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…


SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide stack refreshed

The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version): The updates include the following: Additional links to software and hardware requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, SQL Server 2008…


New “Authentication in SharePoint 2013 Learning Roadmap” topic in the TechNet Wiki

The Authentication in SharePoint 2013 Learning Roadmap topic is now available. Consider the following questions: I don’t know anything about a technology or product. What is the fastest way to build expertise? Real world example: I just got assigned this new technology. Do I really have to wade through the mountains of potential content out…


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…


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…


Fabulous SQL Server connection troubleshooting article in the TechNet Wiki!

Check out How to Troubleshoot Connecting to the SQL Server Database Engine in the TechNet Wiki. Author Rick Byman takes you step-by-step though the troubleshooting process when you get the “Connect to Server” error. I strongly encourage you to bookmark this article and use it for the next time you see this type of error….


Using the TechNet Gallery to publish your content

Back in June, Andrea Bichsel blogged about the TechNet Wiki and how you can join with only a Windows Live ID and contribute written content about SharePoint 2010 Products.  Another venue for publishing your content is the TechNet Gallery, which can hold all kinds of content (scripts, videos, code files) in addition to written content in…