SharePoint DST Settings for Israel 2014

March 3, 2014

בקרוב שוב נעדכן את הגדרות שעון החורף והקיץ עבור SharePoint וכמו כל שנה אני מצרפת את השינויים שיש לבצע עבור SharePoint בגרסאות השונות. השנה שעון הקיץ ייכנס לתוקף ב-28.3.2014 2:00 ויסתיים ב-26.10.2014 2:00. באופן עקרוני מידי שנה יש לעדכן את קובץ ה-Timezone.xml עם ההגדרות המתאימות לאותה שנה. השנה הפרמטרים זהים לשנה שעברה, לכן הפעולה היחידה שצריך לבצע היא העתקת המידע של שנה שעברה לתגית ההיסטוריה. להן השינויים שיש לבצע בקובץ עבור כל גרסה. כמה הערות חשובות: - בכל מקרה, שמרו עותק של הקובץ המקורי (Timezone.xml). - אם אתם עושים copy paste מהפוסט הזה שימו לב לגרשיים ורווחים. - את הקובץ יש לעדכן על כל...

SharePoint Online: "There was a problem retrieving the latest activity. Please try again later”

June 12, 2013

Lately I had a customer that one if his users experience the following error on the first time he have access the Newsfeed page: "There was a problem retrieving the latest activity. Please try again later. Technical Details SharePoint returned the following error: A required SharePoint feature is not enabled. Internal type name: Microsoft.Office.Server.Microfeed.MicrofeedException. Internal error code: 46. Contact your system administrator for help in resolving this problem." The resolution was as follow: 1. Login to the SharePoint admin center with the Office365 Admin. 2. Click on “User Profiles” form the...
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SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online Share Options

June 6, 2013

The Scenario Lately I have been asked by a customer to enable the “Share” option in the document level but not in the site level. She wanted to allow her users to share only specific documents and not the whole site. How it works Researching this issue I have found out that when a user that is part of the “Owners” group use the “Share” option the sharing will be automatically approved. If the user is member in the the “Members” his request will be submitted to...

Israel Daylight Saving Time (DST) settings 2013 – SharePoint

March 5, 2013

בהמשך ללהיט שובר הקופות משנה שעברה – DST For SharePoint אני מביאה לכם השנה את המידע המעודכן לשנת 2013, והפעם גם עבור SharePoint 2013. מיקום הקבצים: הקובץ Timezone.xml נמצא תחת ספריית ה-Config של ה-SharePoint MOSS 2007 > C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\CONFIG SharePoint 2010 > C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG SharePoint 2013 > C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\CONFIG את הקובץ הזה צריך להחליף אחת לשנה עם ההגדרות שרלוונטיות לאותה שונה. את הקובץ יש לעדכן בכל השרתים בחווה ולאחר מכן לבצע IIS Reset. מומלץ...

Israel CTS (Commercial Technical Support): New Blog & New Post

November 27, 2012

This is a good opportunity to introduced the new blog of my team – Israel CTS. This blog will contain post about our troubleshooting experience and information about interesting problems that we have solved. The blog will be written in Hebrew. I’m also happy to the first one to publish a post there and I hope that this blog will be useful for the Hebrew readers. My post is about Hebrew documents that have unrecognized characters (Gibrish) in the search results when using FAST for SharePoint.

MOSS 2007: Missing “Select a Language” dropdown when creating new sites after language pack installation

November 15, 2012

Yes, I know that MOSS 2007 is quite old but I think it worth mentioning. I had a case today of a customer that installed new environment of MOSS 2007. In MSDN you can download the English installation with SP2. My customer used this installation and then installed Service Pack 3 (WSS+Server). Then he have installed Hebrew Language Pack Service Pack 3 and tried to create new site collection in Hebrew. However, at that point he has discovered that he was missing the site the “Select a language” drop down. The language pack itself was also missing...
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Unable to Edit Report Viewer Web Part Title

November 8, 2012

Consider the following scenario: You are using SharePoint 2010 with Reporting Services 2012 integrated mode. You have installed the Reporting services Add-In for SharePoint. You are creating report and you would like to display it a SharePoint page using “SQL Server Reporting Report viewer” web part. You would like to change the web part title and you go to the Web Part properties, Expend “Appearance” section and change the web part title from “Report Viewer” to the name you would like to use. In this scenario the web part you have insert will not be...
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SharePoint Online: Welcome to your new public web site

October 21, 2012

A few months ago the public beta Office 2013 was released; the release included the SharePoint online offering, which contains a public website. In the past I have written about the public web site branding (Warning: Hebrew post), in this post I would like to focus on the new version of the public web site. When checking the new version, it is very interesting to see the progress that was made in the public web site area. The public web site of office 365 is aim to help small business to publish their own website in...

Setting display language for all users under every site

October 20, 2012

Lately I have been asked by a customer to set the display language for all his sites and all his users for Hebrew. The customer has multilingual site collection with about 500 sub site in 5 different languages (other than Hebrew). His users were responsible for the content editing in all languages and their demand was to work with the Hebrew menus. How does display language work? I did a little research to find out that in order to change the display language you need two steps: 1. Setting Alternate languages – Site Actions >...