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Posted by in on Apr 29, 2014 .

Hopefully, you read my previous blog, I posted roughly two months ago, where I advised you not to immediately install any Service Pack (SP), Cumulative Update (CU), or Hotfix, unless it was absolutely necessary for your environment. I suggested, and have done so for several years, that you wait two months, to see if there are any issues introduced with the newly released software ‘Update’.

My suggestion is because if there are issues introduced in the ‘update’ they would be discovered by those who chose to, or had to, deploy the recently released update. Unfortunately for them, they will be the ones who discover, report,...

Posted by in SharePoint, News on Feb 26, 2014 .

This week Microsoft announced the release of SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1). But, don't react too quickly as I am sticking with my two month rule of not applying SP’s or Cumulative Updates (CU’s) until the kinks have been worked out in them. If you don’t have an immediate NEED to apply these SP’s, then as I will be doing, hold off to see if SP1 introduces any other issues. When you are ready to apply SP1, you can obtain information from several KB articles listed in this post.

Similar to previous versions of SharePoint there are different flavors of the Service Pack, one for the SharePoint 2013 Foundation and one for the...

Implementing data redundancy is one of the most effective ways to avoid data loss in any application. Although this article discusses configuring redundancy for SharePoint content stored in SQL Server by configuring SQL Server log shipping, redundancy should not be limited to only data redundancy. Any possible single point of failure, including hard drives, cables, and DNS or IIS entries should be taken into consideration to ensure you are able to quickly recover from what could be a disaster.

There are several methods to choose from when determining the type of data redundancy you need to ensure business continuity. A few of these...

Posted by in SharePoint, Speaking on Apr 04, 2012 .

I am pleased to announce the launch of MicroTechPoint; I can now take my passion and enthusiasm for technology to a whole new level. MicroTechPoint, or MTP is a technology company that focuses on providing services for Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Server, and other Microsoft technologies. Through MTP I am able to help companies understand the technology, determine their technology needs, and strengthen their current technologies. The services provided by MicroTechPoint include consulting, training, speaking, video, and writing.

These services help support the MicroTechPoint tagline “Moving You Forward Faster.” Technology moves fast,...