Happy Birthday to my oldest son, Wade Simpkins!! Sorry about the brevity of this post.  I didnt want to exceed the max path. ​When a file path exceeds 256 characters in SharePoint, things start to breakdown, avoid using special characters. and … Read More

O365 Comparison and more

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Based on data gleaned from: on July 4th, 2014 at 9:43 am < – – that’s important because MSFT updates it’s sites with new features, and this blog just gets new posts. Note: if cell is empty, it is … Read More

Office 365 Migration Gotcha’s

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Cant load One-Drive Sync tool to Windows Server for Small Business – read system requirements There are far fewer blocked file types – way less blocked types than On-premises Upload can handle numerous files, and a corpus way bigger than … Read More

Creating Host Named Site Collections

The following is based on the Exam Ref 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 by Troy Lanphier. Check out Kirk Evan’s blog for more background behind HNSC –


Creating the config db and central admin

To avoid the ugly/yucky GUID tails off the end of your Central Administration database, use this line of powershell and these steps:

    (The above oneliner is taken from page 63 of “Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration“, by Shane … Read More

Retrieving job history over a period of time

      Retreiving SharePoint 2010 Jobs Details by Date and Time 1. Log onto your SharePoint 2010 application server with farm admin rights. 2. Run SharePoint Admin Shell. 3. Change the SharePoint application in the script on line … Read More

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