Investigating – debugging/diagnostics tools for Office 365

January 31, 2019

Investigating – debugging/diagnostics tools for Office 365

Experience in using Fiddler:

  1. Fiddler trace logs for MFA in Office 365 and Azure AD
  2. Working with Office 365 REST API with Fiddler
  3. track down a network problem with Office365 using Fiddler
  4. Using Fiddler for Autodiscover troubleshooting scenarios
  5. Getting Fiddler to work with SharePoint Online
  6. Using Fiddler to troubleshoot Lync Mobile Client
  7. using fiddler rule to get outlook to authenticate to the Microsoft online
  8. Troubleshooting interactions with Office Online
  9. Troubleshooting Mobile Devices Connectivity with Fiddler

Experience in using procmon

  1. Using Procmon To Find Registry Settings
  2. Process Monitor for standard log and for bootlog
  3. Troubleshooting Outlook COM Addins
  4. To generate a log file for an application

Experience in using  SARA

To fix problems with Outlook and other Office 365 products

Tools:

Remote Connectivity Analyzer — now With Message Analyzer

If you don’t already know about the Remote Connectivity Analyzer, it’s a great tool for troubleshooting many common Exchange issues.

One of the coolest new features is the Message Header Analyzer.

Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365

Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 can help you automatically diagnose and fix a range of Outlook problems. You will need to download the application to your local computer, sign in with your work or school account and select the issue you want help with. The Support and Recovery Assistant app can help you identify and fix several issues for the following apps and services.

  1. Office setup
  2. Outlook
  3. Outlook for Mac 2016 or Outlook for Mac 2011
  4. Mobile devices
  5. Outlook on the web for business
  6. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
  7. Exchange Online
  8. OneDrive for Business

Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck)

CalCheck is a program that checks your Outlook calendar for problems, and performs various checks on general settings, such as permissions, free/busy publishing, delegate configuration, and automatic booking. Then, each item in your calendar folder is checked for known problems that can cause unexpected behavior, such as meetings that seem to be missing.

Enjoy…Development with Office 365 and its related services.

 

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Presentation-Microsoft SharePoint Framework, SPFx

September 30, 2018

Presentation

Topic: Microsoft SharePoint Framework, SPFx
Scope: basic
Level: Executive

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SharePoint Farm-3 tier of architecture-Web Front End Server-High Availability, Load Balancing and Scalability

August 31, 2018

SharePoint Farm, have 3 tier of architecture, Web front end Server, Application Server and Database Server.
High Availability in SharePoint is implemented at the 3 levels. In database tier, multiple database server have Always On Availability Group to have HA. In Application Server tier, SharePoint Farm, implement HA internally itself.
For Web Front End Server, following are some of the options.
Options possible:
1. Hardware based Load Balancer like F5 , Citrix Netscaler, KEMP
 Plus Points:
o Sticky session
o Strong support for High Availability
o Excellent support for Load Balancing
o Best support for Scalability
 Negative Points:
o Cost for Hardware

2. Software based load Balancer like nginx and haproxy
 Plus Points:
o Sticky session
o Strong support for High Availability
o Excellent support for Load Balancing
o Best support for Scalability
 Negative Points:
o Cost comparatively less the Hardware solution
3. Windows Feature – Network Load Balancer
 Plus Points:
o Sticky session
o Cost Free – Part of Windows server
 Negative Points:
o Limited support for High Availability
o Limited support for Load Balancing
o Does not have good Scalability
o Does not support Multiple subnet IP based network
4. DNS Based Geographic distribution
Either via DNS policy (Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/networking/dns/deploy/app-lb )
Or core DNS Round Robin implementation
Not a real solution for HA and Load Balancing.
 Plus Points:
o Cost Free – Part of DNS Server (Windows server)
 Negative Points:
o No support for High Availability
o Limited support for Load Balancing
o Limited Scalability

Best of luck for SharePoint Farm with High Availability, Load Balancing and Scalability.


High availability architecture for SharePoint Farm with SQL Server Always on Availability Group-grant permission to account

July 31, 2018

Case:
Recently, I have been working with High availability architecture for SharePoint Farm with SQL Server Always on Availability Group as shown in below diagram.

Gives following error:
Database Mirroring login attempt by user ‘XXXX\YYYY$.’ failed with error: ‘Connection handshake failed. The login ‘XXXX\YYYY$’ does not have CONNECT permission on the endpoint. State 84.’. [CLIENT: 172.19.5.144]

Solution:
Need to grant permission to account which is failing to connect as per message in Errorlog.

GRANT CONNECT ON ENDPOINT::Endpoint_Mirroring TO [login_mirroring]
GO

Reference:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/database-mirroring/database-mirroring-allow-network-access-windows-authentication?view=sql-server-2017


SharePoint 2016-CSOM-File Upload-via-ClientContext

February 27, 2018

Exception:
An unhandled exception of type 'System.Net.WebException' occurred in Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll Additional information: The remote server returned an error: (409) Conflict.

Code:
var clientContext = new ClientContext("http://myservername/sites/subsitename") { Credentials = LogonCredentials };
using (var fileStream = new FileStream(@"C:\Temp\Test.txt", FileMode.Open))
{
Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.File.SaveBinaryDirect(clientContext, "/MyDocLibraryName/Test_FromClientOM.txt", fileStream, true);
}

Reason :
• Context can be from Root site or from Sub site, does not make difference.
• Verify that Second parameter to .SaveBinaryDirect( method is right.
• API does not create a folder
• Note: Second parameter is path starting from Root Site, Not Sub site.
So ideally code should be like:
Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.File.SaveBinaryDirect(clientContext, “/sites/subsitename /MyDocLibraryName/MyFolderName/Test_FromClientOM.txt”, fileStream, true);

Enjoy SharePoint.


Free remote SharePoint online – Office 365 training – Part 3

January 21, 2018

Free remote SharePoint online – Office 365 training (3 sessions)
Participate in our free remote SharePoint online – Office 365 training.
First session 11/15/2017 – 6:00-8:00 PM Eastern time
The second session 11/22/2017 at 6:00 PM US Eastern time.
The third session 11/29/2017 at 6:00 PM US Eastern time.
Join the meeting:
https://join.me/aasoftech

Below are the link for the presentation-Recording:
(Third session)
https://recordings.join.me/KhYLlgbRTUSlAL8pIRA4Jg
https://recordings.join.me/NWD9_20C00a1ob_r3FTzcw

Download Third presentation from here.


Office 365 – Remote SharePoint online training course-Part-2-Overview

December 25, 2017

Free remote SharePoint online – Office 365 training (3 sessions)
Participate in our free remote SharePoint online – Office 365 training.
First session 11/15/2017 – 6:00-8:00 PM Eastern time
The second session will be on 11/22/2017 at 6:00 PM US Eastern time.
The third session will be on 11/29/2017 at 6:00 PM US Eastern time.
Join the meeting:
https://join.me/aasoftech

Below are the link for the presentation-Recording:
(Second session)
https://recordings.join.me/hRPCX2O96EWYszAcEEm46Q

Download second presentation from here.