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Flush the SharePoint Configuration Cache
From time to time you may need to flush the SharePoint configuration cache on servers within your farm, my colleague Joe Rodgers blogged about this many moons ago - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/josrod/archive/2007/12/12/clear-the-sharepoint-configuration-cache-for-timer-job-and-psconfig-errors.aspx . If you...
20 Jan 2015
SharePoint Update Deployment - Automating Parallel Content Database Upgrades
I recently helped a customer to deploy a Cumulative Update to their SharePoint environment, due to the amount of content hosted within the farm the customer uses the approach of detaching all content databases, upgrading the farm and then re-attaching and upgrading all content databases afterwards, this...
13 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid
I recently presented a session at SharePoint Saturday UK on Configuring SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid , as promised to the attendees attached is the presentation (including demo videos). This is an updated version of my previous session at the Yorkshire SharePoint User Group which goes into greater...
29 Nov 2014
Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365
I recently presented a session at the Yorkshire (UK) SharePoint User Group on Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 , as promised to the attendees attached is the presentation (including demo videos). Brendan Griffin - @brendankarl
4 Nov 2014
Backup/Restore-SPSite and the Missing Term Set!
One of my customers recently wanted to move a Site Collection into a new Content Database, however instead of using Move-SPSite to do this they decided to use Backup/Restore-SPSite and here is where the fun began! One of the key differences between using Move-SPSite and Restore-SPSite is that Restore...
13 Oct 2014
SharePoint: Planning for the Future - PowerShell Scripts
I recently presented a session on planning for the future with SharePoint, as promised to the attendees, below are two of the scripts that I used in my demonstrations to audit Content databases and Site Collections. Content Database Inventory This script outputs details of all Content Databases within...
28 Apr 2014
Create a SharePoint Application Pool using PowerShell
As you may know there isn't an out of the box PowerShell cmdlet available in SharePoint 2010 or 2013 that can be used to create an Application Pool for a Web Application, New-SPServiceApplicationPool ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607595(v=office.15).aspx ) is available however this...
26 Mar 2014
Office 365 - Exporting Site Collection Search Configuration using CSOM with PowerShell
Chris O'Brien has a fantastic Blog post - Using CSOM in PowerShell Scripts with Office 365: http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2013/12/Using-CSOM-in-PowerShell-scripts-with-Office365.html. One of the examples that he provides is how to import search configuration from an XML file, this is a new...
21 Mar 2014
Office 365 - Automating the Creation of a Design Manager Package using CSOM with PowerShell
One of the really cool features in SharePoint 2013 is the Design Manager, further information on this feature can be found here: Overview of Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822363.aspx. Design Manager provides the ability to export a Design Manager Package...
14 Mar 2014
Office 365 - Automating the Creation of Managed Metadata Groups, Term Sets and Terms using CSOM with PowerShell
I've previously written a Blog post on how to output MMS Term Sets and Terms using CSOM - http://blogs.technet.com/b/fromthefield/archive/2014/03/03/office-365-output-managed-metadata-term-sets-and-terms-using-csom.aspx. This next script example can be used to automate the creation of MMS Groups...
7 Mar 2014
SharePoint 2013 - December CU - Exception: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done
I was recently helping a colleague to troubleshoot an issue that he was running into whilst deploying the December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013, the following error was being logged in the upgrade log. Exception: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000...
6 Mar 2014
Office 365 - Create Managed Metadata Terms using CSOM with PowerShell
In a follow up to my previous post - "Office 365 - Output Managed Metadata Term Sets and Terms using CSOM with PowerShell" - http://blogs.technet.com/b/fromthefield/archive/2014/03/03/office-365-output-managed-metadata-term-sets-and-terms-using-csom.aspx , I've written a sample PowerShell...
5 Mar 2014
Office 365 - Output Managed Metadata Term Sets and Terms using CSOM with PowerShell
This PowerShell script will connect to an O365 SharePoint tenant and output the following information to the console from the Managed Metadata Term Store: Groups Term Sets Terms As with my previous CSOM scripts, this is more a sample to get you started than something you would use in...
3 Mar 2014
PowerShell Snippets As Premier Field Engineers, we often find that our customers need assistance creating PowerShell scripts that can help automate administrative processes; or retrieve information from their various SharePoint farms. Whilst each of our customers are different and have unique environments;...
28 Feb 2014
Office 365 - PowerShell Script to Upload Files to a Document Library using CSOM
UPDATE: My colleague Roger Cormier has created a far superior version of this script that is able to handle sub-folders, please check it out - https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Bulk-Upload-b9e9d600 Another PowerShell sample script for you. This one uploads all files within a specified...
19 Feb 2014
Office 365 - PowerShell Script to Create a List, Add Fields and Change the Default View all using CSOM
I'm my continued quest to get to grips with the Client Side Object Model (CSOM) in SharePoint 2013, I have put together a sample script below that connects to a Site Collection within an O365 tenant and does the following: Creates a list using the "Custom" list template Adds two...
18 Feb 2014
Download language packs for SharePoint 2013
Hi all, I've been working with a customer recently to help them deploy a multi-lingual SharePoint 2013 environment. This can be a little time consuming, so I helped automate this process with PowerShell: Here is the script: # Import BITS module Import-Module BITSTransfer # Path to...
14 Feb 2014
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