Few documents not showing up in Search results in SharePoint

Last week one of my clients reported that are not being able to search for few documents that exist in their document libraries. These documents simply did not show up in their search results. To troubleshoot this, I first checked the Crawl Logs and realized that the missing documents were … [Read more...]

SharePoint 2013 April CU has been postponed


Article By: Mai Omar Desouki Yes April 2013 CU has been postponed and because of the issue in SP1 which has been pulled in. The KB article for SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2850035/en-us has a link for the download SP1 which if you clicked now, gives you as below; Lots of FAQ on Stefan … [Read more...]

Machine translation of package .xlf failed with error message: The file could not be downloaded from the SharePoint library because the user’s permissions have changed

While working on one of my client's new SharePoint 2013 site, the already configured Machine translation encountered an error. The following errors were shown in the Logs - Machine translation service The current operation could not be completed. Try again, or contact your system … [Read more...]

Organization Browser blank/missing/bug in Non-MySites in SP 2013


Article by: Mai Omar Desouki Ya the title has a lot to say and I am disappointed as I write this post. So I came to a point while I am implementing a SharePoint 2013 project to a client in Egypt, where they are in need for the Organization Chart, ok no problem, or I thought no problem!! I … [Read more...]

SharePoint 2013 Training in Toronto

Get the hands-on Training you need on the latest Microsoft SharePoint 2013 server from our SharePoint Certified experts and SharePoint MVPs. Our expert trainers will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of SharePoint 2013, and will also demonstrate some real time company scenarios to give you a … [Read more...]

Heads Up.. Mai Omar Desouki is Speaking at the SPSGulf 2014


Article by: Mai Omar Desouki SharePointers… this is the first SharePoint Saturday for the Gulf & ONLINE.. yup online SharePoint Saturday.. Speakers are all from different locations and still will be delivering to you the most exciting sessions by MVP, MCT & many SharePoint experts. You'd … [Read more...]

SharePoint Stsadm Backup\Restore vs Import\Export

SharePoint Stsadm Backup\Restore vs Import\Export Stsadm Backup/Restore Stsadm Export/Import Backup\Restore a Site Collection or a Web application. Exports data of a Subsite, site collection, an entire web application, or a single list. The GUID of all items in a Site … [Read more...]

“There are no workflows to start for this item” after SharePoint Migration

Summary : "There are no workflows to start for this item", Cannot start out of box workflow on a list item, Workflow not displayed on Workflow settings page. After migrating one of our sites from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 recently, one of our users Complained about the Missing Out-of-Box … [Read more...]

Users only see Default View in Content and Structure in SharePoint

Missing Views in Content and Structure in SharePoint

Today one of my clients reported that they see one View "Default View" and can no longer see Views like "Checked Out to Me", "Last Modified by Me", "My Tasks" etc. in Views drop-down in Content and Structure tool. Below is what the users saw - Below is what it was suppose to be … [Read more...]

Error editing Pages in SharePoint (WebControls.MediaWebPart)


Another quick tip for you. One of my clients reported that they can no longer edit or create pages after a SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 site migration. After a deeper look I got some interesting errors in the ULS Logs. These errors were related to Media WebPart that's added in … [Read more...]

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