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How to add custom validation logic to validate a phone field in SharePoint

Tallan’s SharePoint Practice Lead, Reddy Kadasani, shows you how to add custom validation logic (UI portion, and code) to validate a phone number field.

Hartford Code Camp

This weekend was the first Hartford area Microsoft Code Camp. It was very successful with well over 150 attendees and over 22 presenters. We presented the following topics:

Lee Rodgers – Spring.NET & IOC
Reddy Kadasani – Silverlight – Lighting up the Web

Presentation content and demo content will be posted to this site in the next few days, so please check back.
Addition information about the code camp can be found at the Conneticut .NET user group website (

Adding “Related Items” Field to Your List in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online

SharePoint 2013 Task forms have a pretty nifty field called Related Items. It allows you to add a reference to another document or site asset to a Task. This is mainly used to display the related item that the task is created for (During a Workflow). Clicking on Add Related Item link and you get a dialog that allows you to

Upload content from your desktop
Select an item from a SharePoint list (yes you can link to a list item as well)

Managed Properties (Limitation) in SharePoint Online

With the new SharePoint Online being touted as the SharePoint platform for the future a number of organizations are planning to move to the cloud and leverage SharePoint online for collaboration and enterprise content management. One of the powerful features in SharePoint 2013 (and SharePoint online) is the new search engine. When you start working with SharePoint online you will encounter a number of differences between how on-premises SharePoint and SharePoint online are administered. One of these is how you work with Managed Properties.

Office 365 and SharePoint Online FAQ

Recently had to field some questions regarding Office 365 and SharePoint online. Thought it would be beneficial for others looking for similar information. Leave a comment if you have additional input on any of these or have other questions regarding this topic:

Upload Profile Pictures to AD and Synchronize with SharePoint

You can use PowerShell or a custom .NET program to upload photos to AD, but there are actually free tools available to easily manage user pictures in AD. Below are the links to two tools I found on a blog while hunting down more information on an efficient way to get this to work. What is part of this blog:

Features of these tools
Links to resources for PowerShell or .NET experts who want to do this the hard way or have other requirements
Steps to Synchronize with SharePoint

SharePoint 2010: OWSTimer Exception – System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException

A common problem after setting up SharePoint 2010 is to get the System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException – Keyset Not set error.
A few notes regarding this:

This is a known issue with .NET and SP2010.
It is not a critical issue however.
The Timer service is recycled every so often to reclaim system resources. The exception is thrown during the shutdown process. When you check the timer service everything seems to running fine, except that you see the exception logged in the event log of course.
If you have Visual Studio installed, you may also see the “do you want to debug” dialog.

A detailed explanation of why this happens is provided here and here
Although the author above mentions why this problem occurs, there is no real “solution” to the issue which is a bit troublesome.

Power View Resources

I was doing some research on Power View capabilities recently and came across some good blogs on it, thought I will compile and share it:
Video Series: Visualizing the Summer Olympics. Microsoft Senior Program Manager Sean Boon created a good blog series on Power View. He talks about how you can set custom images in power view.
Power View Design Tasks:
Images in PowerView: Static and data linked images
PowerPivot Model for PowerView Reports
Power View Help for SQL Server 2012

Workflow Manager Installation Error: Adding host to Service Bus Farm

I was trying to get the new workflow engine installed and configured with SharePoint 2013 but was encountering an error in the Service Bus configuration step.
Installation Instruction for Workflow Manager and SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration:
The full installation steps are provided here (in a video series): and here:
The instructions provided above are pretty detailed and helpful except that I kept getting this error while configuring workflow manager and there was not much to go with online.
The Error:

Program C:\Program Files\Windows Fabric\bin\Fabric\Fabric.Code.1.0\FabricDeployer.exe exited with error: Windows Fabric deployment failed.DeploymentValidator:
warning: The Fabric Data Collection Agent is disabled for this deployment.
None of the declared nodes is for the current machine.

Finally i looked at the hosts file on the Developer VM and noticed that I had an entry for Since I was using FQDNs for my workflow configuration, I commented this line and…

User Profile Synchronization: An Error Has Occurred While Accessing the SQL Server Database or the SharePoint Server Search Service

To resolve this error follow these resolution tips:
1. On central admin, go to manage services on server, start and stop the user profile service and user profile synchronization service. This will re-provision the UPS
2. If you havent reset IIS after configuration via AutoSPInstaller, try iisreset and see if that fixes the issue
3. On the Central Administration Home page, click Security, and then click Service Applications.
On the Security page, in the General Security section, click Configure service accounts.
On the Service Accounts page, in the service account drop-down list, click Farm Account.
Verify that this account has sufficient permissions on the database server.
The database to check for permission are <Prefix>Profile<Suffix>

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