SharePoint Virtualization Support and Third Party Products

I’ve seen this question come up a few times and I decided to do a little digging of my own to help resolve the answers once and for all.  It’s important to note that whatever virtualization product you use to host your operating systems and their respective applications, that virtualization product is providing an answer…

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SharePoint 2013 Custom List displaying duplicate(?) modification entries

This article was written to help explain the behavior seen by some when the “perfect storm” occurs in their SharePoint Custom List or Document Library. What do I mean by the “perfect storm”? In this scenario I’m referring to what occurs when a SharePoint site admin applies the following settings/configuration to either a Custom List…

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SharePoint E-Mail Confirmations and Alerts (under the hood)

After spending way too much time looking for documentation explaining exactly how SharePoint e-mail worked under the hood I decided to bring some of my findings together and associate the many tags I used in hopes that it will save others time.  Now I’m not just talking about how to configure Outgoing or Incoming e-mail…

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SharePoint 2013 Incoming E-Mail Feature Troubles Configuring SMTP Services

What is the SharePoint incoming e-mail feature? The incoming e-mail feature in SharePoint enables sites to receive and store e-mail messages and attachments within SharePoint lists and libraries.  Making it possible for teams to store the e-mail that they send to other team members without needing to go to the SharePoint site and upload the…

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Configuring SharePoint 2013 ECT & BCS for SQL Connectivity

After having to walk through these setup steps recently for the first time with SQL and the impersonated windows ID I thought I’d post these steps for later reference and hopefully some of you will find them helpful. There are several authentication options when configuring an External Content Type to point to a SQL server…

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How to configure blog post approval in SharePoint 2013

How to configure blog post approval in SharePoint 2013   I’ve seen several blogs addressing the need for SharePoint blog sites to require an approval processbefore posts are published and made visible to the rest of the blog site members.  Unfortunately the majority of them answer this need with a less than easy set of…

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SharePoint 2013: Unable to Start the User Profile Synchronization Service

There are lots of articles and blogs out there explaining various ways to correct this problem.  The reason I’m writing this small post is because I’ve seen and heard of many (recently) that have been trying to resolve this very problem in their SharePoint 2013 environment and have been through most of the common resolutions…

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