SharePoint 2013 Shredded Storage vs. RBS

**THIS IS A REPOST** It’s important to note that sometimes information needs to be re-posted.. This post was originally created by a peer of mine at Microsoft – Chris Mullendore – on his Microsoft blog. When he moved on, the post disappeared and the rest of us mere mortals FREAKED… so we were able to…

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Simplifying?? Provider Hosted Apps with SharePoint 2013–Part 1 of X?

From my own experience and most everyone I’ve talked with, if you’ve done anything with SP2013 Provider Hosted Apps, there seem to be three outcomes: You just get it You just don’t get it You beat your head against a wall and randomly get it to work without having a clue why   Up until…

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Provided User Name was not Encoded as a Claim

So today’s lesson is quite bizarre.. and I’m not sure where *exactly* the problem lies just yet. I was going through the process of configuring my SharePoint 2013 (SP2013) farm to test something with an external list that is bound to an external content type (ECT) backed by a SQL Server database. Simple enough on…

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401 – Unauthorized Response to Register-SPWorkflowService

My previous post about configuring the Workflow Manager using least privilege is a great start; however I realized the other day that I was missing something. Thinking about a more realistic scenario and indeed if I decided that I need high availability, then I’d need more than one Workflow Manager (WF) server. I started doing…

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SELECT Permission Denied When Consuming User Profile Service Application

**Updated to include the officially supported method** While setting up a repro scenario a month or so ago I encountered an interesting issue with consuming the User Profile Service Application (UPSA). And by interesting, of course I mean maddening… It appears that the documentation around how to consume a shared User Profile Service Application is…

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Least Privilege Remote Configuration of Search for SharePoint Server 2013

My customer was going through the process of creating scripts to configure their latest SharePoint Server 2013 (SP2013) farm and encountered an issue while provisioning the Search topology. It was quite a sticking point for them so I began some research. I’ve simplified the scenario in order to make the repro easier and this is…


SP2013 State Service Required for Search

I had configured my farm without using the wizard – like any good SharePoint Administrator should do. Everything was working great as far as I could tell; I had User Profiles, Taxonomy, Search, the entire Social experiences, email… everything. As I was setting up for a demo to my customer, I was clicking around the…

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SharePoint 2013 and the chrome control

I’ve been going through the new features in SharePoint 2013 – as most of us have been – and the other day I was working with the new chrome control. As you likely know by now, SharePoint 2013 introduces a new app model. I won’t go into detail on the new app model in this…

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