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The 2017 Update

February 6, 2017

It’s been a few years since I updated my blog. Not to say I’ve moved away from Microsoft technologies, no no, far from that, I am more engrossed with SharePoint 2013 on prem.

Learnings from the last few years:

  • Powershell (who would have thought that so much automation can be achieved with such a tiny shell!)
  • KQL – SharePoint search schema.
  • CSOM/JSOM – Incredible leaps and bounds into further customisation.

Latest development I have been creating includes customising a world map using SVG, HTML, CSS, Result Web Parts, Display Templates (the list goes on and on and on!)

Have attended many bootcamps, kept in touch with the loads of architects and professionals in the Microsoft sphere, to old faces and new.. Uzma is back on the blogging scene!



MOSS 2007 Search Crawling Error – Access Denied

April 27, 2009

A problem occured with the search functionailty in SharePoint. It had been working for many months and decided to bottle it. I had multiple errors in the log, I tried re-setting the index and re-crawling and ended up with a nasty error message:

Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. (The item was deleted because it was either not found or the crawler was denied access to it.)

So I double checked that the account in use had the correct settings and permissions. Turned out this is caused by a fault by design.

To fix this, follow the KB article:

Hello world!

January 30, 2009


I have finally signed up for a SharePoint only blog. I have MySpace and Facebook accounts, but thought I’d keep this tucked aside as a reference point just in case of any quick bytes or…. perhaps help those in need!