Removing Corrupted Web Parts from a Project Site/Project Server Web Part Page

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on February 27, 2013

Issue: Project Site home page displays Closed/Corrupted WebPart on the page after saving as a Project Site Template. Cause: Web part corruption or closed web parts which have not been deleted on the page. Solution: To fix, you need to follow these steps: 1. Click on Site Actions then Site Settings. 2. Click on Site and

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Powershell with SMO Assemblies

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on February 21, 2013

SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) are .NET objects introduced by Microsoft which has been created to allow for programmatic management of Microsoft SQL Server. Using SMO, programmers can design applications or scripts which perform similar in functionality to Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio. As outlined in Microsoft article (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh245202.aspx) you can load SMO assemblies in

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Getting the Most of SharePoint’s Datasheet View

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on February 19, 2013

SharePoint lists offer users access to some great features by tracking list items such as Risks and Issues as individual items. Features such as version control, workflow approvals and read write access to multiple list items  – at the same time by different users – are only possible due to each item being a separate

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The Datasheet View Cannot be Displayed

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on February 19, 2013

In my previous blog Getting the Most of SharePoint’s Datasheet View I highlighted the functions the DataSheet view in SharePoint provides to a user trying to update list items quickly including by using Fill Handle we have come to love from Excel. However there are a couple of common reasons that stop a user from

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Bulk Checking in Checked Out Documents

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on February 5, 2013

If you have read my previous blog on using the Explorer view to upload multiple documents, you have now likely experienced the following scenario. You have just uploaded a number of projects that you can clearly see are on the site, but no one else can see them when they browse to the site. The

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Renaming Fields on PDPs

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on February 4, 2013

Problem Need to change the default project field “Owner” to another custom name such as “Project Manager” Solution Notes This is a little bit of a hack to rename the “Owner” field on the page it is displayed in without changing internally on the back end. The solution only updates the text displayed on the

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Display Percentage Values on Labels of SSRS Charts

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on February 1, 2013

By default an SSRS chart does not display a label on the chart. In order to display them, right click on the actual chart and enable “Show Data Labels”. The problem is how do we display a numeric value as a percentage to the total values? Firstly, select the label and go to the Label

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