Federating People Search results from a separate Search Service Application

The introduction of service applications in SharePoint 2010 created a wide range of possibilities for centralizing “common” services.  If you ever tried to consume multiple search service applications (SSAs) in 2010, though, you probably quickly realized that there were some “gotchas”.  This post will provide a scenario in which it is beneficial to use a…


“RootFolder” parameter is case-sensitive

If you are using script or software to generate SharePoint 2010 links, you might encounter the following issue. SharePoint 2010 has a parameter called “RootFolder” that will appear in your URL if you have folders in your list/library.  This parameter is case-sensitive (capital “R” and “F”).  If you generate a link that uses this parameter…


Getting and Analyzing Timer Job History

While troubleshooting a SharePoint 2010 outage for a customer, I had the need to determine whether any timer jobs were running for excessive amounts of time.  You can get this information via Central Administration (CA), but there are typically thousands of timer job executions during a day.  Unfortunately, CA does not provide a sorting/filtering mechanism…