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InfoPath cannot save the following form Error

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

InfoPath cannot save the following form

V: 1.0

Issue

You try to publish InfoPath form to SharePoint from a Windows Server and you get the following error:

Infopath cannot save the following form: http://sharepoint/formsLibrary
This document library was either renamed or deleted, or network problems are preventing the file from being saved. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

InfoPath Publish Error KB2752612

Cause

Desktop experience feature is not installed on Windows Server by default.

 

Solution

On Windows Server, use Server Manager and install the Desktop Experience feature. The feature is under ‘User Interfaces and Infrastructure’. Reboot the server after adding the feature. After the reboot, you should be able to publish the InfoPath form from the Windows Server. This issue doesn’t happen if you are publishing from the Windows client operating systems.

 

InfoPath Publish Error KB2752612 DesktopExp Feature

 

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MS Project Calculation Option and ERROR

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Microsoft Project Calculation Option and ERROR on few fields

V: 1.0, Updated: 03/29/2016

Scenario

Microsoft Project as a scheduling application, runs different formulas behind the scene.  You may run into the following scenarios:

  1. Some of the columns (fields) in Microsoft Project will not show the updated data
  2. Some of the fields will show #ERROR instead of the data

Cause

Microsoft Project has a calculation option that is set to On. Go to File > Options > Schedule > Scroll down to Calculation section on right. You will find On and Off options there. It defaults to On. You can hit Ctrl F9 to turn on or Off the calculation setting in Microsoft Project. Notice the bottom left of status bar and you will see the calculation change messages.

MSP2013_Calculations_01

 

The setting says ‘Calculate project after each edit‘. In case no edits are made, the project will not calculate data! In situations, you will see #ERROR message in cells for few fields. For example create a Date field and use formula Now() to populate current date in that field.

MSP2013_Calculations_02

 

Resolution

Even with Calculation option set On, if you see the #ERROR or don’t see the correct data, hit the F9 key. It will force the calculation and will update the data in Microsoft Project.

MSP2013_Calculations_03

 

 

Summary

There are four ways to let Microsoft Project perform the calculations. We discussed few options above. Below are four calculation options in Microsoft Project and one of which can be used:

  1. File > Options > Schedule > Calculation and set to On
  2. Hit Ctrl F9 to turn on / Off calculation option
  3. Right click on the top left cell in the view and choose Calculate Project from the menu MSP2013_Calculations_04
  4. Add Calculate Now or Calculate Project commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

 

Add Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar

  1. To add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar, right click on it on top right  and choose ‘Customize Quick Access Toolbar‘ (of go to File > Options > Quick Access ToolbarMSP2013_Calculations_05_CustomizeRibbon
  2. Choose ‘All commands‘ under ‘Choose commands from’ drop down. From the list of commands, select Calculate Now and click Add button in the middle to add it to the right side. [You can add Calculate Project command as alternate] MSP2013_Calculations_06_CustomizeRibbon
  3. You will see the commands icon in Quick Access Toolbar MSP2013_Calculations_07_CustomizeRibbon

 

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SharePoint Project Server 2016 Resources

Monday, August 24th, 2015

V: 3.1, Updated on: 03/19/2016

On Jan 21, 2016 Bill Baer – Microsoft’s Senior SharePoint Product Manager announced the availability of the SharePoint Server 2016 on Yammer. On Mar 14 2016 Microsoft released the RTM for SharePoint and Project Server.

SharePoint 2016 comes with lots of improvements, enhancements and features.

SharePoint 2016 Preview

You can use the following resources to start your game plan for SharePoint 2016 and Project Server 2016. The game is on…..

SharePoint Server 2016 Resources

  1. SharePoint 2016 – Technet Center – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303422(v=office.16).aspx
  2. SharePoint 2016 Technet Forums – https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?forum=SP2016
  3. Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 and cloud hybrid search – https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/24/announcing-availability-of-sharepoint-server-2016-it-preview-and-cloud-hybrid-search/
  4. SharePoint Server 2016 Datasheet – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48715
  5. SharePoint Server 2016 Quick Start Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48714
  6. SharePoint Server 2016 Reviewer Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48713
  7. SharePoint Server 2016 Download – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51493
  8. Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2016 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51492
  9. SharePoint 2016 RTM and the Future of SharePoint event – https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/14/sharepoint-2016-rtm-and-the-future-of-sharepoint-event/
  10. Technet Forums – SharePoint 2016 – https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?forum=SP2016
  11. What’s new for admins in SharePoint Server 2016 – https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/14/whats-new-for-admins-in-sharepoint-server-2016/
  12. First look at SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview – Youtube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV6PVzGs51I
  13. Hybrid Center – http://hybrid.office.com/

 

Project Server 2016 Resources

Project Server 2016 is a service application in SharePoint 2016. That will makes its installation and deployment easier. SharePoint Server 2016 resources apply to ProjectServer 2016 as well. Below are some of the additional resources specific to Project Server 2016,

  1. Project Server 2016 – Technet Center – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303399(v=office.16).aspx
  2. Project Forums – https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/projectserver/en-us/home?category=project
  3. Project Online – https://products.office.com/en-us/Project/project-online-portfolio-management
  4. Find information about Project Online – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Find-information-about-Project-Online-e33e2273-dfaf-4eb7-aacc-393e80e58a97
  5. What’s new in Project 2016 – https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/30/whats-new-in-project-2016/
  6. Users Voice – Office 365 Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) – https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/218133-office-365-project-portfolio-management-ppm

 

Office Online Server 2016 Resources

Office Online Server 2016 is a next version of Office Web Apps Server.

  1. Office Online Server 2016 on Technet – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219456(v=office.16).aspx

 

Keep watching this space for updated information, resources and news.

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SharePoint Server 2016 Announcement and My Wish List

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Version: 1.1,

Updated: 2/3/2015

Microsoft has been pushing for Office 365 and SharePoint Online for last few recent years. They recently announced that next version of SharePoint Server will be released in 2016.

SharePoint Server 2016 will offer customers enhanced, flexible deployment options, improved reliability and new IT agility, enabled for massive scale. SharePoint Server 2016 is expected to provide rich hybrid capabilities with Office 365 version.

SharePoint Server 2016 – My Wish List of Feature

I wish for many new and improved features in next version of SharePoint Server in 2016. Following are some of the top wishes based on my experience with customers.

  1. More enriched workflows
  2. Document Scanning Feature
  3. Making Project Server as completely independent application that can be used without the need of full SharePoint Enterprise. (in recent years we have seen Office Web Apps as an application that requires separate server for deployment now)
  4. Making better across the farm security reporting (without the need to 3rd party tools)
  5. Better Forms solution that has better cross platforms compatibility (InfoPath replacement)
  6. Making an On-Prem version of Yammer as a service application or separate app that can be tightly integrated with SharePoint
  7. Making Video Encoding features available for more enriched video publishing within on-prem
  8. Making Delve available in On-Prem as well

I’ll be adding more items later. Read the following Office blog post with recent announcement details.

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