Here are two good videos that provide a great overview of Office 365.The first video is 9 minutes and runs you through the Admin interface. Note the remote PowerShell administration capability from your on-premise PowerShell prompt: Connect-MSOLService. There are other helpful PowerShell MSOLService commands illustrated here.
This post is meant to give SharePoint Administrators an deeper look into the Distributed Cache along with some links to other resources on the internet. Background SharePoint 2013 uses the AppFabric (Caching) by Microsoft. Read here for a background on AppFabric. AppFabric Caching stores serialised managed objects in a ‘cache cluster’. The cache cluster consists [...]
I came across a couple of articles on Host Named Site Collections and Apps hosts. Here is a summary of the steps to create a new Host Named Site Collection Create a new Web Application or use an existing Web Application. I chose http://jeremy as my WebApplication Decide what your new Site Collection unique URL [...]
Here is an easy way to Stop and Start SharePoint services in PowerShell (especially if you have a large farm or manage multiple farms).
A few recent migrations I worked on required me to export and import all Farm Solutions from one SharePoint farm to another SharePoint farm. There are a few blogs and tools available to get this done. However, I came across Shane Young’s brilliant one line PowerShell command to get the job done! Export all of the [...]
When installing SharePoint, a good practice is to use SQL Aliases for your installation. To manage and create a SQL Alias via a gui tool, go to start > run > cliconfg and Enter. Then go to the Alias tab.
2012 has been a year of many changes for us in the SharePoint world. In the span of a few months we had SQL 2012, Windows 2012 and SharePoint 2013 released! Are you ready for change? My year will be spent learning, adopting and implementing these new technologies from Microsoft.
There are a lot of resources (blog posts / worksheets / scripts / screenshots on random SharePoint things) on the internet on SharePoint 2013 which could be classified as an ‘ebook’ if you print it to pdf. However, I am interested in capturing “ebooks” that are in pdf, doc or xps format, with a table [...]
If you are an MSDN (or Technet) downloader like me, you would agree that manually starting and resuming your paused or suspended downloads aren’t that easy! I struggle to remember the path to the Microsoft File Transfer Manager to restart my downloads. Here is how to kick start the application
SharePoint 2013 has a number of changes since SharePoint 2010. This is a list of some of the features and discontinued functionality. If you want a quick look at what has been discontinued or modified – read further..