Error occurred in deployment step ‘Install app for SharePoint’: The app package does not support the culture en-US specified for installation.

If you receive this error while trying to deply a SharePoint app, try changing the culture to a more specific version, such as United States English, instead of generic English. That will be accepted.

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The operation failed because the server could not access the distributed cache

I ran across this error the other day while configuring the Newsfeed for my sharepoint 2013 site.

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I found a solution at this blog post, though the symptoms were slightly different, the fix was the same..
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpriem/archive/2012/08/20/sharepoint-2013-preview-newsfeeds-showing-nothing.aspx

The issue was that the app pool for my user profile application and the web application were using different domain accounts. The domain account for the user Profile Service needs access to the User Profile application for the feed to show properly

I went into Central Admin–> Manage Service Applications.
Highlight user profile service, click Permissions on the ribbon
Add the rights. The only option that seemed to be available was full control.

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once that was done, the newsfeed began to work properly

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Northern Kentucky SharePoint User’s Group

We are in the organizing phase of setting up a user group to serve the Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati based SharePoint community. Our first meeting is scheudled for January 10th , 2013. We are still firming up the details, but we hope to have a technical track and a track for business users/exectuves at each meeting. We will hold a monthly meeting from 3-5 PM, with a networking and happy hour to follow. Stay tuned for more details

New blog coming soon for SharePoint Saturday Columbus

My blog has been a bit dead lately. There are 2 reasons for that.

1. A slightly underestimated project has had me busting 60-80 hour weeks for the last month.

2. I am launching a new blog which will have enhanced content to co-incide with my talk at SharePoint saturday in Columbus on Aug. 20, 2011. I will be using the SharePoint 2010 blog site using my new Office 365 account. Time to eat the dog food.

Sharepoint Cincinnati Sharepoint-Silverlight files and links

I did a talk recently at Sharepoint Cincinnati on how to integrate Silverlight into Sharepoint. The code samples I used were largely mofified versions of files I have downloaded from various webacasts and materials I used in my own self-study. Here are the links to those Items for anyone who attended and woudl like a copy of the code.

MSDN Broadcast with Bob German –excellent webcast, downloads available from this site as well.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032438723&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

This book from packit publishing is an outstanding resource. One of the better I have ever purchased in my opinion. a little of my code was from the samples which you can download from here even without buying the book online.

https://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-silverlight-4-and-sharepoint-2010-integration/book

finally this link as a nice module as well

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee513155.aspx

These resources are all you need to get a pretty advanced understanding of sharepoint and silverlight integration. they start out at a pretty deep level. if you need a more beginner oriented approach, I recommend this link as well

http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Silverlight-and-Sharepoint-2010-getting-started.aspx