Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) Test Edition is a valuable tool to load test web applications. This post is about using VSTS Test Edition to load test SharePoint Excel Services report. In particular, I explain the solution to handle session time-out issues encountered with Excel Services web test that could invalidate the load test. Continue Reading
Page Viewer is an out-of-box SharePoint web part that functions as a placeholder for web pages, folders and files that reside usually outside the SharePoint environment. One such use of Page Viewer is to display a Reporting Service report which is not integrated with SharePoint. This means with a little bit on tinkering Page Viewer can be effectively converted into a Report Viewer. Continue Reading
When implementing Form Based Authentication (FBA) for SharePoint sites, ensure that your role members and role names do not have commas in them. A comma in any role member attribute or in role name, throws “Error: Access Denied” exception. Continue Reading
A SharePoint Dashboard is a web page made up of web parts. Web Parts exist within containers called Web Zone. In SharePoint, while the properties of the web part are exposed to the Dashboard Designer, the web zone is virtually untouchable. Often Dashboard Designers find it annoying to discover that their web part is either too big (leaving ugly scroll bars) or too small (leaving empty space) for the web zone and they are not able to modify the dimensions of the web zone. Continue Reading
SharePoint Server 2007 offers five different methods to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Using data from published Microsoft Excel 2007 spreadsheet.
- Using KPIs defined in SQL Analysis Service Cube.
- Using dashboard created in PerformancePoint 2007.
- Using data from SharePoint list.
- Using manual data entry.
This post compares the relative merits of methods 1-3 and suggests scenarios where a particular method is suitable over others. Continue Reading …