I’ve been working with SharePoint 2010 and Word Automation Services quite a bit these days. I recently ran into an error that I just could not figure out. There’s very little out there on teh interwebs, and the only solution that I found sounded perfect. At first.
When attempting to convert a file from .docx to .pdf via Word Automation Services we were receiving:
Unrecognized attribute ‘allowInsecureTransport’. Note that attribute names are case-sensitive. (D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\WebServices\WordServer\Proxy.config line 77)
This was a brand new SharePoint install and everything appeared to be configured correctly. The ONLY solution that I could find was to apply a .NET hotfix (KB976462). It made sense. It sounded perfect! However… the .dlls that the hotfix wanted to apply were at an older version than what was already on the SharePoint server. At this point, we opened a case with Microsoft… (more…)
On a normal day lately, I’ve been either migrating old 2003 sites to 2007, or finding ways to implement functionality that’s not exactly “out of the box” to accommodate various needs. This usually involves a few “related” lists, maybe some custom SPD workflow, and a DVWP or two. It’s fun! And then… I need to document what I’ve done for either the users to understand how to use it, and what to expect. Or more likely, for myself to refer to down the line when someone asks me to go back and support it
Sure, you can use the SharePoint wiki as-is. It’s fine. It “works”. But I like to take it a step or two further. Here are some “extras” that I implement on most wikis that I create these days. (more…)
Yeah… so… We haven’t really made much progress on the renovations since – November?!? We’re such slackers…
Maybe someday we’ll actually finish it. *crosses fingers*
The first floor renovations on our house are nearly done! We’ve almost finished the minimum needed in order to meet our goal – host Thanksgiving. We’ll still have a bit of work to do on the front section of the first floor, but that’s functional-enough and not really necessary at the moment. I doubt we’ll have time to move forward with that remaining portion – and if we did, it’d just be opening a big can of worms (re: would make a big mess). (more…)
It’s been a while since my last home desktop/workstation purchase, and I’ve just about maxed-out my upgrades on the old Mac Pro. I’ve been considering picking up a new computer for some time now, but torn over the cost/benefit. Listening to my podcasts it sounded like Apple’s looking to replace the Mac Pros for the most part, with the newer iMacs. I scoffed at the iMacs back when I bought my Mac Pro, but now they’re actually pretty nice. Plus, an iMac wouldn’t generate nearly as much heat, use nearly as much power, and weigh nearly as much as The Beast that is my Mac Pro. So recently, I decided to take the plunge.
I visited the Apple store one weekend for other reasons, and asked them about their iMac stock, you know, since I was already there. They don’t carry the upgraded model that I wanted (no surprise) so I’d have to order it online and wait. And that’s when the fun began… (more…)