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Posted by in SharePoint, Office 365 on November 06, 2017 .

Are you overwhelmed, confused, or maybe even caught off guard when changes are made in SharePoint Online? Well, you aren’t alone. This ever-evolving product that is near and dear to our hearts is being updated regularly and if you aren’t paying close attention you may not be able to keep up with the changes or understand what changes are happening or may have already happened.

I have good news for you, not only can you be informed of upcoming changes to SharePoint Online, you can also read about the changes that have already taken place.

Let’s begin by looking back at what you may have missed. Microsoft maintains a Web site...

Posted by in SharePoint, Speaking on September 05, 2017 .

Making ESPC as Easy as 1.2.3

Europe’s Largest SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference is approaching fast. Here’s a few handy tips on how to make the most of your time at the conference.              

  1. Find out who’s going                                                                                          

Check out Twitter #ESPC17 to find out who’s going or visit the ESPC17 delegates page. If you would like to be added to this page, email your image and details to There’s no better time to network with your peers, connect with new prospects, or touch base with customers than...

Posted by in SharePoint, Office 365 on May 16, 2017 .

Microsoft’s first SharePoint Virtual summit was held today Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and there were several fgreat announcements made. I’ve included about ½ dozen of these announcements. For the full story with the details from the summit, please visit the following site:

SharePoint Summit May, 2017

Also, information regarding SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 was introduced today, which will be released in the fall of 2017, and it was noted that SharePoint Server 2016 there are no plans to make SharePoint Server 2016 the last on-premises version of SharePoint. You can read more about this announcement by visiting the...

Posted by in SharePoint, Office Online Server on December 21, 2016 .

Office Online Server Update

Microsoft released Office Online Server (OOS), formerly known as Office Web Apps (OWA) earlier this year, and recently announce the first significant update to it. First the good news and that is that this  November update provides improvements in the following eight functional areas of OOS:

  • Performance improvements to co-authoring in Word Online
  • Improved picture resizing in Word Online
  • Improvements when working with tables in Word Online and PowerPoint Online, including better drag-and-drop support
  • Support for showing spelling errors inline in the PowerPoint editor
  • Copy and paste improvements...

Posted by in SharePoint on December 09, 2016 .

Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016

Microsoft promised! Microsoft delivered!

During the launch of SharePoint Server 2016, Microsoft said you no longer are going to have to wait for the next major release of SharePoint to obtain new features and functionality introduced in SharePoint Online.

Guess what? They followed through by releasing SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 in early November 2016. A feature pack is similar to a CU, or Cumulative Update, in the sense it includes all previous updates for SharePoint Server 2016, which means you don’t have to install them before you install Feature Pack 1. But a Feature Pack...

I’m sure by now most of you have encountered SharePoint databases that have a SQL Server database data file (.mdf) at a size that is as little as several hundred MB’s, yet the associated log file (.ldf) is ginormous and may be GB’s in size. This ginormous transaction log file will continue to grow until the drive containing the transaction log (t-log) runs out of disk space. At this point there is no room for transactions to be added to the t-log, so users cannot perform insert, update, or delete actions in SharePoint. This restriction is applied because every type of SQL data modification is first written to the transaction log and...

Posted by in SharePoint, SQL Server on June 02, 2015 .

When creating a web application in SharePoint 2013 it will communicate with SQL Server to create the supporting content database. Depending on what steps are used to create the Web Apps it sometimes creates the SharePoint database with a not-so-'friendly' database name and it may contain a ginormous GUID, (which I pronounce Goo-id) as part of the database name. When working with these databases it can become challenging to specify the name of the database within PowerShell or SQL Server so you'll want to rename the database to a more user-friendly name. You may also decide you need to move the database to a different location on your hard...