Category Archives : Strange Stuff


ACTUALLY RESOLVED: Unable to Create List using SharePoint 2013 REST API in SPD2013 17

Are you ready for this? Im never satisfied with the answer “No you cant do that”, not as a Developer So, i began to read through some TechNet and MSDN articles for Workflow and found this Gem. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822159.aspx  What this Gem does is EXACTLY what Chris Givens found out and did in his PowerShell but […]


Error/Resolution: Could not load type ‘System.Data.Services.Providers.IDataServiceUpdateProvider’ from…

Synopsis:  Cryptic message huh, but basically i got a tweet from @dfollette regarding using the Client Site Object Model (CSOM) in SharePoint to gain access to List Data and other LOB System and he also had a reference in a Web Cast to do the same thing using the REST API.  Even as tired as […]


How To: Use SharePoint 2010 WebParts with a GridView Control to get SQL Image Data type and other Values

Recently I was faced with a challenge Render a LOB System Data in SharePoint. Datatypes include an Image (BLOB) , char and int Provide a means to filter by Last Name Initial Approach So as all professionals we should ‘Strive For’ the solution that can be done Out-Of-Box before trying to code a solution.  That […]


Question: Not able to get Email Alerts when using an Email Enabled Windows Security Group in SharePoint 2007

I have a situation where I have an email enabled security group with individual users in it, this security group is added to a SharePoint group. Here are some known I am using the Site Owner to Add Alerts on behalf of users if you enter the email address a user into the "Send Alert […]


How To: Create a Farm Based and Sandbox Based Solution Web Part using LINQ to SharePoint via SPMetal Utility

Synopsis In this Blog and in all the blogs i post, I try to re-use my work/efforts; for one, it ensures that the information is grounded, it certainly gives me practice, and more importantly, it demonstrates how SharePoint is modular, and how each part of the Wheel Compliments each other.  So.. </soapbox> over, lets begin… […]

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Cannot save a document or workbook to a Document Library, only to your My Documents Folder

Tested and Confirmed on the below Platform Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 SP2 Synopsis You have a document library and with our without Custom Site Columns, Content Types, just OOB, when you try to save a document; whether it is a Word Document, Excel Document, etc., you are unable […]