It all started with my wish to use SharePoint Online included in my Office 365 Subscription to manage and organize my self-employed activity. So having in mind the “Eating your own dog food” principle I designed a simple SharePoint Intranet Solution which included:
|SharePoint Site||Site Template||Description|
|Home Site||Team Site||Contains some personal resources, useful links and the official calendar.|
|Finance||Blank Site||Contains a customer list, invoices and contracts which are related to the coresponding customer.|
|Templates||Blank Site||Contains document and presentation templates.|
|Documents||Document Center||Contains all my project archive documentation and a drop-off library for content routing.|
|Wiki||Enterprise Wiki||Contains my personal KB with articles and links which I consider to be very useful.|
|Search||Enterprise Search Center||A search center to help me find information.|
When I wanted to implement a custom excel template for my Invoice content type in SharePoint online, I found out the hard way that challenges might appear if I used Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit. Rephrased: it did’t work at all. Then I discovered another interesting thing: it was not possible to switch to Datasheet View in my document library.
Basically the error message was:
– A datasheet component compatibile with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation is not installed.
– You Web browser does not support ActiveX controls.
– A component is not properly configured for 32-bit or 64-bit support.