Wondering mind

The thoughts of a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer on anything and everything SharePoint.

November, 2012

  • Change Password for Service account in SharePoint

    Recently had a customer ask me about how to do this so wrote this little article and thought I would share it with you. SharePoint 2007 There will be two times when you want to reset passwords in MOSS. In a planned fashion possibly due to...
  • Error exporting picture from UPA to Active Directory

    While trying to export the picture from SharePoint My Sites to the Active Directory attribute ThumbnailPhoto my customer was getting the following error Error 8311 in Application logs which contained data like the following An operation failed because...
  • Thoughts on Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 - Part 2

    So continuing down the road of Web Analytics see my Previous post Thought on Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 - Part 1 The next question my customer asked was about architecture so I have gathered some information here. We do have some great guidelines...
  • Thoughts on Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 - Part 1

    Web Analytics data collection is actually driven by the Usage and Health service, and then it mines the data to help administrators improve their Sites and Search. To collect data the Usage and Health Service, aggregates the info thru Usage definitions...
  • Presence Awareness in SharePoint

    Hello All, In case you don’t realize the way this works is a web part or page that contains the Presence Indicator, calls an Active X controls that calls the ‘name.dll’ on the users local PC which makes a call to the Lync/OCS API...
  • SharePoint Tidbit - SharePoint 2013 Device Channels

    Hello All, As promised I’m doing a series of SharePoint Tidbits on things I have learned about SharePoint 2013 during my classes. And the first I thought I would discuss was device channels. Device Channels is a feature under Web Content Management...