Presentation materials from the highest rated PowerShell session at SharePoint Saturday Nashville

This past Saturday, I presented a session titled “PS C:> Get-Started -With ‘PowerShell for SharePoint’” at SharePoint Saturday Nashvilleand I’m happy to say that it was the highest rated PowerShell session of the event! How do I know this? Because it was the only PowerShell session of the event :-). The code and slides that I used during my presentation can be downloaded from here. There are multiple scripts included in the zip file and only portions of each one was used during the actual demo.

Learn how to Get-Started with PowerShell at SharePoint Saturday Nashville on Saturday June 6th

Know anyone who is interested in PowerShell but not sure how to Get-Started? I’m presenting a beginner session at SharePoint Saturday Nashvilleon Saturday, June 6th. Not a SharePoint person? Regardless of whether you’re a SharePoint person or not, the basic fundamentals of PowerShell are the same so most of my session will apply even if you’re not a SharePoint person. ](/images/2015/05/spsnashville2b.jpgspsnashville2b)Don’t have time to learn PowerShell? I hear a lot of people say that they just don’t have time to learn PowerShell.

Install SharePoint 2013 with PowerShell to Prevent the Dreaded Database Names with GUID’s

Do you have a shared SQL Server back-end for multiple SharePoint farms? Do you like being able to easily tell which SharePoint databases go with which SharePoint farm? If you install SharePoint 2013 using the GUI wizard, you’ll end up with database names that have GUID’s on them that look like this: This blog will guide you through installing SharePoint Foundation 2013 with PowerShell so you’ll have full control over the database names.

2013 a Microsoft Software Release Odyssey

An Odyssey is defined as a “Long and Eventful Journey”. The first version of Microsoft Office that I can remember supporting professionally is Office 4.3 and the first version of Exchange was 5.5. It’s been a long an eventful journey to get from the days of those versions of software to where we are today with the preview versions of SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013 , Lync 2013, Office Web Apps Server, Project 2013, Visio 2013, and Office Professional Plus 2013 being announced in addition to the already available release preview of Windows 8, and release candidate version of Windows Server 2012.

Your Search Cannot Be Completed Because This Site Is Not Assigned To An Indexer.

Your attempting to search a SharePoint 2010 Site (Foundation Edition) and you receive the following error message “Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer.” Search has never been configured for this SharePoint farm so we’ll be configuring it from the ground up. First you’ll need two service accounts, one for the search service to run as and one for the actual crawling. Todd Klindt has a great blog on service accounts that I use for reference.

Open a SharePoint Document Library with Windows Explorer

To resolve this problem, enable the “Desktop Experience” feature on the machine you are attempting to open the document library from (the client machine): You can also enable the “Desktop Experience” feature using PowerShell: Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience A restart is required once this feature is enabled. µ

SharePoint Saturday New Orleans 2011

Over the past year or so, I’ve attended several SharePoint Saturday technology events to include Birmingham in 2009, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Huntsville in 2010. These technology events are a great way to expand your knowledge on a particular aspect of SharePoint, network with other technology professionals who work with SharePoint on a daily basis, and as a nerd, a way to have a good time in general. Registration opened up this week for the 2011 SharePoint Saturday in New Orleans which will be held on February 26, 2011.