Microsoft Office Revocation information not available

The Problem As recently encountered, if your PKI setup is less than optimal you may experience one or more of the following when opening Office documents stored in SharePoint 2010/2013 over SSL:   1. When you open the document you get a Security Alert: “Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not […]

Accessible CAPTCHA Fail

The Problem Working on a number of public-facing sites, both for government and private sector, the issue of providing a SPAM-resistant contact form arises regularly. The typical example which I have a serious personal dislike for (due to the fact that it takes several goes and a lot of luck) is Google’s reCAPTCHA.. some amusing […]

I’m Speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK

I’m delighted to be speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK again this year on 9th November – this time my session will be on public-facing websites on Office 365: SharePoint has been capable of providing enterprise grade websites for a number of versions, however these were typically associated with enterprise costs. With the latest release of […]

Host-Named Site Collection Limitations

The Disclaimer I’ve encountered these limitations on my main development farm and was able to reproduce on one other… one March 2013 PU and one August 2013 CU. It may not be a widespread issue and I am looking for a solution – any help appreciated in the comments The Problem Whilst host-named site collections […]

Office 365 Public Facing Websites – Design Manager – Part 2

This post is part 2 of my blog series “Building a Public-Facing Website on Office 365”: Creating a Public-Facing Website on Office 365 – Part 1 (Limitations) Office 365 Public-Facing Websites -  Master Pages & Page Layouts with Design Manager – Part 2 (This post) SharePoint has traditionally been a specialist area where it comes […]

Cloning a Windows 8 Boot Partition (For Free!)

The Problem You ran out of space on your Windows 8 PC, now you want to clone your boot drive (HDD, SSD, Whatever..) onto a bigger drive. Old faithful Clonezilla failed you for the first time, like it did for me…. the drive cloned but a corrupt MBR and no amount of bcdedit.exe or bcdboot.exe […]

Creating a Public Facing Website on Office 365 – Part 1

This post is part 1 of my blog series “Building a Public-Facing Website on Office 365”: Creating a Public-Facing Website on Office 365 – Part 1 (This post) Office 365 Public-Facing Websites –  Master Pages & Page Layouts with Design Manager – Part 2 SharePoint 2013 on-premises provides an excellent Web Content Management System (WCMS), […]

Word experienced an error trying to open the file

The Problem Opening a Word document from Office 365 using Word 2010 or 2013 results in the following: The Cause There cause is actually Word’s default security settings… probably a good thing! The Solution You can resolve this issue in at least two ways: 1. Disable Protected View (not recommended…) You can disable protected view […]

SharePoint Evolution 2013 – #COM716 Slides

Last week was another excellent conference – SharePoint Evolution is one of these environments where you will see a bunch of other speakers attending sessions and taking notes, learning from each other’s real world experience. In particular AC’s (Andrew Connell) session on Single Page Applications using a host of open source JavaScript libraries to build […]