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…

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…


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…


Simple way to obtain SharePoint 2010 Farm patch level

  The following PowerShell script will get the patch level of your farm: 1: #gets the build string for a SP2010 FARM 2: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted 3: Add-pssnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell -EA silentlycontinue 4:  5: $farm = Get-SPFarm 6: $version = $farm.buildversion 7: $version


Installing and configuring SharePoint 2010 using powershell

This is a great article for those who want to get a SharePoint 2010 farm up and running quickly and easily. I am working on augmenting this process further by creating an installer that configures, builds a complete SharePoint 2010 farm with all services running. For now check out the following article:

Only 7 days until the Australian SharePoint Conference

The countdown has begun to the biggest SharePoint conference in Australia and the southern hemisphere. I am hoping to catch up with many partners and customers and as an added bonus, we have Arpan Shah from the core US SharePoint team as a keynote speaker. If you would like to have a chat with Arpan…

SharePoint 2010 – Just published white papers and articles

The following have just been published as part of the SharePoint 2010 RTM release. Happy reading! SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: software boundaries and limits SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity technical case studies Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010 Services in SharePoint 2010 Products SharePoint Server 2010 scripted deployment SPModule .zip…


SharePoint 2010 – Basic Powershell configuration script

Here is a very basic script that will configure a barebones SharePoint 2010 farm. This isn’t designed for a production ready environment, but is great for a test lab and if you need to get something up and running very quickly. I am in the process of building something more enterprise ready and watch…