Infotec 2012

Today’s keynote was presented by Mark Carson, owner of Fat Brain toy’s. Mark had a wealth of experience to share in his journey (marathon) about the path from startup to building a brand.


Get SharePoint 2010 Buld Version

Here’s a quick PowerShell Scrip that will pop-up a message box with the SharePoint 2010 Farms build number. It’s assuming you’ve already added the snap-in microsoft.sharepoint.powershell.

$farm = Get-SPFarm
$version = $farm.buildversion
#Write-Host “Farm Build Version is: ” $version
[System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox]::Show(“Farm Build Number: $version”)

SharePoint 2010 & TFS 2010 Integration

Be careful when changing web application authentication methods. Upon switching to Kerberos we had several issues crop up on our TFS web app. For example, we had disabled anonymous access in CA, however, this doesn’t alway propogate to IIS. So, it was manually disabled. Upon switching authentication providers, it reset the Anonymous to enabled causing the creation of project portals to fail. In addition, depending on how many AD groups a user is included in, Domains etc, the header for hte kerb ticket can be so large that you get 400 errors. Kerberos, rather than session based, is currently authenticating each object on the page, actually adding more overhead. There’s a fix for the size of the header by adding a reg key, but my advice, switch back to NTLM if you can and lose the headache!

‘GetUserSLProfileData’ Failed. Access Denied (Silverlight Control)

So, I spent a day pulling what’s left of my hair out. The “organization” webpart in SharePoint 2010 worked fine in Chrome and Firefox. However, failed in Safari and IE.

Tracked it down to that I wasn’t using x86 of IE, I had been using x64, needless to say, switched to x86 and it worked.

Safari, no idea still. However, non silverlight functionality is there and works.

SharePoint 2010 Miscellaneous

Sometimes SharePoint 2010 doesn’t cooperate and it’s then you need to revert back to stsadm vs. power shell, for example, recently I could not get a solution file to retract via power shell, however, stsadm -o retractsolution saved the day. Moral of the story, don’t completely throw away the old toolbox yet, it might just save you a lot of grief!

InfoPath Forms Services forms cannot be filled out in a Web browser because no State Service connection is configured for the web application

This is actually really a simple issue, you just need to go to Central Admin > Application Management > Manage Web Applications, select the web application that the InfoPath rule is complaining about, then choose “Service Connections” and check the “State Service”, then re-analyze the rule in a minute or two and voila!