Internet Explorer, Programming, SharePoint, Software

SharePoint: Getting EML Emails to Open in Outlook

SP_Custom_Menu
SP_Custom_Menu

If you are sending emails to a SharePoint document library, they get saved as .eml files rather than .msg like when you drag and drop emails into SharePoint. Unfortunately .eml files do not always handle as nicely as .msg files and require extra steps to open. The challenge is to get those files to open for your users when they click on the file. In this article I’ll review the basic steps for making this happen, but you may need to dig deeper depending on your situation. Continue reading “SharePoint: Getting EML Emails to Open in Outlook”

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HTML, Internet Explorer, Programming, Software, Technology, Tool, Various Languages, Web Development

Thoughts About Desktop Shortcuts to Web Sites in Windows 10

MS Windows 10
MS Windows 10

If you have sites that you access routinely (like my site: http://jwcooney.com), then you’ll likely want a quicker solution to opening up the browser of your choice and thenĀ searching through your bookmarks for the site you want to go to. It’s often easier just to directly type the URL into your browser than using awkward bookmarks. Luckily you have a few options in Windows 10. Continue reading “Thoughts About Desktop Shortcuts to Web Sites in Windows 10”

Classic ASP, IIS, IIS6, IIS7, IIS8, Internet Explorer, Programming, Software, Web Server

Classic ASP on IIS 8.5: Setting the Configuration to See ASP Error Messages

Classic ASP is still a very good option to develop or prototype simple Web applications with. Sometimes you’ll need to transition a classic ASP application from an older Web server to a more modern one. Basically, the ASP is still good, but the server is out of date and needs to be replaced.

When you upgrade your server, for example going from IIS 6 to IIS 8.5 (Windows 2012), you’ll quickly see that you need to make server configuration changes in order for your application to run like it should. See a previous article on my blog for instructions on how to enable Classic ASP on your new Web server (since it is not enabled by default).

Another issue you may encounter is that your migrated application doesn’t work and you have no idea why because the error messages are hidden. This is good for everyday use of your application by regular users, but it’s not so good if you are trying to debug issues with your application setup on the new Web Server. In this blog post I will explain how to set your system so that you can see the detailed error messages that your classic ASP application is throwing. Of course, once you are done and the application is running well, you should consider re-enabling settings so that regular users aren’t shown detailed application error messages. Continue reading “Classic ASP on IIS 8.5: Setting the Configuration to See ASP Error Messages”