SPWebApplication Class

[toc] Namespace Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration Assembly Microsoft.SharePoint.dll A SharePoint Server web application is composed of an Internet Information Services (IIS) web site that acts as a logical unit for the site collections that you create. Before you can create a site collection, you must first create a Web application. Each web application is represented by a different […]

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Document Libraries and Folders

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 […]

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PowerShell: Retrieve All Sites With or Without Personal Sites (MySites)

[toc] 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 […]

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Debugging SharePoint Issues and ULS Log Files

[toc] 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 […]

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AutoSPInstaller: SharePoint 2013 March 10, 2015 CU (KB2956166)

[toc] 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 […]

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Evolution of SharePoint

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 […]

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Redirect Users to a New Location Automatically

[toc] Recently, while working with a client, I noticed they had purchased a 3rd party web part to redirect users from one location to another.  There are other posts that describe a simple, out of box, solution; however, I wanted to include it here for my readers and clients. There isn’t any need to write […]

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10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #3 Presentation

This article is the third in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture.  To read the previous articles and the complete table of contents in this series, please click here. Presenting Information The manner in which information is presented can dramatically improve its value. […]

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10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #2 Understanding

This article is the second in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture.  To read the first article and the complete table of contents in this series, please click here. Understanding Information Understanding information is the most important aspect of Information Architecture. Before we […]

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Content Categorization – Common Categorization and Grouping Mistake

Staying in alignment with my 10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture, this article will describe a common categorization and grouping mistake I see on a regular basis. With regards to content categorization and grouping, a common mistake I see is storing and managing all documents of similar type, across ownership boundaries, in to a […]

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June 19, 2014 – SharePoint 2013 Collaboration in the Cloud – Office 365

The Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group (SVSPUG) would like to invite you to our next meeting: Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month starting at 5:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Date Thursday June 19th, 2014 Time 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 3331 North First […]

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SharePoint Saturday Sacramento 2014 – Slide Deck

The SharePoint Saturday Sacramento 2014 event was a great success this year.  I’m not sure what the final head-count was, but there were a lot of attendees, great sessions and vendors. Thank you, again, to everyone who made this such a great event… My session was on the topic of Records Management and SharePoint 2013.  […]

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – May 31, 2014

I am honored to be chosen to speak at the SharePoint Saturday Sacramento (#SPSSAC) event, on May 31 of this year; just a couple weeks away. I will be speaking on the topic of Records Management and how to accomplish Records Management tasks using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 technologies.  I will describe what records management is, […]

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SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – May 31, 2014

  SHAREPOINT SATURDAY May 31, 2014 Sacramento   The Northern California SharePoint Community is proud to host the 3rd SharePoint Saturday Sacramento Join fellow SharePoint colleagues in attending over 25 sessions presented by MVPs, MCMs and other SharePoint leaders. Topics include: SharePoint 2013/2010 Office 365 / SPO Business Intelligence Case Studies Search Social & Mobile […]

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Northern California ARMA Seminar Panel Member

On March 6, 2014, I will be a panel member at the Northern California ARMA Seminar.  I am honored the Northern California ARMA would invite me to be a panel member and am looking forward to it. At this seminar, we will be focusing on Records Management and I have been asked to attend and […]

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Factors that Drive the Success of Information Use

There are many factors that comprise the successful implementation of a SharePoint solution. Regardless of what it is you are building, the following key success factors apply. Ease the Pains Associated with Storing and Managing Information Provide Meaningful and Accurate Information to Consumers Promote the Agile Evolution of Information Use Governance Education Each of these […]

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SharePoint 2013 Task Management

Task Management The task management functionality available in SharePoint 2013 has many new and improved features. Features such as the ability to create sub-tasks, a new timeline view, more robust management of tasks using Microsoft Project 2013 and so on. In this article I will take a deeper look in to these new and enhanced […]

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