What is Hidden User Information (Userinfo) List in SharePoint 2010/2013 and how to fix when it causes a site collection to show old User metadata properties in People Picker control or in a Person or Group column?

What is the User Information List in SharePoint?   The User Information List (“/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx” or “_catalogs/users/detail.aspx”) is a hidden list in each site collection that is only visible and accessible to Site Collection Administrators.  The User Information List stores metadata information about a user. Some metadata examples are Display Name (name), Login Name (samAccountName), Department, Picture,…


Monitoring SharePoint Distributed Cache Service for Scale-Up (memory) or Scale-Out (add cache host)

What are recommended procedures for monitoring the Distributed Cache Service on SharePoint 2013 for scale-up (memory) or scale-out (add cache host) to handle increasing load?  I’ve done some initial research, and learned this isn’t an exact science.  I’ve provided some initial information I collected in this post. The Distributed Cache Service provides in-memory caching services to…

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How to Run CSOM-EnumerateSiteUrls.ps1 Using CSOM and Search to Gather List of Personal Sites in SharePoint Online

This post provides step-by-step instructions to help you understand how to successfully run the example PowerShell script available in the Microsoft download center "CSOM-EnumerateSiteUrls.ps1", which uses the SharePoint client side object model (CSOM) and Search to gather a list of personal sites in Office 365 SharePoint Online. Enumerate Site URLs in SharePoint Onlinehttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44294 File Name: CSOM-EnumerateSiteUrls.ps1 Version:…

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