SharePoint 2013

Embed a PowerPoint Presentation into a SharePoint 2013 Page with Multiple Farms

It seems like everyone NothingButSharePoint and Microsoft Office and Microsoft Bogs states that you can not embed unless your using Office 365 (this may have been due to using SharePoint 2010). There are many more post and articles that require you to use Onedrive.. There are probably many better ways to sharing Content using WAC with multiple farms and SharePoint On-Prem and I would enjoy hearing about how you have solved this issue

Embed a PowerPoint Presentation from a source SharePoint Farm and render the presentation in a target SharePoint Farm using CEWP

1. Go to http://focalpoint.cotoso.com and search for PPTX

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2. Use the Drop Down, Choose embedded information, and Copy All

3. Go to http://learning.fabricam.com

5. Add Content Editor WebPart

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6. Click Inside the WebPart Choose the Orange Insert, Click Embed Code

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7. Insert (Paste CTRL+V) the Code you copied from http://focalpoint.contoso.com

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8. Then Click the Insert button,

9. Next Edit the WebPart, and change the Width to 540px, then click OK

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10. Click Check-in, then Publish this Draft

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Note: The Site Collection Feature – Cross-Farm Site Permissions is activated on both Farms, the cross-farm site permissions feature to allow internal SharePoint applications to access websites across farms.

 

Ivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SharePoint LMS – ELEARNINGFORCE Module Documentation

I have included links below to all of the latest guidance for ELEARNINGFORCE  SharePoint (LMS) that we support.

Learning Management Module (LMS) v4.3

Dashboard Module v2.1

Registration and Enrollment Module (REM) 5.2

Competency & Certification Module (CCM) v2.1

 

 

-Ivan

 

SharePoint LMS – ELEARNINGFORCE Competency & Certification Module (CCM) v2.1 Guidance

One of the issues as a consultant I find difficult at times is the lack of product documentation. This can happen for many reasons with product immaturity being the most prevalent today. However, this was not always the case. When I first started using PCs and developing software in the 1980s we had to dial-in to an ISVs BBS  (Bulletin Board) using very expensive, very slow modems (USR 300b / 1200b)  that obviously suffered from performance, and required ISVs BBS phone number.   Luckily or maybe not so much it was more difficult to find a bookstore in Los Angeles that carried any publications on software development as there was only one store in Los Angeles that sold books on software development OpAmp 1033 N Sycamore Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038 and software development being such a small industry was just a small part of OpAmps business as the store focus was primarily on Electrical Engineering. Unfortunately, OpAmp is out of business today and the last time I stopped by for nostalgic reasons was in 2012. OpAmp still had a 1990s style website the last time I browed through the site a couple of years ago (see screenshot below), without todays ability to buy and sell the writing was on the wall..

Please pardon my digression as I got carried away reminiscing when I found out today that OpAmp went out of Business sometime in 2013.

 

Screenshot of the OpAmp Website via the Wayback Machine

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I have included links below to the ELEARNING FORCE Competency & Certification Module (CCM) v2.1 Documentation

As time permits I will upload the ELEARNINGFORCE Learning Management System (LMS) v2.1 guidance for SharePoint along with the  ELEARNINGFORCE Registration & Enrollment Module (REM) v2.1 for SharePoint documentation. Last, I will provide the known issues as I have found them and recommend future enhancements that will become apparent as you design, develop and deploy the LMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Ivan

Metalogix Content Matrix 7.2.0.1 PowerShell Copy Jobs “Failed to Find the main assembly”

If you have upgraded from a previous version of Metalogic Content Matrix SharePoint edition or have multiple Content Matrix editions (SharePoint, Fileshare, Blog) deployed you may receive the error “Failed to find the main application assembly” when attempting to run any of your PowerShell Copy Job Scripts. If you are not running the Metalogix copy jobs in PowerShell you will not be affected by this issue.

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Resolution

The resolution that worked for me was to uninstall Metalogix Content Matrix Consoles, Content Organizer and the Content Matrix WSPs. Open a command prompt in admin mode and run Gacutil /lr > E:\Apps\gacutil.txt to pipe the contents of the GAC to a txt file to review. In one environment I found two assemblies were not being removed Metalogix.System.Commands.dll and Metalogix.SharePoint.Adapters.StoragePoint.dll. The setup uses Installutil and was unable uninstall the two assemblies listed previously.

From the open command prompt run the followingimage

  • gacutil /u Metalogix.System.Commands.dll
  • gacutil /u Metalogix.SharePoint.Adapters.StoragePoint.dll

substitute any assemblies you found for the ones I used as necessary

 

Download gacutil as part of the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8279. I spoke with Bill Wilcock the Western Regional Support Manager for Metalogix and “Metalogix has determined it is definitely the GAC assemblies and the issue should be resolved in the next hotfix release coming out in a week or two.” 

As I mentioned above, If you are not running the Metalogix copy jobs in PowerShell you will not be affected by this issue. But if your not running the copy jobs in PowerShell you should be; the jobs run at least 2x faster and you can set up a schedule in Task Scheduler to run your incremental jobs daily. This means that when its time to cut over,its very anticlimactic as the site admins, department admins, and end users have verified their content has been successfully migrated, they have time to get used to the new look and feel, and started using the new features prior to Go Live.

 

Cheers,

 

-Ivan

Blog: http://blogs.msmvps.com/ivansanders/

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SharePoint 2013 Migrations, Are you having fun yet??

Wow what an incredible couple years SharePoint 2013 is still rockin on premise and online

Time Consuming Steps

However, there were two time consuming steps that didn’t have anything to do with the mechanics of the migration or the technology like moving WebParts, Pages, Items, Documents and creating Site Collections from Sites in Additional Content DBs.

  1. 1.The conversion of the Binary File Format documents to the OpenXML File Format.
  2. 2.Teaching folks why managed metadata is important and the creation of a Global Taxonomy, that includes Navigation

Luckily, there were two sources of information that made this easier but still not painless Waldeks Post – Building Global Navigation in SharePoint 2013 http://blog.mastykarz.nl/building-global-navigation-sharepoint-2013/ (it works) and the WAND Library. Unfortunately, though I have access to the Library the client did not choose to purchase the subscription so we didn’t get to take advantage of the huge library of terms.

WAND has started offering its entire catalog of taxonomies from the cloud, where you have the ability to subscribe monthly and download the parts that your Client needs to either start their taxonomy or fill out their taxonomy.  I have just been through a relatively easy migration 8 Content Dbs and a small 1TB of Content.

Missing Tools for In-Flight Conversion of Site Columns

The largest notable part missing, though metalogix will help you modify Multi-Choice Site Columns to Managed Metadata Site Columns In-Flight, there are NOT ANY migration products that will convert your binary File Format documents to the OpenXML File Format.

The Microsoft tools like Office Migration Planner will not work with a mapped drive using WebDav, but you can still use PowerShell though we found it was actually better to use a staging Farm, Convert all of your Documents using Word Automation Service. then perform a final migration where we modify the columns In-Flight to take advantage of the managed Metadata Site Columns.

This is important, if you want to take advantage of changing the Multi-Choice Site Columns to managed Metadata Site Columns In-Flight. Because if you have not converted all of your RTFs, HTMs, DOCs to DOCX then you will lose the metadata associated with these documents.

I’m not sure why metavis, sharegate, metalogix, tsunami or others do not build document conversion into their products since we need to be moving off the Binary format for many reasons and embracing the OpenXML Format

 

Cheers,

-Ivan

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SharePoint 2013 NOTICE: Microsoft Deactivated SP1 Download

UPDATE: 04-22-2014 Reference: Stefan Goßner

The updated version of Service Pack 1 has been released today!

Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product:

NOTE The KB articles for the re-released Service Pack is different from the recalled Service Pack.

  • KB 2880551 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880552 – SharePoint Server 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880553 – Project Server 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880554 – SharePoint Server Language Pack
  • KB 2880555 – SharePoint Foundation Language Pack
  • KB 2880558 – Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1

Download links for updated SP1:

Customers with Service Pack 1 Deployed

For customers who have previously deployed Service Pack 1, download the updated Service Pack 1 and install over the existing Service Pack 1 running PSConfig or PSConfigUI immediately following.


Customers without Service Pack 1

For customers without Service Pack 1 deployed, download the updated Service Pack 1 package and deploy as per the KB documentation.


MSDN/VLSC/MPN ISO

There is no update to the integrated ISO ("slipstream") from MSDN, VLSC and MPN as it was not affected by the issue.

Reference: see official announcement in Bill Baers blog post.

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“Notice: We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817429

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“Notice:We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.

A known issue in SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 can affect the functionality of the Search WebPart. We encourage you to limit production installations of SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 until a fix is available. SharePoint Server 2013 is not affected by this issue.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817439

I would like to thank Andy Williams the Nikon TAM (Microsoft Technical Account Manager), for bringing this to our attention Thursday. Unfortunately, we are affected since we have deployed SP1 to All DEV and PRD Servers. The only good news (I guess) is that our topology consists of Standalone farms for both WAC and WFM.

You may want to also check out Todd’s post http://bit.ly/OjfHAk as he states that Bill Baer has said that the ISO downloaded from MSDN does not have this issue.

 

Cheers,

-Ivan

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-Ivan

metalogix content matrix resolves errors

I recently posted on my disappointment of metalogix due to the continual system crashes. The crashes have been resolved and occurred in version 6.2.0.1 There were numerous errors removing version 6.2.0.1.

However, all issues have been resolved in version 6.2.1.1 and greater.

metalogix version 6.2.1.1 ROCKS!! Thanks to the folks at metalogix for working with me to get the issues resolved

Creating Managed Metadata Fields in Flight

After resolving the issues I wanted to check out the inflight creation of Managed Metdata Field migrated from SP2007 MultiChoice Field in flight. The new Managed metadata Field was created along with the term set based on the old SP2007 MultiChoice Field.

Screenshot Metalogix Creating the Terms in flight

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However, there is an issue that is not handled in Flight if you have any .DOC files (the old Binary format Office Documents) you will lose all of your, metadata.

The workaround for this issue is to first bring over the libraries as they are. Once they are in SharePoint 2013, you can run the following PowerShell Script if you have configured Word Automation Services to Convert the old binary format to the Open File Format DOCX ,

Then create the Managed metadata field and term set use content matrix

$wasp = Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy | where { $_.TypeName -eq "Word Automation Services Proxy" }
$job = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions.ConversionJob($wasp)
 
 
 $web = Get-SPWeb http://intranet.contoso.com/
 $inputFolder = $web.GetFolder("Shared Documents")
 $outputFolder = $web.GetFolder("Shared Documents")
 
 $job.UserToken = $web.CurrentUser.UserToken
 $job.Name = "Convert Docs to Docxs"
 $job.Settings.OutputFormat = [Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions.SaveFormat]::Document
 $job.Settings.OutputSaveBehavior = [Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions.SaveBehavior]::AlwaysOverwrite
 
 $job.AddFolder($inputFolder, $outputFolder, $false)
 $job.Start()
 $status = New-Object Microsoft.Office.Word.Server.Conversions.ConversionJobStatus($serviceAppProxy.Id, $job.JobId, $null)
 $status
 $timerJob = Get-SPTimerJob "Word Automation Services"
 $timerJob.RunNow()
 Write-Host $timerJob

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ScreenShot of SharePoint 2013 Technical Library using Managed Metadata Columns

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ScreenShot SharePoint 2007 Content Type using the Choice Column type

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Cheers,

 

-Ivan

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Using Yammer & SharePoint Intranets to Drive Employee Engagement

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-Ivan

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