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Nov 27, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Following Sites

Pro-Tip – when you’re setting up your 2013 farm and the ‘follow sites’ features don’t work between web applications…make sure the web app’s app pool account has SPDataAccess rights (that’

Nov 21, 2012

SharePoint 2013 My Site Publishing

Quick protip – if you are publishing My Sites and need to change the URL (but not the actual location – think AAMs or TMG publishing) – the only way to do it from what I

Nov 11, 2012

Been A Bit...

I’ve been building a private cloud for a large company and it has been going very well.  Lots of great challenges.  The downside to that, I haven’t had any time to

Jul 23, 2012

Part 6 - Hyper-V

In Windows 2012, the concept of the private cloud is finally at your fingertips.  Long gone are the half baked, half delivered features of Windows Server that promised ‘virtualization.’  VMWare had Microsoft and

Jul 2, 2012

Part 5.4 - Cluster Shared Volumes

Sorry about the delay in continuing my series.  In the time I was away, I attended TechEd (always an impressive show) and got wrapped up with two different clients.  All good things but

May 11, 2012

Part 5.2 Cluster Aware Patching

One of my particular annoyances and pain points with Windows is patching.  Oh how I hate patching.  It happens at least one Tuesday of every month and while WS8 does improve greatly on

Apr 19, 2012

Part 5.1 - Clustering Fun

I was thinking that I’d just go through each of the technical preview documents, call out the stuff that I thought was cool, break it down into easily readable prose, go in

Apr 15, 2012

Part 4 - Direct Access

Remote access is a tough nut to crack.  On the one hand, every employee needs access to their corporate resources at all times of the day and from whatever device they can shake

Apr 11, 2012

Part 3 - Branch Cache

Perhpas my favorite WS8 feature, Branch Cache, has received tremendous updates in this release.  Branch Cache is a technology originally released in the 08 versions of Windows Server that allows companies with large