Category: Tips and Tricks

  • Update User Profile photo using Workflow

    Update User Profile photo using Workflow

    How to use a SharePoint 2010 custom workflow to update a User Profile photo with an image in a Pictures Library.

  • How to Import user photos in to MySites profile

    I’ve come across several SharePoint installations where the HR department has used a Picture Library to store employee headshots. The frequent request is how to get those images on to the user’s MySites profile so they appear in search results and permissions lists. This post will walk through the process I used to pull the […]

  • Security trimming the SharePoint Ribbon

    Security trimming the SharePoint Ribbon

    Using a simple control added to a Master Page, you can customize the Ribbon controls according to a user’s permission level.

  • Locked file in SharePoint Configuration Cache

    This post will deal with all of the following fantastic error messages: Access to the path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\<guid>\<guid>.xml is denied. File system cache monitor encountered error, flushing in memory cache: System.IO.InternalBufferOverflowException: Too many changes at once in directory:C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\ It all began for me when attempting to do a routine clearing of the SharePoint configuration cache in the […]

  • Why every app should have a status page.

    Creating a status page for your application is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your system will perform as expected.