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How to Filter a SharePoint Date Column by Range

March 9, 2016

I often require the need to create a date range (or at least an open-ended start or end date) filter in a SharePoint view. However, I can never remember what format the date filter is in (days first, or is it months first?). That’s why I made this blog post, so I can remind myself Read More

JavaScript that Waits for the SharePoint API’s to be Ready

February 26, 2016

I’ve run into this countless times in SharePoint where I need the browser DOM to be ready, but also at the same time, SharePoint isn’t yet ready to perform operations against its APIs. The problem with using something like jQuery’s ready method is that will only get you a browser DOM that is ready, but Read More

How to Determine Which SharePoint Users Have a Profile Picture

February 16, 2016

I recently needed a means of getting a list of all users who had a profile picture associated with their SharePoint account (well, the client was actually more interested in knowing who didn’t have a profile picture, but this result below worked for them). Below is a simple PowerShell script for being able to get Read More

How to Restart the SharePoint Prerequisite Installer after Reboot (when using a mounted ISO)

February 11, 2016

I must have run into this dozens of times, and I feel like I should finally blog this. Essentially the problem is that you’ve mounted the SharePoint installation CD/DVD as an ISO (because seriously, who uses physical media these days?) and in doing so, when you reboot the ISO is no longer mounted. I’m sure Read More

Unable to Delete Search Service Application Databases

February 8, 2016

A while back I was working on a customer’s broken SharePoint farm (and trust me, this was not a healthy beast), and I ran into a situation where I couldn’t delete the Search Service Application (though I resolved that separately), and subsequently the associated databases. The databases were a huge PITA (Pain In The Arse) Read More

Unable to Create New SharePoint Farm “Could not obtain exclusive lock on database”

February 3, 2016

A while ago I was trying to create a farm at a client site and ran into an issue where I couldn’t create the farm because I would receive the error message “Could not obtain exclusive lock on database ‘model’. Retry the operation later.” Just to note, after having gotten past this step (which I’ll Read More

How to Incrementally Migrate Content Using Sharegate

December 31, 2015

A picturesque stroll through the incremental migration process using the Sharegate Migration tool. Start by using the “Copy SharePoint Content” option – do not use “Copy Site Objects”. Choose your source site (and fill in any credentials). Choose a library (this must be done one list or library at a time). Choose your destination. Choose Read More

Resolving Nintex Forms Issue with SharePoint Masterpage (Custom Minimal)

December 22, 2015

We were seeing an issue with Nintex Forms throwing a correlation error in SharePoint 2013 when using a custom masterpage built from a SharePoint minimal masterpage. You can see the error we were seeing below. In this case, the resolution is actually quite easy. All that’s needed is to remove the DeltaSPWebPartManager code block from Read More

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

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