2013-07-09: Update 2 – As of Version 2.3.1 the Jetpack plugin and the WordPress cloud have been updated to support more SSL scenarios. Jetpack should now work without issues and configuration changes. The post below is still valid for other connected systems that doesn’t like mismatched SSL certificates.
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.
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:
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.
When installing and running Office Excel 2013 on a host operating system where an Internet Explorer version earlier than IE9 apps will not work. Instead the the following error message will be displayed:
Sorry, we couldn’t load the app because your browser version is not supported. Click here for a list of supported browser versions.