Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: Quick Starting Demos with Windows PowerShell

    Preparing virtual machines for demonstrations can be a tedious process, compounding this is when virtual machines need to be started or shut down in a specific order. For example, starting database servers prior to starting web servers, or starting the preferred active node before the passive node. Starting...
  • Blog Post: Quota Templates and Powershell

    Continuing the series using Powershell and Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, this weeks script sample illustrates how Powershell can be leveraged to programmatically provision Quota Templates in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and/or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Instructions...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Developer Dashboard

    About the Developer Dashboard The Developer Dashboard is an instrumentation framework  new to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Server 2010 that can help diagnose particularly, classes of bugs that are easy to introduce through custom code, but often difficult to isolate by providing information...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to System Status Notifications in SharePoint 2013

    SharePoint 2013 implements new System Status Notifications designed to provide site users information about lifecycle events to include availability of upgrade, maintenance, and read-only states. System Status Notifications present important information about a SharePoint deployment and its availability...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell and SharePoint Automation Examples Part 3

    Automating your Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies installations can provide both consistency and efficiency while reducing the potential for human error. This is the third post on the subject of leveraging PowerShell to provide configuration logic for your environment(s). In this example...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0 Released

    We've recently released the first administration toolkit for SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server 2010. The toolkit includes a new User Profile Replication Engine, a new Security Configuration Manifest, a new Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Connector, and the Load Testing Kit...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Command Builder 2.0

    A new updated version of the Windows PowerShell Command Builder is now available. The Windows PowerShell Command Builder for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office 365 is an HTML 5 application that is designed to help IT professionals and power users...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2013

    SharePoint 2013 includes Windows Management Framework 3.0 the as one of the new prerequisites to installation and configuration.  Included in the Windows Management Framework 3.0 is Windows PowerShell 3.0. Windows PowerShell 3.0 extends upon the usability of Windows PowerShell 2.0 while maintaining...
  • Blog Post: Scripting SharePoint with Powershell

    C# has long been the developers preference when working with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies; however, since the release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 Powershell has become more widely used to support the automation of common administrative tasks...
  • Blog Post: Alternate Access Mappings and Windows Powershell

    I had a request this week on how to leverage Windows Powershell to add Alternate Access Mappings to the collection for a specific Web application.  Surprisingly after some searching I was unable to find anything existing on the topic, so for those curious see the attached script and corresponding...