Cloud Hybrid Search Service Application

Cloud Hybrid Search-Overview Hybrid search makes finding content easy, wherever the content lives. A company has a hybrid environment if their content and applications are spread across on-premises and Office 365. To complement the existing hybrid search solution, which is based on federating search results, a new capability has been introduced in the product. This…


SharePoint 2010 Using blob caching throws many errors in the ULS and Event Logs -The system cannot find the file specified

  Are you seeing several errors related to Blob Caching in the ULS Logs / Event Viewer? Various ULS Logs errors: · "An error occurred in the blob cache. The exception message was: ‘The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)’." · GetFileFromUrl: FileNotFoundException when attempting get file Url /favicon.ico The system…


You can’t specify the FROM address for email messages when you use the "Send an email" option from a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow action

  PROBLEM When you create a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow and you use the Send an email action, you don’t have the option to specify a FROM email address. This setting is pulled from the Outgoing Email settings in SharePoint 2013 on-premises Central Administration. WORKAROUND The SendEmail REST endpoint can be performed manually in a…


SharePoint 2013 : ADImport is not cleaning up User Profiles in SharePoint whose AD Accounts are disabled .

  We recently came across cases where  Profiles of Disabled users in AD are not getting deleted from SharePoint User Profile Service Application when using ADImport. Read further to get more details on the issue & the workarounds . Behavior: When using “SharePoint Active Directory Import” for the Synchronization Options in SharePoint 2013 , the…


Show more relevant Titles in search results in SharePoint 2013 plus some other improvements

We’ve introduced improvements to search in SharePoint 2013 so that it will be easier to display relevant titles and authors in search results. We’ve also introduced some changes how the time of the last document modification is set. This allows now more consistent and intuitive sorting and search refinement based on this time. In this…


SharePoint 2013: Site in Read only mode after an interrupted backup

I came across an interesting issue recently where a customer was backing up a site collection via SharePoint Management shell & the backup process was abnormally terminated. This resulted in the Site being in Read only mode & the following message would show up when users browsed to the site. “We apologize for any inconvenience,…


SharePoint 2010/2013: List view Lookup threshold uncovered

  SharePoint with Large lists is common scenario in any Sharepoint deployment. While there are Several blogs / Guidance TechNet articles which exist working /Managing Large lists, My blog is particularly about the "List view lookup Threshold" Here is a table summarizes information about resource throttles and limits that you need to be aware of….


SharePoint 2013 /2016: Active Directory Import and known behaviors

I had a chance to work with a customer for an Active Directory import problem where it was found that disabled users are not deleted in UPA automatically. I have blogged the same here. Digging a little deeper, discovered other behaviors seen with Active Directory import method. I have tried to document a few of…


Office 365-Configure Hybrid Search with Directory Synchronization –Password Sync

WATCH the Video Here One of the key features in SharePoint 2013 release is to provide our customers a way to move to the cloud on their own terms. A key requirement of today’s IT industry is cloud and on-premise solutions must co-exist. This is where hybrid scenarios come into existence. A hybrid environment allows…


Sharepoint 2016 – MysiteCleanup Job functionality changes

Here is a Quick look at what’s new  with the  Mysite Cleanup job in Sharepoint On-Prem  2016 &  how it impacts the  functionality of  profile deletion & cleanup . How this worked in Sharepoint 2010 / Sharepoint 2013 ? The user profile in the profile store can be marked for deletion (bdeleted=1) when the actual user is…