How to Create a Document Set using a Workflow (SharePoint 2010)

I’ve been working with several colleagues on an internal SharePoint Server 2010 project for a while and we “went live” the first part of February 2012. The site is a place to help our (Microsoft) Premier Field Engineers (PFE’s) build teams for projects and Intellectual Property (IP) creation. Since launch, we have members from North…

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How to enable Remote PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 for Non-Administrators

Businesses often need certain users to be able to run PowerShell cmdlets in their SharePoint farm and they don’t want those users to be part of the local administrators group for security reasons. The following steps allow you to correctly configure your SharePoint servers to allow certain users access to run SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets.  On…

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Configure an environment for apps for SharePoint (SharePoint 2013)

This post is a culmination of white papers, TechNet articles, and blog posts to combine, into one place, the complete process to enable Access Services in a SharePoint Server 2013 farm. References to the articles are at the end. Configuring Access Services involves a lot of players in the company: DNS, Active Directory, IIS, SQL…

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Create a Demonstration Video with Microsoft Lync 2010

The other day I wanted to record steps I was doing on a virtual machine without having to write it down while working. I have two external monitors connected to my laptop’s docking station that allows me to be more productive. My laptop screen is my main monitor and I extend the displayto the other…

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Mystery Solved – Crawled Properties in SharePoint (Part 7)

Up to this point, we have gone through the details of the following Crawled Property Categories:  Overview Basic Category Office Category People Category SharePoint Category Mail Category This post will cover the details of the Web Category of Crawled Properties. Crawled Properties View – Web The Web Crawled Property Category contains metadata of the page(s)…

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Crawled Properties in SharePoint-Part (Part 5) – Mystery Solved

For some reason, I couldn’t continue with my same title format so I changed it around a bit. In this post, we’ll discover the details of the crawled properties in the “People” category.   Crawled Properties View – People People search in SharePoint provides a robust set of crawled properties that can you to find…

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How to: Create a Site Directory for SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Back in MOSS 2007, there was an enterprise template called Site Directory which was a site for listing and categorizing important sites in the organization that included different views for categorized sites, top sites, and a site map. Starting with SharePoint 2010, this template was deprecated and no longer available. Does this mean you cannot…

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