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    (Post courtesy Partner Technical Consultant specializing on Data Analytics) Service Level Agreement Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning for the Microsoft Business Intelligence Stack with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server For a fully implemented Microsoft Business Intelligence stack...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Exchange Calendar together

    (post courtesy Anand Nigam ) One of the cool things in SharePoint 2010 is the ability to show the Exchange Calendar on a SharePoint site, side by side. This is called as Calendar Overlay This post will walk through how to configure this. Step 1 (prerequisite) 1. I have a SharePoint Site http://fabrikam...
  • Blog Post: Configuring SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell

    Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Priyo Lahiri: I wrote this script for a demo during our Practice Accelerater for SharePoint 2013 . If you have attended the session you have already seen this in action. If not, here is the script for you to try out in your lab. Disclaimer: before we proceed...
  • Blog Post: The SharePoint Online Site Collection Upgrade Experience–Part 1

    Recently, we have seen questions coming in from Partners about the site collection upgrade experience for their customers who have been upgraded to the new SharePoint Online. After Office 365 (and SharePoint Online) are upgraded to the new version, end users should not notice a difference with their...
  • Blog Post: Planning and Deploying Office 365 Jump Start

    If you are an IT Pro that will be deploying Office 365, or a Microsoft Partner studying for the 70-323 Administering Office 365 exam,  make sure to head over to http://aka.ms/O365-CertJump to watch Ajinkya Pinto and Fulvio Salanitro (Partner Technical Consultants) share the information you need...
  • Blog Post: PTS Power Start Workshop : Understanding the Latest Management Packs for Operations Manager 2007 R2, SharePoint 2010 and Exchange 2010

    <Cross-posted from Iftekhar ’s blog> My team is delivering some great webinars on Microsoft System Center technologies. In our continuous effort to ramp up our Microsoft partners on Microsoft technologies we are bringing some interesting of 1:Many Technical Webinars. If you are partner company...
  • Blog Post: Is it supported on Windows Azure Virtual Machines?

    I have seen a few questions recently about support* for hosting various products on Windows Azure VMs.  Can you run SharePoint? TFS? SQL Server? Hyper-V? What versions?  Fortunately there is a KB article for that :) Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines : http...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference 2011 Session Recordings Available

    Update: It looks like the recordings have been pulled off of YouTube.  Perhaps they were not supposed to be there in the first place.  It was good while it lasted… make sure to sign up for SharePoint Conference 2012 here: http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx Hello All- After...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Online, External Sharing End-to-End (Ignite Webcast)

    Time/Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 @ 10am PT (60 minutes) Description: SharePoint Online has a revamped experience for sharing documents, folders and sites. Users can now share with people outside the company using Guest Links (anonymous) and External Access (authenticated) invitations. And there are...
  • Blog Post: Migrating File Shares to SharePoint Online

    ( Post courtesy Partner Solution Consultant Andre Kieft) It has been a while since I created a blog post, but recently I received a lot of questions and requests for advice on how to migrate file shares to SharePoint and use SkyDrive Pro (SDP). So I figured to create a blog post with the things you need...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Remote Desktop Services with SharePoint Server 2010

    Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia One of the first things that an IT administrator (and even an end user) dreams for is “Integration”. For an administrator, integration of multiple technologies in your environment, consolidation of various products, management of everything from one single place, provision...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Automating Central Admin Backup

    (post courtesy Priyo Lahiri ) Out of the box, SharePoint 2010 doesn’t have the capability of scheduling a backup. Fortunately, we have the mix of PowerShell script and Windows Task Scheduler to do the job. In reality it’s just a single line script: Backup-SPFarm –Directory YourBackupDirectory...
  • Blog Post: Embedding a PowerPoint Deck on SharePoint 2010

    (Post dedicated to Nuri, Operations Manager for our delivery team in EMEA, and courtesy Sean Earp ) With the addition of PowerPoint Web App to SharePoint 2010, you can now view and edit PowerPoint presentations directly from within your browser.  This technology has also been made available to consumers...