Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Team Site Error (A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is notinstalled, your browser does not support ActiveX controls...)

Since the last couple of days we were experiencing problems with the Team Site while trying to view a list in the Datasheet view mode. The error being displayed was something like this:

The list is displayed in Standard view. It 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 browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support for ActiveX controls is disabled.

This error was occurring due to a bug in the SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 update and this error has been temporarily fixed by following the below instructions:

  • Take backup of ows.js file in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\Template\Layouts\1033
  • Open ows.js file and add following function : function RenderActiveX(str){ document.write(str);}
  • Save the changes and do an iisreset
  • Refresh your browser

Monday, October 13, 2008

Migrating from Flickr to Picassa

For a long time now, I have been using picassa and was planning to move my photos from other services to picassa. There is a nice too called Migratr which let's you do this very easily in 6 steps.
Migratr is a neat desktop application which moves photos between popular photo sharing services. Migratr will also migrate your metadata, including the titles, tags, descriptions and album organization.

Below are the screenshots of the six steps which are self explanatory:









Thursday, October 2, 2008

Computers are like bicycles for are mind

I was going through a book and saw the following phrase - "Computers are like bicycles for are mind". Initially confused, later intrigued and fascinated, I tried to google it and found the following youtube video....

The graph shown in the above video (probably taken decades back) is really interesting. Please do check it out when you get a chance.