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 Name Spencer Harbar  Blog Spencer Harbar
 Location Edinburgh, UK  Category SharePoint
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Articles from Spencer Harbar

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Introduction For about a year now I’ve been plagued by people asking me how to configure a partitioned User Profile Application (UPA) in SharePoint Server 2016, and perform successful profile impo...
When leveraging Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) and the SharePoint Connector for User Profile Synchronization, some customers have a requirement to import profile pictures from the thumbnailPhoto ...
Today, Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM). This is an extremely important release for SharePoint practitioners who are looking to leverage MIM for User Prof...
As most Nikon D500 users are aware, one of the “features” of the camera is “SnapBridge”, Nikon’s attempt to do something useful with wireless and smartphone connectivity. The iOS app is pretty awfu...
As many of you are aware there is a “toolset” published on GitHub which provides one way to get up and running using Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM) for profile synchronization with Active Di...
Back in the middle of March, Microsoft released a Hotfix Rollup for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 (MIM). This hotfix rollup is version 4.3.2195.0. This is an extremely important build for those l...
Zero Down Time Patching in SharePoint Server 2016      04-Aug-2016     389  
Zero Downtime Patching (ZDP) in SharePoint Server 2016 has a marketing heavy silly name, but it's actually sweetness on a stick. Whilst I hate the name, it is accurate in respect to the basics of ...
In SharePoint 2013, the Distributed Cache size is set to half of ten percent of the total RAM on the server. This means that on a server with 8Gb RAM, the Cache Size (the allocation for data storag...
Whilst I have some much more in depth coverage of SharePoint 2016 coming soon, this is the first in a mini series of “nuggets” – tidbits of information on the new release. Unlike with previous rele...
A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Playbook Imperative and Changing the Distributed Cache Service Identity, which generated a lot of interest and feedback regarding the “tooling approach” pre...
Introduction One of the most common challenges facing those operating production SharePoint environments is the “missing playbook”. Even for deployments where operational service management (OSM) ...
Recently I’ve done a few pieces of work with SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and I have also delivered the “legendary”* Kerberos and Claims to Windows Service talk a few times this year. This...
…what you don’t know can hurt you bad, take it from me you’ll be walkin’ around sad. Great tune, but Terry Lewis’ bass can’t help you or your customers when Office 365 hits the skids. Most of you ...
Updated ULS Viewer      23-Aug-2014     426  
If you haven’t already grabbed it, just a quick note to let you know that Microsoft put an update of the ULS Viewer tool out recently. For quite a while the tool had been removed from code.msdn.mic...
One of the most significant “IT Pro” or infrastructure related announcements at the recent SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas was related to a change in supportability for using SQL Server Always O...
Audience: SharePoint Administrators, Infrastructure Architects and Support Professionals. The esteemed Microsoft Certified Master certification is no longer obtainable... but you can still get mas...
Da Big Daddy: SharePoint Conference 2014      20-Jan-2014     415  
[Updated 19/02 with session timeslots and an additional session] Vegas, March, 10,000 SharePoint people. What could possibly go wrong?! The big daddy is back, SharePoint Conference 2014 promises ...
Updated Antivirus for SharePoint 2013 options      20-Aug-2013     391  
Just a quick note to let you know I’ve updated my Antivirus and SharePoint 2013 post, with the details of all the current available options. Instead of the *single* option we had shortly after RTM,...
I’m delighted to announce that I will again be speaking at the excellent SharePoint and Exchange Forum (SEF), coming up September 30th through October 2nd. This year, the 10th anniversary, will be ...
In the previous parts of this article we covered the core concepts and critical considerations, creating a Workflow Manager Farm using Auto Generated Certificates and converting that farm to use Do...
In the previous parts of this article we covered the core concepts along with high availability, certificate and SharePoint considerations for Workflow Manager Farms, and the end to end configurati...
This second part will cover the deployment of a highly available, SSL, Workflow Manager Farm for SharePoint 2013 using auto generated certificates and Network Load Balancing. As discussed in part o...
There’s not a lot of high quality documentation for Workflow Manager 1.0. What exists is generally accurate, however it’s the key missing information and lack of detail which presents challenges in...
I keep getting asked about how to use Request Management in SharePoint 2013 to configure a dedicated “crawl front end”. In other words how to use RM to ensure that your search crawl traffic gets se...
Shooting Roland Garros      20-Jun-2013     413  
After recently posting a bunch of “picks” from our recent trip to Roland Garros on Facebook and Flickr I have been inundated with questions and comments regarding how I achieved these results. The...
SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013      31-Mar-2013     390  
In just over two weeks time we are back in London, for the fifth year, with the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013. Simply the best SharePoint event outside of North America, with the best speake...
Antivirus and SharePoint 2013      22-Feb-2013     593  
With the discontinuation of Forefront Protection for SharePoint, Microsoft no longer provides a streaming antivirus solution for SharePoint. This has lead to an ever increasingly common customer qu...
When using the Active Directory Import (ADI) mode of the SharePoint 2013 User Profile Service, you may be wondering what the default Profile Property Mappings are. Whilst the capability is neat, th...