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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SharePoint Tidbit – Quick look at SharePoint 2016 Search

Hello All, As you start to work with Search you will notice that it’s architecture has not been changed dramatically and your lessons learned in SharePoint 2013 should be able to help you. Moving parts in Search Crawl Component To retrieve information, the crawl component connects to the content sources by invoking the appropriate indexing…

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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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Working with SharePoint and DSC – Generating the MOF files and letting it all just happen

**UPDATE: I have modified the script and provided better how to steps, follow these links How to… and Script download please keep reading on to understand how the script DSC_Generate_MOFFiles.ps1 works Hello All, We are basically done, DSC is configured and running on our Nodes as well as the Pull server all we have to do…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Quick write-up on monitoring SharePoint Distributed Cache

Hello, Here is some quick information around how to monitor the Distributed Cache Service, and gather some information from that service around usage. First of all let’s understand how we can best look at the configuration, if we run the following script from any SharePoint server running the Distributed Cache Service we will see information…

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