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
There are a lot of posts about creating modules, for SharePoint, in PowerShell. I decided to write this post so everything I’ve learned is in one place. I’m hoping you learn something from this (as I did). I have tested the code in this article in SharePoint On-premise 2010, 2013 and 2016. Modules do have … Continue reading PowerShell and SharePoint Modules
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)