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SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach

I’m pretty excited about SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach 2011. Last year around this time I met a lot of great people in this event and this year I look forward meeting all of you who are coming to the event this weekend.  This year I’ll be representing West Monroe Partners and I’ll be speaking on Records Management and Workflows.  Click Here to see the schedule!


Operations started by an earlier run of the Farm Configuration Wizard are still in progress

Did the configuration wizard not complete properly? And now you are getting the following error when you’re running the Farm Configuration Wizard

“Operations started by an earlier run of the Farm Configuration Wizard are still in progress. You must wait for those operations to complete before running the wizard again. You can monitor the status of these operations by looking at the “Farm Configuration Wizard” timer job on the Timer Job Status page in the Monitoring section of Central Administration.”

To get rid of the error message you will need to delete the Job Definition for the Farm Configuration Wizard.

Go to – Central Administration > Monitoring > Job Definitions

Then find Farm Configuration Wizard. Once you click on the job definition you’ll see the Edit Timer Job screen where you will click on Delete

After you delete the job definition for the Farm Configuration Wizard you can now go the wizard page and you should see the following farm configuration wizard.


Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed

If you get the following error in your App Log  –

Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed: Could not load type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.TaxonomyPicker’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’.

Check out this blog post on how to fix it –


Metalogix Publishing Sites Error

You might get an error when you’re trying to move publishing sites to SharePoint 2010.

“Provisioning did not succeed. Details: Failed to provision all permission settings.”

Resolution: When your’re copying the site bring it over as a team site. Once it’s created, then enable the publishing feature. After you enable the feature then copy over the content to avoid this problem.


Metalogix – Error when copying the content of the site collection

I’ve been using Metalogix Migration Manager 2010 for the migration projects that I have been running the past few months. And although I’ve used it many times there some silly things that I keep doing that throws me off.

When using Metalogix, if Metalgix is already open and you delete a site collection from the Central Admin, you will see an error with Metalogix when you’re copying items. Although you’ll see everything and can navigate through things copying does not work.

Resolution: Restart metalogix. Close metalogix after you delete the site collection from central admin and simply open Metalogix again. The error will go away.


How to update the SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb

If you’re just starting to use SharePoint 2010 you’ll see that the new interface has a different model for breadcrumbs. It’s pretty slick once you get use to it but if you want to help out your end users until they’re fully trained and comfortable with the new SP2010 interface you can have a hybrid breadcrumb approach.

“A hybrid approach to SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumbs”
To have a hybrid approach to breadcrumbs you can simply add the vertical breadcrumb to your v4.master page as show in Neil’s Post.

Where to place it:
If you’re wondering where to place the code that Neil has highlighted I would recommend using the Page Description section, the breadcrumb fits perfectly under the page description.  Once you open the master page in SharePoint Designer 2010, search for  s4-pagedescription and place the breadcrumb code under the content place holder as show in the below figure.

SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb

SharePoint 2010 Breadcrumb


SharePoint Saturday Kansas City – SharePoint 2010 Records Management

This was my second time at Kansas City and I had a blast. Got to see most of my friends I haven’t seen in a long time and let Matt Bremmer and Todd Kitta beat me at darts so we could get some sleep 🙂

I also would like to thank those of you who joined my SharePoint 2010 Records Management session. Thank you for listening and asking some good questions. Here is my slide deck from the SPSKC session.

SharePoint 2010 Records Management Capabilities

Records Management Capabilities in SharePoint 2010

Thank you to all of you who attended my Records Management Session at SharePointSaturday Chicago. It was a great group and I enjoyed your questions. As you heard me discuss in my session Records Management is not a new thing but we usually tend to forget about it whe nwe deploy SharePoint.

eDiscovery and Hold seems to be a very popular trend these days and for that to work in SharePoint you need a good records management setup and for a good records management policy you need to really define your content types and metadata/ taxonomy really well. I know it’s a chain reaction but when you’re planning your steering committees and talking about designing your taxonomy please don’t forget about Records Management.

If you would like the slides from the session please feel free to email me at ccavusoglu [at]

SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2009

SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2010

SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2009

SharePoint Saturday Chicago 2009

I’m really excited and can’t wait to attend the SharePoint Saturday that is being hosted in Chicago this year.

Hope to see you there…