Improving SharePoint’s Performance

As SharePoint grows and morphs and becomes your information beast, it sometimes feels like it slows down. This is usually typical in implementations where the proper optimizations were not applied early on. It's okay, it's still possible to recover and improve some of your SharePoint's loss of performance. Disclaimer Performance can be significantly degraded by... Continue Reading →

FAST Search isn’t 100% with Claims Based Authentication

If you have tried to configure FAST search for SharePoint with a site using CBA and/or kerberos, you probably noticed that the thumbnail images won't appear. Apparently a known issue: From MSDN forum post Your reported issue is a known limitation in the current version of FAST Search for SharePoint, main reason being kerberos /... Continue Reading →

Managing SharePoint Sites Suck?

I've discovered that most complaints about SharePoint are from the self-imposed or top-down-imposed SharePoint administrators who are stuck with managing SharePoint sites. I do feel sorry for you guys, you didn't ask for it, or even if you did you probably thought it was suppose to be easier. In most cases, SharePoint was slapped together... Continue Reading →

A poem about SharePoint

Like a nice cold beer that fills our cup We hope that Sharepoint will stay up   Our search will work, it will be great Else version 3 you will also hate.   The info is there, it is all so handy If this one fails, we’ll all blame Andy   As shared by a... Continue Reading →

Effectively reading SharePoint Logs

I don't think anyone actually enjoys reading the SharePoint logs. It can be overwhelming. I've found a few techniques to mastering the logs and finding what you really want, fast. First, you need to crank up diagnostic logging in Central Admin. The default logging levels don't do a good job of reporting everything. So hop... Continue Reading →

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