The request uses too many resources

Introduction While developing a CSOM app for SharePoint Online I encountered an error: “The request uses too many resources” My problem I got this error while removing some webparts from a wikipage through CSOM code. It was working fine on development but didn’t work on the production system. Here is my code. Solution You only […]

Azure diagnostics. How to troubleshoot your code.

Introduction Visual Studio 2013 includes a lot of great tools to make Azure development painless. But sometimes you need to diagnose, debug or troubleshoot programs installed in the actual Azure envirnoment. Here is a quick tutorial on how to enable and inspect debugging information in Azure. Follow these steps to configure logging in an Azure […]

When to reindex your content?

When making changes in “Search Schema” of your SharePoint environment you sometimes need to restart the crawler to properly index the changes. When to reindex your content? Found a nice overview in this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219667(v=office.15).aspx Managed property setting Action Requires a full crawl to reindex Mapping a crawled to a managed property Add/Delete mapping Yes […]

“Ask me about” property.

If you want to search or disable the refinements of the “Ask Me About” property from the user profile, look for Managed property “Responsibilities“. Or the crawled property “SPS-Responsibilities”. Displaying this property in the refinements turned out not to be that helpful. Disabling it is a breeze, if you know the correct (internal) name. Regards, […]

Introducing errors with memoryLimitMegabytes.

Introduction Many posts inform you about limiting the amount of memory of the SharePoint 2013 Search component by setting the “memoryLimitMegabytes” attribute to a number higher than zero. Most of these posts were created after the SharePoint 2013 preview, contained a nasty memory-leak that consumed your server memory in no time. The problem. When you […]

Overview of all SharePoint 2013 updates

I compiled a list with all the updates and fixes of the (4) SharePoint 2013 CU updates . Useful if you are wondering if certain ‘strange’ behavior is a known fixed issue. You can download the list here: http://www.amtopm.be/DL/OverviewSharePoint2013Updates.pdf   To download the updates : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/jj891062.aspx      

Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned

When writing search queries in C# code you sometimes get the following error. “Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned. If the issue persists, please contact your administrator.” In most cases it indicates that your search schema is not correctly setup. You request certain functionality in your code but your ‘Search […]

SharePoint 2013 tools.

My SP Toolbox. A quick overview of the tools I regularly use while creating solutions for SharePoint. Boost productivity and limit debug sessions. SharePoint Manager The SharePoint Manager 2013 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. http://spm.codeplex.com/ CAMLDesigner The CAML designer […]

Design Manager fatal bug: deleted site columns.

Introduction Update¬†2013-09-07: The SharePoint Server 2013 CU of August 2013¬†and KB 2817607 seem to (partly) address the issue described in this article. If you tried and tested the update it let me know! From the support site: When you export a design package from a SharePoint Server 2013 site, some out-of-box (OOB) fields are missing […]