One key feature missing from Azure Web Sites is the possibility to run your own SSL certificate for encrypted https traffic.
This pretty much disables it for any real business use whatsoever.
Every single professional I have spoken with regarding this have chosen alternate solutions for their projects and tests. As usual a key problem here is no official words on availability and firm delivery dates to relate to. Finding a blog post or discussion thread where someone says it might be available as a feature in the future just doesn’t enable project budgets to be spent on Azure Web Sites even for tests and explorations.
On May 17th (2013) we held a very successful seminar as part of the launch and roll out of the SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 family. The event took place at Microsoft Sweden’s newly renovated office just north of Stockholm.
Photo by Björn Nylander
The event focused on the new capabilities for BI in SharePoint 2013, SQL Server 2012 and Office 2013 and looked at the possibilities of the platform from a strategic ROI point of view.
The main part of the seminar was my presentation and demonstration of the Solver BI Framework that enables BI in SharePoint 2013 to live in a structured platform with plenty of information about report and system status, integrated news and much more. We also showcased the new GeoFlow 3D data visualization (download here) features of Excel 2013 that was very well received.
This error, “Sorry, something went wrong. The aspx_debug attribute on the page directive is not allowed in this page” occurs when trying to create a folder in some types of document libraries, such as the Report Document Library used for SQL Server Reporting Services report documents in SharePoint 2013.
The error comes from some bad /Upload.aspx files that are used by SharePoint 2013.
identifying the upload file for a Report Document Library gives us this standard file path:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\ReportsAndDataListTemplates\ReportDocumentLibrary\Upload.aspx
The standard contents:
By updating the contents with something that makes more sense we can get the folder creation feature to work again:
Do note that all page directives needs to go, and we need to update the UIVersion property from 15 to 4 otherwise we just get new exciting errors.
This weekend an issue with another website running in the same tenant as this blog made the whole system go down. This episode made me finally spend some time moving the blog to Azure Websites. It should be running fine and exactly as before, but if you find anything out of the ordinary or not working, please let me know.
The earlier host was LAMP-based so I had to do some changes to get everything working as before:
Solver demonstrerar verksamhetsnyttig BI med Microsoft Office 2013 och Sharepoint 2013
Fråga: Hur får min personal tillgång till och möjlighet att förstå och analysera både företagets och sina personliga nyckeltal (KPI)
Svar: – Vi visar effektiva sätt att få tillgång till och analysera de viktigaste nyckeltalen genom intranätets BI-portal
Fråga: Som ansvarig för IT har jag tillstyrkt stora investeringar i avtal med Microsoft, hur drar jag nytta av dessa?
Svar: – Vi visar upp olika exempel hur dessa investeringar kan utvecklas till en verksamhetsanpassad informations- och BI-lösning med standardprodukter från Microsoft
- Kort om Solver
- Microsoft BI, en översikt
Seminarieinformation När? – Fredagen den 17 maj 8.00 – 10.00 (registrering och kaffe 08.00 – 08.30) Var? - Microsoft, Finlandsgatan 36, Kista Anmälan? – Maila din anmälan till email@example.com eller ring Björn Nylander på 08-24 88 00 för att boka ditt deltagande. O.S.A senast 10 maj. Seminariet är kostnadsfritt men begränsat till 40 deltagare.
As part of the Easter holiday time abundance I am migrating some projects to the TFS service at http://tfs.visualstudio.com/. This is part of the evaluation to see if it works for some of the more complex scenarios we face when developing BI solutions.
Once a project is created the following message greets the creator:
“Your project is created and your team is going to absolutely love this.”
This error message appeared in a SharePoint 2010 farm/environment when trying to use Excel Services to display a Excel spreadsheet in SharePoint 2010.
Screenshot in English: Excel. Unable to process the request. Wait a few minutes and try performing this operation again.
Screenshot in Swedish: Excel. Det går inte att behandla begäran. Vänta några minuter innan du försöker utföra den här åtgärden igen.
After reviewing the Events and log files and finding error messages such as theese:
Event Viewer: Event 5239, Excel Services Application. There was an error in communicating with Excel Calculation Service (server address on port 32843, standard port for web services address ending with /ExcelService*.asmx) exception: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive.
The issue was that the web site used for the SharePoint Web Services had the ASP.NET Impersonation Authentication method enabled.
The solution is to disable the ASP.NET Impersonation again.
Go to IIS Manager (Start, Administrative Tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager). Expand the Sites node on the server running the Excel Services Service Application. Choose the Authentication icon in the IIS area. Choose ASP.NET Impersonation in the list and disable it using the action link on the right hand side.
Screenshot: IIS Manager, Authentication settings for the SharePoint Web Services.