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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SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint 2016 and Zero Down time simplified

Hey Guys,   Hopefully you have read about Zero downtime in SharePoint 2016 it is quite simple and easy to use but often looks complicated, don’t take this the wrong way I suggest you take this seriously and perform testing and have a rollback plans but this is an awesome feature.  There are a few different moving parts that provide…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SPO with Power Pivot and other BI stuff

Hello All, Recently I was asked the question “How do you use Power Pivot with SharePoint Online” and the answer is to use Excel 2013 or later, it will get you a basic level of use with Power Pivot and SPO (E1 – E5 License) as suggested by this article (See all Stages but the last…

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Removing permissions from a list in MOSS 2007 using PowerShell

Hello Guys, Recently my customer asked me to create a script to remove permissions from a list, specifically it would remove all permissions except for one group that they would designate. Started doing some research and quickly realized that there was no information out there on how to do this, so I did a lot…

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SharePoint 2016, SQL 2016 and licensing

Hello All, This is currently not meant to be an exhaustive article, but more of a foot note in my research of SharePoint 2016.  I was recently asked what would be the functionality lose to the BI Stack if a customer installed SQL 2016 Standard license, and so began the chase. Spoke with many people and was pointed…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Better way to setup Perfmon tracing

Hello All, Was working with a platform PFE and he provided me with the script that he uses to have customers setup/start/stop perfmon, I thought it was great so did some digging and found a blog that detailed the formatting to use for SharePoint counters. Here is the script I sent to my customer: Logman.exe…

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