Archive for month: February, 2016

Enterprise Productivity & Search in Munich

03 Feb 2016
February 3, 2016

Yesterday we met at our monthly “Search Stammtisch / Meetup” in Munich in one of the most charming locations. Like every month, the scope of discussion was broad and this led also to a short discussion of Brand.  As a result we are  rebranding the meeting and giving it a proper and more precise name: Enterprise Productivity & Search

Why the name?

Because it sounds cool – and because we do not only talk about (SharePoint) search, but we also touch so many topics that boost and affect productivity within an enterprise.  Much, of course, includes search.  To make the diversity clear I want to briefly summarize topics that we talked about yesterday and some topics from previous meetings. I am sure this is far from complete!:

  1. Social Enterprise and Yammer, challenges, benefits and drawbacks.
  2. How to have an impact and boost productivity? Where to start?
  3. Common scenarios for enterprise search. Special scenarios, hybrid options. Custom & 3rd party connectors.
  4. What are good arguments against “we always do it like that” aka. “my grandmother’s mother did it that way…”
  5. Hybrid options and SharePoint 2016
  6. Azure? How to increase productivity with it. Chances of the cloud, cloud first and all that.
  7. Azure Search, Elastic, Lucene
  8. IASA and IT Architecture
  9. Driving adoption and how to measure it.
  10. How to properly measure and do analytics?
  11. We had really good drinks – my favorite is “Painkiller”. Discussing in a pleasant environment is really helping. Go try it! 🙂
  12. Major events & conferences this year (e.g. Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta)
  13. IaaS, Saas, Paas and all the new options available in a “cloud first, mobile first” world.
Painkiller - one of the best drinks in the world!

Painkiller – one of the best drinks in the world!

The list could go on and on because we are a really diverse group of IT professionals, IT vendors, partners and customers – and the mix makes the fun!

Join us!

So if you are lucky enough to live close by Munich or travel to Munich – we meet every first Monday and organize the meetings via meetup. Go join the group!

Quick fix: For security reasons DTD is prohibited in this XML document

02 Feb 2016
February 2, 2016

Another day, another quick fix – I hope it helps!

Situation

Working from home is very productive they said – not in my case, the wonderful script to reindex SharePoint Online UserProfiles from Mikael Svenson worked at work – but throws errors at home.

IT WORKED BEFORE...?!?

IT WORKED BEFORE…?!?

The error “For security reasons DTD is prohibited in this XML document” does not help much…

Quick fix

Google suggested me to change my DNS entries to 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 – in my case that had no impact at all. Still, my assumption was (Occam’s razor, actually), that it has something to do with DNS – to many blog posts I read said something with DNS.

Easiest way to verify? Fiddler, right!

Fiddler Web Debugger

So in my case it was a combination of my ISP and IPv6 – I changed my DNS on my PC and disabled IPv6 – and everything is back to green!

Back to green!

Back to green!

References

That post pushed me in the right direction: Office 365 – DTD is prohibited in this document issue – thanks a bunch!

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