Omicron Llama

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SharePoint Conference 2012

So this year I was given the opportunity to go to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas this year, and damn was it an experience! After a week of being back in the UK I thought I’d just jot down a few thoughts on the conference overall, as […]

Reporting Web Service Proxy does not exist in the farm – SharePoint 2013 Preview and SQL Server Reporting Services

If you get the above error when trying to create a SQL Server Reporting Service Service Application with SharePoint Server 2013 Preview, you will need to register the RS Service Proxy via powershell.. Follow these steps to do this: SharePoint 2010 Management Shell with administrator privileges.Right click the icon and click, “Run As Administrator”. Run […]

SharePoint Server 2013 Preview – Testing BI on SQL Server 2012? You need CTP3!

If you have installed SQL Server 2012 and wish to test out the Business Intelligence features (particularly SSRS in SharePoint 2013 Preview) you will need to install SQL Server 2012 SP1 CTP3 – this release is designed solely for testing out the Business Intelligence capabilities of SharePoint Server 2013 Preview. You can download the installers […]

Connecting to Analysis Services on SQL Server 2012 from PerformancePoint on SharePoint 2013 Preview

You might notice in PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer that when you create an Analysis Services Data Source, typing in a server name throws no error but the Database dropdown box never populates. Look to the event logs and you might find this error shown shortly after loading Dashboard Designer: Unable to load custom data source provider […]

If You Do This, I Hate You

I’ll come clean. I know a lot of what I know because I know how to Google/Bing for answers. Yes, other people have taken the time to answer other’s questions, I just know how to get them. But there’s a certain kind of person that hampers my efforts in finding out other people’s answers to […]

What The Hell Is A SharePoint Site Collection?

Here’s another introductory post about something that I always see confusion over when new users to SharePoint hear these terms – Site Collection and Web site. What the hell is the difference between the two? Here’s my TL;DR answer (followed by a lengthy discussion): SITE COLLECTIONS DO NOT STORE CONTENT A site collection is just […]

SharePoint Development – What to Learn?

I thought I’d jot down a few things which I believe fresh SharePoint developers need to know when they’re confronted with the daunting task of developing something for SharePoint for the first time. SharePoint development has a massively steep learning curve. It literally takes years to get good at not only developing solutions in SharePoint, […]

Applying CSS Customisations in SharePoint – A Technique

Having done numerous branding exercises in SharePoint over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to try out various different methods of both loading CSS into your environment, and also the actual writing of the CSS. I have previous covered methods of loading CSS, and spoke about it in a video, which you […]

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