We are using Microsoft SharePoint for our intranet since 2006, but users started to put there office documents local or on other products like TFS, NAS (File Share), just because opening a Microsoft Office document would take a lot of time (ranging from 10s to 2 minutes). The VISIO documents were the worst of all (always waiting for minutes before I could start working on the document, but then when I saved the Microsoft VISIO document I was waiting for minutes again).  So after being frustrated for over 4 years, here comes along our Microsoft SharePoint Administrator: Jan Willem Nieuwenhuizen, he did a google on it and found the solution:

Start Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings”:

Disable “Automatically detect settings”

Enable “Use a proxy server for LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections)”

Enable “Bypass proxy server for local addresses”



Press Advanced


Enter *.* in the “Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with”:

Press OK

Can I have a hooray for JW: hooray hooray hooray

One Comment

  1. One hurray from me – this actually works! Loading time for Visio documents went from 1 minute to 15”, which makes Sharepoint almost usable!

    Thanks for sharing the tip.

    PS: The mind shudders at the conflicting instructions one has to give to make this thing work decently.

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