How to Troubleshoot Missing Search Item Results Crawled by the Cloud Hybrid Search Service Application

While working on a large Cloud Hybrid Search implementation for one of our enterprise customers, we ran into an issue where users can’t find certain items and documents when submitting search queries from SharePoint Online!! We have confirmed the users had permissions to these items from the on-premises SharePoint farms and we also have confirmed these individual missing documents have…

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How to get Total Item Count of Externally Crawled Content in SPO with Cloud Hybrid Search Implementation

This post is about How to get an accurate item count of your external content crawled through the Cloud Hybrid Search Service Application? I’ve worked with one of my customers on a larger implementation of Cloud Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online where the customer is to crawl around 140 TB of content from…

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Office Web Apps 2013 – Increase Excel Workbook Size from the 10 MB Limit

  If you were ever greeted by a message similar to the following: "Wow, that's a big workbook. Unfortunately, we can't open a workbook larger than 10 MB. You'll need to open this in Excel." By default Excel Web App is set to a max size of 10 MB, here are my findings for other…

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What is addressed in SharePoint Server and Office Web Apps 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Update

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint Server and Office Web Apps 2013 was released today Feb 25, 2014. I wanted to do a quick overview and reference what is being addressed in this service pack along with links to where to go to download the appropriate packages. Please note this service pack includes two kinds of fixes: Previously unreleased fixes that…

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How to Increase the Maximum Upload Size in SharePoint 2013

There are so many configuration settings documented elsewhere online to increase the maximum file upload size in order to store large files in SharePoint. Often times, you keep on trying different settings (you may even forget what you have tried and still can’t get it to work!!) In this post I will walk you through two simple steps to accomplish this…

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How to find the version or build number for an Office Web Apps 2013 Farm

There are multiple ways to find the OWA 2013 patch or build level: Use PowerShell Check the X-OfficeVersion header value, on an Office Web Apps (OWA) or SharePoint server, replace the highlighted owa01 in red with your owa server url and run (Invoke-WebRequest http://owa01/op/servicebusy.htm).Headers On Office Web Apps server Get-Content "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OfficeWebApps\Data\local\OfficeVersion.inc" On an Office Web Apps Server,…

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Issues and Benefits Implementing SharePoint 2013 using SQL Server 2008 R2 vs SQL Server 2012 SP1

As many of our customers are getting ready to deploy SharePoint 2013, choosing the appropriate version of SQL is critical!! SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 is the minimum required version of SQL for a database server in a SharePoint 2013 farm (Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013), however, there are impacts of using SQL Server 2008 R2 If…

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