office 2010

Issue:
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After upgrading your Client machine to Windows 8 OS with Office 2010 + SP1. Excel Sheets from SharePoint sites which open on Client Application for editing, open up as 'Read-Only' Mode.

Workaround:
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On the Windows 8 Client machine create the below registry key. This is Client machine issue, NOT SharePoint Server related. 
1. Open regedit.exe
2. Naviagate to following key:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet]
"FSSHTTPOff" = dword:0000001
3. Click Edit Menu -> New -> DWORD with name of "FSSHTTPOff" (without quotes)
4. Click on "FSSHTTPOff" and enter value of 1
5. Close any Office Applications and browser sessions
6. Try to repro the problem