New Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki

In an effort to consolidate all of the best information about troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, I recently published the Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki. This new portal page provides links to: TechNet Wiki articles TechNet library articles Blog posts The SharePoint 2010 Best Practices portal page created and nurtured by…

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Upgrade: Frequent questions from SharePoint Conference 2012

It was great talking with so many of you at the SharePoint Conference last week. From one on one discussions to the big crush at Ask the Experts, we had several questions come up multiple times. Here are the most frequent questions from the conference about upgrade: Q: Can I upgrade from Office SharePoint Server…


New “SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding” topic in the TechNet Wiki

The SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding topic is now available. Have you ever wondered what “i:0#.w|contosochris” (or something like it) meant in the display of user sign-in information on a SharePoint site or in Unified Logging Service (ULS) log files? Well, wonder no longer. This topic describes the syntax and encoding of these…

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Comprehensive SharePoint 2010 Best Practices TechNet Wiki article

Hey SharePoint fans, Take a look at SharePoint 2010 Best Practices (en-US), a recently published and very active TechNet Wiki article that contains a categorized list of links to best practice resources on all manner of subjects relating to SharePoint 2010. This TechNet Wiki article was created by Margriet Bruggeman and has had over 200…

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SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Test Lab Guide published

The Test Lab Guide: Install SQL Server 2012 Enterprise is a new building block Test Lab Guide (TLG) that steps you through the default installation of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on APP1 or another domain member server in the Base Configuration test lab. There are step-by-step instructions for the following: Configuring the Base Configuration test…

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Updates to Plan browser support

Hi. This post is to let you know of the changes to the “Planbrowser support” article for SharePoint 2010 Products. Unless otherwise stated,  the latest version of all modern browsers aresupported. Period. The browser support matrix table of supported, supported with known limitations,Not tested, and Not supported has been removed. The only browser that will clearly…

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SharePoint 2010 Databases and Windows PowerShell

There are several ways to maintain and configure, and backup and restore SharePoint 2010 databases.  The obvious way is with SharePoint Central Administration, however, the easiest and perhaps best way is to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets.  There are many cmdlets available to use with SharePoint databases. In an earlier blog I showed how to find…

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Configurable policy settings for user profile properties

Each user profile in SharePoint Server 2010 contains 46 default user profile properties. These user profile properties store information about a user. An administrator can apply a policy to a user profile property to configure how personal information is used. Depending on the selected user profile property, some policy settings are configurable, while others are…

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Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content

In the recent blog post, December 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released, Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Stefan Goßner provides an overview of Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for SharePoint Server 2010 (thanks, Stefan!). For SharePoint business intelligence users, CU 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is particularly exciting because it opens the…

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Upgrade – how can we help you get started?

Hi – SharePoint Server 2010 has been out for over a year, and many of you have upgraded to take advantage of the new user interface, ease of administration, and new features. But many organizations are still evaluating whether and when to upgrade. We’d like to get a little information from those of you who…