We all know what IsDlg does… wait, what the…??

Here's a little nugget I came across, on SharePoint 2010 and 2013 (including O365), and was exceptionally frustrated with. There's a difference between IsDlg and isdlg. See it? Case sensitivity. Come to find out that means the world to SharePoint. I was tasked to setup a basic Page Viewer web part to consume a page... Continue Reading →

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Troubleshooting SharePoint Quick Tip with the Logs

I just discovered a little trick for easing the process of reading and reviewing the SharePoint logs, so I thought I'd share. Open a SharePoint log and you get an incredibly large file with so much info, especially if your logging is set to verbose. As I develop and I receive generic errors, I need... Continue Reading →

Why do you hate SharePoint?

Seriously, I want to know. Take this small survey and let me know what you think. Why do you hate SharePoint? the survey My goal here is two fold: first, for the industry to understand the headaches people face daily and two (more importantly) try to provide some solutions to make these headaches go away.... Continue Reading →

Keep a love hate relationship with SharePoint

This is in response to the SharePoint'er (architect, administrator, developer) who has had it with SharePoint and cries "no more, I hate it". New users and customers who see SharePoint, love it. Companies realize SharePoint's┬ápotential in a few minutes of learning about it. It's a wonderfully powerful application. SharePoint in most cases can completed 80%... Continue Reading →

Effectively reading SharePoint Logs

I don't think anyone actually enjoys reading the SharePoint logs. It can be overwhelming. I've found a few techniques to mastering the logs and finding what you really want, fast. First, you need to crank up diagnostic logging in Central Admin. The default logging levels don't do a good job of reporting everything. So hop... Continue Reading →

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