SPO Tidbit – Create and use Custom Site Designs

Hello All, Moving forward with the new sites in SharePoint Online, the way we customize that site has been changed as well.  First with Site Themes and now with Site Design which is currently rolling out to First Release tenants.  They are simple to use as they are incorporated into the Site creation menu, users…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Migration Tool

Hello All, As you plan your migration from your on-prem SharePoint farm to SharePoint online, I would like to encourage you to look at the SharePoint Migration Tool being released by Microsoft.  The tool was made generally available 1/9/2018. First we recommend the following hardware for the on-prem tool machine that is performing the migration,…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool

Hello,  As you plan your migration to the cloud I think it will help you to understand your on-prem farm and the possible issues you will face as you migrate if you run the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool that was created by several PFE’s and now maintained thru the product group. The tool will scan…

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Azure Tidbit – Using Azure Information Protection in the Enterprise

Hello All, Saw this video from Ignite and thought I would do a dive on Azure Information Protection and show you some of the great things it can do.  Remember organizations no longer operate within their own perimeter. Data is traveling between users, devices, apps, and services more than ever before. And protecting your perimeter,…

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PowerBi Tidbit – Using PowerBi on-prem

Hello All, As you may or may not know the cloud has had PowerBi for a while now and it has been a great success at data visualization creating powerful dashboards and helping people make informed decisions every day. And now we have PowerBi moving on-prem with the PowerBi Report Server your users will be…

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SPO Tidbit – Predictive Indexing and what does that mean

Hello All, This feature has been rolled out to all production tenants, on the road map the feature description is: Over the coming months, we will be phasing in automatic indexing and performance optimization to improve performance of large lists and reduce or eliminate problems in large scale lists. But what does that really mean?…

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O365 Tidbit – Governance guidance for O365

Hello All, With new features being introduced to O365 and the growing foot print you have in O365 it is very important to consider Governance to insure that you maintain a manageable presence for your sanity and your end-users sanity.  I’m going to walk thru some of the things you should be considering when you…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Enabling license enforcement

Hello All, I have a customer who recently wanted to create a mixed license farm, and here are the steps I sent him.  In this scenario they had an enterprise licensed farm and wanted to enforce Standard licensing on a specific group of users. Since they had multiple domains they are going to need to…

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How to build a SharePoint farm using DSC…my first Github project

Hello All, Based on feedback I’m providing some more information for my scripts.  So first I’ve performed several edits to improve the way it works and correct some errors, as well I’ve now placed all the scripts into one package that you can find here. These are the configuration I have tested (I will update…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Monitoring SharePoint 2016

Hello All, Was recently asked about counters so i thought I would list them here for all of us. \.NET CLR Memory(*)\% Time in GC \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Cache Miss Percentage \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Data Size Bytes \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Object Count \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Client Requests / Sec \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Read Requests \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Objects Returned \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Write…

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