Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Automating Central Admin Backup

SharePoint 2010 out-of-the-box doesn’t have the capability of scheduling a backup. Fortunately, we have the mix of PowerShell script and Windows Task Scheduler to do the job. In reality it’s just a single line script: Backup-SPFarm –Directory YourBackupDirectory –BackupMethod Full / Differential So what’s so special about this specific script? It sends you an email…


Connecting SharePoint 2013 External List to Outlook 2013

The steps haven’t changed since SharePoint 2010, so I am not going to bore you with how to create an External List that will Sync with Outlook, but something to keep in mind while configuring this, you need to manually enable a feature in SharePoint 2013 before you can do a Sync with Outlook 2013….