Solution: “An error occurred while attempting to save the report to Power BI Report Server”

Solution: “An error occurred while attempting to save the report to Power BI Report Server”

Symptoms Did you recently download a newer version of Power BI Desktop (optimized for Report Server)? The latest is August 2018 as of the writing of this post. If you’ve downloaded August and are trying to save to an outdated version of Report Server via the client application, it’ll give you this error message. “An […]

Now available: “The ABCs of SharePoint: 26 ways SharePoint can enhance your digital workplace”

Now available: “The ABCs of SharePoint: 26 ways SharePoint can enhance your digital workplace”

My first book is an expanded, more in-depth version of my 100th blog post and will be a great resource for those new to SharePoint or looking for new ideas. So, in other words, take it to Thanksgiving dinner and pass it around so you don’t have to repeatedly explain SharePoint to your family and friends. […]

Why and when you should be using relative links in SharePoint

Why and when you should be using relative links in SharePoint

Consider either of these scenarios: Re-branding/Restructuring/Renaming Your organization and its departments are re-structuring and changing names Your IT department and content strategists decide on a new naming convention that affects your site names and URLs to access those sites OR you’re changing from http to https You have hundreds (thousands?) of documents, links, content queries […]

The “New item” menu in modern SharePoint document libraries now allows adding templates

The “New item” menu in modern SharePoint document libraries now allows adding templates

I happily stumbled across an update to modern document libraries I hadn’t noticed before. The modern document library “new item” menu now includes an option to “Edit New Menu” which pulls up this pane in-context: And also includes the ability to upload a new template directly from the menu, rather than through content type settings. […]

Change a SharePoint subsite name and URL

Change a SharePoint subsite name and URL

Sometimes “Marketing” becomes “Communication” or you’ve changed a site URL naming convention so that instead of “sharepoint.mycompany.com/marketing” you’ll be shortening all department sites to something like “sharepoint.mycompany.com/mark”. Follow these steps to change the name and URL for a SharePoint subsite. Note: If you’re trying to change the URL for a top-level site (site collection level), […]