For reasons that are unknown to me, the MSDN Archive Gallery has recently been taken down. That gallery contained ULSViewer.exe, a much-loved tool that no SharePoint guy or gal should be without. Although there are many versions of the tool out there in the wild, I believe this is the version originally created for Microsoft’s internal support teams by Dan Winter. I’m not sure if this is the “best” version as such, but it certainly works for me.
ULSViewer appears to be subject to the MSDN Code Gallery Binary License, meaning that we are free to install, use, copy and distribute the software. To my surprise, I couldn’t find the tool elsewhere online, so have uploaded it to this blog. Enjoy!
Download ULSViewer 2.0.3530.27850
Over the past year or so, Content and Code have found that Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) has become a more common requirement for both cloud and on-premises SharePoint deployments. Although we find that it is often implemented to facilitate single sign on across otherwise disconnected infrastructure, we have also deployed it to support claims augmentation for SharePoint environments that utilise SAML claims. As such, we have built up a fair chunk of experience deploying and operating ADFS in both production and our own internal development environments. Continue reading
|05/11/2012 update: since writing this, the official SP2013 software boundaries article has been updated to include a supported limit of up to 20 Web Applications per SharePoint 2013 farm. This is in line with what I have heard from various SharePoint MCMs.
Designing a URL structure for a SharePoint farm sounds like a straightforward task. Surely it’s just a case of creating a few Web apps and corresponding DNS entries, right? Continue reading
I have spent the last 3 days at the International SharePoint Conference in London, organised by Combined Knowledge. Continue reading
Today we are going to be taking a look at the fill-factor option that is available within SQL Server 2005 and later, in the context of Microsoft SharePoint.
Aside from providing reasons for caring about fill-factor, I point out a mistake in the SQL maintenance guidance for both SharePoint 2007 and 2010 that relates to index rebuilds that I have made Microsoft aware of. Continue reading
Today I published a post on SP365 which attempts to explain host-named site collections to the uninitiated in the form of a bitesize video overview.
Host-named site collections are a key part of SharePoint 2010’s multi tenant support and offer a huge amount of scalability. They provide support for multiple root named URLs (vanity URLs) and in many cases are a valid alternative to creating additional Web applications.
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I am very pleased to say that my speaker submission for SharePoint Saturday UK 2011 has been approved.
The IT PRO session will be titled “Dodge the Bullet – 10 common SharePoint administration mistakes”. Continue reading