Office Crashes when opening documents from SharePoint After Windows Update KB3055034

So Around October 13, 2015 Microsoft release an automatic security update that unfortunately started crashing Microsoft Word and other applications when you access files from SharePoint. Here’s the summary of the purpose of the update: “When a custom task pane is displayed in a document in Microsoft Word 2010, information isn’t updated in built-in task panes. For example, the formatting of selected text isn’t updated on the Reveal Formatting task pane.” –Microsoft Note other related updates with those issues may be KB3093983, KB3097966   How to Fix The...

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In SharePoint Prerequisite installer you Get ‘The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role’

Issue Summary You try to run the SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites installation in Windows Server 2012 and before going to far, you get an error message saying ‘The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role’. Cause Really unexplained.. most likely bug. Solution This is surprisingly simple: Rename the file: c:\windows\system32\ServerManagement.exe  TO   ServerManagementCMD.exe Rerun the configuration prerequisite...

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SharePoint Versions, Cumulative Updates, Service Packs and Build History

Hello SharePoint Admins! From hearing the pains of keeping up with and identifying which updates are the latest, we’ve decided to make life easier for all. This is a list that we have built with the complete list of SharePoint Cumulative Updates, hotfixes, Services Packs. We plan on keeping this up to date. If we missed something please leave a comment below and we will update. Also if you have an issues with an update it would be nice to share with community as well in the comments.   SharePoint 2016 Release Date Build KB Name Contained Updates August 2017   KB...

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History of SharePoint: The Past, Present and Future

SharePoint has come a long way over the years, from its early days, as a simple server management tool, to its use today, as a sophisticated file sharing and management software suite. Over the years, SharePoint has been used by companies to maximize productivity, build incredible websites, and much more. It has grown with the Internet and changed over time, becoming more powerful and comprehensive with every iteration. Better yet, the future of SharePoint looks bright, with incredible new innovations on their way for the next generation of users. About SharePoint Created by Microsoft in...

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SharePoint AIIM Survey Infographic March 2015

SharePoint surveys come across periodically and I love them. They are an excellent source into the the technology that can help us make better decisions. This is one of the latest ones that should appeal to executives and stakeholders deciding to develop solutions on SharePoint. I can very well understand those numbers and are not a big shock to me, and it is nice to see now some real numbers put together by a Survey from AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) underwritten by ASG, AvePoint, Colligo, Concept Searching, Collabware, EMC, Gimmal Group, K2 and OpenText that can...

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PowerPivot Gallery not loading, showing Install Microsoft Silverlight Message

The Issue Power Pivot in SharePoint used to load a gallery the workbooks and shows a screenshot of each report. However, sometimes you open the browser, navigate to the page and find that it’s not loading with a "Install Microsoft Silverlight" message. Even after installing Silverlight, it still says the same thing. Chances are you you are using Google Chrome. That is the crux of the issue. Google decided that Chrome will no long support many different types of plug ins, in an effort to conform with web standards, so they no longer support PowerPivot Gallery in SharePoint...

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