Free ebook: Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

Microsoft SharePoint hybrid consists of a growing list of advanced hybrid solutions that empowers organizations to consume benefits of the cloud and maintain their on-premises investments. This book is the second in a series of SharePoint hybrid books in which we show you how to configure, troubleshoot, and manage a SharePoint hybrid environment.

After taken a glance to the book, the hybrid is not as easy as how people demo in the conference. In the conference those speakers might have done all the command lines and left few click to show you. Anyhow this will be the good opportunity for business man (consultant).

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Start Learning C# with interactive tutorial

After so many years there is a C# interactive tutorial like JavaScript.

Click on the Show me > at the right hand corner of the code sample.


This tutorial is aimed at people who are learning C# for the first time. No prior programming knowledge is required, but if you’re coming from another language, many of the concepts will already be familiar to you and you should be able to move through the tutorial more quickly.

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Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms’

This short article shows you how to resolve the error message Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms’.

When I was Building my existing website in Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. I received an error:

Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

You need to download this separately from the link below:    


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Your data gateway (Power BI- personal) is offline

This short blog shows you one of the possible reasons to resolve the error Your data gateway (Power BI- personal) is offline.

You have configured the Power BI Data Gateway from the portal and saying Connection Successful.


Somehow when you Publish the report there is a warning below.

Publishing succeeded, but the published report cannot connect to the data source because we were unable to find a gateway.


When you view the report in the Portal then you get the error:

Your data gateway (Power BI- personal) is offline


In my case, there is nothing to do with Power BI- personal Gateway. It is the all because pointing to the wrong database.


So Microsoft should take care of the misleading message.

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Update List Item once the workflow status is approved

This short article should you how to update List Item once your desired workflow status is approved.

I spent days to get this right. I have a workflow named Manager-Approval and I have another column named ApprovalStatus.

The List looks like the one below.


What I did I created a workflow in SharePoint Design 2013 like below. A lot of forums and blogs asking you to do this as well (pay attention to equals ‘Approved’).


This is incorrect. DON’T DO THAT.

SharePoint approval has constant integer value for each of the status like the one stated below.



Not Started


Failed on Start


In Progress


Error Occurred






Failed on Start(Retrying)


Error Occurred (Retrying)









So this correct way should be instead of (equals ‘Approved’) you should use (equals 16).



This above workflow works for me.

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Getting Started with Xamarin

This is just some key points and link to get you started with Xamarin

You still need a Mac for iOS project.

You also need Xcode as well for iOS project.

It is nice to see C# running in Android hope it will stick for a while.

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