Monthly Archives: March 2012


Office 365: The server block is not well formed

A curious error occurred on Office365 the other day… nobody was able to access a document library on SharePoint Online – the helpful error message was “The server block is not well formed”… Without access to the server logs I raised a service request and after trying loads of things that didn’t help I was […]

Making Better Decisions with Self-Service Business Intelligence & SharePoint

I’ve just finished a couple of packed events on Self-Service BI with SQL and SharePoint… thank you all for attending in Jersey on Guernsey with Dan Hare and Mark Loane – thanks also to David Grady who was instrumental in the setup of our fancy new SQL 2012 demos with REAL data… no sight of […]

Office365 – Open PDF in the Browser

SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Online have a default setting which prevents certain files (e.g. PDF) from being opened in the browser. This setting is in Central Administration – “Permissive Browser File Handling”, which allows users to open files in their native applications. This can be considered a security risk… however most organisations I have […]