Word Automation Service – Missing Images

Word Automation Services (WAS) is a SharePoint Server service application that enables unattended, server-side conversion of documents that are supported by the Microsoft Word client application. This section provides a general overview of Word Automation Services and reviews common business scenarios that the service was designed to support.

Whenever you are using WAS to save documents in various formats like .docx, .docm etc. and if the conversion output has missing images with the following message
The image part with relationship id was not found in the file
This could be because the Word Automation Service (WAS) is running in a sand-boxed mode. Disable the sand-boxed mode and it should resolve the issue
The following power shell script should do the job
$sa = Get-SPServiceApplication | where $_.TypeName.Equals("Word Automation Services")}
$sa.DisableSandbox = $true

Visual studio 2013 RC And Windows 8.1 RTM

The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Team Foundation Server 2013 have been announced. The release is available for download now on the Visual Studio product website and is a "go-live" release.  Visual Studio 2013 will RTM at Windows 8.1 GA (General Availability i.e. on October 18th ) and the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch will be held on November 13th, 2013 Windows 8.1 RTM can also be downloaded via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions.  

SharePoint online improvements

The rapid growth of Office 365 among enterprises has been influential in having Microsoft improve the platform. SharePoint Online is seen as a subset of it’s on-premise counterpart, but with the improvements pouring in thick and fast are working towards filling the gap between the two. Couple of weeks back Microsoft announced improvements to the SkyDrive Pro as described here. Now, few more improvements have been announced to the SharePoint on-line platform which are been listed below

File Upload – Single file upload has been increased from 250MB to 2GB (same as on premise)
  – Applies to SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint Team site document libraries
  – Drag and Drop files or use the standard upload file dialog box
  *.exe and *.dll are now acceptable file types by default (not blocked)
Site Collection – No of site collections to be increased from 3000 to 10000
  – Office 365 Enterprise Plans – 10000 site collections
– Office 365 Small Business Plans – 1 site collection
– Office 365 Midsize Business Plans – 20 site collections
List Lookup Threshold Relationship threshold of list lookups from 8 to 12 relations
Recycle Bin – File Retention period increased from 30 days to 90 days
  – Applies to site, site collection and SkyDrive Pro
  – Applies to documents, lists, list items, sites and site collections