Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SharePoint Designer cannot display the item

We recently went to the Office 365 with our Lync communications.  The Lync transition went smoothly, but a day into the change in our environment we noticed that SharePoint Designer 2010 workflows were giving us an error stating that “SharePoint Designer cannot display the item” and one of the causes could be a that it has been deleted from the site.
After the initial panic that the workflow may actually be gone and realizing that it was still intact, other were experiencing the same problem it became time to identify the problem.  It seems this is a documented issue when organizations move to Office 365 for SharePoint.  What was interesting is that our SharePoint is still on-premise. It is only our Lync communication that is now in Office 365 but it created the same result.
The trick was to get everything working again was to delete the SharePoint Designer Proxy Assembly Cache and then try opening the workflow again.  This works with both SharePoint Designer 2010 and 2013.  The Cache files are located at C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SharePoint Designer\ProxyAssemblyCache 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sharepoint as a Web CMS - Salem SPUG April 9, 2014

Ever thought about using SharePoint for Web Content Management?  This month Cameron Kopiec from Reliable Computer Services in Keizer is going to show us how SharePoint 2013 took Web Content Management to the next level.

Cameron is a seasoned I.T. professional with a background as a developer, SharePoint Admin, Networking Manager and Server Manager.  He recently finished a project with the Oregon Department of Transportation that uses SharePoint as a Web CMS.

Lunch & Networking: 11:30 to 12:00
Presentation: 12 to 1:00
Location: Salem Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97301, Anderson A & B Rooms

Please forward to anyone who maybe interested in the Salem SharePoint User Group or this month's topic. As always meetings are FREE to attend and open to anyone interested in SharePoint
We hope you can make it!