SharePoint Tidbit – Making Graceful shutdown actually work in SharePoint 2013

Hello All,   We have discussed Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013, and I believe we discussed Graceful shutdown….oh boy have things changed.  It was discovered that running the command was actually not persisting the data as the service was stopped before data was moved to another server.   Luckily Distributed Cache was built on App…

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SharePoint 2013 Site Collection Permission

Hey Y'all, First of all some of the bland off the shelve information.  Security model has several objects that are very important to consider Rights, Role/Role Definition (Permission Mask), Groups, and Users.   Right – This is a unique action within a Site Collection.  There are 33 different rights divided into 3 groups(List, Site, and…

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Information about Office Web Applications

Hello All, Here are some thoughts on Office Web Apps (OWA) for SharePoint 2013. Scalability – As a high mark they recommend one server for every 10,000 users in my experience each server can handle approx. 1700 – 3000 concurrent connections and still maintain good overall performance.  It is recommended to scale out by adding…

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What to do once you have disabled the Workflow Cleanup Timer Job

Sooooooo you have figured out that you disabled the Workflow History Cleanup timer job, and now realize the mistake you made…. My customer recently found themselves in that position, this customer had done this to allow a Site Collection to use that data for auditing purposes and as I said a few weeks ago this is…

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SharePoint Upgrade and database growths

Hello All, I have been working with customers on upgrades and figured I would provide you with some of the notes about Database growth.  As we upgrade the databases they will grow (Talking about mdb, ldf, and log files) this happens because the schemas change and they have to move columns around and massage data.  The space…

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Stress testing SharePoint 2013

Hello All, A customer of mine wanted some high level information on stress testing SharePoint as they prepare for there upgrade.  These lists are not complete as their many tools out there, these are the ones that I am most familiar with.  Here is the first e-mail I sent Here are some best practices and…

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Auditing and the WorkFlow history list in MOSS 2007

Hello All, Recently I was working with a customer who has MOSS 2007 and as we are making improvements to this environment I realized that they had disabled the WorkFlow Cleanup Timer Job I then discovered that they had done this becuase somebody had told them to do this so that Site Collection owners could…

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