Russ Maxwell

Hosting 101 Part 1 ​Before providing the steps of setting up hosting, it’s important to understand the main concepts behind O14 hosting. SharePoint 2010 has a rich set of hosting features which triumph over the previous version in many ways.  It’s now simple to setup hosting on the site collection level.  For Example: Tenant “customer […]

I recently had a customer that was using custom code against the OM in order to pull list items via the Lists.GetListItems() method. When attempting to run this method it was returning the following exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException, No InnerExpection System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall) System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters) customApp.Lists.Lists.GetListItems(String listName, String viewName, XmlNode […]

This blog is intended to quickly ramp up the reader on requirements and steps to successfully provision a user profile synchronization service. User Profile Service Application setup has been one of the most problematic issues for customers so I hope this will clear up some misconceptions.  I’ll cover some basics including components involved and improvements […]

If you’re not sure what security only crawl is, please see some of my earlier post on this subject. It’s much easier to troubleshoot security only crawls now that we have included Security Updates category within the crawl log in SharePoint 2010! For example, now I can easily spot the incremental crawl at 11:03 AM […]

I recently had a couple of questions around the (oob) profile picture property and thought it would be good to share a couple of things I discovered with it. As you may already know, a User Profile Service Application contains a manage user properties page in which you can map properties to/from Active Directory or […]

Developer Dashboard is a powerful troubleshooting tool which will enable engineers to perform advanced troubleshooting directly from the page that is rendering.   Developer Dashboard provides a plethora of diagnostic information consolidated into sections.  The sections within developer dashboard provide advanced details of various aspects of page rendering.  Sections will be broken down in greater detail […]

I discovered what I thought was a strange issue with SharePoint 2010. The issue was that anonymous users were unable to post comments on a blog site. To be more specific, this blog site was part of a site collection that was provisioned as a Publishing Portal. Simply stated, the blog site is a sub-site […]

This blog is to provide a quick ramp up on SharePoint 2010’s new Shared Service Architecture. Some new concepts are introduced and this is part 1 of a 2 part series on this topic. Part 1 is for describing the components and concepts that are behind this new model. Part 2 will discuss using Shared […]