SharePoint Content Database Manager


I have been quietly working on a Codeplex solution for about a month. The reason I started down this path was to give myself a goal that I could shoot towards from an application development perspective. The application that I ended up building is one that should fill a couple of gaps, primarily from an administration perspective – for on-premise SharePoint 2013 deployments. While every SharePoint Site Collection must live in a Content Database, it is sometimes not thought about up front/during the initial roll-out of a SharePoint farm. What may end up happening is your company might have 1 Content Database, with dozens/hundreds/thousands of site collections stored in it. These can grow to be very large, making maintenance a nightmare from a SQL Server perspective – but also making upgrades & migrations difficult. Read more ›

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Dog Food Conference 2014


Today I had the privilege of presenting on Managing SharePoint Anywhere with Windows PowerShell at Dog Food Conference, 2014!

My presentation was focused on leveraging the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client assembly to write Client Side Object Model (CSOM) code against SharePoint Online. However, the twist is that it’s all done in PowerShell 3.0 – and there is a set of PowerShell functions written specifically to handle automation in SharePoint Online.

While I have shared this topic a time or two at other events, this was the most refined version of the presentation.

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Posted in CSOM, PowerShell, PowerShell Function, PowerShell Script, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Saturday, Speaking Engagements, Workflow

The Pain of Community

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Ryan Dennis:

This is a fantastic post by Naomi!

Originally posted on Serendipitous Signals:

Perhaps I’m just feeling down tonight or just feeling poor but I just want to share that there is a downside to community.

I’m a huge advocate of creating communities inside your company to support technical skill sets or new technology rolling in, or yes even creating communities of people who look for ways to save your company money.

I truly believe that these kinds of networks in your company and beyond are how you create a place people want to work, feel engaged, rewarded and equally important how a company can listen to what customers & employees are saying in order to be more agile.

Perhaps I’m also naive that I believe in passion – finding it, inspiring it in others and harnessing it.

So why do I feel that there is pain in community? I spend a lot of time giving back, so much time in fact, that…

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