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SharePoint Saturday DFW 2015

​It’s back! SharePoint Saturday 2015 will be held at the Microsoft campus in Las Colinas on March 7th. As always, the event is free for attendees and we will have a full roster of deep-dive sessions from MVP’s, Microsoft personnel, community members and other subject matter experts. It will be full day of education education […]

Access Denied Errors Activating Publishing Features in a SharePoint Team Site

Many organizations have a governance policy in which certain individuals are granted Full Control permissions of individual sites, usually after completing some training or demonstrating proficiency in site administration skills. In such a scenario, it is quite common for a number of different users to be site owners throughout a wide or deep site hierarchy […]

New Podcast: SharePoint Search on RunAs Radio

It’s strange how things in your career come together over time. Way back in 2008 I was attending TechEd in Orlando, Florida (as documented here). We had a booth the first week to lauch our Sonar product (which eventually became part of SharePoint Diagnostic Manager​) and I was lurking about the Office kiosks the second week answering SharePoint […]

New IT Unity Article: Content Query Versus Content Search in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

One of the most common requirements in any SharePoint environment is the aggregation and summarization of content across lists, libraries, sites and site collections. Administrators could not easily achieve these requirements without custom code until the introduction of the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) in SharePoint 2007/2010. The CQWP gave administrators a useful out-of-the-box method […]

SharePointalooza Slides and Demos

This past weekend hundreds of SharePointers descended upon the wilds of Branson, Missouri for SharePointalooza. Despite being in the exact center of absolutely nothing we sill managed to have a good time, deliver some SharePoint knowledge, and listen to some great music. This was a labor of love and devotion to the community by Mark Rackley […]

SharePoint My Site Deletion and the Person.aspx Redirect Problem

If you have managed to successfully configure User Profile Synchronization in your 2013 environment (which is a daunting task in and of itself) then at some point you are going to have to deal with the personal sites of users who have been disabled or removed from Active Directory. SharePoint tries to be helpful in […]

Upgrading Content Databases with Duplicate Site Collection URL’s

Anyone who has ever tried to do an in-place upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 knows what a complete nightmare that process could be; without much effort you could easily destroy a farm and spend endless hours trying to rebuild from scratch. The process was so fragile and prone to failure that in the 2013 […]

Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant for SharePoint

PremierPoint Solutions (formerly SharePoint Solutions) has recently released an updated version of their Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant product for on-premise deployments of SharePoint 2010 and 2013. SPGA is designed to address a common concern in enterprise SharePoint deployments – administrative control over site growth and proliferation. Anyone who has ever tried to contain the […]

TechEd North America 2014 Slides and Code Samples

  Another year, another TechEd over and done with. It was exciting to have a big technology conference back in the great State of Texas and the City of Houston did us all proud. Great times with great friends and lots of interesting discussions regarding SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and a bunch of other cool […]

SPTechCon 2014 Wrap Up

Another great SPTechCon as come and gone.  As always, the team at BZ Media did a great job putting on a top-notch event.  Many thanks to everyone who attended my sessions and for all the great questions. Links to the slide decks and demo code can be found below. See you all at the next […]