FromTheField

Real world experiences of SharePoint PFE and CTS engineers from Microsoft UK

August, 2013

  • The Magically Disappearing Sub-Site!

    Working with a customer recently and a sub-site had magically disappeared in their SharePoint 2010 environment, it wasn't available to recover from the Site Collection recycle bin so they had to use their 3rd party backup tool to recover the sub-site...
  • Create a Site Structure using PowerShell

    Updated to reflect feedback from Wes MacDonald - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/wes%20macdonald/ Another day, another excuse to write a PowerShell script! This time I was working with a customer who needed to create a Site Collection for...
  • Determine Site Template

    Another day, another PowerShell script! This time a script that will return details about the Site Template that a SharePoint site is using. A customer of mine has a large number of custom site definitions and regularly needs to determine the template...
  • Using PowerShell to upload a scripts output to SharePoint

    I often get asked to help customers write PowerShell scripts to aid with the reporting and administration of their SharePoint environment and as you can probably see from my previous Blog posts, this is something I rather enjoy! Recently a customer asked...
  • Remove SharePoint 2007 Top Navigation using PowerShell.

    Following on from Steve's great post yesterday about creating site Navigation from CSV it got me thinking, what If I want to use this to create the Global Navigation on a farm that already has a hotch-potch TopNav structure? If this is the situation...
  • List View Lookup Threshold

    I was recently delivering a SharePoint Risk Assessment on a customers SharePoint 2010 environment, one of the issues identified by the assessment was that the List View Lookup Threshold for all Web Applications had been increased from its default setting...
  • Build site navigation from CSV file

    One of our customers needed some help to build out navigation from a .csv file in their Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment. PowerShell seemed to be the most simple option for them; so my colleague Andy and I created the following script...