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…

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The SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook

I am happy to announce the SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook for public download today. This set of best practices can be used as a guidance for planning, preparing and executing SharePoint Update installations (CUs and PUs) so called Build to Build (B2B) updates. Microsoft TechNet covers information about how to install SharePoint updates, you’ll…

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SharePoint Database Maintenance Recommendations

Database maintenance is a highly-neglected topic in daily SharePoint operation. It seems to be common sense that database backups must occur on a regular base, but only few customers realize the necessity to do some extra work on top of that. Main reason for not creating database maintenance jobs is missing SQL in-depth knowledge (what to do…

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Carefully consider using the Copy-SPSite command

The Copy-SPSite command was introduced in SharePoint 2013. The TechNet description states that the command “Makes a copy of a site collection.” Administrators should carefully understand when to use Copy-SPSite and what impact the usage might have. In the past years, I have seen SharePoint customers using Copy-SPSite for various occasions: Duplicating Sites from a template, to…

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