How to add extra storage to SharePoint Online

A lot of Office 365 customers are asking how to purchase additional SharePoint Online storage. This is done through the Office 365 Administration portal if you are an administrator who has purchasing priveleges: Navigate to the Manage subscriptions page – https://portal.microsoftonline.com/Commerce/Manage.aspx Click the subscription that you would like to add additional storage to (E3, Sharepoint Online, etc.)…


The Case of the Missing SRV Records

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Finish Actions for Configuration Manager OSD

MDT 2010 introduced a new feature called Finish Actions.  This allowed you to set the variable FinishAction to either SHUTDOWN, RESTART (or REBOOT), or LOGOFF and the computer would be shutdown, restarted, or logged off after the task sequence (and subsequent cleanup) had completed.  Unfortunately, this was only provided for Lite Touch deployments. This same…


Becoming an Xperf Xpert Part 2: Long Running Logon Scripts, Inconceivable!

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Clustering: What exactly is a File Share Witness and when should I use one?

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Becoming an Xperf Xpert: The Slow Boot Case of the NetTCPPortSharing and NLA Services

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Quick Tip: How to list all user profiles in SharePoint Online

To list the user profiles of all SharePoint Online users in your tenant you can follow these steps Navigate to the User Profiles tab in the SharePoint Administration Center and click Manage User Profiles   In the “Find profiles” text box type i:0#.f|membership Click the Find button to see the list of all user profiles…


The Mysterious Case of a Saved Favorite URL and UAG

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Workflows in SharePoint Online

SharePoint workflows are pre-programmed mini-applications that streamline and automate a wide variety of business processes — from collecting signatures, feedback, or approvals for a plan or document, to tracking the current status of a routine procedure.   Built-in workflows The following five workflows are pre-programmed (built-in) in SharePoint Online for Enterprises. Approval (route a document or…


Understanding the Administrator Role in SharePoint Online

When you sign up for an Office 365 account, you automatically become an Office 365 global administrator and a SharePoint Online Administrator. This global administrator is added to the team site that is automatically created for you during your Office 365 account setup (for example, https://yourcompany.sharepoint.com), and is assigned the site collection administrator role. One…