Month: April 2011

SharePoint 2010 Project Templates Missing After VS2010 SP1 Installation

After I installed VS2010 SP1, I am now missing the SharePoint 2010 project templates.  Slightly annoying to open projects that used to work fine and seeing this: The project type is not supported by this installation. Solution is relatively simple, rebuild the project and item caches in Visual Studio, wish they had this option in the menu system or at least a little more intuitive, but it is what it is You can try the steps below to reset VS templates: Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to C:\Program Files \Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE Delete the ItemTemplatesCache, ProjectTemplatesCache folder Open Visual Studio Command Prompt (2010) with Administrator privilege: right-click the program -> Run as administrator Run devenv /InstallVSTemplates Registers project or item templates that are located in <Visual Studio installation path>\Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates\ or <Visual Studio installation path>\Common7\IDE\ItemTemplates\ so that they can be accessed through the New Project and Add New Item dialog boxes. Run devenv /Setup Forces Visual Studio to merge the resource metadata that describes menus, toolbars, and command groups, from all available VSPackages.   If you are still unable to open the project: You can download and install VS 2010 SDK (or VS 2010 SP1 SDK) which contains new project templates such as Item Template template and Project Template template Visual Studio 2010 SP1 SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21835 Visual Studio 2010 SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=2680 References: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms241279.aspx;...

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April 2011 CU for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 has been released today

The product group released the April 2011 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family. The KB articles are not yet available (as usual it will take a couple more days to get these through the required release process) but the fixes can already be downloaded. As soon as the KB articles are live they can be found at the following locations: KB 2512783 – WSS 3.0 KB 2512782 – MOSS 2007 KB 2512804 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 KB 2512800 – SharePoint Server 2010 KB 2512801 – SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server As you see there is a separate Full Server Package for SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server which simplifies patching of this common installation. The Full Server Packages for April 2011 CU are available through the following links: Download WSS 3.0 April 2011 CU Download MOSS 2007 April 2011 CU Download SharePoint Foundation 2010 April 2011 CU Download SharePoint Server 2010 April 2011 CU Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server April 2011 CU After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm. For the 2010 Server Products it is sufficient to install the SharePoint Server 2010 package as it includes the SharePoint Foundation package. Related Update Centers: Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products Updates for SharePoint Server 2010...

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Team Foundation Server 2010–Analysis Database Corrupted, Rebuild It

Most large companies that are Microsoft centric rely on TFS for their source control, but it also does so much more (as long as you use it to track work items ad other tasks).  Part of TFS is a SharePoint component that utilizes the platform to create a project portal where various metrics can be displayed in a dashboard.  This works fairly well, but occasionally we’ve found that the TFS analysis database TFS_Analysis has issues and we have to go in and do a little fiddling.  Generally I get the call because I am “The SharePoint Guy” and it somehow relates to SharePoint… Error Scenarios Error 1: Message on the portal stating: Project data is unavailable at this time. As a result, all reports on this dashboard have been hidden. After you have created data in your team project and the warehouse has been processed, reports will be available. Error 1: Message in Excel Services Unable to get the required information about this cube. The cube might have been reorganized or changed on the server. The PivotTable was not refreshed. Error 2: Error message in the Event Viewer: Detailed Message: TF221122: An error occurred running job Incremental Analysis Database Sync for team project collection or Team Foundation server TEAM FOUNDATION. Exception Message: Error encountered when creating connection to Analysis Services. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator. (type AnalysisServiceConnectionException) Error...

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SharePoint 2010 has SQL error connecting to local database

Log entry for EventID 5586: Unknown SQL Exception 297 occurred. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.   The user does not have permission to perform this action. This is occurring because your SQL Server has not been configured to use named pipes Fix: Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager and browse down to SQL Server Network Configuration – Protocols and Right-click “Named Pipes” in the right pane and choose Enable. You may need to restart the server for changes to take...

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Microsoft Launches the Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft is launched a new learning experience for you called MVA (Microsoft Virtual Academy) with the objective of helping you to build the necessary skills to grow in your IT role and career with Microsoft Cloud technologies. This Microsoft Virtual Academy will help you improve your IT skill set and thus advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal that allows you to learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies. Earn points, each completed trainings and get recognized by the community by moving up the ladder into a Bronze, Silver or Platinum membership. In...

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