Following Part I, I did some more tests. It was a similar format to last time, but I though it worth looking at the results, and I also spoke to Microsoft Support about this latency question. Continue reading
I’ve had to look into Search latency in Office 365 for one of our customers. This is the time taken between a document being uploaded into Office 365 and it being available in Search. The results are interesting, though do raise a few more questions. Continue reading
As an example, here’s my taxonomy:
Sounds like it should be simple to query this, right? Well, not so much. Continue reading
So, I had an issue that I’ve a customer who wanted to have some items look up against a large list. (In fact, it was a large document library). This large list had more than 5000 items. This is a little unfortunate, due to a painful and annoying quirk in SharePoint’s design. Continue reading
We have a customer who are planning on putting a lot of documents into a Library in SharePoint. These documents will be uploaded, by hand, and are nearly always the ‘final’ version of the document. Given the number of documents in the library, the plan is to find them again using their metadata, which seems like a good idea.
However, there’s a catch – what if someone has uploaded a document with that filename already? Continue reading
Recently I’ve been working on an Office 365 based SharePoint solution. It’s a system to allow a company to create sites to collaborate with their customers, and I learnt some interesting things on the way. In part 1 I’ll deal with the technical side of things, and in part 2 I’ll look at more ‘project’ level observations. Continue reading
This is just a quick note – that annoyingly, there isn’t an RSS feed web part (that functions) in Office 365. Even more frustratingly, the RSS Viewer Web Part is available, it just doesn’t work. When you add it to a page, you get the warning:
Web Part or Web Form Control on this Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type is not registered as safe
This is discussed in KB2535012, the main thrust of it being:
This issue occurs because the RSS Viewer Web Part is not available in Office 365. This issue is scheduled to be resolved in a future version of Office 365.
In fairness, this restriction is mentioned in the SharePoint Online Release notes.
Alternatives? Continue reading
So, I am a big fan of putting build numbers or SVN revisions into the AssemblyFileVersion of my assemblies. I can then use a little bit of the System.Reflection API to get the AssemblyFileVersion, and display it to the user, write it to logs, etc..
However, I ran into a hitch when working with Office 365. Although reflection worked fine on my local machine’s sandbox, I got an error when I tried to run the same code on Office 365′s SharePoint system. It was pretty obviously and emphatically using System.Reflection that was the problem.
This was a shame, as my build process is (as usual) putting the AssemblyFileVersion in. Sadly, I don’t see any easy way to get the AssemblyFileVersion value from within Office 365 code. So, alternatives? Continue reading