Sunday, 24 February 2013

EPM2010 – Error ‘Project Web App cannot connect to Project Sever’ (After Upgrade)

I recently came across this error message after upgrading from 2003 > 2007 > 2010.

Note: SP/PS2010 version is at June 2012 CU (v6123) patch level.



  1. Ensure Project Server Service is running. Check within SP Central Admin.
  2. Run the SharePoint configuration wizard to ensure all the DBs in the farm are upgraded correctly and are at the same version/patch level.
  3. Re-boot the server(s)

Voila!! Your system will up and running.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

If you’re new to Office 2013, you can download free Quick Start Guides from Microsoft. These printable guides contain useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots to help you find your way around.


EPM2010 – User with ‘Manage Cube Building Service’ Permission does not have access to ‘OLAP Database Management’ within Server Settings

If a user (say sub administrator) needs to be provided access to ‘OLAP Database Management’ within Server Settings, you will need to ensure that a dependent global permission ‘Manage Site Services’ is enabled as well.


Note: This dependency is not mentioned in the technical documentation.

Hope this helps.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Create SharePoint sites by using cross-site publishing in SharePoint Server 2013

Find resources for learning how to use cross-site publishing to make published content available to users in SharePoint Server 2013.

What is cross-site publishing: Cross-site publishing is a new publishing method that lets you create and maintain content in one or more authoring site collections and publish this content in one or more publishing site collections by using Search Web Parts. Cross-site publishing complements the already existing publishing method, author-in-place, where you use a single site collection to author content and make it available to readers of your site.

Why would I use this scenario: You should use cross-site publishing when you want to store and maintain content in one or more authoring site collections and display this content in one or more publishing site collections. Using cross-site publishing provides the following benefits:

  • Separates content authoring from branding and rendering.
  • Can be used across site collections, web applications, and also across farms.
  • Allows for a mix of authored pages and list content.

Learn more>>>