Thursday, November 20, 2014
There are probably a lot of SharePoint Farms that use a Microsoft SQL cluster. Even now with new possibilities like Always-On for SQL 2012. But not only if you use SharePoint might this be of interest for you.
About a year ago, a customer of mine had some very bad performance with his SQL Server. The SQL was version 2008 R2 using the Windows Cluster Service hosted on a VMWare ESX 5.0 private cloud. Nothing unusual and of course the first thoughts were pointing to the VMWare servers. But let’s take a look at the performance test we performed on the cluster.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Log Parser Studio is a Windows Tool that uses LogParser and gives you a GUI to work with. This way it's easier to create adhoc reports of your logfiles. You can export the query as a script and then automate your tasks.
Getting Started with the Log Parser Studio
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
|Picture by Caroline Gutman|
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Before we can start, we’ll need to step back for a moment and think about the data structure we’ll need in order to support the view we are creating here. There are a few questions you must ask yourself:
- Where and in which document library will you store you eBooks?
- Will you mix different content types in that document library or will you create a new library for every document type?
In my case, I have more documents other than just eBooks. I’ve decided to keep all documents in a single document library and to identify the documents by their content type. Therefore, one of the first steps will be to create the library, the columns and the content type.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|Wave 16 can already be selected in Office365|
It seems like Microsoft is already testing Office Wave 16 in the field or at least preparing for it. It is possible to select the Option for SharePoint 2015, but you will get an error that uploading has been disabled by the administrator.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
- Open the Windows Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Start Task Manager
- In the Menu, open View / Select Columns…
- Search the list for Command Line and enable the check box
- Look for the w3wp.exe processes and expand the column for the command line
As you can see, the process is started with the name of the Application Pool in the IIS management console
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Microsoft manager Eric Ligman is regularly publishing free E-books and other information material on his MSDN blog. Eric and his employer are now stacking up the pile and provide a staggering 130 additional E-books for free download.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
As you might know I’ve used the CQWP in the past to create a calendar view for Milestones and Events. For these changes I’ve added the new templates directly into the existing ItemStyle.xsl file. Even thou this is a valid way to do it, I was a bit unhappy with the solution, because you always need to manipulate a SharePoint original file. If you make a mistake, you might brick all of your other CQWP used in the SiteCollection. So there has to be a better way to do this.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Recently I found out that some of my blog posts have been copied from different people to their own blogs. This is flattering, however sometimes valuable information is lost if only parts are copied. I can only hope that if people copy my texts, they also add a link to my blog, so the readers know where the origin is.
For you as a reader is sometimes very hard to distinguish between a genuine text and a copy. That is why I started to mark my blog posts with a "This post is genuine" logo. You can see it here as well on the left side of this post. It will certainly not stop the people from copying my blog posts, and that's not my intent. But it will make it for you as a reader much easier to verify.
P.S. even if I don't mark every my posts with the genuine logo, it doesn't mean that those without are copied by myself. It just means I'm sometimes too lazy or have the opinion it's not necessary.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
|Arrival in Barcelona|
|The conference place from outside|
|The lobby of the conference place|
|Check-In and grab your gear|
|These two guys were having a bath in the morning|
|Break time in the hotel garden|
|Jumping between the sessions|
|People twittering IRL|
|More chatting going on|
|The exhibitors are waiting for us|
|Session in progress|
|Girls just want'a have fun|
|1st Place in the AvePoint Walk Challenge|
|La sagrada familia|
|Impressive from the outside and even more from the inside|
|Fontana Magica in all it's glory|
|You might get wet|
|Best Tapas in town. Trust me!|
|View from Montjuïc|
|Castell de Montjuïc|
|Looking down from Castell de Montjuïc on the city|
|People in the streets are having a party|
|The Barcalona lizard|
|Entrance to Park Güell|
|The grand staircase|
Friday, April 25, 2014
Please be aware that the knowledge base articles for the updated Service Pack are different from the recalled Service Pack:
- KB 2880551 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1
- KB 2880552 - SharePoint Server 2013 SP1
- KB 2880553 - Project Server 2013 SP1
- KB 2880554 - SharePoint Server Language Pack
- KB 2880555 - SharePoint Foundation Language Pack
- KB 2880558 - Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1
The files can be downloaded from here:
- SharePoint Foundation 2013 Service Pack 1
- SharePoint Foundation 2013 Language Pack Service Pack 1
- SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1
- SharePoint Server 2013 Language Pack Service Pack 1
- Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1
- Office Web Apps Server 2013 Service Pack 1
For more information you can read the official announcement on Bill Baer's blog.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Last year I wrote a post how to style your PowerShell to look more like the good 'ol Commodore 64. Unfortunately the font of the PowerShell didn't look quite right. In this post I'll show you how to patch this as well so you get the true feeling.
Friday, March 28, 2014
None of Apples leaders showed up at the press event. However CEO Tim Cook was giving his virtual Congrats via Twitter to Satya Nadella and his team for the Office on iPad launch.
Welcome to the #iPad and @AppStore! @satyanadella and Office for iPadIn return Nadella answered the message from Cook with a Tweet of his own.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) 27. März 2014
Thanks @tim_cook, excited to bring the magic of @Office to iPad customers #cloud4mobileThis is the true excitement behind the launch. With Cook at Apple and Nadella at Microsoft the two big players in the field are taking actions to harmonize their relationship. Could you imagine this event with Jobs and Balmer? Yep, you would only need to add popcorn to the equation.
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) 27. März 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
I wrote a little script that, when placed in your PowerShell Profile, will print a message similar to the old boot message you got from you...