Sandbox service failure on SharePoint 2013 with Domain Controller

The development setup on SharePoint 2013 is tricky as it normally requires several servers. I have a three-server virtual cluster on CloudShare but sometimes I need an offline solution. In these scenarios, I run a small Mac Mini in bootcamp mode, using the full 16gb RAM for the machine. I then run the domain controller and all SharePoint services plus SQL on the same machine. This is fast but not ideal and has its issues.

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Creating Clean, Compliant HTML in SharePoint 2013

Public websites should be light-weight, HTML compliant and standards-based to ensure maximum browser and device support. Achieving this using SharePoint is not possible without some serious tweaking.SharePoint adds a tonne (3.5mb and 480 inline rows of HTML) of JavaScript files, inline code, custom HTML tags and more into the pages. This is used to create the collaborative features and the editorial components, such as support for inline editing, webparts and ribbon menus.

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Misleading error message when opening Excel files and PowerBI samples

When opening the samples that come with PowerBI you get the following error: "Microsoft Excel cannot open or save any more documents because there is not enough available memory or disk space. . To make more memory available, close workbooks or programs you no longer need. . To free disk space, delete files you no longer need from the disk you are saving to." This is not the case. The reason that you are getting this error is because the file is blocked.

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