Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Datasource Menu disabled in Dashboard Designer


Are you trying to create a new performance point report but "Datasource" menu is disabled?

The reason of this behavior of absence of App "Dataconnection Library for Performancepoint" 

In order to create this app, Click on Site contents - > Add an App - > "DataConnections Library for PerformancePoint"

Once the App is added, "Datasource" menu will be available.




Monday, November 18, 2013

Unable to connect to SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services from Dashboard Designer (SharePoint 2013)

Are you trying to connect to SQL Server 2012 Analysis Cube using Performance point designer? Are you getting any errors? or it seems as if nothing is happening.

Probably your mind will having multiple thoughts  "What's the problem with this, i hate performance point , What should i even search in google without any error message" ............goes on and on and on

Well i had similar thoughts , till i came across an below article..( Thanks to Omicron)
http://omicron-llama.co.uk/2012/07/18/connecting-to-analysis-services-on-sql-server-2012-from-performancepoint-on-sharepoint-2013-preview/#comment-3864


Cause:
PerformancePoint here isn’t using ADOMD.NET 11, the SQL Server 2012 version

Fix:
Download and install  version 10 of ADOMD.NET installer which comes with the SQL Server 2008 R2


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How To's SharePoint 2013 ( Apps)

Good samples for all the developers planning to start apps development in SharePoint 2013.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj901636.aspx


It probably might feel too much initially but taken a step at a time, makes it much easier to understand and fun to implement.

:-)


Apps are disabled on this site


Created an app and while  deploying the app to portal, visual studio threw and error with failed deployment.

Error:
Apps are disabled on this site

Good thing is there is lots of article our there to resolve this issue. In my case it was lack of basic configuration which needs to be performed before deploying the Apps.


Follow steps, mentioned in link below to avoid this error.

How to: Set up an on-premises development environment for apps for SharePoint



Enjoy Apps.

-Rags