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. Continue reading “SharePoint Content Database Manager”

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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DogFoodCon 2014 to feature dedicated PowerShell track!


For several years now, the IT conference slate in Central Ohio has been dominated by the ever popular Dog Food Conference. That trend will continue this year, when Columbus once again hosts the 2-day Microsoft Dog Food Conference on September 29th and 30th. Multiple technologies will be featured, including Windows PowerShell.

I will be presenting on Managing SharePoint Anywhere using PowerShell, alongside these nationally recognized PowerShell Experts:

The event will certainly be phenomenal once again, and I hope to see you there!

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