Microsoft OneDrive Goes Live

Microsoft is rebranding their SkyDrive service as “OneDrive”.

Not just a rebranding though, several new capabilities, including automatic camera backup for Android and the ability to share and view videos just as easily as photos.  In addition, customers who refer friends can now receive up to 5 GB (in 500 MB increments) for each friend who accepts an invitation to OneDrive, plus 3 GB just for using the camera backup feature.

According to the site:

We’ve built OneDrive into the latest versions of Windows, Windows Phone, Office, and Xbox. You can even make OneDrive your default storage option, so you never have to worry about whether you are saving files to the cloud: They are just there. If you happen to carry an iPhone or Android phone, or use an iPad, Android tablet, Windows device, or a Mac—OneDrive is available there, too.

So, here’s the invite link: https://onedrive.live.com?invref=c3cc3a0c7234880d&invsrc=90

I really like the idea, hopefully they can pull it off.

SharePoint 2013 | Unexpected error occurred in method ‘GetObject’ , usage ‘SPViewStateCache’

Sometimes working on a DEV server runs into some unexpected features.  Like bad performance.  Sometimes the bad performance leads to bonus features in the error logs.

This one started popping up in the ULS viewer:

Unexpected error occurred in method ‘GetObject’ , usage ‘SPViewStateCache’ – Exception ‘Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode<ERRCA0018>:SubStatus<ES0001>:The request timed out..

However, it’s a simple enough fix, just increase the timeout for the cache.  Not something you want to do in a production environment, but when you’re running on a DEV machine and you just need the SharePoint 2013 platform to run without errors so it’s not masking any actual issues, this seems to work pretty well.

$LogonTokenCache = Get-SPDistributedCacheClientSetting -ContainerType DistributedLogonTokenCache
$LogonTokenCache.RequestTimeout = 300 
Set-SPDistributedCacheClientSetting -ContainerType DistributedLogonTokenCache -DistributedCacheClientSettings $LogonTokenCache
$ViewStateCache = Get-SPDistributedCacheClientSetting -ContainerType DistributedViewStateCache
$ViewStateCache.RequestTimeout = 300 
Set-SPDistributedCacheClientSetting -ContainerType DistributedViewStateCache -DistributedCacheClientSettings $ViewStateCache

This will usually get rid of the error from popping up in the ULS logs.