SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid

I recently presented a session at SharePoint Saturday UK on Configuring SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid, as promised to the attendees attached is the presentation (including demo videos). This is an updated version of my previous session at the Yorkshire SharePoint User Group which goes into greater depth on the identity requirements – http://blogs.technet.com/b/fromthefield/archive/2014/11/04/hybrid-search-with-sharepoint-2013-and-office-365.aspx. Brendan Griffin – @brendankarl…

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SP2010 workflow performance

Today I want to talk about something quite odd that I ran across at one of my customers… They had some issues with one of their workflows not "performing" well… It took ages for the workflow to complete. One of the most important troubleshooting steps with workflows is usually quite simple… It's just "Wait…" But…

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Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

I recently presented a session at the Yorkshire (UK) SharePoint User Group on Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365, as promised to the attendees attached is the presentation (including demo videos). Brendan Griffin – @brendankarl Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.pptx

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Backup/Restore-SPSite and the Missing Term Set!

One of my customers recently wanted to move a Site Collection into a new Content Database, however instead of using Move-SPSite to do this they decided to use Backup/Restore-SPSite and here is where the fun began!  One of the key differences between using Move-SPSite and Restore-SPSite is that Restore-SPSite will assign a new GUID to the Site…

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Export Members of a SharePoint Audience

Here is a quick PowerShell script that I put together for a customer to enable them to export the usernames and e-mail addresses of all users that are members of a specific SharePoint Audience to a CSV file. Please update the three highlighted values, $Output is the location to write the CSV file to, replace…

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SharePoint Maintenance

From time to time you may need to temporarily make SharePoint unavailable due to applying a CU, Service Pack etc. One of my customers places an App_Offline.htm file at the root of the IIS Virtual Directory for each Web Application on each WFE server within their farm, this presents users with a nice friendly message…


SharePoint Evolution Conference Roadshow – SharePoint Online Administration with PowerShell

I recently presented a session at the SharePoint Evolution Conference Roadshow – http://www.sharepointevolutionconference.com As promised to the attendees, I have attached the slides from my session "SharePoint Online Administration with PowerShell" Brendan Griffin – @brendankarl SharePoint Online Administration with PowerShell.pdf

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BI Virtual Labs for customers to have a dabble

Are you curious about Business Intelligence and want to have a little bit of a dabble on some VMs to understand the possibilities better? V-Lab Central are now hosting some fully loaded BI Demo VMs with a walkthrough script which you can quickly spin up to see 'the art of the possible. I have used these VMs during several…

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Creating custom display templates

Custom Display Templates / SharePoint 2013 Recently I have been working with display templates and the Content by Search web part on a customer engagement.  I thought I would write up some ‘how to’ type material for you all in case you are having your first experience with them. This blog article walks you through…

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