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Service Jobs in SharePoint 2016

By: Genady Vaisman | Comments [0] | Category: Administration | 7/10/2017

The latest SharePoint version introduces a new setting that can be applied to each of the timer server instances: AllowServiceJobs

When this attribute is set to false, basically this server will not be able to execute timer jobs with SPJobLockType: Job ("Service Jobs").

This type of lock is needed to ensure that this timer job is executed only on one of servers, basically to prevent multiple executions of the same logic.

Several of our products are affected by this setting: Smart Import ProSmart Action ProNewsletter. These Products will not be able to function properly in regards of their background / timed functionality. Another impact may be on the installation process, in terms of failure in deploying required recourse files.

Mind that this behavior can be caused only on SharePoint 2016 farms, as previous versions did not allow this setting to be controlled.

 

You can use the following PowerShell script to determine the value of this property in your farm:

$farm = Get-SPFarm

$FarmTimers = $farm.TimerService.Instances

foreach ($ft in $FarmTimers)

{

       write-host “Server: ” $ft.Server.Name.ToString();

       write-host “Status: ” $ft.status;

       write-host “Allow Service Jobs: ” $ft.AllowServiceJobs;

}

 

And the following script to enable it:

$farm = Get-SPFarm

$FarmTimers = $farm.TimerService.Instances

foreach ($ft in $FarmTimers)

{

      if ($ft.AllowServiceJobs -eq $false)

      {

             write-host “Service jobs are NOT enabled on ” $ft.Server.Name.ToString();

             write-host “Enabling service jobs”;

             $ft.AllowServiceJobs = $true;

             $ft.Update();

      }

      else

      {

             write-host “Service jobs are enabled on ” $ft.Server.Name.ToString()

      }

}

 

source: https://www.chrisgolden.de/blog/2017/06/20/sharepoint-2016-active-directory-import-timer-job-does-not-run

 

Building SharePoint Solutions with No Code

By: Will Cooper | Comments [0] | Category: General | 6/23/2017

We had a great webinar yesterday. I walked through an example of how you can build a sophisticated SharePoint Solution with no code. 

Even after working with the product for the last 5 years, I am still amazed how much you can accomplish all from within the SharePoint interface.

The example I showed is a Help Desk System which I was able to buil from scratch using Infowise settings and configuration.

We also walk through these steps in our new Ultimate Forms Kick-Start Training which is free for existing customers.

If you want to watch the webinar from yesterday, please go here: http://infowisesolutions.com/webinars.aspx

If you want to read about the new Kick-Start Training package, please go here: http://infowisesolutions.com/training.aspx

If you want information on signing up for Kick-Start Training, please drop me an email: willc@infowisesolutions.com

 

 

New Training is Available - Ultimate Forms Advanced Training

By: Will Cooper | Comments [0] | Category: General | 5/31/2017

I am happy to announce a new training offering: Ultimate Forms Advanced Training (UFA).

This five-hour lab training is a continuation of Ultimate Forms Foundation Training (UFF).

We have written this training content for those who have already completed the UFF training and are ready to go deeper and learn more advanced topics.

This training is also appropriate for SharePoint Administrators, SharePoint Developers and SharePoint Power Users as well as customers who are already very familiar with the main aspects of using Ultimate Forms tools.

We have provided a detailed description of all the topics covered on our Instructor-Led Training Page here:

http://infowisesolutions.com/training.aspx

For organizations that strive to get the most out of the Ultimate Forms platform, this training is sure to demonstrate new concepts that will help you to get even more out of your SharePoint Solutions.

If you have any questions about training for your organization, please contact:

Will Cooper - Training Coordinator

willc@infowisesolutions.com

 

New Team Member - Robert Cathlina

By: robert cathlina | Comments [0] | Category: General | 5/22/2017

Hello, my name is Robert Cathlina and I recently joined the Infowise team as a Training Specialist. Though I am new to the Infowise platform, I have been working with SharePoint since 2011 to train users and automate processes. SharePoint is robust itself, but I believe strongly in the no code Infowise solution to forms and automation.

I am excited to better understand and share the Ultimate Forms Suite. I will begin with writing user guides for the foundational training. This training does a great job of demonstrating all the unique features that the Ultimate Forms platform brings together. These trainings help users to understand the wide range of features that comes with the Ultimate Forms Suite and how to apply them to their day to day tasks.

To find out more information on the Foundation-Level labs and Instructor facilitated training, please visit the training information page. If you have any questions on the training or on the product in general, please reach out to me at Robertc@infowisesolutions.com.

 

Looking forward to training!

 

Prominent validation errors

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [1] | Category: Products | 5/18/2017

Hi,

We got requests from customers to make validation errors on forms more prominent. Up until now, if you had a validation error on a tab, we would add a red asterisk to the tab name. Customers felt that it was too easy to overlook, especially with larger forms. The Save button would then not work and it would take time to figure out what was going on.

We added a more prominent error sign to the tab name and also a validation summary box under form, listing tab and column names with validation errors, like so:

Hope it helps make forms more user-friendly, just re-save the tab settings to get the latest version.

The change applies to O365 customers only, on-prem customer already received a similar update in one of the latest versions.