Saturday, October 25, 2014

Q&A with the SharePoint MVP Experts Chat On Oct 29th @1pm EST or 10am PDT

A note from Melissa Travers
Sr. Community Program Mgr, Community and Online Support

We are launching our SharePoint MVP Expert Chats again!  Have questions about SharePoint 2010 or 2013?  Or SharePoint Online? Office 365?  Please join us October 29th at 1pm EST or 10am PDT where you can have your questions answered live!  We will be using the Reddit Ask Me Anything format.  This is new to us but many of Microsoft teams are using this medium now.  Please create a Reddit account beforehand so you can be ready to ask questions.  

More information on the chat and room location will be available on Oct 29th in the SharePoint forum.  

Hope you can join us!

Hope you can join us!

MVP Experts Participating:

1.      Andrew Connell
2.      Cathy Dew
3.      Doug Hemminger
4.      Doug Ware
5.      Eric Shupps
6.      Gavin Barron
7.      John Ross
8.      Kris Wagner
9.      Randy Drisgill
10.   Sahil Malik
11.   Sean McNeill
12.   Shane Young
13.   Spencer Harbar
14.   Todd Bleeker
15.   Trevor Seward
16.   Wictor Wilen

On Twitter: #SharePoint questions? Get answers live 10/29 @10am PDT from the MVPs  #sharepointmvpchat #mvpbuzz

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Drag Drop not working in SharePoint 2013 with IE8 Installed

Issue: User reported that drag and drop functionality is not working for the some of the user:

Error: There was no error however, user was not able to see Drag files here option when accessing the SharePoint sites. You can see the difference form the below snap-shots.
 IE’s Snap-shot: 

Chrome’s Snap-shot

Background: We have a recent upgrade of IE7 to IE8 and after this user started complaining that they can’t user the option to Drag files in SharePoint sites.


Tried it on the server where we have IE 9 installed and its working fine.
Tried to clear IE cache and reset IE settings.
Tried to reset the zone of sites in IE.
Tried to run the SharePoint 2013 site in IE compatibility view.  
This is something broken or not available in IE 8 which has broken it.
Tried to look at internet and found MS KE which says this functionally is not available in Chrome or Mozilla and this was true for us as this is by design.
However, our problem was to not having it available at all IE 8.


By checking on the server where it was working fine, I noticed that there is a add-on installed with a very clear name: SharePoint DragUpload Control, which is actually allowing IE to work with this functionality.

Checked on Installed IE 8 add-on list and found that ad on STSUpld UloadCtl Class add-on was already enabled.

This adds on is supported by STSUPLD.DLL and is available at location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12.

One article says this functionality doesn’t come with IE 8 or IE 9 by default; you need to have SharePoint DragUpload Control installed. Or installing Office 2013 or SharePoint 2013 does the same job for you.

Since we don’t have any plan to upgrade Office as of now and SharePoint Designer 2013 is blocked

There was another Option which MS KB suggested upgrading to compatibles browser or Office package would resolve the issue, since we don’t have that option, so what next.
Well looking at many options it says that we have to have Office 2013 or SharePoint Designer 2013 installed to user this very popular functionality of SharePoint 2013.


Applies to: SharePoint server 2013, IE8, IE 9, IE 10, Office 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 2014 Cumulative updates: SharePoint Server

October Cumulative updates are release for both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint 2010:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010:
  • SharePoint Server 2010: KB 2899490
  • Download SharePoint Server 2010 October 2014 CU: 2899490
Note: This CU includes all SharePoint 2010 fixes released since SP1. The CU does not include SP2 and no fixes released in October CU

SharePoint 2013:
  • KB 2889946 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 October 2014 CU
  • KB 2899469, KB 2880962, KB 2880485 - SharePoint Server 2013 October 2014 CU
  • KB 2752098 - Fix for SharePoint 2013 Indexing Connector for Documentum (if installed)
  • KB 2889898 - Office Web Apps Server 2013 October 2014 CU
  • Download SharePoint Foundation 2013 October 2014 CU: 2889946
  • Download SharePoint Server 2013 October 2014 CU: 289946928809622880485
  • Download SharePoint 2013 Indexing Connector for Documentum October 2014 CU: 2752098
  • Download Office Web Apps Server 2013 October 2014 CU: 2889898
Note: After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2013.

Error: "A web analytic report is not available for this site. Usage processing may be disabled on this server or the usage data for this site has not been processed yet : SharePoint 2013

Issue: When you click on Site Actions and then Site Web analytics Reports, you get error message. 

Error: A web analytics report is not available for this site. Usage processing may be disabled on this server or the usage data for this site has not been processed yet. 

Back ground: 
Any site in the SharePoint environment is having issue and every single site we are getting this issue. Usage and Health data collection Service is provisioned fine. 

Checked errors on the SharePoint servers, nothing reported.
Checked on the Logs nothing reported.
Enabled Reporting feature on Site collection Admin feature list, nothing worked. 

Note: enabling “Reporting” Site Collection Feature the Site Settings > Site Web Analytics link will disappears and will replaced elsewhere with Popularity Trends (under Site Administration). 


While looking at the wide audience, I get to know that Web Analytics is discontinued from the SharePoint 2013. 

Due to less than optimal performance running service at scale in large enterprises, web analytics has been discontinued and is not available in SharePoint 2013.  Having said that, you can still view some analytics capabilities for e.g. Most Popular Items, Popularity Trends.. report for a specific item/site/sitecollection level 


If you have any thoughts on this please drop in the comments. 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013.


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