Connect Office 2016 to an Office 365 Tenant

January 19, 2017

One of the key steps of being able to utilize services in Office 365 from Office 2016 is to connect the two together. This a fairly simple procedure, and I’ve created an easy step by step process to set this up as seen below.     Start by launching Word 2016.         Read More

We couldn’t sync this library. This library isn’t available offline (OneDrive for Business)

January 18, 2017

Recently I was trying to sync a new SharePoint library in a site I have setup in Office 365, and after having tried many other blog posts, none of them worked, and I had to come up with my own solution.     The error I was seeing was as follows.   “Microsoft OneDrive for Read More

PSConfig: The IncomingUrl is already present in the collection in a different zone

January 10, 2017

I recently encountered the following error message when running the Products Configuration Wizard (psconfig) in SharePoint 2013.     Exception: System.ArgumentException: The IncomingUrl is already present in the collection in a different zone.  A url may only map to one zone at a time.  Use a different url for requests from this zone.   Although Read More

Import-SPWeb: Could not find language

January 10, 2017

I was recently working on a customer SharePoint site when I was running into this issue with trying to import new data into their environment.     Import-SPWeb : Could not find language 1040     It was truly very frustrating as I had already installed what I thought was the correct language pack. Actually Read More

Microsoft Office: You’re Connected to Too Many Services

November 25, 2016

Recently I was using Office 2016 to save to a new location that I’d never saved to previously. Unfortunately, it turns out I was already connected to a large number of services (as I work as a consultant and am often working on many projects at once). Before I could connect to a new service, Read More

The Specified User or Domain Group Was Not Found

November 25, 2016

I was seeing some odd behaviour on a client site a while back. Below is a list of the various issues I was seeing.     When trying to insert a link into a web page     I was seeing the following error.     Also in the ULS, I was seeing the following Read More

SharePoint Search Service Won’t Provision as User Not Found

July 12, 2016

A while back I ran into a situation where the Search Service Application wouldn’t provision in SharePoint 2013. The client was seeing the following error message.         As it turns out, this was due to the client deciding half way through the setup to change the user ID’s of the service accounts Read More

Microsoft MVP #4

July 4, 2016

I’m humbled and pleased to say that I’ve been renewed as a Microsoft MVP in Office Servers and Services (formerly SharePoint) for a 4th year in a row. Thanks go out to all those who helped me in this effort along the way over the past year. Special thanks to my former boss Sean Wallbridge, Read More

Download Standalone InfoPath 2013 for Office 2016

June 9, 2016

A while ago Microsoft announced the end of life for the InfoPath product in the Office suite. Since that time, Office 2016 has been released, and there’s still a large demand for the InfoPath product by a number of my colleagues and clients alike. Microsoft has not produced a new version of InfoPath for the Read More

Trouble Loading SharePoint Sites in IE11 After Upgrading to Office 2016

May 19, 2016

I’ve recently come across a few scenarios where people have mentioned that they’re unable to load SharePoint sites in Internet Explorer 11 after having upgraded to Office 2016. It appears to happen regardless of Windows version (7, 8.x, 10), and is only an issue in IE (it doesn’t appear to occur in Firefox, Chrome, etc.). Read More

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