SharePoint Tidbit – Governance in the SharePoint Service

Hello, I figured I would bring some of the information to you along with some suggestions. My suggestion is to create a Governance Steering team, it should contain some of the following groups (CVS might have others that would be handy) IT members – Any member of your team with some knowledge of SharePoint Business…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Looking at Request management

Hello All, Thought it was time to provide you with more in-depth information as it might be a good time to consider deploying this service to help with ensuring that load is spread across all WFE appropriately. What does Request Management do? Request Management allows SharePoint to understand more about, and control the handling of,…

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O365 Tidbits – SharePoint Swoop an Adventure in SPO/Flow/PowerApps

Hello All, Last week the product group released a series of videos, that I think could be very helpful to get your end-users thinking about what they want to do with SPO/Flow/PowerApps and all the other wonderful features in the cloud.  So lets binge watch the video web series then discuss it and the different…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Maintenance window

Hello All, Recently had to work with this class for a customer and thought that it is an amazing way to communicate with your end user since you have there direct attention and they can’t ignore it like they might with an email. The class SPMaintenanceWindow was introduced in SharePoint Server 2013 and continues to…

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How to setup a template for Site Collection creation

Hello All, Did this research for a customer and wanted to put it here for you and myself… As we had discussed to be able to create a custom Site Collection template there are a few steps you need to consider after you perform ‘Save as Template’. As well I have added a second method…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Optimizing SQL for SharePoint on-prem

Hello All, First of all, these steps will be true for both SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016 unless mentioned otherwise, as well the steps will be true for all supported versions of SQL unless stated otherwise. I’m sure you realize this but let it be said SQL is the heart, brain, and body of SharePoint…

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Setting Access Request for SharePoint 2013/2016

Hey Guys, Took a quick look and figured how to set Access Request for all Site Collections, the script is provided AS-IS and should be considered a sample. While I have some error checking and extra logic in there you will probably want to add your own in there. Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell $DefaultEmail = “admin@weaver.ad” Get-SPSite…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Patching SharePoint 2013

Hello All, First to start, you will have the following steps:  Apply binary to all Servers Run Upgrade-SPContentDatabase Perform PSConfigui.exe on First Server (Pick any server it really doesn’t matter) Perform PSConfig.exe on the remaining servers For the first step it is better if you can stop all SharePoint services on the server as this…

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Manipulating webparts using PowerShell

Hello All, One of my customers is making some changes to there Sites and part of that is to set the owner in a Contact Details webpart, since it is for several site we went and figured out the PowerShell.  The customer changes the title from ‘Contact Details’ to ‘Site Owner’. I wrote this without…

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Opening Visio files from SharePoint 2013/2016/SPO

Hello All, Not sure if your aware but Visio files are considered restricted and you are forced to download before it can be opened in the client application (Including Visio viewer).  This of course is very annoying, you could deal with this in these manners SharePoint 2013/2016: 1.Install Office Online Server and connect SharePoint (New-SPWopiBinding)…

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