AppFabric Caching (and SharePoint): Configuration and Deployment (Part 2)

Part 1: AppFabric Caching and SharePoint: Concepts and ExamplesPart 2: AppFabric Caching (and SharePoint): Configuration and Deployment The Distributed Cache Service SharePoint’s distributed caches are hosted and maintained by the Distributed Cache Service, itself a thin wrapper over a Windows Server AppFabric cluster. Understanding SharePoint’s Distributed Cache Service requires an understanding of AppFabric together with…

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AppFabric Caching and SharePoint: Concepts and Examples (Part 1)

Part 1: AppFabric Caching and SharePoint: Concepts and ExamplesPart 2: AppFabric Caching (and SharePoint): Configuration and Deployment To assist with scaling and performance, SharePoint 2013 utilizes Windows Server AppFabric to maintain an in-memory cache of frequently-used data. While this in-memory cache achieves its goals and does improve scalability, it also adds another service to maintain…

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SharePoint Apps PowerShell Helpers

Setup Details Post Download the scripts referenced in this post via the attachment at the end. Replace-SPSTSSigningCertificate Parameters -CERPath: A location to store the newly created self-signed certificate, in case it’s needed for other applications (e.g. AD FS). -PFXPath: A location for the new self-signed certificate together with its associated private key. -SPSTSCertName: The name…

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SharePoint Low-Trust Apps for On-Premises Deployments

PowerShell Functions and Scripts Post Note: I’ve been wanting to share the details on setting up an OnPrem SharePoint environment to support low-trust apps for a while now. I had some help from the Product Group to get things working, and there were several catches and ‘Aha!’ moments involved which many of you are I’m…

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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory

So you’ve heard the rumblings about Azure Active Directory and would like to find out more on what it’s all about. Let’s get you set up with some of the key pieces you’ll need and introduce a few concepts at the same time. Updated 2/28/2013 to account for the updated AAD PowerShell module (https://aka.ms/aadposh). Sign up for…

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Request ADFS Security Token with PowerShell

In the course of my work I often have need to investigate end-to-end protocol flows. For example, I want to see an RST being generated, I want to see HTTP 302 or 200 responses coming back from a server, and I want to see what my SOAP messages actually look like on the wire. Unfortunately…

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The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module (SPFAM)

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 – SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)02 – WS-Federation Authentication Module and SharePoint Extensions03 – The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module04 – Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure Active Directory (ACS)05 – Session Authentication Module and WS-SecureConversation06 – SharePoint Session Authentication Module07 – Windows Claims Authentication08 – Service (ActAs)…

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WS-Federation Authentication Module (WSFAM) and SharePoint Extensions

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 – SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)02 – WS-Federation Authentication Module and SharePoint Extensions03 – The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module04 – Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure Active Directory (ACS)05 – Session Authentication Module and WS-SecureConversation06 – SharePoint Session Authentication Module07 – Windows Claims Authentication08 – Service (ActAs)…

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SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 – SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)02 – WS-Federation Authentication Module and SharePoint Extensions03 – The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module04 – Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure Active Directory (ACS)05 – Session Authentication Module and WS-SecureConversation06 – SharePoint Session Authentication Module07 – Windows Claims Authentication08 – Service (ActAs)…

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Better SharePoint Lists and List Items in PowerShell

Those who’ve read some of my previous articles or attended my PowerShell trainings know how much emphasis I put on PowerShell’s object-centric nature. The great power of PowerShell lies in its ability to dynamically create objects and members from many different object frameworks, including .NET, COM, WMI, XML, and ADO.NET data sources. SharePoint lists are…

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