Patrick Heyde

Coming from SharePoint Support & Living in SQL BI & Moving to Windows Azure

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  • Blog Post: How to defragment SharePoint Databases

    [UPDATE 29.05.09] To improve the performance of SharePoint databases you can try to defrag theses SharePoint databases: Content Db Profil Db Search db The suggestion to reduce the fragmentation is to run the sql script. Schedule the script in a schedule plan like daily, weekly, or...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint AugustCU 2009 ueber package is available

    [update 02.10.2009] - AugustCU is back online. the new Build Level is 12.0000.6514.5004 [update 17,09,2009] - AugustCU was pulled out of a regressions . Hello @all, last night the product group completed the creation and tests of the august CU ueber packages of WSS and MOSS and publish the packages...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 – Public Beta available

    Hello, now it’s time to play with SharePoint 2010. The product group release the Public Beta for WSS v4 called as SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Below you see the complete list of the whole SharePoint 2010 family. The Public Beta has build level 14.0.4514.1004.  ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 JuneCU 2011 available (+ side effect info & solution)

    Hello @all, in my last post I wrote SP1 release, download and installation info. On the same day, product group publish JuneCU 2011, which run on build level: 14.0.6106.5000. KB 2536601 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 – Download KB 2536599 – SharePoint Server 2010 – Download...
  • Blog Post: WSS 3.0 upgrade to Search Server 2008 or sEARCH sERVER eXPRESS 2008

    Today i get a question from my colleague. "Is it possible to upgrade WSS 3.0 to Search Server or Search Server Express 2008 on the same machine?" After some research I found the answer: Yes, it's possible. ( Link ) But, as next I get the question: "May it's possible to bind WSS 3.0 to Farm1 and...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint PerformanceTester - Identify your bottleneck / bottlenecks

    Hello, today i want to publish my next tool “ PerformanceTester ”, which I used in the last time to troubleshoot performance issues. The main problem i had is always: performance issue happens randomly. And i try to get in touch with customers in the time frame when the bad performance issue happens...
  • Blog Post: sharePoint 2010 – Enable & using Developer Dashboard

    Hello again, next question from TechEd: How to enable Developer Dashboard and how to use this? Enable / Disable over stsadm: stsadm –o getproperty –pn developer-dashboard get the current setting from developer dashboard (On |Off | OnDemand ) stsadm –o setproperty...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Language Pack – How to install & be aware of their limits

    Hello @all, last time I've search a long time for SharePoint 2010 language packs. Now I've found the public URLs: WSSv4 / Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack Download Office Server 2010 Language Pack Download It’s also important to...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell in SharePoint 2010 – First steps

    Hello @all, today i play a bit with our new powershell cmdlets in O14. 1) how to get a list of all available cmtlets? Answer: get-help * (i prefer to write the output into a text file by: get-help * > c:\o14_pws_cmdlet.txt) As next step how to create new contentdbs, attach, detach and remove them...
  • Blog Post: Install SharePoint 2013 on AzureVM–How to

    Hallo, seit 21.1.2013 gibt es eine Guideline wie man SharePoint 2013 & SQL Server in Azure VM einrichtet. In der Beschreibung geht es um die Voraussetzungen und Regel was erlaubt ist und was nicht. Die 56 Seiten sind sehr interessant für SharePoint und SQL Geeks. Ich habe mir mal die Mühe...
  • Blog Post: Scalability for SharePoint CAML Query

    Hello, today it's time to focus a bit into a topic scalability. To make your content available it's nice to use content query webparts or custom webparts which create a CAML-Query to display specific content like: - display content from many Lists of a specific type over the SiteCollection ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint blow up in daily business and nobody writes important stuff to the Farm documentation

    Hello @all, it's every time good to see large SharePoint environments where every feature inside the farm was activates and each of them is completely used, Languages Packs were installed and so on... Such a farm blow up with the time but unfortunately the farm documentation increase with a documentation...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 – get Search configuration over Powershell

    Hello, today it’s time to play a bit with Powershell and focus on the SharePoint Search. First of all, i want to show you the whole world of cmdlets in SharePoint 2010. Therefore i was interested to count all Cmdlets which comes from SharePoint 2010, means these commands are included in the...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 SP2 - first Post SP2 Build published - April Cumulative UPdate

    Hello @all, this week the product group finish the packaging and Hotfix creation of the AprilCU. That means now we have an ueber package of WSS and MOSS. KB 968850 - WSS ueber package ( Download ) KB 968851 - MOSS ueber package ( Download ) The AprilCU has a Build level 12.0000.6504.5000. More Details...
  • Blog Post: Office/SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit available

    Hello @all, in my email inbox i found i interesting email. After ready I try this and for every Office and SharePoint Developer is this training kit a very nice learning option to get ready with our new Wave 14 Products (SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, …) Inside the training kit i found material of: Getting...
  • Blog Post: How to extract WSP Files from SharePoint?

    Hello @all, today I want to publish my tool on MSDN Code Gallery. In the past I found some SharePoint Server were nobody has the customization stored in a separate Storage. This tool " SharePoint Farm Solution Extractor " will extract/download the installed solution as wsp file from SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Install SharePoint 2010 with SQL Authentication

    Hello, last time i get a nice question on my desk and could not find any documentation for this. That’s the reason why i create this post. Normally it’s not difficult to create a SQL authentication for one web application but for the whole farm we need to enter sql authentication settings in the psconfig...
  • Blog Post: Side Effect with SharePoint AugustCU 2009 - Problem with Attach Contentdb

    [update: 02.10.2009] the product group release a new version of AugustCU with build level 12.0000.6514.5004 Hello @all, today we could investigate an important issue with upgrade to AugustCU . (this happens only with AugustCU build level: 12.0000.6514.5002) Normally it's every time a good idea...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 2 vs. April Cumulative Update (CU)

    Hello, last week I get many questions to clarify the difference of SP2 and AprilCU. First of all a CU is only a replacement of binary files. After running psconfig the contentdb version and schema version is raised up to the binary file version. What's included inside a Service Pack 2? The Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 + SharePoint 2010: Service Pack 1 available

      Hello @all, on 28th of June 2011 SharePoint/Office product group published Service Pack 1. Please be aware that all your office product should be updated, so please don’t forget SharePoint Designer. Client: Microsoft Office 2010 Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Service Pack 1 planed for end of June 2011 for Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010

      Hello @all, Office Product Group and SharePoint Product Group announced on TechEd Atlanta details of Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010. Details you can find here: http://blogs.office.com/b/office_blog/archive/2011/05/16/office-and-sharepoint-2010-sp1-coming-end-of-june.aspx http...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Upgrade (Part1) – Overview 2007 to 2010

    Hello, since SharePoint 2010 is Beta and RTM  i did some test regarding upgrade SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Based on the last upgrade experience from SharePoint  2003 to SharePoint 2007 i will create a series up upgrade post in the next time. With this post i will start with an Overview...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 - JuneCU 2010 released

    Hello @all, [update 12.08.2010] last night the SharePoint product released the first cumulative update for SharePoint 2010. Unfortunately this  JuneCU 2010 has no ueber package. So we need to install these single Patches: KB 983497 – MSPS - Download KB 983319 - MSPS - Download KB 2182938 – MSPS...
  • Blog Post: Identify and Enumerate Publishing Pages on Site Collection

    Hello, last time i need to identify all Publishing Pages in a site collection and do some actions on all of them. Therefore i wrote a short tool for this. To do this action you can normally use more than one way to reach the target. But in my case the site collection has a size of 60 GB and the code...
  • Blog Post: new SharePoint KB article published

    SharePoint Product Group released 4 new KB articles on 27th March: 956450 .EN-US.KB.2.0 - The CustomListView rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker can warn that customized list views that will not be upgraded 956451 .EN-US.KB.2.0 - The CustomFieldType rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker in Windows SharePoint...