Verify SharePoint 2010 Upgrade localupgradestatus

When upgrading to SharePoint 2010 from SharePoint 2007, there are lots of things you can before upgrading to resolve issues itself prior to upgrading.  And there are things you can do after upgrade to verify upgrade went okay as well.  Obviously, there needs to be involvement from the end users to check the sites and…


SharePoint Comic SPC 2012 Early Bird

Sign up for the SharePoint Conference by this Friday, June 29th, and save $400 on registration.


SharePoint Comic SharePoint Circus

Having a rough SharePoint Day?  Cheer it up with the SharePoint Circus Chant (to the tune of Madagascar3)


Free Screen Recorder

Yes my dear 7 readers, not only am I back to blogging but I come bearing free gifts.  There is a utility in Windows 7 that many users don’t know about, and it will probably become one of your favorites after reading this.  It’s called the Problem Steps Recorder.  It’s perfect for documenting quickly how…


Mount ISO in Windows 8

Windows 8 has a ton of great new features, but one my top 5 has to be the ability (and finally) to mount an ISO file to extract or install from. You can do this in two ways. 1. Select the ISO file.  From the ‘Actions’ tab in the Ribbon, select the ‘Mount’ button. 2….


SharePoint Learning Roadmap – on a Budget

I’m asked regularly on what type of training is needed to start a career in SharePoint, and although I hate to say it… “it depends”.  I put together a quick learning roadmap, that will lead an individual with some IT experience but zero SharePoint experience, to being certified on SharePoint. It doesn’t come with a…


Uninstall Project Server from SharePoint Farm

The ability to uninstall Project Server or Remove Project Server from a SharePoint Farm is not supported, regardless if it’s 2007 or 2010. 2007 Removing either Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Office Project Server 2007 from a joint installation is not supported. Installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Office Project Server 2007 extends the farm…


SharePoint Comic Cloud

Cloud – it’s the latest buzz word.  Even my non-technical girl friend has asked me “what is this cloud I keep hearing about?”. SharePoint Online is not a new service, but with Office 365, SharePoint in the cloud is getting some new attention.  Office 365 is currently in beta, and here are some things you…


Lost SharePoint Farm Passphrase

It’s okay… it happens.  You can’t retrieve it, but you can reset it using PowerShell.  Make sure that the account you are logged in as is: (1) a farm admin and (2) local admin on server   $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText –Force Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase –Confirm More info on TechNet: