tirsdag den 17. september 2013

The Website does not exists or is not configured for Project Server

Today I came across a very annoying problem in Project Server 2010.
I have had many problems creating workspaces because the workspace template was corrupt and I could not create a new template before I had a site to create it from.

Therefore, instead of creating it through the project creation process I decided to create one through SharePoint->Sites and Workspaces.


After the site was created, I copied the URL and I tried to connect it to a project through Server Settings->Project Sites.


Edit Site Adress


Now I enter the URL I copied from the site just created and click Test URL. The page loads and everything seems fine. However, after clicking OK the following error comes up.

"The Web site does not exists or is not configured for Project Server. Enter a Web site that has been extended with a Project Server compatible template".


Now the first thing I start to investigate is what is wrong with the site. Am I missing a feature/webpart or…
After some retrying, I find that the site is actually fine. It is Project Server that doesn't understand the URL.
The URL must not contain any HTML escape characters or any leading or trailing slashes.
Invalid formats
 - /PWA/Test%20Template%20Site/
 - PWA/Test%20Template%20Site
 - /PWA/Test Template Site/
Valid format
 - PWA/Test Template Site


Language specific characters must also be written in the Unicode format (Danish æ,ø,å).

lørdag den 16. marts 2013

Surface Pro


--==Used the Surface Pro for one week==--

I just received my Surface with Windows Pro a week ago and wanted to share my experience.

I live in Denmark so I got a friend to pick it up for me. I did not want a keyboard from the states because of the Danish specific keys. Fortunately, I could buy a type cover for the Surface RT that also works for the Surface Pro.

I am going to use the Surface Pro for Email, Notes, Remote Desktop, Games, Visual Studio.

I could only get the 64 GB model because the 128 GB model were sold out. Logically with 64 GB, the space is tight; therefore, I bought a 64 GB SD card. To my surprise, I can install some applications and games on the SD card, some not. I tried with the following applications:

-          MS Office Project 2013

-          Red Alert

-          Battlefield Heroes

--==Initial impressions==--

The keyboard works almost as expected. The buttons are a little small and I do some typos. The trackpad is annoying but the pen is a good replacement and I use an external mouse a lot for regular work.

Power vise I have been positively surprised. For surfing and watching videos, the power lasts really long. I did not time it but it feels long, though not as long as the iPad. The sleep mode also works really well, only used 3% power after been asleep for 10 hours.

If I start to play games or do other heavy work the power drains like a normal notebook, 3-4 hours before I have to plug it to power.


tirsdag den 5. februar 2013

Sharepoint 2013 - Fullscreen mode/hide quick launch

If you want to hide the quick launch on a SharePoint page or web part page in 2013 you could of cause use CSS scripts as in 2010.
But as a new thing in 2013 the user have the possibility to click on full screen mode. so why not load your page in this mode and then the user can choose to exit the mode if he prefers.
 
Add a content editor webpart to your page and click on Edit HTML from the ribbon.
Add the following code:
 
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function()
{
  SetFullScreenMode(true);
}
</script>