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 […]

Setting site collection sharing by code

Introduction Set the site collection sharing (capabilities) properties in SharePoint Online by using clientside code. Sharing Capabilities With SharePoint Online you can set the “Sharing properties” of a site collection to one of the following 3 properties. Don’t allow sharing outside your organization Allow external users who accept sharing invitations and sign in as authenticated […]

SharePoint online predefined managed properties.

The amount of refiners you can define in SharePoint online is limited. You basicaly need to link a property to a predefined managed property and set an alias. Found an overview of the predefined managed properties here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219667(v=office.15).aspx#DefaultUnusedMPs Managed property type Count Managed property characteristics Managed property name range Date 10 Queryable Date00 to Date09 […]

“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 […]

Shrink log databases on SQL Server

Ran into a problem where my SP2013 ┬ástandalone development machine was running out of disk space. The reason turned out to be 61GBs of database log files. Here is small script for shrinking SQL Server databases that start with ‘SP_‘ or ‘WSS_‘. Very handy on a development machine. Make sure that the databases you want […]