19 January, 2016

The specified module 'Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell' was not loaded

Problem description:
When I open the SharePoint Online Management Shell it immediately displays the following error before I can type anything.

Error message:
Import-Module: The specified module 'Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell' was not loaded because no valid module file was found in any module directory.

·         Windows 7 machine
·         Office 365 environment
·         Windows Management Framework 3.0 
·         .Net 4.0

It’s quite easy as changing the account, yes you heard it right J

Try one of the following steps and your issue will be resolved!
1.    Make sure you run the SharePoint Online Management shell as an Administrator.
2.    Reinstalled and removed both the x86 and x64 management shells.

That’s it! Keep me posted in case of any further issues, Thank you…

SharePoint 2010: Upload multiple photos is missing

If you wanna upload multiple photos or suppose multiple documents and if the option is missing then don’t worry as it’s a simple issue and resolution too.

Problem description:
Upload multiple photos is missing in upload dialog box

Upload Multiple Files is missing when you don't have any local Office clients installed.  Here's the list of requirements to see that option:

1.      The 32 bit version of Internet Explorer. The 64 bit version does not support it and neither do other, non IE, browsers.
2.      The STSUpld.UploadCtl IE add-in must be enabled.
3.      Office 2003 /Office 2007 / Office 2010 / Office 2013 or newer on the client
4.      Client integration will need to be enabled for the web app.

Why it's required? Here is the reason- There is an ActiveX control that is used to support multiple file uploading - that ActiveX control is installed with office.

That’s it – once you install any of the client (i.e. any office version as listed above – step#3) then your issue will be resolved.

Thanks for reading this article! If your issue doesn’t get resolved after following the above mentioned steps then please do not hesitate to reply! I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues!

TypeError: Unable to get property 'indexOf' of undefined or null reference

If you upload an image to a SharePoint Online picture library then you will get the following:
TypeError: Unable to get property 'indexOf' of undefined or null reference

It’s difficult to troubleshoot the issue but let me jot down the a quick workaround steps so you don’t have to waste your time J

Workaround: Turn on Compatibility View for all webpages

1. Right-click the window header and select Command Bar.
2. Click Page, and then click Compatibility View Settings.
3. Check the "Display all pages in Compatibility View", and click Close.

It seems that this is a known issue but I don’t have a concrete fix at this moment but will definitely share once I find it. Thanks for reading this article!

If you have any queries /questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. 

The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view

SharePoint and office are the most used components when you start working in an office. Almost 90% of our documents are in office compatibility so it’s quite obvious that they have to work with SharePoint without any issues and if you start facing issues then it’s quite annoying!

Environment details:-
·         SharePoint 2010
·         Office 2013
·         Windows Server 2008 R2

Here is the error message that I am talking about:

The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons:
- A datasheet component compatible with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation is not installed.
- Your Web browser does not support ActiveX controls.
- A component is not properly configured for 32-bit or 64-bit support.

To resolve this you need the following data connectivity component installed: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23734

 Although this says 2007 and therefore looks like an odd install in relation to 2010 SharePoint it resolves this data sheet issue.

Imp Notes:
The Edit in Datasheet view functionality in SharePoint Server 2010 is not supported if you install 64-bit Office 2013 client. The Edit in Datasheet functionality is available if you install 32-bit Office 2013 client.


If you have any queries / questions then please let me know. I would be more than
happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you!

18 January, 2016

Planning Guide for Office 365

Tile image of a gear to suggest the concept of configuring global settings for a SharePoint Online environment.
Set up your SharePoint Online environment
Who does this?    Office 365 global admin, SharePoint Online admin
Tile image of a pencil to suggest the concept of planning sites and users
Plan sites and manage users
Who does this?    SharePoint Online admin and site collection admins.
Tile image of a stack of papers to represent the concept of organizing content
Organize site content and plan content features
Who does this?    Site collection admins, site owners, and key content stakeholders in your business
Tile image of a tool box to suggest the concept of customizing sites and building solutions.
Customize sites with solutions & apps
Who does this?    SharePoint Online admin, site owners, solution developers
Tile image of a globe to suggest the concept of a Public Website
Use your Public Website to connect with customers
Who does this?    SharePoint Online admin and designated designers for the Public Website
NOTE   The SharePoint Online Public Website information in this article applies only if your organization purchased Office 365 prior to March 9, 2015. If you purchased Office 365 after March 9, 2015, use an Office 365 website hosting partner.