Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Apps for SharePoint

In case you installed Visual Studio 2013 Preview onto a fresh machine (in my case Windows 8.1 Preview) and ran into one of the following problems when creating an App for SharePoint install the prerequisites mentioned below… Problems on compiling the empty ASP.NET MVC (App for SharePoint template solution): The type or namespace name ‘SharePointContextFilter’ … More Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Apps for SharePoint

SharePoint: Why won’t you let me delete a column? A case of “Cannot complete this action.”

Today I deployed a custom SharePoint column and list definition to our productive systems and added some extra columns to test some functionality. I then wanted to delete them again. Boom: ASP.net Error page. ULS told me: “Cannot complete this action. Please try again.“. Suffice to say: Trying again did not help. Fired up the … More SharePoint: Why won’t you let me delete a column? A case of “Cannot complete this action.”

SharePoint PeoplePicker is not displaying any AD Users? or “Why can’t I add user permissions in WSS?”

Today I was assigned an incident where the SharePoint administrators could not add permissions to a WSS site for a specific Active Directory user. The problem was the People Picker was not displaying any users – it just said “User not found” regardless of which substring I entered (and I ensured the substring was present … More SharePoint PeoplePicker is not displaying any AD Users? or “Why can’t I add user permissions in WSS?”