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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Business Continuity Planning

    For this blog post, I'd like to discuss a topic that seems to be getting a lot of attention with most of my customers lately - Business Continuity Planning. Typically, the discussions regarding this topic run the gamut but within those discussions I often find that there is confusion and misunderstanding...
  • Blog Post: Customer Question: Renaming Site Collections in SharePoint 2013

    As part of my day to day role as a Premier Field Engineer, I often receive questions from my customers as well as from colleagues or from their customers.  Last week I received a question that was interesting enough to warrant a blog post and broader discussion. Note:  The instructions provided...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013: Network Latency Test script

    If you are familiar with the various planning documents on TechNet, then you know that there are some very specific intra-farm network latency requirements outlined at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx .   The requirement of interest for the blog post is: There is a highly...
  • Blog Post: Free e-Books for Microsoft Technologies (Office 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint 2013)

    I recently stumbled across some great free e-books that are available for your reading enjoyment. Office & Office 365 Deployment guide for Office 2013 EPUB MOBI PDF Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses: Help and How To EPUB MOBI PDF   SharePoint Explore SharePoint 2013...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Version Reference

    The tables below list the specific build numbers for the various patches released for SharePoint Foundation Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013.  This is a working document and will be updated as new updates are released to the public. For information about the latest updates available please...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013: Automatic Notification of New TechNet Content

    If you have ever been at the bleeding edge of a technology adoption cycle then you are probably well aware how important information resources can be in helping to navigate the unknown waters.  As is true with many new product releases, the available documentation often lags behind availability...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Database Statistics: Why are they out-of-date and what to do about it.

    I was recently approached by an old friend and MCS colleague (Greg Moss) who was working on a special project for a mutual customer.  This project was to conduct a health review of the database environment used to support a very large SharePoint farm and came as a result of some unexplainable SQL...
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