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Microsoft Edge and IE 11: Not Mutually Exclusive?

Today, I was working through some of my old files on my Windows 10 laptop and found a HTML printout (essentially a saved HTML page with the *.MHTML extension). I wanted to review the contents of the document, so I double-clicked it, expecting that it would open in the Microsoft Edge browser. This is what […]

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Quick Post: SharePoint 2016 Preview Install Keys

If you’re installing the SharePoint 2016 Preview while following the instructions in the SharePoint Server 2016 Preview Quick Start Guide, note that the key in the guide will NOT work (RTNGH-MQRV6-M3BWQ-DB748-VH7DM). You should instead use the key shown on the Download Center page, where you downloaded the SharePoint Server 2016 Preview bits (NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ) — Ignore […]

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Continuously Searching for Continuous Crawls

Most content sources in SharePoint 2013 are crawled exactly the same way they were in SharePoint 2010 (Full and Incremental Crawls). If you happen to be crawling a SharePoint Site, however, there is a new crawl type called “Continuous Crawls”. Enabling this functionality is pretty straightforward – simply click the radio button for “Enable Continuous […]

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Slide Deck from SharePoint Saturday Austin 2013

This last weekend, I had the privilege of presenting at SharePoint Saturday Austin. The topic of my presentation was “Zero to High Availability in 60 minutes (Building a SQL 2012 HA Solution for SharePoint in under an hour)”. First Things First The demo and presentation took every bit of an hour, but we made it […]

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Breaking the Law: Viewing Health Reports in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 provides the usage and health data collection services (this functionality is also present in SharePoint 2010). Using these services, you can combine a series of SQL queries and stored procedures to view, examine, and report on SharePoint metrics from within SQL. Whoa – hold up for a minute! You’re not supposed to even […]

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Word Viewer in Sandbox

So, I was working with a client’s farm this evening. They had recently asked me to install Office Web Apps to the farm, and I had obliged, verifying that the Word Viewer had worked without issue. Yesterday, I get a call from the same client. He states that some of his documents won’t render in […]

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Android and Microsoft Lync? You’re Pulling My Leg!

Nope – I’m not. My GUIO intranet BPOS site is being converted to Office 365 this weekend. I can finally get busy on an internet-facing GUIO site as part of my E1 Office 365 Site. As part of this transition, Microsoft asks that some preparations be made in advance – one of these preparations is […]

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An Easy Way To Locate SharePoint 2010 Patches

Updating SharePoint to the latest Service Pack or Cumulative Update (or both) can be challenging. Your organization may have something as simple as a SharePoint Foundation install, or something as complex as a SharePoint Server + Project Server install. There are several guides out there for installing the patches, but I’ve always found it to […]

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What If There Were No Internet…

Update: The battle isn’t over yet, but Congress seems to be having some indigestion with SOPA and PIPA per USA Today… I have been in the technology industry for more years than I care to count – I remember life before the Internet… I remember things like having to make long distance phone calls to […]

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Why IT Conferences Matter

Here we go again! I am packing my bags to go to the 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, California (#SPC11, if you want to follow along on Twitter). For the last week, there’s been a flurry of activity – phone calls, printing confirmations, and wrapping up items at my client site so that there […]

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