We’ve been doing more and more work on SharePoint these days. It’s not as nice as Domino. It requires more effort to develop applications. The simple things that we take for granted in Domino require some work. But, once you get started working with it you can see why companies like it. A lot of our client base has started to develop applications in Sharepoint or they are moving their Mission Critical Domino Applications over.
The nice thing about the Domino development environment is that it is easy enough to setup a server instance or instances on a local workstation and you can develop to your hearts content. Sharepoint requires more effort. Both from a licensing standpoint and required development tools.
Recently I decided to setup SharePoint Foundations on my workstation. Foundations is the “no Cost” solution requiring only licensing on the base operating system. Now, Microsoft does not officially support running SharePoint on a Workstation but does provide instructions on how to do it. However, the instructions seem to have a number of incorrect or missing steps. So my instance didn’t work.
Here are some of the things you need to do to get it working properly.
1. Read the instructions. Domino installs are easier and you can get a server running in minutes.
2. Do not use your favorite unarchiving tool and don’t do what the instructions say. I know I told you to follow the instructions but this one was wrong. If you use an unarchiving tool the files won’t get extracted properly. You need to run the following from the command line.
Sharepoint.exe for foundations doesn’t exist at this point.
3. Edit the filessetupconfig.xml to allow for installation on a workstation. If you try to run the setup program now you’ll find that it won’t work. It will come back saying that the base OS is not supported. You need to edit the config.xml file and add the following tag line inside the <configuration> tag:
Uninstall SQL Server 2008 because there can be problems if standalone installation finds some existing database.
b. Make sure you don’t have pending file operations
Start regedit and then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control>Session Manager . Find the key “PendingFileRenameOperations” registry. Delete the key.
c. Install SharePoint 2010 as single instance again
I ran setup again and let it repair the last installation.
6. Startup the Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration and you get a blank page. Okay were almost there. You start the administration to start working and you get a blank screen. To fix this you need to go to the IIS administration. Lookup the sharepoint website and change the authentication. Make sure that Anonymous is disabled and Basic authentication is enabled.
After I did all that my SharePoint development instance was up and running. Definitely not as easy as Domino but well worth the work.
Excel 2013 no longer opens files on doubleclick
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 1:10p rob I started working with Office 2013 a few months back. Really hate the recent interface design changes that seem to be sweeping the current IT world. I find the minimalist presentation a little too bright and it actually makes things a little to difficult to find on the screen.
Doubleclick doesn’t open excel spreadsheets anymore
Recently I ran into a problem where doubleclicking on an excel file in the file system no longer opened the file in Excel. Excel opened but would just give me [read] Keywords: google
Lync for MAC 2011 keeps crashing
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 10:17a rob Ever since I upgraded to Mavericks I’ve been having a problem with Lync 2011 crashing. It seems to happen most often when my macbook pro goes to sleep. However it will also happen during a lync call or a lync screen sharing. I’ve gone through the normal upgrade steps with no success. Recently I did a complete clean reinstall by doing the following steps:
1. Use the following technote from Microsoft to delete LYNC from your MAC
2. Deleting the OC__KeyContainer__ in y [read] Keywords: mac
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 8:09a rob So for the first time since 1996 I did not attend Lotusphere. Yup, this year was a no show for Rivit. Last year we questioned the value of attending but IBM asked us to attend. This year we looked at the value of the show and decided that we could use our marketing dollars elsewhere.
I tried to stay away from reading up on the show activity only cause I thought I’d feel like I missed out. I read Wild Bill’s update this morning and got the sense that my decision was a right on [read] Keywords: domino
So how does your market perceive Notes?
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 9:14a Rob Salerno Just wondering how your local markets perceive Notes these days.
So before everyone starts ranting I just want to clarify a few things:
I’ve worked with Notes since 1993.
I’ve been to every Lotusphere except the 1st one.
metaLogic was an IBM Premier Business Partner.
Rivit Continues to be an IBM Business Partner.
Rivit Continues to work with their client base on Domino related projects.
Notes/Domino is still a better environment for development applications then the alternative.
Ho [read] Keywords: domino
79% of malicious attacks on mobile phones are on Android
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 9:14a Rob Salerno Reading the news (http://tinyurl.com/q83helf ) this morning that showed some interesting statistics concerning malware on mobile devices. I have yet to see an attack on my IPhone. Come to think about it, I never saw an attack on my blackberry either. But, according to statistics 79% of all malicious attacks happen on android devices. That’s a huge number. Especially when you compare it to Apples number of 0.7% of all attacks.
The article goes on to state that 44% of all Android [read] Keywords: apple
Blackberry Continues its plummett
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 6:12a Rob Salerno OK… So its been a long time since I Blogged. Its actually a good thing. Things have been incredibly busy at Rivit. We’ve been migrating more clients to Microsoft every month. Our forecast is looking good. Thank you to all of our customers!
This morning I was reading the Newspaper and saw an article on Blackberry. The news last week was that Blackberry continued to slide even after they released their new phones. In fact they had lost 4 million subscribers in that same p [read] Keywords: apple
Migrations Migrations Migrations…
Fri, May 24th 2013 4:15p Rob Salerno Damn. Its been a while since I blogged. Rivit has been really busy the last couple of months.
Our core focus is now Migration. Migrating people from one platform to another. Typically we are seeing IBM Lotus Domino clients moving their mail or applications to another platform. However, we also see companies moving between archiving products. But We’ll talk about archiving migrations in a later blog.
We see numerous IBM clients that have made the management decision to migrate. We g [read] Keywords: domino
Connect 2013 – General Observations
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 7:09a Rob Salerno I’ve attend every Lotusphere since 1995. I’ve been a vendor for 15 of those years. The last few years we’ve questioned the return on our investment as we saw Domino losing Market share With this years change in direction we, like most of the community, were very skeptical about the show. Last minute planning and some aggressive pushing from IBM got us to attend as attendee’s. We didn’t go as a vendor.
For the first time in a long time I was able to a [read] Keywords: domino
Just got my Iphone 5
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 8:09a Rob Salerno So I just got my Iphone 5. Yup, I’m a Apple junky. Ipad’s, Ipod touches, Macbook Pro, Nano’s, and Iphone are all over my office and house. I sidestepped the jump to the 4S. Didn’t think that Siri or a faster process was significant enough to make the jump. But when the 5 was announced I jumped on the list with my service provider. 1 month later I get a knock on the door. That’s right, a 1 month waiting list.
I like Apple products, but I don’t c [read] Keywords: apple