SharePoint 2013 and 2016 does not respect the user zone when sending alerts but the Cross Firewall Access Zone (an unusual scenario)

  Symptoms Consider you have a one Web Application with at least two zones. The extranet zone (http://sp2016 in this example) and an intranet zone (http:sp2016:100 in this example). The cross firewall zone is the intranet zone (http:sp2016:100 in this example). Notice that this is an unusual scenario as extranet is the natural candidate to…

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PowerShell CmdLet to check OneDrive for Business or OneDrive Personal Status

  My good friend Neil Hodgkinson gave me a challenge: some partners and companies were asking him how to verify the status of OneDrive. He gave me the idea to check the icon of the OneDrive folder and depending on the icon, tell the status. I created a proof-of-concept and then helped some folks at…

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SharePoint 2013/2016 RSS Viewer not working with external sites when through a proxy

  Recently I worked on a case for a Fortune 500 company that was having problems to render the RSS Viewer Web Part in their SharePoint 2013 farm. They still have a SharePoint 2010 farm in the same network environment and this farm was not having problems rendering the RSS Viewer. The constraint was this:…

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The [unofficial] guide for SharePoint 2013 (and 2010) working with TLS 1.2 only

  There are several resources out there claiming SharePoint 2013 and 2010 are not compatible with TLS 1.2 but no official stance from Microsoft either way until now. This post is still not the official response, but it is the first step in this direction. Official documentation to follow. The official supportability is explained in…

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WinDBG Extension written completely in C#

A lot of good and competent people shy away from writing their own WinDbg extension because of the difficultyto prepare a native C++ DLL using the right APIs to interact with WinDbg. So this post is to get you started to writing your own extension using a proof-of-concept extension that can analyze manage dumps (as…

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Considerations for NetTcpBinding/NetNamedPipeBinding you may not be aware

  NetTcpBinding is a strange beast and chances are you will encounter several problems in production you never experienced in development or staging phases. The information you will see here will be either fragmented or hidden in the fine print throughout  MSDN documentation. Considerations about net.tcp binding   Port Sharing Net.tcp services using shared port…

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How to Identify Why an Application Pool is Recycling in IIS 7+ and DebugDiag 2 Fails to Add Managed Breakpoint in .NET 4.6+ in one post

  Identifying why Application Pool is recycling Starting with IIS 7, application recycle for managed Web Applications does not recycle w3wp.exe (IIS Worker Process), instead it simply reload (unload and load a new one) the Application Domain. I mentioned it on another post how to identify the cause of an application pool recycle, but now…

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