Workflow Manager and AlwaysOn Disaster Recovery Supportability - Part 2

A few months back, I posted some information regarding support for Workflow Manager and SQL AlwaysOn, that originated from a customer question. I have an update for that post. We just released Workflow Manager CU 4, which adds support for SQL Server AlwaysOn for workflow manager, support for SQL Server 2016 and some bug fixes….

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SharePoint, Office Online Server and Cross farm services support

I recently was asked a few questions I couldn’t find answers to. I’m sharing answers here to help people avoid the process I needed to go through to find the answers. Can I use Office Online Server 2016 with SharePoint 2010? This article gets close to answering the question, but doesn’t include SharePoint 2010. Unfortunately,…

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SharePoint Framework Extensions Coming On-Premises in Feature Pack 2

I was watching the SharePoint Virtual Summit this afternoon, and ran across some information that I didn’t see shared broadly in the last week. At Ignite, we announced that the SharePoint Framework Extensions will be coming on-premises to SharePoint Server 2016 in feature pack 2. Our ETA for this is Fall 2017.

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Confusing OneDrive for Business - sharing files and folders

A customer recently turned me on to this “feature design”.  In OneDrive for Business, (web UX), if you select a file or folder, and then click the “Share” button, you’ll be presented with the ability to share the item with individuals. After doing so, at some point, you may want to remove some of the…

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WARNING: Issue with Trend Micro AV definitions affecting SharePoint

UPDATE: 12/7 – We have released a KB article to provide more information. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3211219 I’ve been alerted to an issue with Trend Micro antivirus scanners causing problems for SharePoint, and reporting SharePoint files as being infected with a virus. Apparently there was an issue with the updates released sometime last night/this am, which flagged SharePoint javascript…

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Workflow Manager and AlwaysOn Disaster Recovery Supportability

A customer recently had a need to build workflow manager in a failover manner with SQL Always On. Russ Maxwell has a post on configuring thisfrom ages ago. After doing a bit of research, it appears that we currently DO NOT support Workflow Manager with SQL AlwaysOn. Stay tuned to this blog post for any updates. UPDATE: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ronalg/2017/07/13/workflow-manager-and-alwayson-disaster-recovery-supportability-part-2/

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Hybrid Search and Search Popularity Trend Reports

A customer recently asked me why their popularity trend reports were no longer showing any data in SharePoint. The customer had recently moved all of their search functionality to a hybrid cloud search service application from a traditional on-premises Search Service Application. All their search functionality is now powered by Office 365. As of today, popularity…

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SharePoint 2016 - Slipstreaming PUs and/or Feature Pack 1

I finally got around to building an RTM SP2016 farm on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016. Since Feature Pack 1 has just been released, I wanted to save some install time, and slipstream it into my install bits. I hadn’t done this yet, and wanted to look into the process for 2016. It turns…

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SharePoint 2013/2016 and SQL Server 2016 Supportability with SSRS fun facts!

UPDATE: Corrections/clarifications were made on 7/12/2016. Thanks for the comments! 🙂 It’s come up in the last few days where people want to know if SharePoint 2013 will support SQL Server 2016. (support as in store all SP’s DB in…) The answer to this question is no, SharePoint 2013 will never be supported on SQL 2016. (with the…

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SharePoint 2013 Trending Tags Webpart

A customer of mine recently had some questions about how the trending tags webpart works in SharePoint 2013. There’s isn’t a ton of info out there, so I figured I’d share my lessons learned. As always, a thanks goes out to Joe Rodgers – http://blogs.msdn.com/josrod/. How the webpart works When you browse to your mysite, the…

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