SSRS + Visual Studio + SP Integrated Mode

March 16, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

Visual Studio is a good option for designing SSRS reports. Now, that is. But years ago we had a different toolset. One of those around the 2009/2010 time was ‘Business Intelligence Developer Studio’. This was effecting a Visual Studio shell that had report templates for the various SQL Business Intelligence […]

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SharePoint trace service keeps getting disabled

February 23, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

Continuing the theme of obscure SharePoint gotchas you’re unlikely to encounter (unless, I assume, you’re reading this) here’s another. One environment was experiencing an issue whereby the SharePoint Tracing Service was constantly getting set to disabled. No amount of editing it in services.msc to set it to Automatic would ‘take’ […]

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Sharepoint solutions – stuck on retracting or deploying

January 14, 2018 Matt Thornton 1

I’m adding this here in the hope it may save someone a few hours of pain and hair-pulling. (i.e., what I’ve just been through.) If you use solution management in Central Administration in SharePoint – you’ll be fairly used to the whole add-spsolution / install-spsolution / uninstall-spsolution / remove-spsolution stuff […]

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Phew – a Microsoft recommendation, not a hard limit

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I was talking the other day about routes to splitting a large SharePoint content database in to multiple chunks. I was aghast to find that my route – to restore a content DB, clear out unneeded stuff, then backup-SPSite the site collection and then restore-SPsite it to the target location […]