How to fix “The operation could not be completed” error adding references to Visual Studio 2017

The Issue Using Visual Studio 2017 and attempting to add a reference to a project you receive an error stating “The operation could not be completed”. The Solution It seems that to bring up the Add Reference dialog in Visual Studio 2017 the Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.11.0.dll needs to be regsitered in the GAC. You can follow these... Continue Reading →

Outlook Add-in Ribbon Commands: Resolution to Manifest XML Schema Errors

While taking a look at the new Outlook Addin Ribbon Commands I came across these schema validation errors trying to deploy the addin once I added the VersionOverrides element. In particular I was getting this error message: Failed to deploy the manifest file to the Exchange server.  This app can't be installed. The manifest file doesn't conform... Continue Reading →

How to fix frequent WebDav “path not valid” errors

After experiencing some intermittent “path not valid” and very frustrating errors trying to open different types of files from my SharePoint server I’d had enough. I had to know what was going on. Here’s the behaviour I was seeing. I had used a certain machine to edit SharePoint files in applications such as WordPad and... Continue Reading →

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