Friday, January 3, 2014

Integrating Yammer with SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has a Yammer app that can be installed to integrate the two products. If you are using a non-Microsoft supported app, such as Chrome or Firefox, typically you just need to sign into the Yammer app to make it work. However, if you are using Internet Explorer, especially IE11, you may need to make a few modifications to the Trusted Sites. Just follow these steps.

1.    In Internet Explorer, open Internet Options.

2.    Click on the Security tab.

3.    Click on Trusted Sites and then click Sites.

4.    Add the following four URLs:

·        https://*

·         https://*

·         https://*

5.    After adding the last URL, click Close.

6.    Click Close.

You should now be able to log into the Yammer app for SharePoint 2013.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Using Office 2010 with SharePoint 2013

If you are using Office 2010 with SharePoint 2013, you may have noticed two issues. First, “drag files here” is missing from your document libraries. Second, you may not be able to open Microsoft Office files from inside SharePoint because “some content or files on this webpage require a program that you don’t have installed.” Let’s examine and resolve each of these issues.

The ability to drag and drop files into a SharePoint 2013 document library is a new feature that requires some Office 2013 files to be installed on your computer. To obtain these files, you can install any Office 2013 program. If your organization is not ready to roll out Office 2013 enterprise wide, you can install Lync 2013 or SharePoint Designer 2013. Because SharePoint Designer is a powerful tool, only power users with appropriate training should use it to modify SharePoint sites. Through Central Administration, farm administrators who are worried about the unauthorized use of SharePoint Designer can control—at the web application level—which users are allowed to use the tool.
After installing an Office 2013 program to enable the drag and drop to a document library feature, users may not be able to open Office files—such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint—in the client or desktop application. This is a known issue that is resolved by installing Service Pack 2 for Office 2010. Click here for the 32-bit version or click here for the 64-bit version of the Office 2010 Service Pack 2.