A few “nuggestions” from “Proven Practices for SharePoint Online Portals – Performance”

nuggestions = nuggets of suggestions https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/pnp_articles/portal-performance I am often asked/told/screamed at “Hey Tadd! Why is my SharePoint page/site/site collection/etc so slow?” “What can I do as a designer/developer/site collection administrator do?” A few of initial questions: When did you first notice or was it reported that your “SharePoint” was slow? What did you do? What…


Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2017 Videos available

Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2017 Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/mspowerbi/playlists?shelf_id=9&view=50&sort=dd Want to know more about PowerBI? https://powerbi.microsoft.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/mspowerbi Check out a nice highlights summary from Matt Bailey http://www.matthewjbailey.com/highlights-microsoft-data-insights-summit-2017/  


Quick PowerShell snippet to show ForEach -parallel differences when leveraging PowerShell Workflow

A colleague shared a blog post regarding the use of the foreach loops with the parallel parameter in PowerShell Workflow (  http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jamie_thomson/archive/2014/12/09/parallel-foreach-loops-one-reason-to-use-powershell-workflow-instead-of-ssis.aspx ). I wanted to do a quick test to see some of the overhead so I wrote a quick snippet with Start-Sleep within a foreach loop. The PowerShell below is for example purposes only….


PowerShell leveraging WEBDAV to get listing of files in a SharePoint 2013 Document Library

While on a personal site collection the other day, I opened a document library in Explorer. By chance, I looked at the properties of one of the files in explorer. What did I see for the document library at https://my.org/personal/MyAccountName/Documents ? \\my.org@SSL\DavWWWRoot\personal\MyAccountName\Documents I fired up PowerShell on my desktop and decided to see if I…


Figment of your imagination? No, Reimagining SharePoint development

Build apps for Office and SharePoint – from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp160950 with the following topic areas ( Docs , Dashboard , Samples , Downloads , Training , Support)   First visit if interested should be to the Explore section – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp123579 Introducing a new class of apps Wondering what apps can do? How do apps work, anyway?   Reimagining SharePoint Development – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/apps/dn133840.aspx is what…


Beaker? Is that you in the Lab? Test Lab Guide Stack for SharePoint Server 2013

 “The SharePoint Server 2013 test lab allows you to install, configure, and demonstrate the features and capabilities of SharePoint Server 2013. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12409.sharepoint-server-2013-test-lab.aspx ” There are some very good videos and reference materials at the Test Lab Guide Stack for SharePoint Server 2013 link above. Enjoy!  Beaker reference for those not knowing the Muppets = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaker_(Muppet)


Free Beer! oops, Free SharePoint Code Analysis Tool Available

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/torstenmandelkow/archive/2013/10/08/free-sharepoint-code-analysis-tool-available.aspx  has a post regarding SPCop, a Visual Studio Extension to analyze SharePoint code. Analyzes the following objects from SharePoint solutions (.wsp) for SharePoint 2007 / 2010 / 2013 and SharePoint 2013 apps directly in Visual Studio 2010/2012/2013  Assemblies Memory disposal rules previously checked by SPDisposeCheck XML code in SharePoint packages Features Content Types List Templates  Controls Pages…


Tools for upgrade and migration from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 – PowerShell Import-Module ActiveDirectory and Get-SPFarm (MigrateUser)

Have you found yourself in a fun position of supporting the migration or upgrade of MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 AND going from one domain to another AND you need to make sure that the users access, history, e-mail, etc are not impacted? To add a little more fun, the domains have no connectivity at…


Tools for upgrade and migration from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 – FeatureAdmin from codeplex

http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/ If you have had the pleasure of upgrading an “inherited” site collection or content database from MOSS 2007, chances are you have had to deal with some errors for a feature or two or more. The “SharePoint Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool” on codeplex is very helpful is alleviating the pain or discomfort…


101 Coding Examples for SharePoint 2010 now available on MSDN

If you are new to developing SharePoint applications, or would like to have some examples available, head on over to http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SharePoint-2010-101-Code-da251182 and download the Sample Pack. “Each code sample is part of the SharePoint 2010 101 code samples project. These samples are provided so that you can incorporate them directly in your code. Each code…