Managing Custom Solutions for Disaster Recovery SharePoint Farms

Having x2 SharePoint farms that need to be synchronised perfectly does raise the question about how to maintain both farms updated with any custom solutions that may need to be applied to the farm/application. This guide is about how to maintain custom solutions across two or more farms and what can happen if it’s not…

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Creating a Clean Visual Studio Solution from a SharePoint 2013 Site Template

Quite often for SPDevs it can be useful to reverse-engineer a SharePoint site into code if you need to build a site definition for sites that don’t exist yet. Usually this would mean starting a new project & added each project item by hand but in this example we’re going to start a new VS…

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Hot-Standby/Disaster-Recovery SharePoint Farms – Basic Setup & Failover

Something that’s often required for high-availability SharePoint installations is the ability to failover to another web-farm entirely when needed because of a failure of some kind on the 1st farm, or wanted because of maintenance taking the 1st farm offline completely. Edit: If you want a quick overview of SharePoint DR, then this new post is…

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