Visual Studio 2012 on Surface RT

This is a short video showing my Surface RT running Visual Studio 2012. A how-to is coming soon, so stay tuned! To read more >>

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Moving a SharePoint 2010 Content Database to a Different Drive

Let’s say you have a ContentDB that’s growing larger. I know, crazy idea right… Anyhow, the SQL server is running out of drive space. The solution is to move the ContentDB. There are two ways of going about this. One is to move to a new server instance. While this is a valid and supported…

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Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Here is a short video showing how to install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. I use these tools to do SharePoint 2013 development. To read more >>


How-to: Download VMs From Windows Azure

Today I was trying to download a few of the VMs I have running at azure. After a couple of minutes on Bing I had a plan. First you’ll need your storage Account ID and the Primary Access Key. The Storage Account ID can be found easily on the Preview Portal or using PowerShell. However…


10 Useful SharePoint 2013 Preview Downloads

Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 Preview http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30384 SharePoint 2013 Preview Upgrade Process http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/3/4/C342C7FA-521A-4DE8-B5CE-6A507CB354D3/sp2013-upgrade-process.pdf Databases that support SharePoint 2013 Preview http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/2/A/D2AE15B9-6F47-4328-878D-276F851C9E06/itpro-2013-db-poster.pdf Services in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/0/3/703FD10D-75C3-4F41-86DE-ADD6F9148CD7/svs-single-farm-sharepoint-services-2013.pdf Backup and restore: SharePoint Server 2013 Preview http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/B/7/9B7F2298-9640-425B-A435-047A58C3FBBD/itpro-2013-br-poster.pdf Topologies for SharePoint 2013 Preview http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/0/7/A07928F6-5153-4E19-B682-B8D28194095A/sps-2013-topology-model.pdf SharePoint 2013 Preview: App Overview for IT Pro http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/2/F/22FF5430-13E7-431F-8980-C7B95CCF3C26/sp2013_apps-overview.pdf Enterprise search architectures…


SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites and Errors I’ve seen

Like its predecessors, SharePoint 2013 has a whole list of prerequisites to install. Not unexpected, but yet it’s a hoop we need to plan on jumping through. SharePoint 2013’s prereqs are: Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 Release Candidate (RC) Windows Management Framework 3.0 Release Candidate (RC) Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role Microsoft SQL Server…


What are the text file special characters?

Just some notes I have in my PowerShell profile… <# Text File Special Characters # —  `0    – (zero)Null–  `a    – Alert–  `b    – Backspace–  `f    – Form feed–  `n    – New line–  `r    – Carriage return–  `t    – Horizontal tab —  `v    – Vertical tab–  `r`n  – Carriage return line feed # End of…


SharePoint 2010 Solution and Feature Deployment

In SharePoint 2010 PowerShell should be used to deploy solutions and enable features. There are a number of cmdlets used in this process. PowerShell Cmdlets To  add a solution to SharePoint previously used: ·         Stsadm –o addsolution In PowerShell you should now use: ·         Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath c:\contoso_solution.wsp ·         http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607552.aspx   Once the solution is added…


Azure Storage Data Movement Uploader in Five Commits

I have two goals: Learn more about Git and learn about DMLib. Azure Storage Data Movement Library (DMLib) has the same performance and exposes the core functionalities of AzCopy and this is an awesome super(ficial) review of one of its methods. It’s not that in-depth, but it does a good job of checking just beneath…