Saturday, December 27, 2014

Boost your Organisation's Productivity with Microsoft Office and SharePoint 2013

Boost your Organisation's Productivity with Microsoft Office and SharePoint 2013
The business productivity starts when employees collaborate with each other most efficiently. In the context of fast-changing innovation economy, information workers should be empowered with tools to communicate critical business information with rich documents, presentations and Excel spreadsheets in real-time with colleagues/business partners. In this session, the speaker will explain how your organisation can help to unlock the potential of your employees and maximise your business productivity using Microsoft Office with SharePoint 2013.
This session will cover the demonstrations in the following areas: 
  • Connect Microsoft Office to SharePoint (effective ways to save files, check in/out and versioning)
  • Real time collaboration with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio with office online (co-authoring)
  • Share and sync your notes with colleagues (OneNote)
  • Syncing Documents to Offline Devices (OneDrive Pro)
  • Resources management: room booking, equipment’s booking with SharePoint calendar
  • Quick way sync and Export a SharePoint list to Excel
  • Quick way to create a list with validation.

Monday, December 22, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Search : The chart cannot be rendered

The chart cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service


Go to Central Administration>>Configuration Wizards>>Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard>>>Start The Wizard>>Check the State Service


Now you can view charts


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Misconceptions about SharePoint farm admin account

Two days ago I received a call regards to SharePoint farm admin account access level.

“SharePoint farm admin account has access to all site collection and able to site content” the argument is

“Farm admin defined in Central Admin will always have full access to everything in the farm, because they are by nature, farm admin.”

My reply was NO SharePoint farm admin account by default don’t have access to SharePoint Site collection or site content, unless the user is member of “Domain User” AD group. (By default when you create user in AD which automatically add user to “Domain User group”

So decided to try myself :

Created new user called user1 on my AD


Created Site Collection with User 1 as primary administrator


Login using Farm admin account  “Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you.


Login using User 1 account


Farm Administrator: This account refer to the SharePoint Administrator like us, these accounts are usually user account and they just explore the Central admin. A user with Farm Admin rights is not automatically granted rights in Site Collections. To bypass having to add the user to every Site Collection, in Central Administration go to Manage Web Applications.

Farm administrators have no access to site content by default; they must take ownership of site collections to view any content. They can do this by adding themselves as site collection administrators—but ideally, they’ll leave the content management side to you, so they can focus on the software.

SharePoint farm administrators (refer to

SharePoint farm administrators control settings in the SharePoint Central Administration Web site – that is, settings that apply to all the site collections in your organization’s SharePoint deployment. They also create site collections and set the first layer of permissions for site collections.

These settings affect the types of decisions that you can make, as a site collection administrator. Here are the permissions decisions that farm administrators can make:

  • Enable or disable the anonymous access feature.
  • Specify which permission levels are available for you to choose from.
  • Specify which individual permissions are available within each permission level.
  • Choose how much of SharePoint Designer is available in the site collection.
  • Choose which users can manage service applications, such as the User Profile Service application, or Search. Each service application has its own customizable permission settings.
  • Add another user as a farm administrator.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure e-book

Microsoft happy to release a free ebook today: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more, by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson.

Here are the download links: PDF (6.35 MB), EPUB (22.7 MB), and MOBI(12.3 MB).

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices.

The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mobile First, Cloud First


Microsoft CEO announce Mobile First, Cloud First strategy,

Part of Cloud-First strategy, if we look back last 12 months, Microsoft Azure announce and delivery more than 300 features and functions part of cloud-first strategy Microsoft commented to move feature and functions upcoming years.


Part of Mobile-First strategy. Microsoft is absolutely focused on empowering people to get more done wherever they need to and on any device. So now I get a chance to show you what Microsoft's doing to help people do more on the device they choose. Microsoft is absolutely committed to creating great mobile applications, and you see on my iPad we already have a number of apps, right? I have my Yammer app, Lync, Dynamics, Bing, Skype, OneNote, and one my favorites, OneDrive


Monday, July 21, 2014

SharePoint on Azure

Given below my slides from Microsoft Azure Boot camp Singapore Chapter 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Global Windows Azure Boot Camp—Singapore Chapter 2014

Global Windows Azure Boot Camp—Singapore Chapter (Register @ )

A Windows Azure Boot Camp On More Than 100 Location Globally at The Same Time

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp

This one day deep dive class will get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes trainers with deep real world experience with Windows Azure.


We’re really happy we have sponsors helping us out with this event and giving away some swag at all locations!





09:00 – 09:45

- welcome - Opening and Key Note

Harish Aitharaju

09:45 – 10:45

Engineering Enterprise Apps for Azure

Punit Ganshani, (Microsoft MVP, C#)

10:45 – 11:00

- Break -


11:00 – 12:15

Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

Wely Lau (Microsoft)

12:15 – 13:30

- lunch -


13:00 – 14:30

SharePoint on Azure IaaS and VPN

K. Mohamed Faizal (Microsoft MVP, Windows Azure)

14:30– 14:45

- Break -


14:45 – 15:45

ZUMO -  Windows Azure Mobile Services

Saranya Sriram (Microsoft)

15:45 – 16:45

Windows Azure Website

Senthamil Selvan (Solution Architect, Xchanging Solution)

16:45 – 17:00

- closing & lucky draw -


Above sponsors offering some nice SWAG mostly in the form of software licenses for your attendees. Either a license per attendee or a number of them to raffle out.

Microsoft Singapore giving out some t-shirt too. 

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