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Join myself, Neil Hodgkinson, Spence Harbar, Bob Fox, and other industry experts for a Microsoft Ignite pre-day training on implementing hybrid scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365. Clo...
Today at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure – and while we con...
SharePoint Server 2016 and beyond…      16-May-2017     97  
Today at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure – and while we con...
Introducing the new SharePoint Admin Center      16-May-2017     80  
Today at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, we unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure. Innovation in the cloud...
New MAXPATH limits in SharePoint and OneDrive      09-May-2017     91  
Last month we announced support for # and % across SharePoint and OneDrive (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wbaer/2017/04/06/new-support-for-and-in-sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-for-business/)...
The days of the corporate boundary beginning at the firewall are over, today’s corporate boundary is the end user.  Connectivity is ubiquitous and with an endless number of devices available, peopl...
Know before you go… If you’re considering migrating file shares or other file-centric containers to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online it’s useful to understand if the sou...
The published sample at https://github.com/wbaer/jQueryUI-Webpart  combines the tutorials available at https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/spfx/web-parts/get-started/build-a-hello-world-web-part...
As William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Files are as unique as the people who create them and we...
16 years ago today we announced Release to Manufacturing of SharePoint Portal Server 2001. SharePoint Portal Server is a flexible solution that can search and index the most important enterprise c...
Prerequisites Before you can build and test solutions on a live SharePoint environment, you will need an active Office 365 Tenant.  Follow the instructions https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/docs/sp...
I want to sync SharePoint and OneDrive for Business libraries on-premises To sync on-premises instances of OneDrive for Business or SharePoint site libraries (when you don’t have an Office 36...
I want to sync SharePoint and OneDrive for Business libraries on-premises To sync on-premises instances of OneDrive for Business or SharePoint site libraries (when you don’t have an Office 36...
@williambaer At the center of collaboration is the site and modern Team Site in Office 365 are core to discovering and showcasing the most relevant and important information to you and your busines...
In today’s complex and regulated environment, businesses need to focus on building more secure solutions that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—both in the cloud and on-p...
The collaboration landscape has changed, people expect to work across both boundaries and devices, to bring content with them versus bringing themselves to content.  Location, location, location is...
Cross-posted from my post on the Microsoft Technical Community at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Hybrid-Scenarios-with-SharePoint-and-Office-365-Updates-and/ba-p/47571#M204....
When choosing a cloud collaboration platform, the most important consideration is trust in your provider. Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business are covered by the core tenets of earning an...
Unified eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 allows Tenant Administrators to create, manage, and secure content from a unified console (Office 365 Security and Compliance Center). To d...
The days of the corporate boundary beginning at the firewall are over, today’s corporate boundary is the end user.  Connectivity is ubiquitous and with an endless number of devices available, peopl...
IT, SharePoint Server 2016, and Beyond…      25-Oct-2016     403  
The English philosopher Alan Watts once said “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. Recent discussions are that of the changing role of S...
With 211 sessions tagged SharePoint at Microsoft Ignite there’s no doubt you won’t be able to make them all in the 4 core days of the conference. Whether you plan to be there in person or watch lat...
SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 Hybrid Scenarios      25-Nov-2015     407  
SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2, released on November 18 th , 2015, introduces several new hybrid capabilities that drive end-user familiarity and provide further abstraction of Office 365 when coexi...
SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 Hybrid Scenarios      25-Nov-2015     369  
SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2, released on November 18th, 2015, introduces several new hybrid capabilities that drive end-user familiarity and provide further abstraction of Office 365 when coexist...
Durable Links in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview      22-Sep-2015     519  
Prerequisites SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Office Online Server Preview Overview Durable Links provide a resource Id based link for Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI) docu...
Durable Links in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview      22-Sep-2015     365  
Prerequisites SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Office Online Server Preview Overview Durable Links provide a resource Id based link for Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI) do...
Overview The Distributed Cache service provides in-memory caching services to several features in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Some of the features that use the Distributed Cache service incl...
Overview The Distributed Cache service provides in-memory caching services to several features in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Some of the features that use the Distributed Cache service incl...
A new System Center Operations Manager Management Pack is now available for SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. The Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Management Pack is designed to be used...
A new System Center Operations Manager Management Pack is now available for SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. The Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Management Pack is designed to be used...
SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Web Templates      07-Sep-2015     541  
… Name Title Description Compatibility Level ACCSRV#0 Access Services Site Microsoft Access Server 14 ACCSRV#0 Access Services Site Microsoft Access Server 15 ACCSRV#1 Assets Web Database 14 ACCSRV...
SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Web Templates      07-Sep-2015     319  
The following table documents all Web Templates available in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview.  For a downloadable version see also http://1drv.ms/1Lf6Cin. Name Title Description Co...
Improvements in performance and scale in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview search now allow search to scale up to 500 million items, an increase of 250 million items SharePoint Server 2013 [ http:/...
Improvements in performance and scale in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview search now allow search to scale up to 500 million items, an increase of 250 million items SharePoint Server 2013 [http://...
SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is now available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter release and includes a complete install...
Overview In SharePoint Server 2013 the List View Threshold specified the maximum number of list or library items that a database operation, such as a query, can process at the same time outside the...
SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is now available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery.  The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter release and includes a complete i...
Overview In SharePoint Server 2013 the List View Threshold specified the maximum number of list or library items that a database operation, such as a query, can process at the same time outside the...
Fast Site Collection Creation is a new capability in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview that improves Site Collection creation performance by reducing Feature activation overhead. Similar to the app...
One of the key improvements to eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is the introduction on Sensitive Information Types to eDiscovery. Sensitive Information Types are defined by patterns ...
Fast Site Collection Creation is a new capability in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview that improves Site Collection creation performance by reducing Feature activation overhead. Similar to the app...
One of the key improvements to eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is the introduction on Sensitive Information Types to eDiscovery. In SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Data Loss Preve...
This month we continued to invest in simplifying the Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 hybrid experience with the new hybrid scenario picker available in the Office 365 Administration Center. Overview...
At Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL we disclosed the initial infrastructure investments we’re making in SharePoint Server 2016. This article describes initial investments made in installation and de...
Microsoft Ignite When and Where      29-Apr-2015     575  
With Microsoft Ignite just a few days away I wanted to take a moment to share my schedule and additional details surrounding some of the sessions I'll be delivering and where you can connect wi...
The SharePoint Journey      12-Feb-2015     495  
Microsoft Ignite will open the window to our vision, strategy, and future for SharePoint and provide a first look at most recent developments with SharePoint Server 2016. From the business value fo...
Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite. The Evolution of SharePoint (v.Next On-Premises Overview and Roadmap) http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmor...
SharePoint IT…evolving?      07-Nov-2014     1129  
The English philosopher Alan Watts once said “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. A recent #CollabTalk topic was that of the changing r...
SharePoint and Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC)      04-Sep-2014     493  
The question of read-only domain controllers (RODC) and SharePoint comes up frequently in conversation and on forums, whether not supported, and what potential issues can be expected if implemented...
Overview Document Property Promotion and Demotion is a Feature in versions of SharePoint designed to synchronize specific metadata across documents and its parent List columns and/or fields. Proper...
ULS Viewer and SharePoint 2010      27-Aug-2014     609  
So you downloaded the ULS Viewer and fired up on your SharePoint 2010 environment only to see something like this? ---- System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'UlsGump.Abo...
Overview NOTE (8/26/2014) With any solution that externalizes the unstructured content with SharePoint you need to understand the limitations and optimal use of those solutions as documented at htt...
I’m excited to announce we’ve published a new and improved version of the ULS Viewer. About the Unified Logging Service The Unified Logging Service (ULS) is the primary logging mechanism in SharePo...
Overview Service Pack 1 introduced new functionality that allows IT administrators to selectively redirect their users OneDrive for Business libraries to Office 365. In addition to OneDrive for Bus...
OneDrive for Business Managed Deployment      13-Aug-2014     530  
Overview OneDrive for Business is cloud storage for business similar to the personal experience provided by OneDrive. It's the place where employees can store, sync, and share their files acros...
Quick Starting Demos and Windows PowerShell      11-Aug-2014     430  
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...
In previous articles I discussed redirecting OneDrive for Business to Office 365 in SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1. In addition to new functionality that allows IT administrators to redirect...
SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid      11-Aug-2014     411  
The French philosopher, Henry Bergson, once said “to exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” While the Nobel Prize winner wasn’t talking about...
Machine Translation Services is a powerful Shared Service Application in SharePoint Server 2013 that provides automation synchronous and asynchronous translation of documents, folders, and sites. T...
Updated 8/12/2014 – Removed & as an illegal character. & character is now supported with OneDrive for Business sync client and Web UX. Updated 8/22/2014 – Updated to include prohibited type...
Service Pack 1 update is now available. Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product: NOTE For a list of previously published KB’s refer to the recall informa...
The SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is now available in the Windows Azure China Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete...
Over the past several weeks since we’ve released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 I’ve configured several PoC and demo environments with OneDrive for Business redirection to Office 365 wit...
Recently we introduced a number of new coexistence scenarios in Service Pack 1 including redirection of OneDrive for Business and Yammer. Redirection of OneDrive for Business enables IT to provisio...
At the 2014 SharePoint Conference we announced the new OneDrive for Business SKU in addition to changes in Service Pack 1 functionality that enable IT administrators to selectively redirect their u...
SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint Server 2013      21-Mar-2014     544  
3/21/2014 is the first full day of Spring, and the first full day of SQL Server 2014 RTM. Undoubtedly the question will be asked when will SharePoint Server 2013 support SQL Server 2014. While it r...
Quick Starting Demos with Windows PowerShell      21-Mar-2014     403  
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...
An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete in...
There are a number of articles that describe how to rename and move the Search Service Application databases in SharePoint Server 2013; however, limited guidance on renaming the Search Service Appl...
If NLB, UPA, MMS, MDS, DEC, AAM, FIM, AAG, RBS, ALM, ECT, KPI, WIF, ACE, ACL, BDC, ULS, OWA, ECS, LOB, SID, SPN, SSO, UDF, DAV, SQL mean anything to you you'll want to be at SPC. Ever want to kno...
Not to be missed...SharePoint Conference 2014      04-Nov-2013     409  
SharePoint Conference 2014 is less than ~75 business days away, if you’re an IT Professional, implementer, or decision maker you don’t want to miss this SharePoint Conference. In toda...
SharePoint 2013 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2      22-Sep-2013     455  
Summary Currently, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. Installing SharePoint Server 2013 on a comp...
SharePoint Conferences, Looking Back...      19-Sep-2013     400  
With SharePoint Conference 2014 registration now open, it seems appropriate to look back and provide just a little historical SPC information. There have been 5 previous SharePoint Conferences. ...