Azure Data Lake Store & Data Lake Analytics Training Videos

Here are some great short & sweet demonstrations on Azure Data Lake Store & Analytics. Great content to get an insight on these data services in Azure. How To – Create an Azure Data Lake Store Account: How To – Use the Data Explorer to Manage Data in Azure Data Lake Store: How…


Create a RHEL Developer VM in Azure

Step 1: Download RHEL ISO and prepare VHD to be upload to Azure Step 2: Create Storage Account and Upload the VHD to Azure Step 3: Create a virtual machine based out of the custom VHD Step 4: Test your Virtual Machine Step 1: Download RHEL ISO and prepare VHD to be upload to Azure…


Get started with RHEL using no-cost RHEL development subscription on Azure

Hope all of you have seen the exciting updates on RedHat and Microsoft partnership and the premium RHEL images in Azure. Currently premium images available in Azure are not available for free trial. Provisioning a VM from this image requires a subscription with no spending limit and verified payment method (usually a credit card) associated…


Disaster Recovery setup in Azure – Azure services

In this post, I’m sharing few resources related to implementing Disaster Recovery in Azure. I’m not going to write anything scratch, instead sharing few excellent resources readily available. Here is a great documentation on leveraging Azure Traffic Manager for Azure SQL Database and front-end applications. This article covers old cloud services but still the concept…


How to build Power full apps in this "mobile-first cloud-first" world easily ? Answer is PowerApps !!!

In this mobile-first cloud-first world we need great tooling and capabilities to build and deploy apps to any devices easily and securely. Microsoft announced new PowerApps in November 2015 and there is a great momentum afterwards. With the help of Azure App Service its now very easy to deploy and manage APIs for PowerApps….


SharePoint List Throttling & Indexed Columns

Recently I had worked on an issue related to SharePoint List Throttling. Customer has a SharePoint list which has total 7000 items and the throttling limit was set to default 5000. They were using the lists.asmx web service from a custom application remotely. It was using the a CAML query like below to filter based…


Install-SPSolution with –CASPolicies parameter

-CASPolicies or -allowCasPolicies flag is deprecated in SharePoint 2013. So the new behavior is if -CASPolicies (for PowerShell with Install-SPSolution) or -allowCasPolicies (for stsadm) is specified, regardless of whether or not the solution actually contains CAS policy, you will get the message below. "Solutions no longer support deploying Code Access Security (CAS) policy so any…


Considerations while provisioning the service application using pre-created databases

Recently I had worked with my customer to setup a new SharePoint farm with pre-created (DBA created) databases. Concept and prerequisites are very well documented in this TechNet article. While testing the deployment what really matters were the creation of couple of service application. Bad guys were Usage Logging & State Service Application. All other…


Install, Configure & Monitor Office Web Apps 2013 for SP 2013

Here is my first blog after a long vacation back from my hometown in India. Tomorrow is a special day as Hurricane Sandy is going to hit my area ( Edison, NJ) , so writing this post tonight itself 🙂 There are many articles out in web provides the details of Office Web Apps 2013…


“The license state for the current server doesn’t match the farm’s license state”– SharePoint PSConfig Error

Recently I have involved in an interesting troubleshooting issue. There are many blog posts and TechNet discussions about this error. Thought that to post it here about my experience. Here is the scenario. Customer has two Windows 2008 R2 Std machines (lets call it as srvsp1 & srvsp2) installed and configured with the following products….