June 2015 Entries

SSD upgrade in a MacBook Pro

I recently upgraded my wife’s MacBook Pro by replacing the original hard drive with an SSD. The performance improvements were just as good as when I did this same upgrade for Lenovo laptop in the family last fall. Her MacBook has 8GB RAM, a 2.3 Ghz i7 processor, and a 15” inch screen. It was a low end MacBook Pro when we purchased it in July 2013. The SSD was another Crucial drive from NewEgg. I timed a few operations to see what they were before and after the upgrade: Before upgrade: Seconds to ......

File missing in SharePoint Online: MicrosoftAjax.js

One of the consultants working on a project for us recently took a week off. When he returned, he found that our SharePoint Online sites in our Office 365 Tenant no longer had this file: /_layouts/15/MicrosoftAjax.js . However, he still saw the file on other Office 365 tenants that he had access to. We promptly opened a ticket with Microsoft Premier support and found out that they removed this file, without notice, because of an update to Excel services: the microsoftajax.js file was previously used ......

Office 365 Adoption Hurdles: Mass Uploading and Working with Email attachments

I’m the manager of the SharePoint team for a large company, working to roll out Office 365 (SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business) to our 40,000+ users. This is a project that was started a little over two years ago and we’re six months into the company wide roll out. A couple of weeks ago, our CIO challenged our IS department (800+ people) to adopt OneDrive as a replacement for their local home directory (network file share). There’s been two primary challenges raised by our users: How do ......