SharePoint Conference 2019

SharePoint Conference 2019 is going to be Eppick! We are just weeks away from the SharePoint Conference being held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas May 21-23, and the more I hear about it, the more excited I become. In addition to the main conference, there are two days of workshops to provide you a full conference experience that is loaded with knowledge from SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365 experts. I am super excited to be delivering one of my favorite full day workshops on Monday, May 20th; “Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert” This engaging full day workshop includes discussions on the concepts of being a SharePoint Online Administrator,… Read More

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Microsoft Ignite 2018 – SharePoint Related Announcements

If you weren’t able to attend Microsoft Ignite 2018, as I wasn’t, there were a lot of great announcements by Microsoft in all product areas. I’ve done some research and pulled together the highlights of the announcements and in this blog post I’m going to focus on the key announcement areas specific to SharePoint Online, and the associated Microsoft online services. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot announced about SharePoint Server 2019. NOTE: Not all of these announced features and capabilities are in production at this point and time. The expected release date for these features and capabilities is between 2018 Q4 and by the end of the first half of… Read More

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Microsoft announces release of SharePoint Server 2019 Preview

Microsoft holding to it’s commitment of releasing SharePoint Server 2019 Preview in early summer announced the release of it on July 24th. If you haven’t read what is contained in SharePoint Server 2019, please review my early blog post titled; SharePoint Server 2019: What you can expect that discusses the expected enhancements, new features and functionality, as well as what has been removed from this version of SharePoint on-premises. In addition to SharePoint Server 2019 Preview, Project Server 2019 Preview was also released as announced by Senior Technical Product Manager of SharePoint; Bill Baer. He categorizes the enhancements and new capabilities of SharePoint Server 2019 Preview into three primary areas:… Read More

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Microsoft Ignite Review

Last week, I spent time with over 23,000 of my closest friends in Chicago at the Microsoft Ignite conference learning, networking, eating, and enjoying a bevy as we absorbed as much information as possible on topics including Windows 10, SQL Server, SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure just to name a few. Within these areas there were sessions containing information for IT Pros, developers, information workers, and anyone else working in any capacity of technology and not just Microsoft, as there were several mentions of Apple products as well. This was the first conference of its kind in the fact it combined TechEd and several product-specific conferences, like SharePoint and SQL… Read More

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Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft recently announced a security bulletin (MS15-047) informing the public of vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server which could allow remote execution as discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3058083. The affected software includes all editions of Microsoft SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2013. The threat assessment coming from Microsoft is viewed as important being a successful attacker could run arbitrary code in the security context of the W3WP service account on the target SharePoint site. Therefore it’s time to secure your SharePoint Server since at the time of the release of bulletin MS15-047 Microsoft had not been notified that these vulnerabilities had been publicly used to attack customers. Before downloading and deploying the security update make sure all updates offered… Read More

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SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Release

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… Read More

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