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 […]

SharePoint 2013 – new update frequency

Starting from July 2014 there will be monthly CU updates instead of bi-monthly. For more information see the site of Stefan Grossner Makes me wonder if this will be on-par with the SP Online version or if the SharePoint on-prem is merely catching up.

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, […]

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 […]

Shrink log databases on SQL Server

Ran into a problem where my SP2013  standalone 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 […]

Adding a custom control to a page with Design Manager

The problem How do you add a custom control to your master page (or page layout) using the Design manager? In my first attempts I continuously got ‘Unknown server tag ‘uc1:FeedbackControl’ Quick introduction Using the new way of creating and deploying your branding with the Design Manager needs some getting used to. The idea is: You start […]