Recent Posts by Brian.Laws:
Hi, all! Today, I've got something that I think is really cool and helpful. I really, really wish Microsoft would do this for all of their products. Do you want to work with Exchange or Exchange Online from PowerShell? Doing … Continue reading
Apr 28 2016 Get Notifications of reddit Messages
When I write a blog, I usually cross-post it to reddit in hopes that it might help someone. I'm not a reddit user, so I'm never in it. This week, I discovered that someone had commented on one of my … Continue reading
Apr 26 2016 Cloud SSA Limitation: Windows Claims Only
In the August 2015 cumulative update for SharePoint 2013 (and SharePoint 2016), Microsoft released a new, powerful capability: the Cloud Search Service Application (SSA). The Cloud SSA is a powerful new hybrid technology that finally delivers on what most hybrid … Continue reading
Apr 26 2016 Cloud SSA Limitation: No Alternative URLs
This is the second of a mini blog series in which I discuss some newly discovered limitations to Microsoft’s cool new Cloud Search Service Application (SSA). If you haven’t yet, I recommend reviewing the first limitation: Windows Claims Only.
Hello again! Brian here with a tip on something I suspect lots of folks need: redirecting SharePoint requests from HTTP to HTTPS.
Hello once again, all! Let me extend a special welcome to all my fellow CloudPros. My primary project this fall has been deploying a medium-sized SharePoint 2013 farm in Microsoft Azure's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). We successfully deployed an … Continue reading
Oct 12 2015 Introducing the CloudPro
OK, I admit it – I wanted to call this blog "The Dawning of the Age of the CloudPro." It was hard to resist. Think about all the hippy pics I could have used. Cloud Power, man! It would be … Continue reading
SharePoint Online presents quite a compelling business case for most organizations. It offers a tremendous amount of features for a low cost and fewer headaches. However, many companies still need to keep an on-premises SharePoint farm for a variety of … Continue reading
As I'm sure you know, Office 365 is a pretty incredible product. Honestly, Microsoft has knocked it out of the park with the platform. It really is impressive what they have accomplished, and it's pretty wild to think that we're … Continue reading
Download: SecureStoreServiceHelper.ps1 In my opinion, one of SharePoint 2010/2013’s unsung heroes is the Secure Store Service Application. I’m sure the vast majority of SharePoint users have never even heard of it. It’s one of those quiet, unassuming service applications that only … Continue reading
Recently, I faced a really thorny issue regarding the Content Search Web Part in SharePoint Online. The customer is configured with a one-way, outbound hybrid topology with SharePoint Online/Office 365. We had Search Federation setup and working great on-premises. They … Continue reading
The Scripts >Download the updated scripts .zip file >Download the original scripts .zip file >Download the Webinar (open in PowerPoint and play the slideshow to hear the presentation) The Problem In a multi-farm environment, it is likely that data will … Continue reading
Mar 10 2014 So What’s Actually In My Search Index? (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2 In this blog, the second of a two-part series, I hope to provide you with the tools to temporarily make available all of the properties found when crawling items in SharePoint 2013. In Part 1, I … Continue reading
Mar 10 2014 So What’s Actually In My Search Index? (Part 1)
Part 1 of 2 So you’ve finally gotten your SharePoint 2013 Search working. You’re crawlin’, people are finding stuff, and everybody’s generally having a good time. This Search thing is pretty handy. But have you, like me, ever wondered what’s … Continue reading
Oct 14 2013 Where Does the Cloud Make Sense?
Although I’m a SharePoint guy (among other things), I’m also a huge virtualization geek. It’s something I‘m really passionate about. Recently, my manager passed along an article about the Cloud. The article in InfoWorld, “Business – not IT – should … Continue reading