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James Milne

Jul 30
Where is Internet Explorer in Windows 10?

So you've just installed Windows 10 and you can't find Internet Explorer anywhere?

All you can find is the new web browser called "Microsoft Edge" and you've lost your old faithful Internet Explorer.

So the good news is that you can get Internet Explorer back by following a few simple steps:

 

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. In the top right hand corner of the you will see the ellipse menu. It looks like three dots.
  3. In the Dropdown menu you will see "Open with Internet Explorer". If you select this option then you'll see Internet Explorer Popup.
  4. Right Click the Internet explorer icon and "Pin to task bar" and then you can start it when ever you like.

 

 

Oct 26
Content Type ToolBar 2010

I had forgotten to post a how-to get the Content Type Toolbar working for SharePoint 2010. The original Content Type Toolbar still works in SharePoint 2010, it just needs a minor tweak to get it working.

 

Download the latest version

Go ahead and add the web part to your page as you would normally. Then do the following:

 

  1. Edit the Page
  2. Edit the Document Library Web Part
  3. Set the "ToolBar Type" to "Show Toolbar"
  4. Save the Page
  5. You should notice the toolbar at the top of the Documents Web Part will display the Content Types attached to the library.
Jul 13
SharePoint Online does not support loop back

Introduction

This is apparently a "known limitation" of InfoPath and Office365. I'm publishing this in the hope it saves other people from wasting time on something that _should_ work but doesn't.

Background

Connecting to web services via .UDCX files is considered best practice as the connection details do not become embedded in your InfoPath forms. Unfortunately when you try this technique on SharePoint Online you do not receive any data back.

Symptoms

When trying to use a .UDCX to connect to SharePoint Web Services on the same instance you are unable to return data.

Cause

Response from MS Support:

"Any time that you make a call to the same server from an InfoPath form, the requests to loop back. This works only when loopback protection is disabled. For security reasons, loopback protection is always enabled in SharePoint Online. This is a known limitation of InfoPath forms in the Office 365 SharePoint Online environment, and there is no workaround for this issue.

   

Find the KB artcle for same  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674193"

 

Workaround

None. This is not supported on SharePoint Online or Office365.

Jul 01
How to make Camtasia 8 videos compatible with Internet Explorer 7 IE7

 

Symptoms

Internet Explorer 7 generates the following javascript error message:

Error: 'TSC.playerConfiguration' is null or not an object

After this error message has been dismissed the page does not play the Camtasia video as expected. Instead the page is blank.

 

Cause

Internet Explorer 7 does not support the JavaScript libraries that are used by camtasia.

Solution

 

To stop these issues with IE7 open the *_player.html file and find the code below:

Change the body of code above to look like this:

The key is line 22 to 29 which adds in the legacy <Object> tag so IE7 will still display the video. Line 31 & 64 will then stop IE7 from trying to interpret the JavaScript/HTML5 mark-ups and this avoid the JavaScript errors being reported.

Sample Code

<div id="tscVideoContent"></div>

<!--[if lte IE 7]>    

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="YourProject_controller.swf" width="100%" height="100%" style="position:relative;">

    <param name="movie" value="YourProject_controller.swf" />

    <param name="AllowFullScreen" value="true">

    <param name="flashVars" value="src=YourProject.mp4&xmp=03-05_config.xml&debugHotspots=false&poster=YourProject_First_Frame.png&authoredLanguage=en-US&altEventCategoryAsFilename=false&altLoadTimeAsSeconds=false&debugUI=false&advancedSeeking=false" />

 

</object>

<![endif]-->

 

<!--[if gte IE 8]>

<script src="scripts/jquery-1.7.1.min.js" ></script>

<script src="scripts/jquery-ui-1.8.15.custom.min.js" ></script>

<script src="scripts/swfobject.js"></script>

<script src="scripts/modernizr.js"></script>

<script src="scripts/handlebars.js"></script>

 

<script src="scripts/config_xml.js"></script>

<script src="scripts/player-min.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">

TSC.playerConfiguration.setFlashPlayerSwf("YourProject_controller.swf");

TSC.playerConfiguration.setMediaSrc("YourProject.mp4");

TSC.playerConfiguration.setXMPSrc("YourProject_config.xml");

 

TSC.playerConfiguration.setAutoHideControls(false);

TSC.playerConfiguration.setBackgroundColor("#000000");

TSC.playerConfiguration.setCaptionsEnabled(false);

TSC.playerConfiguration.setSidebarEnabled(false);

 

TSC.playerConfiguration.setAutoPlayMedia(false);

TSC.playerConfiguration.setPosterImageSrc("YourProject_First_Frame.png");

TSC.playerConfiguration.setIsSearchable(true);

TSC.playerConfiguration.setEndActionType("stop");

TSC.playerConfiguration.setEndActionParam("true");

TSC.playerConfiguration.setAllowRewind(-1);

 

 

TSC.localizationStrings.setLanguage(TSC.languageCodes.ENGLISH);

 

$(document).ready(function (e) {

TSC.mediaPlayer.init("#tscVideoContent");

});

</script>

<![endif]-->

 

 

May 28
SPSaturday Brisbane (Draft) Schedule

Looking forward to a great turn out this weekend for the SharePoint Saturday in Brisbane. Dont forget to register Register now to ensure you have your entry reserved!

There is a great round up of national speakers and the Brisbane Schedule can found online. Don't forget to check the SPSat Brisbane site for updates.

Dec 17
Welcome to my blog!

This is where I'll be sharing my thoughts on topics that matter to me. Who knows... I might even share pictures, videos and links to other interesting stuff.

If I catch your interest, let me hear from you.

May 17
Building an Online Catalogue with SharePoint 2013

Over last few months I have been really getting into SharePoint Catalogs. I see these as a real game changer when it comes to WCM and publishing content for your WWW site. These aren't just for product catalogs because but they can be a new way of looking at "Master Lists" in SharePoint. When you Publish a list as a Catalog the columns are automatically promoted as Managed Properties. This alone will save you a ton of time!

Overview

SharePoint 2013 provides a number of enhancements in the areas of content management and keywords and taxonomies. In this session, we will explore how we can create an online catalogue and use term sets to guide your navigation through your content. This technique will allow you to create catalogues or knowledge base within a single site.

[Download SPSat Slides] | [Download SPCAU Slides]

Dec 03
TWO Chances to own a HALO 4 Collector’s Edition Xbox 360

 

 

We're giving you not one but TWO chances to win a Collectors Edition Xbox Console!
Simply download the new Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012 trial to enter.

Windows Server 2012 has reinvented the way we construct and run large datacenters
while System Center 2012 helps you confidently deliver IT as a service for your business.

 

 

The prize, valued at $449 includes:

 
  • An exclusive, custom-designed Xbox 360 console
 
  • Two exclusive controllers inspired by the game
 
  • A standard edition copy of "Halo 4"
 
  • A wired headset
 
  • A massive 320GB hard drive
 
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
 
  • Xbox LIVE tokens for exclusive "Halo 4" in-game and avatar marketplace downloadable content.

 
 

 
 

Nov 14
MilCIS – Replicating SharePoint Content over Low Bandwidth

I've posted my slides from the MilCIS Conference online so the people who could not make it to the session can share the slides.

 

http://www.myriadtech.com.au/blog/James/Downloads/Presentations/MilCIS%202012/MilCIS%202012%20-%20Replicating%20SharePoint%20Content%20in%20low%20bandwidth%20scenarios.pdf

Nov 06
Mmm.. Nice..

Apparently the first HP ElitePad to hit Australian shores.. its it really nice.. and it runs an Intel Atom CPU!

 

And its soooo thin.. its like an iPad but better

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