Friday, October 3, 2014

‘Unable to upload the Multiple Document’ in SharePoint 2013: Solution is here.

Issue: When you try to upload multiple document option in SharePoint 2013, the option is not available to you.

Error: There is no error message in specific, however when you try to find the option to upload multiple documents in a Library it’s not available.

Environment: Windows 8, SharePoint Server 2013, Office 2010.

Background: As a new upgrade in the company, user trying to play around the SharePoint 2013 and trying to get used to it. Based on the general queries of the users it had become a good practice to learn about the new features of the product.

A user has asked that we don’t see any option to Upload Multiple Documents in SharePoint 2013 which I know is deprecated in SharePoint Server 2013 based on the MS KB:


User has to use the option of drag and drop the document from Windows folder to SharePoint Library, which basically works as a charm if you have good configuration.


User can use the Explorer view in SharePoint 2013 document library.

However, being a SharePoint Admin, I was thinking to move a bit ahead with my search, where I know people these days are not satisfy with out of the box features and there have been techies doing regular research and messing around with giant product.

I came across a SharePoint Add on, which give this functionality and when deployed in your farm, enables the option to Upload Multiple Documents.  

But, Wait…..! It’s not free, there is $ 199 cost associated with it.

I think it’s a good option for those who are missing the capability to Upload Multiple Documents from SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010, but looking at cost I would live my life with Explorer View and Drag-Drop Option.

Choice is yours …..!

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, Office 2010.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Windows 9 or Windows 10: Sneak Peak.

There have been allot many publications on Windows 9 where is was expected reveal many undisputed features of Windows 9 than its predecessors 8 or 8.1.

I though provoking thing is why MS has said its Windows 10 not 9.  There are many rumours that MS think number 9 brings bad luck to them, but when asked premier launch of Windows 10s name, Windows chief Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore avoided a straight answer, instead they joked about how “seven ate nine” and then said how the “breadth of the product family” justifies the grandiose name. So, really, why did Microsoft call it Windows 10 instead of Windows 9?

There’s also the odd fact that the name of each Windows release doesn’t actually match the real version number; for example, Windows 8.1 is actually version 6.3 of Windows. Windows 10 is version 6.4. The last time the release name actually matched the version number was Windows NT 4.0, which was released back in 1996. Windows 2000, which was called NT 5.0 during development, was actually version 5.0. Windows XP was version 5.1. Windows Vista was 6.0, Windows 7 was 6.1, Windows 8 was 6.2, and Windows 8.1 is version 6.3.

Actually, modern versions of Windows are still based on the Vista kernel/code base — including Windows 10, which is actually Windows 6.4.

You can confirm this by pressing Windows key and then R on your computer.

It always goes by names, in saying that, MS tried to analogous it with more common name as Windows One (would have made more sense) based One Drive, One Note. Wicked part is that MS has already launched Windows 1, when I think even I had not started picking the computers. So I had made more sense to call it Windows 10.

The Best news is it would be free for the user who are on Windows 8 or 8.1 J I am lucky chap.

More Talks are at:

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows:

Windows 9 Technical Preview spotted, may be called TH:

Windows 10 event: Live blog, updates, start time and more from Microsoft's announcement

Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users


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