HOW TO: Rename Search Service Application Databases on the “Same” Server

There are a number of articles that describe how to rename and move the Search Service Application databases in SharePoint Server 2013; however, limited guidance on renaming the Search Service Application databases on the same server.  The process itself differs little from the former, but worth documenting. Step 1 Suspend the Search Service On the…

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Still haven’t registered for SharePoint Conference 2014?

If NLB, UPA, MMS, MDS, DEC, AAM, FIM, AAG, RBS, ALM, ECT, KPI, WIF, ACE, ACL, BDC, ULS, OWA, ECS, LOB, SID, SPN, SSO, UDF, DAV, SQL mean anything to you you’ll want to be at SPC. Ever want to know why your provider hosted app keeps throwing a 401 when accessing SharePoint content? Want…

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Not to be missed…SharePoint Conference 2014

SharePoint Conference 2014 is less than ~75 business days away, if you’re an IT Professional, implementer, or decision maker you don’t want to miss this SharePoint Conference. In today’s world of converging technologies and operating models, IT Professionals are under more demand to deliver value and foster innovation within organizations.  The 2014 SharePoint Conference for…

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SharePoint 2013 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2

Summary Currently, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.   Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2 could lead to unexpected behavior, therefore, Microsoft does not support SharePoint Server 2013 in Windows Server 2012 R2. SharePoint Server…

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SharePoint Conferences, Looking Back…

With SharePoint Conference 2014 registration now open, it seems appropriate to look back and provide just a little historical SPC information. There have been 5 previous SharePoint Conferences. 2006 The inaugural SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Conference 2006 was held in Bellevue, Washington on May 15th, 2006 at the Meydenbauer Convention Center with the keynote delivered by Bill Gates. …

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SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure [Updated]

An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery.  The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public and August Cumulative Updates. NOTE Additional configuration is required to use the…

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Overview of Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013

Shredded Storage is a new storage model implementation in SharePoint Server 2013 used to provide smoother I/O patterns, improve data transfer performance, and reduce storage utilization when using historical versions with SharePoint. This whitepaper provides a background of SharePoint products storage evolution and the implementation specifics and benefits of Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013. Download: …

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SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure

An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery.  The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public and April Cumulative Updates. NOTE Additional configuration is required to use the…

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Deploying Remote BLOB Storage with SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

AlwaysOn Availability Groups can provide a high-availability and disaster recovery solution for SQL Server Remote Blob Store (RBS) BLOB objects (blobs).  AlwaysOn Availability Groups protects any RBS metadata and schemas stored in an availability database by replicating them to the secondary replicas. AlwaysOn Availability Groups Overview The AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature is a high-availability and…

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SharePoint Server 2013 March 2013 Public Update

The March 2013 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2013 was released on March 12, 2013 and in addition to resolving several issues, features new and added capabilities such as the ability to configure multiple app domains in when using AAM or Host Header configurations.  For a complete list of fixes included in this update see…

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