SharePoint Tidbit – MaxTotalSizeInBytes and SharePoint 2016

Hello All, Recently while helping a customer with a SharePoint 2016 install I discovered a change that was made and I didn’t realize in previous versions of SharePoint the Usage data would start to have problems some of it missing due to the issue described here and here. In SharePoint 2016 they have increased the…

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SharePoint Tidbit – How to redirect sites for the breakup of a web application

Hello All, I worked on figuring out what I believe is the best way to redirect Site Collections as my customer worked to break up a large Web Application.  I found many choices and they all have pros and cons, but I  am providing what I liked best. Using URL Rewrite Module (See support statement…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SiteMaster and provisioning MySites in SP2016

Hello All, Recently working with a customer as we build out the SharePoint 2016 farm we hit an issue creating My Sites and I had a hard time finding the answers, so thought i should put the resolution out here in case anybody else hits it. Errors in ULS logs: SharePoint Server My Site Provisioning 8100 Critical Mysite provisioning…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Changing farm default document behavior for the farm

Hello All, These days I am working with one of my customers to deploy/migrate to SharePoint 2016.  And last week we installed Office Online Servers, and connected them using ‘New-SPWOPIBinding’ command.  At that point he discovered that default value was to Open Online and he wanted the farm to default to the Client on the…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Customizing SPO Sites

Hello All, It took some digging and discussion but here is some general info/rules I’ve put together for you (Some maybe obvious but bare with me) Develop Corporate Guide lines with the proper business groups and have it published somewhere accessible (Maybe create an SPO Site 😊)  this should include components of page, colors, Logos,…

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Teams tidbits – Creating team sites programmatically

Hello All, I love automation so I thought this might interest you. First of all the Product group is currently working on the PowerShell to configure and manage teams as you can see from this Road map entry (Currently in Development) but if your feeling impatient and you need to get something started there are…

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Working with SharePoint DSC – Part Deux

Hello All, In my last post which you can find here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/christwe/2017/08/31/working-with-dsc-and-sharepoint I walked you thru the Config and Config data files that I created, these files are the heart of the configuration but still only just files.  So now let’s look at how to setup the DSC Pull server. For my customer, I created…

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Working with DSC and SharePoint

Hello All, Hopefully you have heard about PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) by now, and if you’re reading this I assume you are getting hungry to use it….and I cannot blame you.  I have been working with a customer to deploy the script recently and have fallen in love with this technology. In this series…

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SharePoint Online and Private CDN

Hello All, Recently was working with a customer and Private CDN’s, when the customer mentioned how awesome it would be if it was simple for end users to use…well poooof that feature just recently hit GA. The feature will sync your document library to the Private CDN and replace the library URL with the CDN…

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Lesson learned playing with DSC and SharePoint

Hello All, It has been a while since i last wrote you, and for that i apologize but these days i am playing with Desired State Configuration and installing SharePoint with it. My customer asked me to set it up so that we could configure SSRS with SharePoint 2016, and the first step i was…

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