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”
Today I was honored to give two presentations at SPS Events Cincinnati aka #SPSpookinatti 2014!
My first presentation was specific to leveraging Windows PowerShell against SharePoint Online for the purposes of automating site and content build and configuration. I’ve given this one a few times, and it’s always fun to share the CSOM love. Today I was fortunate that all of the demos worked, which wasn ice.
My second presentation was about moving off of a file share and onto an ECM solution built on SharePoint Server 2013. While there are lots of approaches to the migration and implementation aspects of such a topic, I provided a scenario based on a nested file share structure – and how defining the Information Architecture and metadata was already done by the structure of the file share itself.
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.
After several months of researching, writing, editing and more editing – the book I was honored to contribute to is available for sale! One of my personal goals going back several years was to contribute as an author to a technical book. Thanks to Stacy Deere-Strole and Steve (the man) Mann – I am now a published co-author.
If you are interested in learning the ins and outs of Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2013 (including Office 365/SharePoint Online), please check out the book.
Here is the description of the book:
The Managed Metadata Service (MMS) was introduced in Microsoft’s release of SharePoint Server 2010. MMS was a much anticipated addition to the software that many couldn’t wait to get their hands on. The pure promise of making it easier more integrated and intuitive left us all on the edges of our seats. MMS has been able to fill many requirements that companies have had outstanding in various areas. With its ability to increase the retrieval time of data, process automation and increased search capabilities they are seeing increased productivity and less frustration from employees. Furthermore, file and records management are now becoming more popular and we only see that trend increasing in SharePoint 2013. With proper planning, implementation and training MMS can become a very valuable asset to your organization. In this publication we hope to help ensure that you get the most out of using MMS in SharePoint 2013.
Using Managed Metadata in SharePoint 2013 is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
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!