A quick note on manually creating DPM Catalog for SharePoint backup

… before I forget wanted to put a quick note on how to manually create DPM catalog for SharePoint 2013 item level recovery. After you have created the protection group and created the recovery point, if you want to test item level restore, you need to wait for a day so that DPM can run…

Configuring SharePoint 2013 Forms-Based Authentication with SQLMemberShipProvider

Another post I did for our Team blog site… how to configure SharePoint 2013 with SQLMemberShipProvider. check it out.. http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2013/09/20/configuring-sharepoint-2013-forms-based-authentication-with-sqlmembershipprovider.aspx  Cheers! Priyo

Configure SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell

wrote a post a while back that’s posted on your official Team blog on how to Configure SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell. There is a script in the blog as well that you could use to test it out in your lab. Check it out – http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2013/09/19/configuring-sharepoint-2013-search-with-powershell.aspx  Cheers! Priyo

SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

… not yet supported. It will be with SP1. Read more here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2891274    Cheers, Priyo

Office 2013 vs Office Old

Check this out…. Compare the different Office versions from 2003 – 2013 : http://www.microsoft.com/business/en-ie/Whats-new/Pages/Article.aspx?cbcid=75#    Cheers! Priyo

Configure SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell

A little PowerShell script that I often use while setting up my demo environments. There is more addition to this coming… For sake of sanity… there is a zip file attached to this post with the ps1 file in it.   Clear-Host # Values mentioned below needs to be edited  $DatabaseServer = “SQL01”; #SPecify the…


SkyDrive Pro stand alone client

You can now use SkyDrive Pro without having Office Pro. Download the stand-alone client here. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

SQL Alias for SharePoint

Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2013,SharePoint,SharePoint Foundation,SQL Alias Having SharePoint connect to a SQL Alias instead of the NetBIOS name is always a good idea. The main benefit is, if you ever have to switch the SQL Server or connect to a SQL Cluster VIP address, you just change the Alias to point to the SQL Cluster…


SkyDrive Pro in SharePoint 2013

I often get this question so thought will document this for easier reference:   What is SkyDrive Pro? – its your My Site in SharePoint 2013. What is SkyDrive Pro client then? – its a Client for Syncing your My Site content on your client machine. Its a part of Office 2013 Standard or ProPlus…

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Renaming the Admin Content DB

If you don’t like the GUID that trails the Central Admin Content DB, you have 2 options, create the Farm with PowerShell / scripting and create the databases with names that you like OR if you already have a Farm, you can use the scripts below to change the Admin Content (Central Admin Content Database)….