Cliff Green's Blog

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Deployment Errors

I was recently working with some of the new capabilities in workflow with SharePoint 2013.  I...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 03/11/2013

SharePoint 2013: The directory is not a subdirectory of the root directory.

Odd error indeed.  I recently built a SharePoint 2013 farm and everything was OK in the near...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 02/19/2013

Reporting Services Single Sign On (SSO) Authentication - Part 2

The first post in this series focused on creating some core validation logic to validate a user...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 04/05/2011

Reporting Services Single Sign On (SSO) Authentication - Part 1

This will be the first in a series of posts related to setting up single sign on for SQL Reporting...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 03/29/2011

Styling the PerformancePoint 2010 Dashboard Output

Using Dashboard Designer in SharePoint 2010 allows one to build powerful visualizations for end...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 10/07/2010

Common SharePoint 2010 Developer Installation Issues

This is one of those posts you hope will save a lot of people some time, but also a place to store...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 09/27/2010

SharePoint SPUtility.GetLocalizedString() Behavior

I was recently working with a customer with some localization behavior in SharePoint.  What I...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 08/31/2010

Manage and Generate the SharePoint Thesaurus files with a SharePoint List (Part 2 of 2)

In the last post we addressed the basics of implementing the SharePoint thesaurus file using a...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 07/15/2010

Manage and Generate the SharePoint Thesaurus files with a SharePoint List (Part 1 of 2)

I have seen a few implementations of SharePoint Thesaurus generators that use various means to...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 07/07/2010

SharePoint 2010 Team Site Wiki Implementation

SharePoint 2010 changed the way team sites worked. Now the home page is more of a WIKI...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 06/07/2010

Threaded Discussion using SharePoint 2007 Web Services

There have been a few comments lately on this post I made a while back on how the threaded...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 03/15/2010

web.config Encryption and SharePoint

This post comes form another question generated from a customer. I have encrypted my web.config...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 01/11/2010

Change in Enabling the SharePoint Developer Dashboard

For those of you exploring the beta of SharePoint 2010 you may be aware of a new feature called the...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 12/13/2009

SharePoint Console Application Permissions for Read Only Access

I was recently challenged with trying to come up with a least privilege scenario for running a...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 08/22/2009

Reporting Services: Value Either too Large or too Small for a Decimal

I have seen a few reports recently that have been upgraded from SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008 where a...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 04/23/2009

SharePoint CopyIntoItems and Setting a Document Content Type

I can’t take credit or this one, but a colleague I have been working with was able to figure this...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 04/21/2009

Reporting Services Migration Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

In working with a customer doing a migration from Reporting Services 2005 to 2008 an error appeared...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 03/27/2009

SharePoint Tools Released

I work in the ISV Practice here at Microsoft. There are two tools recently released to the...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 02/09/2009

Discover SharePoint Context within an Integrated SSRS report

With SQL Reporting Services integration with SharePoint there may be a need to be contextually aware...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 12/12/2008

Controlling Page Size in a Reporting Services Report

The default page size in the US is Letter, 8.5in x 11in. In other parts of the world A4 (8.3in x...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 11/12/2008

SharePoint Web Part Embedded Resource Permissions

It is a normal expectation for companies to embed resources like javascript, CSS and other resources...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 10/27/2008

Reporting Services: What Happens When I Upgrade

Recently we were involved in a conversation around upgrading from SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008. The credit...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 09/30/2008

Finding a SharePoint List Template Id

There are several ways to find out the ID for a List. A typical scenario where a list template id is...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 08/04/2008

Unravel the SharePoint Threaded Discussion

The SharePoint Threaded Discussion is a forum type of post. Underneath, like all things SharePoint,...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 07/16/2008

SQL Server 2008 RC0 canonical errors during setup

I was installing the RC0 version of SQL Server 2008 this weekend and kept running into the following...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 07/07/2008

One of the new features available in SharePoint 2007 are content types. Content types allow you to...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 06/23/2008

SharePoint Webs web service CreateContentType and UpdateContentType

I was experimenting with the SharePoint Webs web service CreateContentType and UpdateContentType...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 05/30/2008

Since my first post was based on removing web parts from the web part gallery of a 'My Site' there...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 04/18/2008

Understanding event receivers in a SharePoint survey

SharePoint provides great support for creating surveys in your sites. Under the covers this is just...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 04/05/2008

I was recently asked how one could include the 'open tool pane' link in an ASP.NET Web Part hosted...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 03/16/2008

For my first post I am going to illustrate how someone can limit the web parts available to users on...

Author: Cliff Green - MSFT Date: 03/12/2008