Come along with me on a small adventure into the world of free SharePoint. Yes, free! SharePoint Foundation 2013 is technically free (well, included in your existing Windows licenses) and can do a whole lot for you without needing to spend significant amounts of money on Server editions. I am going to walk through a mini-series... Continue Reading →
This is Part 5 of my series on 'My Users Don't Like SharePoint...' I've actually heard, at a customer site, while the speaker was unaware their SharePoint consultant was in the next cube, the following: Don't put it in SharePoint, you'll never find it again. It broke my heart... A fairy somewhere lost its wings...... Continue Reading →
I had the opportunity to assist a customer in their decision making process as they looked for a SharePoint security management tool.
This is an issue I'm seeing a little too often on SharePoint installs. Trying to access a site that is hosted on the same server will prompt for login credentials 3 times then display Page Cannot be Found. From what I've gathered it's a loopback check issue. I don't know all the technical issues behind... Continue Reading →
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 →
Yes, at this point in my life, I'm very new to PowerShell, and I'm okay with that. I was hesitant to make the jump, especially for use with SharePoint. Using stsadm for the last 7 years has been my security blanket. PowerShell, the new kid on the block, appeared to be threatening, almost bully like.... Continue Reading →
As you create and manage service applications in your farm, you may decide to create additional services for different web applications. In my case, it was rather simple. I wanted a web application that didn't use FAST, just the basic search functionality. This was on my development workstation and I wanted to keep some of... Continue Reading →
It's true! It's possible to send your SharePoint emails through the cloud, or even to your internal email server using authentication or a different port. The trick is to use a local IIS SMTP service to relay the email for you. You can configure the SMTP service to relay email to a specific host and... Continue Reading →