Re: [Nolug] I love Microsoft

From: Jonathan Roberts <>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:23:05 -0600
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MS doesn't care. :)

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Jerry Wilborn <>wrote:

> Ouch. So what's the work-around for mobile and/or "Other" OS users?
> Jerry Wilborn
> 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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