Knowledge Management (KM) Requires Records Management: The Role of Retention Schedules in Businesses with KM Programs

[toc] Daniel Anderson’s masters paper, for his degree at University of North Carolina, about the role of retention schedules in business with Knowledge Management (KM). Abstract “Knowledge management (KM) is revolutionizing the ways business and public institutions preserve institutional memory and knowledge sharing. Companies found KM important for competitive advantage in the marketplace, because it […]

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SharePoint + Flow (+ Azure Functions): Launching a Microsoft Flow from Client-Side Code

Microsoft MVP, Julie Turner, wrote (2017) a great article on how to launch a Microsoft Flow from client-side code. “The requirement seemed deceptively simple… and it was, somewhat… simple. I’ll start with showing you how very simple it is to launch a Microsoft Flow (“flow”) from your client-side code hosted, well… wherever. I will give […]

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Updated Features for Office 365 Admin Center – #48639

[toc] Updated feature: Microsoft 365 Admin Center Major update: General Availability rollout started Applied to: All customers The Microsoft 365 admin center, available at admin.microsoft.com, is the common entry point for managing all your Microsoft 365 services. We’ll begin rolling out the new Microsoft 365 admin center with enhanced features and functionality in April. This […]

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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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Export-SPAllSitesForMigration

[toc] Function Name Export-SPAllSitesForMigration Download Source Code Export-SPAllSitesForMigration.zip Description The code in this module will gather all site collections in your farm and write the details to a CSV file. The CSV file will be formatted to support a migration effort. Parameters Parameter Name $CsvFilename Data Type [System.String] Required Yes Description Use this parameter to specify […]

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SharePoint 2016 Site Templates and ID’s

I’m constantly needing a list of all the site templates available in SharePoint 2016. I decided to start maintaining this list on my blog so I don’t have to search for it anymore. Note – I did not come up with this list in a vacuum. I’m making updates here but the original list came […]

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SharePoint Sites versus Webs

SharePoint Sites versus Webs This is a post I wrote long ago for my previous blog. I’ve been asked what the difference is between Site and Web; here I’m going to tackle that question head on! First and foremost, Microsoft didn’t make the differentiation of these two easy to follow as they use the terms […]

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PowerShell and SharePoint Modules

[toc] 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 […]

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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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10 Key Elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA) – #1 Content Categorization

This article is the first in a series of ten that will help you better understand the 10 key elements of Enterprise Information Architecture (#IA).

Information Architecture consists of many techniques and principals that are required to ultimately add value to day-to-day business operations. When we look at everything involved with Information Architecture, it can be overwhelming and complex. For these reasons, I have broken down Information Architecture in to the following 10 Key Elements. These are by no means all inclusive but what can be considered the most important.

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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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SVSPUG: Leveraging SaaS Applications Using the SharePoint 2013 App Model, 2/20/2014

Join us at the Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group, on February 20, to learn more about SharePoint 2013 App Model development techniques.  Brian Prigge, from Ramp, will be delivering our session, discussing how to leverage SaaS applications using the SharePoint 2013 app model. This should be an interesting and informative discussion; we hope to see […]

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