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Solved: Surface RT Battery Issue

29 December, 2013 (20:35) | Surface RT, Windows 8.1 | By: Liebrand

Ever since upgrading from Windows RT 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 released, I’ve been experiencing horrendous battery life on my Surface RT. I’d use it for 5 minutes, set it down, and then the next day pick it up it would be completely dead. I did some searching around and came across this post from […]

User Profile Database Growth Issue Resolved

16 April, 2012 (08:15) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

It appears the User Profile Database growth issue I posted about previously has been resolved with the February cumulative update for SharePoint 2010. In my previous post, a temporary solution was provided that involved creating a stored procedure and running it on a scheduled basis to clean up the appropriate tables. In reviewing the KB […]

SharePoint and the “Cannot move <filename>: Cannot read from the source file or disk.” error via Windows Explorer View

24 June, 2011 (15:35) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

Using Windows Explorer view to copy and/or move files around is one of the most preferred methods for end-users when they are using SharePoint. It is a very familiar process because they have used it for years with network shares. I am sure that ever person that has used the Windows Explorer view has attempted […]

User Profile Synchronization Database Growing Out of Control?

26 May, 2011 (14:38) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

If you have worked with SharePoint 2010 and created a User Profile Service Application (UPA) you may have noticed that your SyncDB is growing larger each and every day. Search around the Internet, you will find posts like this: Other people are definitely having this problem and there are no solutions on how to […]

SharePoint 2010 Markup Style Bug

21 January, 2011 (07:02) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

We discovered a bug in SharePoint 2010 and the usage of the markup styles when you are editing a page. To reproduce this issue, follow these instructions: Create a new page Click Markup Styles and select Heading 1 Type “Test 1” and press enter Click Markup Styles and select Heading 2 Type “Test 2” and […]

Programmatically Accessing Message Classification in Exchange 2007 in a Custom Transport Agent

15 September, 2010 (09:48) | .NET, Exchange, Office, Outlook | By: Liebrand

Microsoft introduced the notion of Message Classification ( in Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007. This allowed an organization to classify email and then generate transport rules that routed or manipulated those messages based on that classification. Out of the box, Microsoft provides a list of actions ( that can be performed in a transport rule. […]

Simple Pattern / Solution for Cross-thread operation not valid

16 July, 2010 (10:54) | .NET | By: Liebrand

If you have ever done any threaded programming in .NET WinForms you have more than likely run into the following error message at some point:   InvalidOperationException was unhandled Cross-thread operation not valid: Control ‘’ accessed from a thread other than the thread it was created on. This exception is normally displayed while running in […]

Project Server 2007 “Error: ActiveX component can’t create object” when building Cube

16 June, 2010 (09:23) | Project Server 2007 | By: Liebrand

We recently received the following error message when we attempted to build the cube within Project Server 2007: Failed to build the OLAP cubes. Error: Analysis Services session failed with the following error: Failed to connect to the Analysis Services server <server>. Error: ActiveX component can’t create object TechNet has an article ( on this […]

Document is locked for editing – Part 2

12 April, 2010 (11:02) | Office, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

In 2008 I made a post about the infamous “locked for editing” message many people experience while using Office with documents stored in SharePoint. This post addressed the issue that can occur outside the normal “locking” mechanism Office and SharePoint. I recently had a problem where I attempted to edit an Excel spreadsheet and I […]

Project Server 2007 and SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Issues

3 March, 2010 (09:42) | Project Server 2007, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I ran into an issue attempting to get Project Sever 2007 working with SQL Sever 2008 Analysis Services and thought I would create a post about it in case other people are experiencing the same issue. The first thing to note is the article on TechNet are written as if everything is installed on the […]