Face it, if you are a born and raised .NET Client/Server developer like me, you are now old school. I have been aware of this fact for several years now, but not until late 2013 did it start bothering me. Now it’s 2014 and it’s time to refine my skills. This post is on how I quickly learned basic PHP, jQuery, and web dev. And finally a little bit on the concepts of DevOps.
Last week while I was doing a SharePoint 2013 training using my CloudShare environments as the training platform for my students I found several issues when trying to create and deploy workflows in Windows Azure Workflow (WAW). After some investigation I found that the problems were due to a change in the credentials of the user account used to run all the required WAW services. Basically, all services were stopped since the change in the credentials hadn’t been propagated to all services and therefore it was completely impossible to deploy any workflow to WAW. Below I will explain how I found the solution.
Once in a while I encounter an error that doesn’t provide any helpful information. This is exactly what happened the other day I opened my SharePoint site and found out that the website cannot display the page due to HTTP 500 Internal Server Error.
First thing I tried to do is open SharePoint Central Administration, to see if I get the same error message. Strangely, I was able to open Central Administration without any errors.