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MS13-052 Causes issues with SharePoint

Thanks to @kelvin_hoyle for pointing this one out, the .NET Security patch MS13-052 is causing issues with SharePoint.  For now, it is recommended to not deploy MS13-052 to SharePoint servers.  See...

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 RTW

SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 has been released! SharePoint Foundation: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39646 SharePoint Server:...

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SharePoint 2013 Basic Search Center Navigation Settings Breaks in June 2013 CU

In the June 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013, if you modify the navigation settings of a Basic Search Center (/_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx), the OK button generates the following...

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What Makes a Great SharePoint Administrator?

So what makes a great SharePoint Administrator?  These are my thoughts on things to look for in a great SharePoint Administrator; someone who will be responsible for one of the companies’ most...

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Using PowerShell to Manage SharePoint Information Rights Management Settings

Information Rights Management (IRM) allows users to restrict how documents are handled.  With SharePoint, IRM settings are applied at the List/Library level.  When a document is added to an IRM-enabled...

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Using PowerShell to Manage SharePoint Email Settings

Each SharePoint Document Library is capable of accepting Incoming Email.  Here is how to manage the settings via PowerShell. In SharePoint 2010, the SharePoint Management Shell must run as the...

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Creating a SQL Server Availability Group via PowerShell

This is tangibly related to SharePoint and this took me awhile to figure out the correct syntax.  I’ve been building a SQL AG on Server 2012 with the Core installation option.  To accomplish this, you...

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Adding and Removing SharePoint Templates from a Web

In certain cases you may not want Site Collection Administrators or otherwise delegated users to use a certain type of Web template.  This can be achieved using 3rd party tools quite easily, or if...

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Update on Incoming Email Job Lock Type Change Between SharePoint 2010 and 2013

Update on the change of the SPJobLockType between 2010 and 2013, the SPJobLockType was changed from None to Job due to a specific issue where documents may have been duplicated when there is more than...

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SharePoint 2010 August 2013 Cumulative Updates

The August 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 has been released.  If you have installed Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010, this will be the first Cumulative Update you can upgrade to....

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SharePoint 2013 August 2013 Cumulative Updates

SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817517 SharePoint Server 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817616 Project Server 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817615 Office Web...

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SharePoint 2010 with Service Pack 2 ISOs

If you have an MSDN account, the SharePoint Server, FAST Server, Project Server, and Office Web Apps with Service Pack 2 ISOs have been released.  These ISOs will allow you to install SharePoint on...

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SharePoint Analogies

Analogies are essential to explaining SharePoint, especially to non-technical users.  I’ve always expressed that “SharePoint is a platform”, but what does a platform mean, and why would an end user...

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Nauplius.SP.UserSync – Update for SharePoint 2013

If you, or your company, loves SharePoint Foundation, this project is for you!  I have updated the Nauplius.SP.UserSync project with various bug fixes, ULS logging, and best of all, SharePoint...

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Nauplius.ADLDS.Provider 1.5 Release

A new version of the AD LDS provider has been released for SharePoint 2010 and 2013.  This release includes numerous bug fixes.  Uninstall the previous version and restart.  Install the new version and...

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Redmond

If you happen to be in the Redmond, WA area on September 21st, come to SharePoint Saturday Redmond!  I will have two ‘lightning’ sessions and will be introducing the SharePoint Connector for Forefront...

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Excel Power Query – Loading SharePoint Document Library Data

With Excel Power Query, you can query SharePoint List data quickly and easily, as well as a variety of other types of data sources.   However, when we do this, only SharePoint Lists appear!  This is...

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My Thoughts on the Death of the MCM Program

I’m not even qualified to talk about the MCM/MCSM/MCA program itself, or what may have lead to the death of it.  What I can do is talk about is the direction Microsoft wants us to go in, and what I see...

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Maximum Distance for Stretched SharePoint Farms

SharePoint 2010, and after a revision, SharePoint 2013 support stretched farms.  Microsoft terms a ‘stretched’ farm by being a farm not contained within the same data center.  There are some serious...

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Office 2010 Update KB2760758 Incorrectly Checks Multi-Line Columns

EDIT: 9/19 – this is a known issue and will be resolved in the Office 2010 client December 2013 updates. If you have a custom content type with a multi-line site column added to it, and the client has...

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