Thursday, August 25, 2016

Resolving SharePoint PowerPivot Service error–“We're no longer connected to the database and can't refresh your connection. please close and reopen the workbook and refresh it”

One of my SharePoint environment had all SharePoint related services configured in one server (Single server topology). PowerPivot service application was one of them. Due to various reasons the Server had very limited resources.

Due to resource limitation, I was getting the above issue repeatedly. Until I upgrade the server I performed following actions to resolve the issue.

1. Restart PowerPivot instance in my SQL Server


2. Navigate to Manage Service Applications > Excel Services Application > Data Model Settings, and check the PowerPivot instance is available


3. Navigate to “Service on this Server” and restart “Excel Calculation Services” service


4. Navigate to “Service on this Server” and restart “SQL Server PowerPivot System Service ” service


5. Check the firewall and the network connectivity between SharePoint server and PowerPivot SQL instance

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Collab365 - SharePoint Framework the future of SharePoint development

The largest online conference for SharePoint, Office365 and Azure is just around the corner. I will be speaking on the topic of “SharePoint Framework the future of SharePoint development


You can register by navigation to this site

SharePoint Framework

SharePoint Framework, a page and part model that enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph and support for open source tooling. This will be the trend for any SharePoint customization. In this session I will describe the SharePoint framework and walkthrough a practicel sample which uses AngularJS and Kendo UI. Furthermore I will talk about the approach we take to migrate current SharePoint solutions to the SharePoint Framework

In this session I will try to talk about the following

  • SharePoint Framework in general
  • Advantages of SharePoint Framework
  • How to migrate current projects
  • SharePoint Framework with AngularJS
  • SharePoint Framework with Kendo UI
  • Client side / OpenSource tooling
  • New solution deployment and release mangement
  • Demonstrations