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  • Blog Post: Exposing SharePoint to the Internet

    Hey Guys, This is a very high level view of how to expose SharePoint to the internet. Methods: Place all of SharePoint or SharePoint WFE in DMZ. Allow traffic thru DMZ passing into internal network (Using router or Load balancer). Place TMG or similar product in DMZ. Pro's...
  • Blog Post: Administrative permission for User Profile Service Application

    Hello All So recently I had a customer ask how the administration permissions worked within the User Profile Service Application, because they had concerns about how much permissions they had to give to a service account for a 3rd party application. So they wanted to understand how those permissions...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Diagnostic Logging - Part 1

    So who has recently looked at Diagnostic Logging in SharePoint 2010? And who has sat there and compared it to SharePoint 2007, it's getting more complex but so much more useful. For those of you who are still learning. Diagnostic logging is where SharePoint logs it's actions, and will do with varying...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Tidbit - Get on top of Disaster Recovery

    Hello All, Disaster recovery is one of those things we hope will never happen, and in many cases we act like it never will happen. But when that horrible day comes you better believe a good tested plan will pay off in spades. Most people find it scary because they really don’t know where to...
  • Blog Post: How to know what WFE your connected to….with a Load Balancer

    So a few days ago a customer asked me how they can figure out which one of their Web Front Ends there user is currently connected to when they are connecting via a Load Balancer and need to do troubleshooting. And I thought I would write it down here so that everybody can benefit. The issue: ...
  • Blog Post: Removing enterprise features from your farm

    UPDATE: After discussing this with some colleagues we figured out that even after disabling the features you will still require an Enterprise License and ecals, because the Enterprise services are still functional in the background ie InfoPath. Hey again, so you say that you no longer want the...
  • Blog Post: Being published on HeyScriptingGuy

    Great news on Nov. 12, 2011 I will have an entry published on the HeyScriptingGuy blog, check it out and let me know what you think. Update: Here is the link to my entry on HeyScriptingGuy http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/11/12/use-powershell-to-edit-sharepoint-profiles.aspx...
  • Blog Post: The mystery of the missing tag

    So I recently had to troubleshoot an issue where the ability to Tag internal objects in SharePoint 2010 was missing as well the ‘I like it’ button was missing. What I thought was really weird is that if you went thru the steps you could tag external sources. In the end it...
  • Blog Post: Governance is it policing or self-preservation

    So I recently was having a discussion with an administrator about their SharePoint 2007 environment, we had discovered that they had many large lists and I was trying to explain how this could cause performance issues within their environment and that governance could help. The response from the administrator...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Tidbit - SharePoint Communities, what is all the fuss

    Hello All, So if you have been reading up on SharePoint Server 2013 you may have heard of people talking about communities. And you said to yourself, hold it that has been around for a while now. You just need to download this or install that and it works great. We have built that awesome functionality...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Tidbit - Simple ways to present data using SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013

    Hello All, Something I noticed with SharePoint 2013 that I find very exciting is how it is integrating with other Office products much closer to provide you and your users with a better experience. If you search thru Technet you will find some great Blogs and Articles in the future about the way...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Tidbit - August 2012 Cumulative Update release for SharePoint

    Hello All, So it is that time again when the SharePoint group releases the Cumulative Updates for all versions of SharePoint, here are the links you need to know 1. Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update server hotfix package (WSS server-package): August 28, 2012 http...