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Webucator Famoused Me! :)

December 3, 2015

Webucator contacted me a while back asking if they could turn one of my blog posts into a video. I of course agreed, and they’ve posted the video on YouTube below. Filtering a SharePoint List View by Hyperlink This is related to the following blog post. http://mmman.itgroove.net/2014/12/08/filtering-a-sharepoint-list-view-by-hyperlink/ Be sure and check out Webucator’s other SharePoint Read More

Resolving Content Databases are Full Error

October 14, 2015

The Problem Error messages in SharePoint can be scary, but sometimes they’re actually quite useful. Take this one below for example. At first glance, it would appear something is wrong with your databases, and/or you’ve run out of disk space. Error message: The content databases in this cluster are full. You cannot add more Web Read More

How to Get the SharePoint Farm Build Version Using PowerShell

May 1, 2015

This is surprisingly easy to do actually, it’s just 2 simple lines of PowerShell. $farm = Get-SPFarm$farm.BuildVersion The result will be something like this below. Then all you need to do is take that number and you can look at the version numbers over at Todd Klindt’s blog. He always keeps these lists up to Read More

How to Determine Your SharePoint 2013 Search Index Location (and Default Search Index Location)

April 30, 2015

During the setup of your Search service application, if you created your search service using PowerShell, you’re be able to specify a default search index location similar to the lines below. $NewIndexPath = “D:\TOP\SearchIndex” New-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexComponent –SearchTopology $newtopology -SearchServiceInstance $hostWF1 -IndexPartition 0 -RootDirectory $NewIndexPath However, believing that you’ve set it properly, and actually being able to Read More

How to Filter a SharePoint Date Column by a Specific Value

April 30, 2015

Adding a date filter is usually a fairly trivial task, and using the [Today] technique is a great way to get dates in and around today ([Today]-1 for yesterday, [Today]+1 for tomorrow, etc.). But what about when you want to filter against a specific date? As it turns out the date format in a filter Read More

The Reality of Connecting SharePoint to Oracle using BDC

April 29, 2015

What? A while back I had a customer ask about connecting SharePoint together with an Oracle data source, and using the BDC service to act as the intermediary in that exchange. So What? The reality is that unfortunately connecting SharePoint to Oracle isn’t as simple as connecting SharePoint to a SQL Server data source. In Read More

How to Resolve Failures in the SharePoint Product Config (psconfig) Tool

April 29, 2015

One night recently I was trying to install a whack load of new SharePoint updates, and I was having major pains trying to get the psconfig tool to run (both the UI tool and the command line version). I finally came up with a series of steps that works for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Read More

SharePoint and the User Interface Video Presentation

April 25, 2015

  Finally I was able to get a copy of the video (with audio) we recorded from my presentation back in March (2015) available publicly. Please see below a link to my presentation on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/126519910 Enjoy!

Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

April 21, 2015

Join me and piles of others in the MVP vConference (online). See below for more details. Here is a high level overview of the event: World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the public More technical content (Level 200, 300, 400), less marketing 5 tracks: Read More

SharePoint and the User Interface with JavaScript (Slide deck)

March 31, 2015

Below is a link to a slide deck of a presentation I gave last month at our local SharePoint user group (vSharePoint). The main theme of the presentation was in regards to how to combine together JavaScript with the SharePoint UI to add some sweet, interactive behaviours that truly add value to the end consumer. Read More

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