Workflow Manager Addendum MP for SQL Aliases

  A SQL Alias is kinda like wearing disguise glasses…   From a security perspective, you can make things difficult for attackers by specifying a SQL alias and different port for SQL.       Symptom – discovery fails for WFM pack   Trying to monitor and figure out what the real database name, instance, etc….


Performance Impact of Anti-Virus Real-Time Scanning

The topic of this article seems to be pure dynamite. Reason for (emotional) discussions at most customers I have been engaged with when exclusions for SharePoint Servers are recommended. During SharePoint on-prem farm operation, you will face different occasions that require a closer look at the software, that is safeguarding your operating system. Files and folders, processes and…


O365 Groups Tidbit – Improving permissions when dealing with O365 Groups

Hello All, You should see in the next few months this feature rolling out to your Tenants, the feature will improve how SharePoint Admin role can manage O365 Groups used with the Modern Site Template. In the current SharePoint Online admin center experience, the following Microsoft 365 admin roles can manage Office 365 Groups: global…


Continuous delivery in DevOps

Hello All, Was part of a great discussion this week on Continuous Delivery and wanted to share some of that information with you. Like it or not the way we deliver services to our users is changing, they are demanding new features faster and without issues.  And DevOps is how you will provide that or…


SharePoint 2016 and dealing with Gatherer logs in the wrong place

Hello All, Recently had to work with my customer to resolve an issue where the C: drive was filling up with logs, we started off with him sending me this screenshot that shows log files are in the C:..gthrsvc folder.           My customer was concerned that the index was being stored…


What’s going on with Auditing in O365

Hello All, Recently was working with a customer and looking at Audit data, it surprised me when I discovered that they were looking at the audit logs in the Site Settings instead of in the Security & Compliance portal. If you didn’t realize the Security & Compliance portal has been receiving a ton of updates…


Custom maintenance window in SharePoint

Hello All, Recently I worked with one of my customers on deciding how to streamline end user communication, and we of course started talking about the Maintenance window in SharePoint (See my blog for more information). We then got into conversations about how it worked and they directed my attention to the fact that you…


FY19 マイクロソフト パートナー ネットワークの進化 (1)~ビジネスを差別化するための新しいビジネスプロファイル【8/11 更新】

Inspire 2018 で発表がありました通り、パートナー様のソリューションを紹介し、適切なお客様に提供できるように、マイクロソフト パートナー ネットワークでは新しいサービスの提供やプログラムの強化に取り組んでいます。この記事では、その中のひとつの取り組みにフォーカスして、より深く掘り下げて取り組みをお知らせしていきます。 第一回目は、FY19 で実施されるビジネスプロファイルの変更に焦点を当てます。


Script to help with Site Deletion feature

Hello All, I’m sure many of you know about the Site Deletion feature, if you don’t please read here.  My customer was having some issues as users weren’t responding to emails then they were complaining when sites were deleted.  They also realized later on that the feature doesn’t look at SPWeb object (Sub Sites) so…


SPO Tidbit – Released SMPT PowerShell

Hello All,  I have previously mentioned the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) and it’s capabilities, so I won’t go into how the tool works but read here for detailed info.  But what I want to provide you with is the fact that they have released PowerShell Cmdlet’s to help with the management. Register-SPMTMigration:  This cmdlet will…