How to View SharePoint Online Crawl Logs in Office 365

PFE Srinivas Varukala discusses a recent customer question where there was a request to view the SharePoint Online crawl logs. Update 9-8-2017: This article will soon be obsolete since we now do not allow creation of eDiscovery cases in SharePoint Online. Please refer to: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/svarukala/2017/08/09/how-to-download-or-view-sharepoint-online-search-crawl-logs-using-security-compliance-center/       One can view the Crawl Logs in…


Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013 and SQL 2012

Luis Du Solier, our Sr. PFE specialized in SharePoint for LATAM would like to share with you a very detailed article about all the options you have to use Business Intelligence using SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2013. When Luis was requested by a customer to discuss all the options, he quickly realized that the…


Tips and Tricks from the Field on the new Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013

Want the “real world” scoop on the new Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013?  In this article, SharePoint PFE Vladimir Medina from Mexico City shares some tips from the field to help you keep your SharePoint 2013 Farm healthy. If you, like me, are playing with SharePoint 2013 or if you have plans to migrate/deploy…


SharePoint 2013 with SSRS 2012 and Kerberos Constrained Delegation

Ryan Bushnell posted an excellent walkthrough of KCD with SSRS 2012 and SP2013! (That’s Kerberos Constrained Delegation; SQL Server Reporting Services; SharePoint 2013) To do this configuration Kerberos with constrained delegation is required and often this is the most tricky and unclearly documented piece.  In this post I hope to provide some insight into the…


Sharepoint 2013: Configuring Search Service Topology with PowerShell

Chandrasekar Natarajan, a PFE based in Canada, runs through some example PowerShell scripts for configuring SharePoint 2013 Search Service applications and topology configuration: Each Search service application has its own search topology. If you create more than one Search service application in a farm, it’s recommended to allocate dedicated servers for the search topology of…


Sharepoint 2013: March 2013 Public Update required for future Cumulative Updates

A public service announcement for Sharepoint 2013 customers: Our colleagues in CTS note (and reminded us) that the Sharepoint March 2013 Public Updates will be required for future Cumulative Updates – that is, they form the new servicing baseline for Sharepoint 2013. Important: Due to a change in the package configuration introduced after SharePoint 2013…


New Age Collaboration with Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 – Part 2

Lalita Jat is a Premier Field Engineer from India who works on Exchange Server technologies. In this post she talks about Site Mailboxes, an exciting new collaboration feature. This is the concluding post in the series on Site Mailboxes in Exchange 2013. Hello again! In my previous post, we discussed how to install SharePoint Server…


New Age Collaboration with Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 – Part 1

Lalita Jat is a Premier Field Engineer from India who works on Exchange Server technologies. In this post she talks about Site Mailboxes, an exciting new collaboration feature. This is the first post in a two part series in which we will discuss an exciting new feature in Exchange 2013 – Site Mailboxes. Using Site…


Planning Deployment of Farm Solutions for SharePoint 2013

Summary:  Mads Damgård, a Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (and Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint!) based in Denmark, provides insight and walks us through some of the things you need to consider when deploying farm solutions for SharePoint 2013, along with things to watch out for, and tips on code patterns.      While everyone is talking…


How To Customize SharePoint 2013 Search Results Using Query Rules and Result Sources

Summary:  Brendan Griffin, Microsoft Certified Master (SharePoint 2010) and Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer based in the UK, provides us with details on working with SharePoint 2013 Search.  As you may (or may not) know, SharePoint 2013 search has changed quite dramatically from previous versions both from a functionality and manageability perspective – as Brendan…