Using AutoSPSourceBuilder To Build a .NET Framework 4.6 Compatible SharePoint 2013 Installation Source

Several months back, some folks started reporting an error when attempting to install SharePoint 2013 on certain Windows servers – specifically, ones that already had the .Net Framework 4.6 installed. The error simply states: “Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): This product requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5” – well, 4.6 is…

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Getting More Storage Bang For Your Azure IaaS Buck

As someone who’s been running local Virtual Machines on a beefed-up laptop for several years now, I’ve found the strategy becoming more cumbersome and challenging as the demands of my main platform of choice (SharePoint) increase with regard to recommended specs. In fact, spec requirements are the main factor that have personally kept me from making the leap to…

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The First SharePoint 2016 Post-RTM Update Has Been Released

SharePoint 2016 is seeing its first post-go-live update – KB2920721 – available for download here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51701. You may notice that it doesn’t follow the typical CU naming convention of ubersrv* – that’s because it’s not a cumulative update, but rather just a specific update that contains a single patch sts-x-none.msp. Things to know about this patch:…

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Installing SharePoint 2016 Release Candidate Directly (i.e. Without Manual Patching)

When SharePoint 2016’s Release Candidate was announced, you may have wondered why (and at the same time been a little sad that) there was no monolithic ISO or executable made available that would allow you to install straight to RC without first having to install the previous public release (Beta 2) first. Well, it turns out there’s a…

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Hello world!

Yes, I’ve left the default title up there – because this is indeed my “hello” from within the walls of Microsoft. I started working for Microsoft back in August 2015 and it’s been a head-spinning, firehose-drinking exercise ever since. Looking forward to sharing some good thoughts and info on my new blog in the coming…

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