Administration

Finding Duplicate Items and The Duplicates Keyword

Posted by on April 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I have had a few questions around de-duping files within a SharePoint environment recently so I set off to do some research to identify a good solution.  Based on past experiences I knew that SharePoint identifies duplicates while performing an index of the content so I expected this would be part of the solution. Upon […]

Bulk Updates of User Profile Properties

Posted by on July 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

This past week fellow SharePoint MVP Yaroslav Pentsarskyy posted an excellent PowerShell script for doing bulk updates on the UserProfile properties via PowerShell.  The Bulk Update SharePoint 2010 User Profile Properties is a great script that makes it extremely easy to populate any new fields that are not set to synchronize.  My team has been […]

Quota Management and Storage Reports in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on July 5, 2011 at 9:09 am

A few years ago I wrote an article about how to enable and work with the Quota Management features in SharePoint 2007 (click here for article) which proved to be a popular post.  Quota Management is a pretty important topic when it comes to SharePoint Governance and overall maintenance of the platform.  While the overall […]

Shared Link: SharePoint 2010 Social Networking Diagram

Posted by on December 31, 2010 at 10:57 am

I do not often link to another blog post as part of one on my site, but this one was too good to pass up.  For those of you interested in SharePoint 2010’s Social Features, here is  great diagram of of how all of the components and services fit together.  It is extremely valuable to […]

SharePoint Log Viewer

Posted by on November 29, 2010 at 9:11 am

Anyone that spends much time administering or developing against SharePoint knows what a pain it can be to work with the log files in a text editor.  The SharePoint LogViewer developed by Overroot provides a great interface making it easy to work with and filter down the log files. Give it a try here:  http://sharepointlogviewer.codeplex.com/

Keys to Long Term SharePoint Stability and Success

Posted by on October 11, 2010 at 9:09 am

Recently I have been called into a few environments where the customers were having some serious performance problems or had features that were no longer working.  It really nailed home the point that Capacity Planning should really be Capacity Management as Microsoft now refers to it in their Capacity Management and Sizing Overview guidance for […]

User Profiles – Creating Custom Properties

Posted by on June 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

The User Profiles in SharePoint Server represent a very robust and flexible way to manage information about the members of your organization.  It can be used to fill the roll of a searchable Employee Directory, used to drive business processes and workflows, and also makes it easier to find people in the organization based on […]