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 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…


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:


SharePoint Operational Governance Presentation

Last week I gave a Webcast on SharePoint Operational Governance, on TechNet.  Posting this as a follow-up. Live Meeting Replay URL: Download for the Presentation slide deck: SharePoint Operational Governance Presentation Additional Key Resources: TechNet: SharePoint Governance Resource Center Governance model for SharePoint Server 2010 (diagram) Governance planning (white paper) Governance…


TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance

I will be holding a 60 minute Webcast on TechNet on May 6th, which will cover SharePoint Operational Governance.  Details and sign up information is below: TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance (Level 200) Event ID: 1032485141 Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Audience(s): IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist. The unprecedented popularity and usage of…


Secure PDFs with RMS in SharePoint

I’m a big fan of utilizing Rights Management Server (RMS) integrated with SharePoint when you have documents that need policies enforced not only in SharePoint, but at the desktop as well once the documents are downloaded from SharePoint. However, PDFs have always been a bit of a challenge, as natively these are not supported. There…


Plan for SharePoint Online

TechNet recently launched a new section for SharePoint Online, bringing together all of the content that is needed for the successful planning and administration of SharePoint in the cloud. Check it out for information on: Planning Operations Customizations Developing End-User Help If you aren’t sure if SharePoint in the cloud is right for you,…


Compare SharePoint 2010 Editions

It’s pretty often on any version of SharePoint that someone asks the difference between the versions of SharePoint (ex: free vs. server vs. standard vs. enterprise).  On Microsoft’s website for SharePoint, there is a page that displays all the features for SharePoint 2010 as they relate to each version (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise). It’s interactive,…


Report Builder 2.0 for SharePoint 64 bit Integration

When you integrate SSRS with SharePoint, by default the Report Builder is 1.0.  You can install the Report Builder 2.0 and configure SharePoint to use it instead.  But you are going to run into issues if your SharePoint environment is 64-bit.  Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products and technologies is not installed. It must be…