Re: [Nolug] I love Microsoft

From: Petri Laihonen <>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:30:03 -0600
Message-ID: <>

But the "employing power" is embedded to every piece of M$ code.

I recently had a project which would normally take no more than 2 days to
do, but since v2 was involved, it took couple of weeks to find
work-arounds to make things work. Even then, we never figured out how to
actually accomplish a working solution for 302 Redirects. Web is full of
examples and instructions how to do it, none of the several attempted
methods worked. Error messages received were not helpful at all either.


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Joey Kelly <> wrote:

> As a condition of employment, my company sometimes has me do Sharepoint
> programming. I also get to do other interesting work with Perl, Asterisk
> and random network layers when not otherwise occupied.
> I have been working lately on a request list in Sharepoint for a client,
> and everything worked fine in our tests, so we began rolling out the list
> to the various users of the system. Almost immediately we began seeing
> strange errors, some of which had to do with incomplete Oracle/AD migration
> issues in years past, but those were identified and cleaned up. However,
> for a week we pounded our heads over a series of workflow failures which
> all happened at the approval stage. We discovered quite by accident this
> afternoon what the culprit was. It turns out that when supervisors clicked
> the approval links in Outlook, those who sensibly had set their default
> browser to Firefox, the approval item failed and the workflow errored out.
> Every time.
> Our solution? Ask the approvers to reset their PC's default browser back
> to IE.
> The real solution? If Sharepoint can't work with non-IE browsers,
> Microsoft programmers should have coded a browser-detect and displayed a
> warning stating such.
> --
> Joey Kelly
> Minister of the Gospel and Linux Consultant
> 504-239-6550
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