SharePoint IT…evolving?

The English philosopher Alan Watts once said “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. A recent #CollabTalk topic was that of the changing role of SharePoint IT…as the cloud becomes mainstream, this conversation will inevitably thrive as a broader topic that…

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SharePoint and Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC)

The question of read-only domain controllers (RODC) and SharePoint comes up frequently in conversation and on forums, whether not supported, and what potential issues can be expected if implemented with SharePoint.  This article will help address some of these questions. FAQ Q:  Can I use a read-only domain controller (RODC) with SharePoint 2013? A:  Yes;…

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Document Property Promotion and Demotion Overview and Considerations

Overview Document Property Promotion and Demotion is a Feature in versions of SharePoint designed to synchronize specific metadata across documents and its parent List columns and/or fields. Property promotion refers to the process of extracting values from properties of a document and writing those values to corresponding columns on the list or document library where…

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ULS Viewer and SharePoint 2010

So you downloaded the ULS Viewer and fired up on your SharePoint 2010 environment only to see something like this? —- System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'UlsGump.AboutForm' threw an exception. —> System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'System.Reflection.CustomAttributeExtensions' from assembly 'mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.    at UlsGump.AboutForm..cctor()    — End of inner exception stack trace —…

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Implementing Azure Blob Storage (ABS) with SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint 2013 [Updated]

Overview NOTE (8/26/2014) With any solution that externalizes the unstructured content with SharePoint you need to understand the limitations and optimal use of those solutions as documented at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff628583(v=office.15).aspx to include related latency and performance requirements. With any application organizations face consistent key challenges such as high efficiency and business value, complex configuration, and low…

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ULS Viewing Like a Boss (ULS Viewer is now available)

I’m excited to announce we’ve published a new and improved version of the ULS Viewer. About the Unified Logging Service The Unified Logging Service (ULS) is the primary logging mechanism in SharePoint to make it easier to develop applications, expose in-depth information for debugging, and vehicle to isolate problems or threshold issues when they are…

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Managing Sites Pages in SharePoint Server 2013 w/ OneDrive for Business Redirection in Service Pack 1

Overview Service Pack 1 introduced new functionality that allows IT administrators to selectively redirect their users OneDrive for Business libraries to Office 365.  In addition to OneDrive for Business redirection, Service Pack 1 also allows for the redirection of users Sites pages to SharePoint Online.  When redirecting the Sites pages, when a user selects Sites…

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OneDrive for Business Managed Deployment

Overview OneDrive for Business is cloud storage for business similar to the personal experience provided by OneDrive. It's the place where employees can store, sync, and share their files across multiple devices with ease and security.  Built through the evolution of personal sites, OneDrive for Business provides the ability for an organization to provide their…

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Quick Starting Demos and Windows PowerShell

Preparing virtual machines for demonstrations can be a tedious process, compounding this is when virtual machines need to be started or shut down in a specific order.  For example, starting database servers prior to starting web servers, or starting the preferred active node before the passive node.  Starting those machines; however, is only a portion…

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Yammer Redirection in SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1

In previous articles I discussed redirecting OneDrive for Business to Office 365 in SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1.  In addition to new functionality that allows IT administrators to redirect OneDrive for Business and Sites pages to Office 365, Service Pack 1 also allows IT administrators to activate Yammer as the default social experience for…

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