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Setting up Azure CDN for SharePoint framework (SPFx) web part

Setting up Azure CDN for SharePoint framework (SPFx) web part

For anyone following Microsoft’s new and shiny SharePoint framework, it has lot of potentials and can solve most challenges, if not all, around SharePoint Online customizations. When you build the SPFx web part you get your resource files i.e. CSS, JSON etc. You can deploy them to your SP document library but better option will be to deploy them to Azure CDN. In this article, I am going to walk you through how to setup Azure CDN. To setup Azure…

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Build an Azure SharePoint farm with PowerShell

Build an Azure SharePoint farm with PowerShell

This post has been updated from a previous post. If you want to build your own SharePoint 2016 in Azure, you may have noticed that SharePoint 2016 is not available in the marketplace, and you can only select the SharePoint Server 2016 trial. Instead, we can use Azure PowerShell to create our SharePoint 2016 farm. There are few benefits to using a script: Customize the farm your own way rather than using templates from the market place; and Re-use the…

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Join me in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa for the first ever aOS Canadian tour!

Join me in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa for the first ever aOS Canadian tour!

​Based on the long standing European aOS Community conference tours, the first annual Canadian aOS community tour is happening this Februrary! The aOS Canadian Tour 2017 is a conference taking place in four different Canadian cities, over the span of five days. Starting February 6th we will tour from Quebec City, to Montreal, Ottawa all the way down to Toronto with some of the most influential speakers from Europe and Canada. We are aiming at delivering over 60 sessions to…

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Speaking on running Azure Containers and Azure VMs this month

Speaking on running Azure Containers and Azure VMs this month

I will be giving 2 sessions at the Ottawa SharePoint User Group on the following 2 topics: Best practices and cost effective methods with PowerShell automation in setting up Azure Virtual Machines (for SharePoint farms) Scripts needed for setting up Azure Docker Containers to run WordPress Hope to see you there!

While setting up your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Preview Environment, you receive ‘ClientSideApplicationId’ does not exists in list or list item

While setting up your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Preview Environment, you receive ‘ClientSideApplicationId’ does not exists in list or list item

In order to develop new client-side web parts using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) preview, you will need the following correctly setup: An Office 365 Developer Tenant (note that it must be a developer tenant via the Office Dev Program) A working App Catalog site in your tenant A developer site collection An uploaded workbench.aspx file to the library A site column in your “Documents” document library called “ClientSideApplicationId“ If you try to browse to your site (i.e. https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/dev/Shared%20Documents/workbench.aspx) and miss…

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The server was unable to save the form at this time. Please try again

The server was unable to save the form at this time. Please try again

​Sometimes in SharePoint when you are submitting a list form, editing a publishing page and just saving a list item, you will get this message: “The server was unable to save the form at this time. Please try again“ Many blog posts will tell you to reboot your SharePoint servers, perform IIS resets, change IIS settings and resetting search but sometimes it might just be as easy as an illegal character from a copy/paste.  In my client’s case, they kept on…

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An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown and running SharePoint 2013 PSConfig upgrade command

An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown and running SharePoint 2013 PSConfig upgrade command

Standard practice after installing any Cumulative Updates, Patches or Updates on your SharePoint 2013 On-Premise server is to run PSConfig to update your databases and SharePoint settings using this command: psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b –wait –force Today, I ran into a problem where the upgrade was failing with this message:   Performing configuration task 3 of 4 Upgrading SharePoint Products… 10.00% : Failed to start service ProfileSynchronizationServiceInstance on this server after completing upgrade. Please start it manually. Failed to…

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One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields.

One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields.

On my SharePoint 2013 on-premise environment.  I recently was backing up my content type hub site collection from my prod environment to my dev environment.  At the same time, I restored my managed metadata service Term Store to my dev environment from my prod environment. Once completed, anytime I would try to navigate to the Term Store from my site collections, I would get this message: Sorry, something went wrong One or more field types are not installed properly. Go…

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