Update SharePoint Workflow Manager’s SQL Connection Strings

If for whatever reason you need to change your SharePoint Workflow Manager’s SQL connection strings (there are 3 for SB and 3 for WF farm), here is what you have to do: Run Get-SBFarm and Get-WFFarm PowerShell cmdlets and record all the outputs. This is very important and you will need the information to finalize…


Load Testing SAML (PING) Based SharePoint 2013 Sites

I have to proof to a customer that their SharePoint infrastructure supports their user base and workload. So the logical solution is to Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) to build web tests and load tests and simulate the load and see how the farm reacts. There is one problem: the sites are based on SAML (PingFederate is…


Simple way to hide Suite Links

Suite Links is where you see “Newsfeed, SkyDrive, Sites” on your SharePoint site’s top right corner. Courtesy of http://www.learningsharepoint.com/2012/08/09/sharepoint-2013-hide-newsfeed-skydrive-sites-deltasuitelinks/, you can inject a snippet of JavaScript to simply hide the DIV containing the links. However, the DIV’s name has changed since the blog was publishing. Below is the correct script to do the job: <script…


Where would you find ULS logs on Office Web Apps (OWA) 2013 server

For my own record as well: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OfficeWebApps\Data\Logs\ULS   If you do not see C:\ProgramData folder, you need to change your explorer’s viewing option to “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. Enjoy troubleshooting OWA! Zewei Song, Ph.D.Microsoft Certified Master: SharePoint 2010Microsoft Consulting Services