Reconciling SharePoint 2013 Content Database Size to Total Size of Site Collections

Have you ever looked at the total physical size of content database (DB) files in SQL Server and wondered why it doesn't reconcile with the total size of site collections contained in the database?  What you'll probably observe is the total size of all site collections in a content DB will be considerably less that the database size property you see…

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SharePoint Slowness/Latency Troubleshooting Questions

Following is a list of questions which can be useful aid for investigating SharePoint latency/slowness issues…   When did the issue start?   How many users are experiencing the issue? • Are all users affected, or just some? • What is user login account of an affected user?   Is the issue specific to only…

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SharePoint 2010 Workflows Best Practice – Purge Workflow History List Items

BEST PRACTICE: Define requirements for when SharePoint 2010 Workflow History list items can expire and be purged, and implement either a manual or an automated process to periodically purge expired workflow history list items!  UPDATE NOVEMBER 30, 2015:  Clarification that this History List purge best practice is also applicable for: SharePoint 2010 & 2013 style workflows…

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