Welcome to my Musings site and blog! This is my little corner of the universe where I share posts about SharePoint, my family and hobbies. Please feel free to comment on any of my blog posts or contact me directly with questions.
My Professional Life
I have been involved in the software technology industry for the better part of 35 years. I have expertise in Business Process Automation, Content Strategy, Governance, Knowledge Management, Enterprise Information Management/Architecture, Records Management and Development.
I have led the design, implementation and adoption of more than 100 enterprise-class Microsoft SharePoint Intranets.
To learn more about me and my skills, please visit my About page.
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|When I’m not delivering world-class SharePoint solutions, I fly Radio Controlled Airplanes and Helicopters. I started flying when I was very young and continued throughout my life. Its a wonderful way to get away from work, spend time with family and friends and enjoy the outdoors.||Another hobby I enjoy is gardening and cooking. As I learn new techniques and recipes, I try and share them here with everyone. Click Amateur/Home Chef to see all of my cooking techniques, recipes and gardening posts.|
SharePoint Blog Posts
I am asked on a regular basis how I feel about the use of Document Library folders. To be honest, I always tell people “avoid them” unless you thoroughly understand the consequences of using folders or have a controlled means of promoting consistent use. This response always stirs up controversy so I thought I’d write … Continue reading Document Libraries and Folders
I love using the pipeline in PowerShell. Recently I was in a situation where, if a PS script what a one-liner I didn’t have to submit it through the review/approval/change management process. Its amazing what you can do in PowerShell in a single line of code! Retrieve all site collections, for all web applications in … Continue reading PowerShell: Retrieve All Sites With or Without Personal Sites (MySites)
I often see administrators and developers new to SharePoint find debugging difficult and complex. When working with SharePoint, log files are your friend. In large on-premise farms, locating issues within large log files can be time consuming and sometimes difficult. When I am presented with an error that contains a correlation ID, I first resort … Continue reading Debugging SharePoint Issues and ULS Log Files
The AutoSPInstaller tool is not something I’ve written about in the past. I’m not sure why because its a fantastic tool and I use it on a regular basis. In general, it is a PowerShell based SharePoint installation tool. If you are unfamiliar with it, I do recommend you take a look at it here. … Continue reading AutoSPInstaller: SharePoint 2013 March 10, 2015 CU (KB2956166)
Interesting article, from Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, about the Evolution of SharePoint. Exciting times ahead! Excerpt from Intro: “In the conversations I have with customers and partners, I’m often asked how SharePoint will evolve in Office 365, and what the future holds for SharePoint on-premises. As we move into … Continue reading Evolution of SharePoint