The request uses too many resources

Introduction While developing a CSOM app for SharePoint Online I encountered an error: “The request uses too many resources” My problem I got this error while removing some webparts from a wikipage through CSOM code. It was working fine on development but didn’t work on the production system. Here is my code. Solution You only […]

Azure diagnostics. How to troubleshoot your code.

Introduction Visual Studio 2013 includes a lot of great tools to make Azure development painless. But sometimes you need to diagnose, debug or troubleshoot programs installed in the actual Azure envirnoment. Here is a quick tutorial on how to enable and inspect debugging information in Azure. Follow these steps to configure logging in an Azure […]

Setting site collection sharing by code

Introduction Set the site collection sharing (capabilities) properties in SharePoint Online by using clientside code. Sharing Capabilities With SharePoint Online you can set the “Sharing properties” of a site collection to one of the following 3 properties. Don’t allow sharing outside your organization Allow external users who accept sharing invitations and sign in as authenticated […]

SharePoint 2013 – new update frequency

Starting from July 2014 there will be monthly CU updates instead of bi-monthly. For more information see the site of Stefan Grossner Makes me wonder if this will be on-par with the SP Online version or if the SharePoint on-prem is merely catching up.

When to reindex your content?

When making changes in “Search Schema” of your SharePoint environment you sometimes need to restart the crawler to properly index the changes. When to reindex your content? Found a nice overview in this article: Managed property setting Action Requires a full crawl to reindex Mapping a crawled to a managed property Add/Delete mapping Yes […]

SharePoint online predefined managed properties.

The amount of refiners you can define in SharePoint online is limited. You basicaly need to link a property to a predefined managed property and set an alias. Found an overview of the predefined managed properties here: Managed property type Count Managed property characteristics Managed property name range Date 10 Queryable Date00 to Date09 […]

“Ask me about” property.

If you want to search or disable the refinements of the “Ask Me About” property from the user profile, look for Managed property “Responsibilities“. Or the crawled property “SPS-Responsibilities”. Displaying this property in the refinements turned out not to be that helpful. Disabling it is a breeze, if you know the correct (internal) name. Regards, […]

Introducing errors with memoryLimitMegabytes.

Introduction Many posts inform you about limiting the amount of memory of the SharePoint 2013 Search component by setting the “memoryLimitMegabytes” attribute to a number higher than zero. Most of these posts were created after the SharePoint 2013 preview, contained a nasty memory-leak that consumed your server memory in no time. The problem. When you […]

Overview of all SharePoint 2013 updates

I compiled a list with all the updates and fixes of the (4) SharePoint 2013 CU updates . Useful if you are wondering if certain ‘strange’ behavior is a known fixed issue. You can download the list here:   To download the updates :