• SharePoint Datasheet View and Office 2010 64-bit

    If you have installed the 64-bit new version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010, then you will most likely see the following message when trying to edit a SharePoint list using the Edit in datasheet function: The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: – A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed. – Your Web browser does not support ActiveX controls – Support for AxtiveX controls is disabled   The issue revolves around the fact that 64-bit versions of Office 2010 do not ship with the 32-bit Activex control that would make the datasheet option work with Internet Explorer.…

  • Access Denied Message When Trying to Edit Properties of a List or Library Item

    I created a new Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web Application a few months back and moved our existing sites around to create a new structure in the new Web Application. I did this to move all the project sites under one ‘roof’ and get things more organized. At the time, we were a little behind the curve on patching SharePoint. We were on version 12.0.0.6327, which is SP1 plus the August 2008 Cumulative update. When new sites were created though, users were unable to edit the properties of anything they added to the site, whether a document or list item. As the SharePoint farm administrator, I received the Access Denied…

  • Mobile View Doesn’t Work on SharePoint ( WSS 3.0) List

    I recently ran into a situation where I couldn’t get the ‘Mobile View’ in WSS 3.0 to work on a list that I had created. I went into the view of the list and selected the Mobile checkboxes (‘Make this a mobile view ‘ and ‘Make this the default mobile view‘), but it still was not showing up on my SharePoint site’s mobile homepage. My first thought was “What makes this list different than the other lists that have mobile views that are working?” The answer was easy: I had created the list by selecting Custom List in Datasheet View from the ‘Create’ page. There are no mobile view choices…