I was looking at what are new and trying few things with Office and SharePoint preview.
Here is something I would like to draw an attention for MS guys working on Preview stuff.
OK so what I have done; I had opened my SharePoint 2013 preview calendar in to Outlook 2013 preview calendar. Things are Ok like dates-subject etc. But the description of appointments are messed up on sync with some Chinese characters as shown in the images below.
Creating a new appointment in outlook preview :
After Sync How does it look in SharePoint 2013 preview:
In Outlook – after Sync :
If you update an entry from Outlook or create a new one and then follow the Sync, you should be able to reproduce this bug.
Here is how to reproduce this bug:
- Update/Create calendar entry in Outlook 2013 preview
- Sync calendar with SharePoint
- Open item in SharePoint
- In SharePoint calendar : The description gets corrupted with some chinese characters
- Go to outlook check the item – it does look ok
- Sync again in outlook
- Open the item again and see it gets corrupted in outlook also.
You must be aware that Microsoft has just launched SharePoint 2013 preview one day ago. In this post I will discuss about how to install SharePoint Server 2013 Preview and at last we will create new site collection as well.
Step – 1:
Make sure that your system meets all minimum criteria for SharePoint Server 2013 system requirements :
Step – 2 :
Now start with getting SharePoint 2013 Server Preview. Download link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30345 , you should get product key in you email.
Step – 3 :
Run the setup file and install all prerequisite softwares.
Once all prerequisite installer finished you should see following screen similar to below image
Step – 5:
Now start installing SharePoint 2013 Server Preview. Provide the product key from your email.
Leave the file location as default and click Install Now.
This will take a while so grab your tea or coffee now 🙂
step – 6:
SharePoint Configuration Wizard
Step – 7:
Once SharePoint Configuration finished it will open central administration
Our first site collection is ready to use now…
Hope that helps..!!