Tag: Microsoft OneNote

SharePoint Site Notebook feature dependent on WOPI?

After integrating Office Web Apps Server 2013 with SharePoint Server 2013, a OneNote shared notebook will automatically be created upon creation of a Team Site. What if you don’t have OWA installed? Well, I got tasked to find this out today and here’s the results.

When you attempt to activate it, it simply will not activate – push the button and screen spins and goes back to deactivated state.

7-9-2013 3-25-00 PM

Reason being is, there is a FeatureActivated event which tries to create the Quick Links menu entry (doable), but also tries to spin up a new One Note Notebook- not doable without WOPI- how do I know this: well, SharePoint is not going to be able to create OneNote documents spontaneously in any other way. How do I know this- I cracked open a little binary called Microsoft.SharePoint.dll in Reflector and went to SPSiteNotebookFeatureReceiver, and it has the following code:

sharepoint-onenote-wopi

Here’s a Technet reference! You know you want it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spsitenotebookfeaturereceiver_members.aspx

..and here is the Feature definition as it lives in the SP2013 Hive:
sharepoint-site-notebook-feature-definition

I don’t know how useful it would be to anyone, as the instructions on the feature do warn you that you’re going to need that WOPR, er.. WOPI

wopr-vs-wopi

 

Organizing and Sharing with OneNote JumpStart

You may not know it yet, OneNote is a powerful tool for IT Pros to gather, manage, and use information essential for themselves and their team members. While this is an end user-friendly course, it is tailored to technologists looking for better ways to organize the information essential to both their professional and personal lives. Office.com’s Help & How-to trainers, Doug Thomas and Dave Ludwig lead a fast paced course full of samples and demos that shows how OneNote is used in common IT Pro scenarios like importing and commenting on requirements documents and easily capturing and sharing meeting notes. Learn how to streamline key projects, research, and task lists right alongside next year’s vacation plans and tonight’s grocery list.

6-28-2013 10-50-35 AM
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/Content/ViewContent.aspx?et=2942&m=2941&ct=16922  (sign in with your Microsoft Account)