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JavaScript Access denied error on SharePoint Online today

I getting a Access Denied Error from SharePoint Online’s init.js today whenever I access a document library and moved my mouse over the document name (screenshot below)

Will file a report Office 365 portal later.


File not found error when navigate to allitems.aspx

I got into this problem recently, initial thought is that its caused by some missing assemblies. But after removing all solutions from the server, the problem still persist. Yes, from SharePoint Designer I can see the allitems.aspx. My gut feel is that it has something to do with the permission issue on the managed account assigned to the web application. So what I did was to create a new managed account for this web application and things back to normal. So I hope it helps as this seems to be a common problem but exists in different forms.

Tech Insights 2014 – Microsoft Cloud featuring Office 365

I shared about Office 365 features and integration with Office for mobile devices

Go here to download my slides

Packt Publishing celebrates 10 years with $10 per book offer

Just found out today Packt Publishing is celebrating its 10 years anniversary and offering a special price of $10 per book for their customers for duration of 10 days! For SharePoint folks, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide got a 5-star ranking on Amazon (But head back to Packt to enjoy the discount). Now this book is only $10 so hit the link below to find out more~!

Office 365 Compliance

In Asia, it takes a lot of faith for businesses to have their data hosted out side of their own property. Common questions business owner will ask when it comes to cloud hosting are things like how their data is secured and who can see their data.

Vendors like Microsoft and Amazon can make all kinds of claims, but in the end, assurance comes in the form of a third party certification.

Microsoft Office 365 cloud, which host my company’s email (Exchange), instant messaging (Lync) and documents (SharePoint), has a few certifications under it’s belt.

This blog post from the product team talks about how our compliance concern are handled professionally by Microsoft.

And if you care enough to find out more in details, there is a landing page for this here

But for layman like me, what does terms like ISO 27001 and HIPAA mean for me? So I found that this page explains the meaning of the certificates that Office 365 has

Because the list doesn’t provide links back to respective certification body, I provide a list here:

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

ISO 27001

European Union (EU) Model Clauses

U.S.–EU Safe Harbor framework

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16)

Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA)

If you read thru the detail, you will notice that some compliances are industry specific, as such health care (HIPAA) and financial services (GLBA). While I want to disclaim that I am not a legal professional but the Data Processing Agreements have pretty straight forward English. For most customers, a Data processing agreement with Microsoft will be covers generally the below few things.

1. Microsoft will not use your data other than to provide you the subscribed service

2. When you quit being their customer, you can extract your data before Microsoft is to delete them

3. Microsoft will not disclose your data to anyone except by law, but not without first notifying you about the law agency’s request

You can find a list of them Data Processing Agreement for Microsoft Online Services here.

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