Last post and leaving Microsoft

Hi there, This will be my last post on this blog as I have left Microsoft. you can reach me at my new blog here: http://aaronsaikovski.wordpress.com Thanks

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Windows 8 Release Preview and SharePoint 2010

**Firstly at the time of writing this article this isn’t an officially supported configuration so you are on your own for now – this may change in the future though ** I recently rebuilt my work laptop with the Windows 8 Release Preview (Build: 8400) and followed the same steps in the blog post by…


Troubleshooting FAST Search 2010: EventID: 2567 – Failed to connect to FASTServer.MyDomain.com:13391 – Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Contentdistributor

When performing a content crawl with a FAST Content SSA it pays to check the event logs on the central administration server for the error 2567 as this usually means that the FAST Content service application has been incorrectly configured to connect to the contentdistributor with the wrong username. The following fix is assuming that…

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First post for 2012 – Updated Setting the Machine Powerplan using PowerShell

Happy 2012 everyone! Here is an updated Powershell script for setting the powerplan on a server in a much more efficient manner.   A big shout out to Amir Rothschild – PFE Extraordinaire & Shay Levy – PowerShell MVP – Thanks guys! Here is the updated PowerShell script:   1: ############################################################################################################## 2: # 3: #…

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SharePoint 2010 build versions – updated with links

Many folks from the recent Melbourne SharePoint Saturday event were asking me about version table from my patching slides so here it is:     Build Version Download links October 2011 CU 14.0.6112.5000 SPF: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596508 SPS: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596505 August 2011 CU 14.0.6109.5002 SPF: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2553050 SPS: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2553048 June 2011 Cumulative Update – Reissued 14.0.6106.5002 http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2536599 June 2011…

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SharePoint 2010 build versions

  Many folks from the recent Melbourne SharePoint Saturday event were asking me about version table from my patching slides so here it is:   SharePoint Build Version October 2011 Cumulative Update 14.0.6109.5005 August 2011 Cumulative Update 14.0.6109.5002 June 2011 Cumulative Update Refresh 14.0.6106.5002 June 2011 Cumulative Update – Regression 14.0.6106.5000 Service Pack 1 RTM…

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Optimising Office Web Apps rendering performance

  I was recently working with one of our large enterprise customers and they were experiencing rendering and performance related issues with Office Web apps in SharePoint 2010, specifically the word and PowerPoint viewing services. I did a bit of digging and changed some of the worker process/CPU core allocation settings and we found rendering…

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