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Outlook - "connect to SharePoint" and possible problem with irish names

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi all,

I encountered a problem with the calendar page

<start problem>

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; InfoPath.2; InfoPath.3; MS-RTC LM 8)
Timestamp: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:14:18 UTC

Message: Expected '}'
Line: 1075
Char: 499
Code: 0
URI: .......

</end problem>

This results in the ribbon not being displayed i.e. the user doesn't have access to settings/connect to outlook etc. the user also does not have access to "+add item" and therefore cannot add calendar entries.

this error appears when I log in with an Irish user name . you may be familiar that Irish names contain "O' " e.g. O'Brien or O'Neill

when I log in as another user name without apostrophes I don't receive this error.

A possible workaround is to "connect to outlook" in reverse. is it possible to "connect to sharepoint" from Outlook ?

I know it is possible to connect to SharePoint from the backstage in

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