Twin Cities SharePoint Camp v3

Here’s a great (FREE) opportunity to attend a day-long workshop completely dedicated to SharePoint.  Come learn from developers, IT Pros, consultants, and local companies who have implemented SharePoint and have a story to share. I will be presenting again this year on one of my favorite topics, PowerShell.  Here is an abstract of the session:…


Packing up My Documents: A PowerShell Story

I am frequently asked by colleagues and customers for a dump of all of my SharePoint content (presentations, white papers, etc.)  While I continue to add files like these to my hard drive in various different locations, it has started to take me a while to aggregate them all forward.  It dawned on me that…


PowerShell Shortcuts

I’m all about shortcuts when it comes to development and there’s no exception for PowerShell. Browsing around this morning, I found two useful shortcuts that I didn’t know existed. F7  “History”-  Pressing the F7 key will show a dialog window in PowerShell with a list of commands from your history.  You can also access this…

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SharePoint Administration with PowerShell

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at Boston’s SharePoint Saturday.  I met some great people, enjoyed some EXCELLENT food, and talked A LOT of SharePoint. For those who couldn’t make it, here is a link to the slide deck from my session: SharePoint Administration with PowerShell View more presentations from Eric Kraus.

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SharePoint + PowerShell Memory Leak

It’s very important that anyone working with SharePoint object model be concerned with the appropriate management of memory.  Most developers are aware of the need to dispose objects properly, but we some times get sloppy when it comes to things like PowerShell. Zach Rosenfield just posted a very important note for anyone using PowerShell with…


Filter SharePoint Event Log Entries

I’ve posted this under my 101 Uses for PowerShell , but I thought it was so helpful that it deserved it’s own post. The script below uses PowerShell to get a collection of event entries from the “Application” Event Log.  It passes a wildcard filter for any source like  ‘*sharepoint*’ and returns the last 20…

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101 Uses for PowerShell

I’ve had a request to consolidate all of my little script examples into a single blog post.  While I’m not starting out with all 101 examples, I will continually update this post with scripts ideas and examples.  Enjoy. Active DirectoryUsing Quest’s FREE PowerShell Commands For Active Directory (free download here) Group Membership Needed to get…

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A look into PowerShell 2.0 CTP3 Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)

I’ve been using PowerShell 1.0 for many things SharePoint lately… including a community project with a collection of useful functions and scripts.  (Community Project:  PowerShell Pack for SharePoint can be found here).  PowerShell provides a lot of great value.  However, scripting in Notepad hasn’t always been the most efficient.  Introducing: Windows PowerShell v2 Integrated Scripting…


Podcast: Using PowerShell to Support SharePoint

Podcast on basic techniques of using PowerShell to support your SharePoint environment: To download the video above, right-click and choose Save Target As: Using PowerShell to Support SharePoint

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Enterprise Features Exposed

I’ve been in some rather deep discussions on Enterprise features, so I thought I would share some findings on what they are, where they are, and what they do.First, there are three different Enterprise features that can be enabled within a farm.  They are:-Office SharePoint Server Enterprise Web application features-Office SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection…

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