SLA and Disaster Recovery Planning for Microsoft Business Intelligence

(Post courtesy Partner Technical Consultant specializing on Data Analytics) Service Level Agreement Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning for the Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server For a fully implemented Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, which might be composed of SQL Server, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, SharePoint Server, MDS, and DQS; the…


Migrating File Shares to SharePoint Online

(Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Andre Kieft) It has been a while since I created a blog post, but recently I received a lot of questions and requests for advice on how to migrate file shares to SharePoint and use SkyDrive Pro (SDP). So I figured to create a blog post with the things you…


Configuring SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell

Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Priyo Lahiri: I wrote this script for a demo during our Practice Accelerater for SharePoint 2013. If you have attended the session you have already seen this in action. If not, here is the script for you to try out in your lab. Disclaimer: before we proceed you should know…

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The SharePoint Online Site Collection Upgrade Experience–Part 1

Recently, we have seen questions coming in from Partners about the site collection upgrade experience for their customers who have been upgraded to the new SharePoint Online. After Office 365 (and SharePoint Online) are upgraded to the new version, end users should not notice a difference with their site collections.  They will continue to look…


Is it supported on Windows Azure Virtual Machines?

I have seen a few questions recently about support* for hosting various products on Windows Azure VMs.  Can you run SharePoint? TFS? SQL Server? Hyper-V? What versions?  Fortunately there is a KB article for that 🙂 Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721672 This article discusses the support policy for running Microsoft…


SharePoint Online, External Sharing End-to-End (Ignite Webcast)

Time/Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 @ 10am PT (60 minutes) Description: SharePoint Online has a revamped experience for sharing documents, folders and sites. Users can now share with people outside the company using Guest Links (anonymous) and External Access (authenticated) invitations. And there are key controls for IT administrators to comply with their company’s business…


Planning and Deploying Office 365 Jump Start

If you are an IT Pro that will be deploying Office 365, or a Microsoft Partner studying for the 70-323 Administering Office 365 exam,  make sure to head over to https://aka.ms/O365-CertJump to watch Ajinkya Pinto and Fulvio Salanitro (Partner Technical Consultants) share the information you need to know before deploying Office 365! Deploying Office 365…


Integrating Remote Desktop Services with SharePoint Server 2010

Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia One of the first things that an IT administrator (and even an end user) dreams for is “Integration”. For an administrator, integration of multiple technologies in your environment, consolidation of various products, management of everything from one single place, provision of data in a secured manner; are a few reasons….

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SharePoint Conference 2011 Session Recordings Available

Update: It looks like the recordings have been pulled off of YouTube.  Perhaps they were not supposed to be there in the first place.  It was good while it lasted… make sure to sign up for SharePoint Conference 2012 here: http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx Hello All- After eating all your turkey today (if you are in the US),…

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PTS Power Start Workshop : Understanding the Latest Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 R2, SharePoint 2010 and Exchange 2010

<Cross-posted from Iftekhar’s blog> My team is delivering some great webinars on Microsoft System Center technologies. In our continuous effort to ramp up our Microsoft partners on Microsoft technologies we are bringing some interesting of 1:Many Technical Webinars. If you are partner company focused on Systems management and networking and would like to learn more…