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A customer recently asked me to help with a problem in a record center in SharePoint 2010. They had one specific record that seemed like it was stuck in some state where it couldn’t be modified. The UI showed either of the following two messages when we tried to delete or modify it. This item…

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SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint supportability

SQL Server 2014 just hit RTM. I’m sure all the tech junkies out there are wondering when SharePoint will support SQL 2014. According to Bill’s post, it looks like official support for SQL 2014 and SharePoint 2013 will be included in the April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013. I’m sure some of you are going…

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SharePoint 2010, Service Pack 2 and the Cumulative Updates

Each time when a service pack comes out for SharePoint, there’s always a bit of confusion around how the Service Pack affects cumulative updates. Let me explain the state of SP2 with the June and August CUs. Although the June CU and SP2 came out at the same time, the June CU has a lower…

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Reimagine SharePoint Development Event

If you haven’t heard, there’s a new way to develop and integrate apps in SharePoint 2013. There’s an event on May 20, 2013 that will go through this topic in depth. Feel free to sign up at the link below. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/dn133840

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Adventures with SharePoint People Picker, Domain Migrations and Groups

I recently worked a customer issue, where the customer was going through a domain migration. The customer is running SharePoint 2010. (This works for both 2007 and 2013 as well) There are two forests, with users in both. Users from one of the domains were being moved to the domain in the other forest. As…

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Server 2012

I frequently see the question asking if/when will Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 will be released. I don’t know when, but if we look at the following KB article, it appears there will be a Service Pack 2 for SP2010. It will add support for Windows Server 2012. As always, things can change. I’m…

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Delete Sites with PowerShell

A customer recently needed some help deleting a bunch of sites of old sites in an environment that was no longer in use. They used STSADM enumsites to take an inventory of what was in the farm/web application. They used the greater than(>) symbol in the command line to send the output to a file. Enumsites happens…

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Web Analytics NDF database files

SharePoint Server 2010 introduced Web Analytics. As part of the reporting component for Web Analytics, we create two databases, a reporting and staging database. The Web Analytics service is responsible for pushing data into these databases. The data is stored in the reporting database in a format that might look a little puzzling to some…

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Troubleshooting Large List Performance – SharePoint 2007

If you think you might be having issues with large lists in SharePoint 2007, there’s a good way to see if your WFEs are executing long running queries. Fire open ULS viewer, and filter on EventID 8sli. It will show you all list related queries that are taking more than 2 seconds. In each entry,…

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Document Sets and Folders

I’ve recently run into a scenario where I‘m having some issues using folders inside of SharePoint 2010 Document Sets. I did some digging, and it appears that we don’t support folders inside of Document Sets, even though there are ways to create them.  I’ll update this post if anything changes.

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