SSRS: the given path’s format is not supported

March 16, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

As an aside to my other post on SSRS in SharePoint integrated mode, this is a niggly little issue I encountered. If you find yourself needing to edit a published report and, for whatever reason can’t go back to source to make the change, then a reasonable option is to […]

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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Monterey Hotel, St Helier, Jersey

February 13, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

We were on a long weekend (2 adults, 2 young kids) from a neighbouring island. Looking for a little somewhere to hide and relax for a few days. We might normally have considered somewhere more – what we would thought would be – ‘upmarket’ – but given the prices decided […]

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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 […]