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June 2018 Promotion: Save 100$ (33%) on a Pluralsight Subscription – New Subscriptions and Renewals

Is your Pluralsight subscription up for renewal soon or have you been waiting for a Read more

Learn and Master PowerShell with the two new learning paths at Pluralsight

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I am a huge Read more

What does an Intranet need to be relevant in the Digital Workplace?

Over the last decade, the Intranet was the location that employees opened every day (often Read more

Exchange Online PowerShell Module Error: Application Cannot be Started – Contact the Application Vendor

While doing a workshop about PowerShell for Office 365 recently, and working with the Exchange Read more

Resources to learn PowerShell for Office 365

I’ve been a big fan of PowerShell for Office 365 for a while now, and Read more

Find all the Office 365 Groups a user is a Member of with PowerShell

Whether you want to do some reports or debugging, you might need to quickly find Read more

Find all the Distribution Groups a user is a member of with PowerShell in Office 365

Whether you want to do some reports or debugging, you might need to quickly find Read more

Connecting to all Office 365 Services with PowerShell and Multi Factor Authentication

You cannot have full control of your Office 365 tenant, if you do not know Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Fest DC 2018 ! Join me and 66 other speakers for 5 days of awesome content!

This year I have the great pleasure again of travelling to DC to speak at Read more

Bug in Get-SPOExternalUser PowerShell : Not all external users are returned

While working on some reporting with PowerShell and Office 365, I have discovered something that Read more

Create a report of SharePoint Online External Users with PowerShell

One of the really cool things that we can do with SharePoint Online is to Read more

Getting More Than 50 External Users With the Get-SPOExternalUser PowerSell cmdlet

One of the reports that a lot of Office 365 admins use, is to see Read more

Creating a Secret Office 365 Group

When presenting my PowerShell for Office 365 sessions I always show to create a Secret Read more

Essential PowerShell for Office 365 Now Available for Pre-Order

I am excited to announce that my second book is now available for pre-order on Read more

Join me at SharePoint Conference North America and save 50$

As you have probably seen it all over Social Media the past few months, the Read more

Join me at the North American Collaboration Summit and Save 50%

In just a few weeks, I will have the pleasure of travelling to Branson, Missouri Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Reporting with PowerShell HTML and Enhanced HTML

My 12th Pluralsight course, and 4th PowerShell focused one in a row is now out, Read more

Quick Overview of the new Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module

Microsoft has released the first version of the Microsoft Teams PowerShell cmdlet today on November Read more

Review of Lanteria HR Time and Attendance module running on SharePoint

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Lanteria, but thoughts are my own. Something that Read more

Pluralsight Black Friday Deals – Save 100$ On a New Annual Subscription or Renewal!

This year again, Pluralsight is offering an amazing discount for Black Friday on the annual Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2017

This year I have the great pleasure again of travelling to Chicago to speak at Read more

Join me at Collab365 Global Conference 2017!

Have you heard about the virtual Collab365 Global Conference 2017 that’s streaming online November 1st – 2nd? Read more

Speaking at Dev Intersections – Oct 31 to Nov 2 in Las Vegas! Save 50$

At the end of the month, I will be heading out to Las Vegas, Nevada Read more

Speaking at IT/Dev Connections in San Francisco

Later this month I will be heading over to San Francisco to speak at IT/Dev Read more

Vlad at Microsoft Ignite!

Are you going to be at Microsoft Ignite in only two weeks in Orlando? If Read more

Making ESPC as Easy as 1.2.3

This November I will be speaking at the European SharePoint Conference (Also known as ESPC) Read more

SharePoint Vitals Review: Site Usage Reports and Analytics for SharePoint

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by SharePoint Vitals, but thoughts are my own. SharePoint is Read more

Lanteria HR referral program – will you participate?

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Lanteria. This information was provided by vendor for community education Read more

The tool was unable to install Web Server (IIS) Role – SharePoint 2016 on Windows Server 2016

While I was doing a SharePoint 2016 install at a customer, I got hit by Read more

Datapolis Workflow 365 is now available in the Office 365 Store!

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Datapolis. This information was provided by vendor for community education Read more

Speaking At Digital Workplace Conference: Australia

This August, I will be traveling to Australia to speak at the Digital Workplace Conference Read more

Get a Free Visa Gift Card when you sign up for Pluralsight before end of June

As most of you know, I am creating quite a few training courses around SharePoint, Read more

You cannot add HTML to Calculated fields in SharePoint Online Starting Today

Microsoft just published a new support article stating that you cannot use calculated fields to Read more

The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Build 2017 Videos AND slides!

With the amount of great sessions at Build 2017 this year, there is no way Read more

Get the SharePoint 2013 / 2016 Datapolis Process System for Free!

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Datapolis. This information was provided by vendor for community Read more

Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest Denver 2017

This May , I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Fest Denver in May

I am honored to speak again at one of the best SharePoint events in North Read more

Stop using Access-based apps in SharePoint Online

Microsoft announced today that Access Services in SharePoint are slowly going away in favor of Read more

SharePoint 2016 Site Template ID List for PowerShell

When creating a new Site Collection by PowerShell, we have the option to apply the Read more

SharePoint 2016 Service Accounts Recommendations

Service Accounts are a very big part of installing every version of SharePoint, however everyone Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Installing and Configuring Office Online Server

I am extremely happy to announce that my 8th Pluralsight course and already second one Read more

Review of KWizCom Custom Actions: Implementing Business Use-Cases the Easiest Way

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by KWizCom , but thoughts are my own. One of Read more

Review of harmon.ie for Outlook: Now including Collage

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. Information Overload Read more

Review of the Lanteria Learning Solution: A SharePoint based Learning Management System (LMS)

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Lanteria, but thoughts are my own. Providing training Read more

Announcing the Winner of the SharePoint Fest DC 2017 Competition

A few weeks ago, I did a raffle on my blog for a chance to Read more

Speaking at TechMentor Seattle at Microsoft HQ – August 7-11 2017

I’ll be speaking at TechMentor Seattle , August 7-11 at Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Surrounded Read more

Free Webinar: Implementing Business Use-Cases the Easiest Way!

Next Month, on March 23rd , 2017 I will be giving a free webinar together Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Engage Phoenix this March

March 14-15th 2017, I will be speaking for the first-time SharePoint Engage Phoenix, Arizona. This Read more

Partnering up with Datapolis

As some of you might have seen on LinkedIn this week (if you don’t have Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Utah

Later this month, on February 25th I will be in Salt Lake City, Utah to Read more

The Site Mailbox is going away in SharePoint Online

This morning, Microsoft published a message in the Office 365 Admin Center for administrators who Read more

Review of Valo: Ready-to-go intranet on Office 365 and SharePoint

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Valo Intranet, but thoughts are my own. SharePoint Server Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Fest D.C. 2017

This April, I will be headed to Washington DC to speak at the well-known SharePoint Read more

Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest DC 2017

This April, I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences -SharePoint Read more

Speaking at the aOS Canadian Tour in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto

In October, last year, I was really lucky to be part of the first aOS Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Provision and Configure Web Applications in SharePoint 2016

I am extremely happy to announce that my 7th Pluralsight course and first of 2017 Read more

Pluralsight Black Friday Deal – Save $100 (33%) and invest in a brighter you.

We’re now in the middle of the Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend in North Read more

The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Ignite 2016 Videos AND slides!

With the amount of great sessions at Ignite this year, there is no way you Read more

Bring your “A” game to ESPC16

This information was provided by the European SharePoint Conference for community education. No official review Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Planning for SharePoint Server 2016 – Logical Architecture and Integrations

I am extremely happy to announce that my sixth Pluralsight course is published and this Read more

Test the Machine Translation Service Application with PowerShell

The Machine Translation Services Service Application is a Service Application that allows users and developers Read more

Review of harmon.ie Collage: Bringing a New Outlook to Your Business

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. Information Overload Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services

I am extremely happy to announce that my fifth Pluralsight course has been released this Read more

Test the Word Automation Service Application with PowerShell

The Word Automation Services Service Application is a Service Application that automatically converts documents supported Read more

My Conferences for the rest of 2016

The last four months of the year are always busy in the SharePoint conferences world Read more

Review of PDF Share Forms Information Worker: Making forms smarter

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by PDF Share Forms, but thoughts are my own. Read more

Review of MetaCaseDesk: A Sharepoint based Helpdesk solution by MetaOption

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by MetaOption, but thoughts are my own. With over Read more

Review of harmon.ie One: Improve SharePoint Collaboration

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. As SharePoint Read more

Review of QIPoint SharePoint Broken Link Manager

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by QIPoint, but thoughts are my own. As SharePoint Read more

Review of Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Netwrix, but thoughts are my own. With companies Read more

SharePoint 2016 Beta Exam now available for free

Microsoft learning announced today that the 70-339 exam for SharePoint 2016 is now available for Read more

Use the Cloud Search Service Application On-Premises

One of the new features included in SharePoint Server 2016, and also available with SharePoint Read more

Review of Collabion: Awesome Charts and Dashboard without a single line of code

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Collabion, but thoughts are my own. Every Year, Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Implementing a Hybrid SharePoint Infrastructure

I am extremely happy to announce that my fourth Pluralsight course has been released this Read more

Product Overview: Lanteria HR Performance Module

Product overview by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Lanteria , but thoughts are my own. SharePoint Server Read more

SPONSORED: Free Webinar – Migration from SharePoint to Office 365

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Digital Design. This information was provided by vendor for community Read more

Microsoft Delays SharePoint 2013 MCSD Retirement

In February, I wrote a blog post that touched many SharePoint Developers announcing that Microsoft Read more

Win a free Pass to SPTechCon Boston 2016

Update (January 9th) :  The winner is Mike Gilronan from Collarcity!  Congratz! I have been blogging Read more

Microsoft Releases SharePoint 2016 MCSE information

After a popular session at Collab365 Conference last week where Microsoft Learning talked about the Read more

Creating a SharePoint 2016 External Content Type trough OData in VS 2015 with EF6

A few weeks ago, I started playing with Hybrid SharePoint Server 2016 scenarios, to see Read more

SharePoint 2016 DLP: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: site

As more people start playing with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint 2016, some of Read more

Microsoft Certification Exams will be more expensive soon

Microsoft Learning has silently posted a blog post on the Born to Learn blog announcing Read more

Review of ROOT by MessageOps: A Feature-rich SharePoint Online Intranet Portal

Nine out of the best Ten Intranets Worldwide in 2016 run on SharePoint according to Read more

SharePlus by Infragistics Review: Mobile SharePoint for the Enterprise

With over 160 Million persons using SharePoint for their job around the world, SharePoint is Read more

Free Webinar: What do YOU get from SharePoint Hybrid?

Join me on May 5th 2016 at 12 PM Eastern Time for a webinar I Read more

Is Your SharePoint Healthy?

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by ScienceSoft. This information was provided by vendor for community education Read more

Get Value from People Picker in SharePoint Online with PowerShell

When using SharePoint Online as an input for our PowerShell scripts, sometimes we need to Read more

Free Webinar: Creating Dynamic Forms in SharePoint Online Without Any Need for Technical Skills with KWizCom Forms

Join me on March 31st at 2PM Eastern time to see how you can easily Read more

Send Email from PowerShell in Office 365

In order to automate some tasks in Office 365 with PowerShell, sometimes you may want Read more

Announcing the Winners of the SharePoint Fest DC

A few weeks ago I did a completion on my blog for a chance to Read more

Speaking at IT Pro Con NY – March 25 2016

The conference formerly known as “New York City Techstravaganza” will now be called “IT Pro Read more

Microsoft Releases SharePoint 2016 IT Pro Certification Information

Microsoft Learning has published some interesting information for SharePoint IT Pros interested in the SharePoint 2016 Read more

FREE Webinar on Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint 2016

On March 16th 2016 I will be hosting a webinar with my friends at CrowCanyon about Read more

Get Certified in 2016 with Microsoft Certification Booster Packs

With SharePoint 2016 out sometimes this spring and other connected services such as Azure and Read more

The Real Cost of the Cloud Search Service Application

The Cloud Search Service Application has been in beta since August 2015, and will come Read more

SharePoint Host Named Site Collection Creator CodePlex Update

During the weekend, one of my CodePlex projects that SharePoint Administrators seem to love has Read more

Review of Aquaforest Searchlight: Automated OCR Software for SharePoint and Office 365

The strong Search engine included in SharePoint is one of the reasons that enterprises around Read more

SharePoint 2016 Frequently Asked Questions

As I do more conferences and webinars around the brand new SharePoint Server 2016, I Read more

Microsoft Replacing SharePoint Dev Certifications with Office 365

Last week I wrote a blog post about the fact that Microsoft is retiring SharePoint Read more

Microsoft is retiring SharePoint MCSD developer exams

In an announcement posted by Microsoft Learning on February 16th 2016, Microsoft announced that both Read more

Disable Yammer Licenses in Office 365 with PowerShell

On February 2nd 2016, Microsoft did a surprise blog post to Office 365 admins to Read more

Win a free Pass to SharePoint Fest DC 2016

This April, I am really glad to speak at one of my favorite SharePoint conferences -SharePoint Read more

Speaking at MVP Days Montreal

Next month, I will be speaking at a new event in Eastern Canada called MVP Read more

New Pluralsight Course: Creating a Workflow in SharePoint Designer

I am extremely happy to announce that my third Pluralsight course has been released over Read more

Announcing The Winner of the SPTechCon Austin Competition

A few weeks ago I did a completion on my blog for a chance to Read more

Is it time to recertify your MCSE SharePoint 2013? Learn how!

For some of you SharePoint Experts who took your exams in early 2013, the time Read more

Free Beta Exam 70-345 Deploying Exchange 2016

While I usually only blog about SharePoint, since Exchange is part of the Office 365, Read more

Free Webinar: New Features in SharePoint 2016 on February 3rd

In a few weeks, on February 3rd at 11 AM Eastern, I am giving a Read more

Speaking at SharePoint Fest Denver in March

I am honored to speak again at one of the best SharePoint events in North Read more

Review of KWizCom Forms App for Office 365

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by KWizCom , but thoughts are my own. Moving away Read more

Free Webinar: What’s new in SharePoint 2016 on January 21st

Start the New Year off right! Join Vlad Catrinescu, Microsoft MVP and president of vNext Read more

Win a free Pass to SPTechCon Austin 2016

Hello Everyone, I have been blogging about learning resources for a while and one of Read more

SharePoint Add-ins to improve productivity and user adoption!

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by CIRRUS SOFT. This information was provided by vendor for Read more

Free Pluralsight 6 Month Subscription

As many of you know, Pluralsight is one, if not the best source of on Read more

Configure DLP in SharePoint 2016 Step by Step Tutorial

As part of the release of SharePoint 2016, and included since Beta 2, Microsoft included Read more

SharePoint 2016 this program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing

While setting up a lab environment for SharePoint 2016 Public Beta 2, everything went well Read more

Review of Harmon.ie Outlook Add-in: Manage Emails on SharePoint

Even if some companies aim to be the “Email Killer”, e-mail is the most used Read more

Thanks to the Canadian MVP Party Sponsors

A few weeks late but I wanted to thank all the sponsors who made the Read more

Microsoft Data Platform Days Coming to Canada in October

Here is an invite from my friends at Microsoft for Microsoft Data Platform Days to Read more

New Pluralsight Course: PowerShell for Office 365

I am extremely happy to announce that my second Pluralsight course has been published over Read more

Ignite 2016 moves to Atlanta in September

For the past 24 hours, there have been numerous news that Ignite 2016, Microsoft’s IT Read more

Ignite 2016 Chicago is Cancelled / Postponed

According to the latest sources by Chicago Tribune, a Chicago newspaper, Microsoft has cancelled the Read more

Review of Apptex Designer: List styling made Easy!

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Apptex, but thoughts are my own. One of Read more

The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Ignite New Zealand 2015 Videos AND slides!

New Zealand’s largest, annual tech event returns in its 20th year to SKYCITY and Vector Read more

InfoPath 2013 Standalone now Available for Download

InfoPath, everyone’s favorite forms-creation and data-gathering tool that helps organizations streamline business processes is now Read more

SharePoint Server 2016 encountered an error during setup

SharePoint Server 2016 Preview just came out, and a lot of you have probably already Read more

1 month left for the Yammer app in SharePoint!

If you are using the Yammer app in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online, remember that Read more

Virto Workflow activities kit extends SharePoint workflow capabilities

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by VirtoSoftware. This information was provided by vendor for community education Read more

What you need to know about SharePoint 2016 Preview

By now, you probably know that SharePoint 2016 Preview will be out in August! This Read more

Review of Harmon.ie Collage: The First ‘Go To’ app for the Digital Workplace

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. Information Overload Read more

Transitioning to the Mobile Cloud: Microsoft Office 365 Opportunities and Challenges for Microsoft Ecosystem Partners

Harmon.ie just released a comprehensive Industry report on the Microsoft Office 365 Opportunities and Challenges Read more

New PluralSight course: Planning and Deploying Office Web Apps 2013

I am excited to announce that I have just finished my first PluralSight course on Read more

I’m speaking at the European SharePoint Conference 2015

In case you missed it, the European SharePoint Conference 2015 programme  is now available and Read more

Save money on SharePoint Conferences this year

This year, I have the honor to speak at quite a few SharePoint Conferences around Read more

Review of the Aquaforest CheckPoint SharePoint Administration Tool

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Aquaforest, but thoughts are my own. With over Read more

Review of Lanteria HR Management System for SharePoint

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by Lanteria, but thoughts are my own. There is Read more

Review of CloudShare: cloud-computing platform for developing and testing IT applications, software, and systems.

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by CloudShare, but thoughts are my own. There are Read more

The Ultimate Script to download Build Session Videos AND slides!

The Ultimate script to download Ignite sessions that I posted earlier this week was pretty Read more

The Ultimate Script to download Microsoft Ignite Videos AND slides!

 With the amount of great sessions at Ignite this year, there is no way you Read more

6 Ways Formotus is Building a Better InfoPath Alternative

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Formotus. This information was provided by vendor for community education Read more

Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the Read more

Meet me at a conference near you in 2015!

One of my goals in 2015 was to speak at more events around the globe, Read more

Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope

While working at a client on a Windows Server 2012R2 environment to create some PowerShell Read more

PowerShell Script to get all the Active Directory groups in your SharePoint Farm

At a client recently, I was tasked to create an inventory of all the Active Read more

Easily Compare Office 365 Plans

Last week I attended and spoke at an amazing new conference in Toronto called CollabCon. Read more

Configuration Failed – Failed to call GetTypes on assembly Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SPAddin

I was at a client recently and was trying to add a new SharePoint Server Read more

SharePoint 2013 SSRS – The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error

While (trying) to install SharePoint Server Reporting Services at one of my clients, I got Read more

Microsoft User CAL prices to increase 15% for OnPrem!

Last week, Microsoft did a pretty big announcement that will probably impact all organizations around Read more

SharePoint SSRS Add in fails – rsCustomAction.exe failed to configure, Error code is: 1

While configuring SharePoint Server Reporting Services (SSRS) at my client, I had a really strange Read more

The Know It. Prove It. Challenge: Join the 28 day challenge to rock your tech skills

Earlier this month, the great team at Microsoft Learning launched a new initiative called “The Read more

InfoPath is back in SharePoint 2016 & FoSL vNext is dead!

Last Friday afternoon, the SharePoint team at Microsoft made a few interesting changes on their Read more

Get a free KWizCom Production license by being Canadian

Hello Canadian SharePointers, KWizCom, a Canadian company that has been very active in the SharePoint Read more

PowerPivot Resource File not found when creating new PowerPivot Gallery Document

While working on SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 migration, a site collection with Business Intelligence Read more

No image for PowerPivot Gallery in all Site Content

While working on a migration project of a SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 site collection Read more

How much does a SharePoint farm in Microsoft Azure cost?

Last month, I created a step by step tutorial on how to Create a SharePoint Read more

Some SharePoint Related Courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website created by Microsoft that has a ton of free Read more

Second Shot Offer is back in 2015 for Microsoft Exams!

To welcome to New Year, Microsoft Learning brought back the very popular Second Shot Offer Read more

Blank PowerPivot Gallery after migration to SharePoint 2013

After migrating a Site Collection that had a PowerPivot Gallery on it from SharePoint 2010 Read more

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

With the year almost over, I always take some time and look back what where Read more

SharePoint 2013 Prerequisite Installer Failure

Today I was at a client for a new SharePoint 2013 installation and I kept Read more

[Free Webinar] Three Must-Have SharePoint Workflows with SharePoint Designer

Next Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, I will be hosting a webinar together with Datapolis to Read more

The settings could not be saved because of an internal error: There was an internal problem connecting to or querying the database

Today I was at a client and we wanted to create a new Managed Property Read more

Step by Step: Create a Result Source for a BCS Entity

I was working at a client that was configuring Business Connectivity Services to bring data Read more

The Search Display Templates are not present on this Site Collection

While configuring some Search Result Sources for a client, I had the following error when Read more

Community Site is Missing the Enable Auto Approval Option

While I was doing a Proof of Concept for Community sites in SharePoint 2013, I Read more

Event ID: 8193 Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine

While doing a SharePoint installation at one of my clients using AutoSPInstaller, I kept having Read more

Get Certified on Offce365 and Azure with 4 FREE Exams!

Yesterday, Microsoft Learning decided to give us an early Christmas Gift and give us 4 Read more

Create a SharePoint 2013 Farm in Azure Step by Step

This summer, the Microsoft Azure Team released a very interesting feature with the new feature Read more

Microsoft organizes a free Azure Conference!

If you’re interested by Azure and the IAAS concept, make sure you reserve October 21st Read more

Get 15% off on most Microsoft Exams before the end of 2014

With the New Year coming in just 2 and a half months, I know I Read more

Renewed SharePoint MVP for 2014

I just got the email announcement that I have been renewed for my second year Read more

Microsoft killing some features in Office 365 SharePoint Online

In the past few weeks, Microsoft has slowly started to kill some features from SharePoint Read more

New CodePlex Version: SharePoint Host Named Site Collection Creator

Back in September last year I have created a Windows Forms based tool that allowed Read more

Hyphen, underscore or space? Which one is the best for SharePoint Search?

I was at a client today and I got a very interesting question about how Read more

Change in the SharePoint 2013 MCSE Certifications

Last week, Holly Dickson from Microsoft Learning announced a huge change in the SharePoint 2013 Read more

How to create a color coded group calendar for SharePoint 2013 Step by Step

In this blog post I will show you how I was able to create a Read more

SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 Security Bulletin MS14-022 – Be Careful!

On May 13th, Microsoft released security bulletin MS14-022 to protect your SharePoint 2007, 2010 and Read more

Value cannot be null. Parameter name: userProfileApplicationProxy

When trying to do any operations on the User Profile Service Application such as migrating Read more

Review of BrightWork: Project and Portfolio Management on SharePoint

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by BrightWork, but thoughts are my own. SharePoint is Read more

Win Free Stuff by Completing Microsoft Virtual Academy Modules! [Canada Only]

Hello SharePointers, I wanted to share this amazing opportunity for you to win some cool Read more

The Ultimate Script to download Project Conference 2014 Videos, slides and descriptions!

After posting the highly popular SharePoint Conference 2014 script to download the videos and slides,  I Read more

Project Conference 2014 Sessions are now posted online for free!

A bit late on the announcement, but since most of the SharePoint people have been Read more

Get a free Virtualization Certification Exam from Microsoft!

Hello Everyone, With Virtualization becoming the standard in the new environments, it’s important that everyone Read more

Change the PowerShell MachinePolicy Execution Policy in Windows Server 2012R2

Background Last week I wanted to try the new SharePoint 2013 SP1 and, as I Read more

The Ultimate Script to download SharePoint Conference 2014 Videos AND slides!

After everyone posted about 10 script versions to download the SharePoint Conference 2014 videos I Read more

SharePoint Conference 2014 Sessions are now posted online for free!

Pretty amazingly, Microsoft decided to go the TechEd way and post the SharePoint Conference 2014 Read more

Announcement: SharePoint User Group Leaders Lunch at SPC14!

Hello User Group leaders! Last week Microsoft asked me if I wanted to organize a Read more

Speaking at SPC14 … Sort of!

Hello Everyone, Today I got the awesome news that 6 SharePoint-Community.net reps and I will Read more

Review of the WEBCON Business Process Suite for SharePoint

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by WEBCON, but thoughts are my own. As a Read more

SharePoint Saturday Albany 2014 Slides

The first SharePoint Saturday in Albany happened over the past weekend and it was truly Read more

Save 50% on Microsoft Exams at the SharePoint Conference in Vegas!

A day after announcing the famous Bill Clinton keynote for SPC14, the SharePoint just announced Read more

Meet me at events near you in 2014!

After founding the amazing SherePoint-Community.net online community I had the pleasure to meet a ton Read more

TFS215106: Access Denied. needs Queue builds permissions.

When Trying to Queue a new Build Definition, You might get this error: TFS215106: Access Read more

Huge 3 for 1 deal for SharePoint MCSD Certification

Hello everyone and welcome back from the holidays! MCSD Deal Microsoft Learning and Microsoft Virtual Read more

TFS Permissions do not sync to Web Access and no more emails are sent

I recently had a problem where suddenly TFS stopped sending emails and alerts. Furthermore, there Read more

The isCleanMSDeployPackageNeeded task failed unexpectedly when deploying from TFS Build Server

When deploying a .Net Application to IIS using TFS Build Server and MSBuild, you might Read more

Win an Achievement Unlocked T-shirt by doing MVA classes [Canada Only]

Hello Canadian SharePointers, Microsoft Canada has setup a really nice contest in which you can Read more

An unexpected error has occurred when a user clicks on My Settings to access MySites

I was recently hit by an error that when a user clicked on “My Settings” Read more

SharePoint Management Shell – Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

While running PowerShell scripts on a SharePoint Server you might encounter this error “Exception has Read more

A review of the SharePoint Outlook integration tool by harmon.ie

Product analysis by Vlad Catrinescu – requested by harmon.ie, but thoughts are my own. Introduction Read more

New Certification: MCSA Office 365

Microsoft is silently working and has made public a new certification about the cloud: Microsoft Read more

Deploying from TFS gives error Web deployment task failed. (Site http: does not exist.)

When you’re deploying your Web Application from TFS to an IIS Web Application you might Read more

Get your SharePoint 2013 MCSD with FREE MVA Courses!

As the year ends and the new one begins, a lot of Developer New Year’s Read more

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage when creating new Web Application in SharePoint 2013

When creating a new Web Application in SharePoint 2013 you might get this message in Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 7

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

The Ultimate Guide to SharePoint Server 2013 Certifications V2

I am glad to announce the release of the second version of The ultimate SharePoint 2013 Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 6

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

This link no longer works, because it may have been moved or deleted. You can try to find it and follow it in its new location.

I had a problem at a client who had SharePoint 2013 MySites and a couple Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 5

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

October Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2013 are out!

Every two months, Microsoft releases Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. The October Cumulative Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 4

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

SharePoint 2013 Apps do not load CSS properly 403 – defaultcss.ashx

Last week I was confronted with a pretty big SharePoint 2013 Apps Error. After setting Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 3

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

SharePoint 2010 RTM Language Packs are gone! What do I do now?

If you currently have a SharePoint 2010 Environment that is not up to Service Pack Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 2

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – Part 1

Introduction Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite Read more

SharePoint MVP 2013

Last Tuesday, October 1st, I had the honor to be awarded my first Microsoft Most Read more

Offline install of Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

A lot of SharePoint 2013 developer environments do not have access to internet, therefor it Read more

Organize, classify and restructure your SharePoint content using Vyapin SharePoint Information Organizer

Community Blast Provided and Sponsored by Vyapin. This information was provided by vendor for community Read more

TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand 2013 SharePoint Sessions

TechEd 2013 season is slowly coming to an end, and we had two close TechEd Read more

CodePlex Projects Update

I have been working on my CodePlex Projects lately and they have all released a Read more

PowerShell Script to download the SharePoint Conference 2012 Videos

The post about the SharePoint 2012 Conferences being available for free on Channel 9 made quite Read more

SharePoint 2013 User Profile doesn’t support two HTML Properties

Hello SharePointers, This week I had to fix a strange Issue with the User Profile Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Sessions are now posted online for free!

Hello SharePointers, Originally, Microsoft only gave the sessions videos and slides to attendees of SharePoint Read more

Microsoft Exam Second Shot is back Until May 31 2014!

Hello SharePointers and other IT Pros, While on the Microsoft Learning website I found out Read more

Monday Fun, 7 Steve Ballmer moments

The news that was on all the tech sites last Friday was good news for Read more

How to move a List from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

I recently had a client ask me, how he could migrate only a list from Read more

Changes to the SharePoint Partner Competency – July 2013

In case you don’t know, Microsoft releases the Microsoft Partner Roadmap (Now named the “Microsoft Read more

SharePoint August Cumulative updates released for both SharePoint 2010 and 2013

Hello SharePointers, The SharePoint August Cumulative updates have been released for both SharePoint 2010 and Read more

Install SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 the right way

Unless you were on vacation for the past three weeks, by now you know that Read more

5 ways to get more reads on your SharePoint Blog Posts

Recently I read a great article by Wendy Neal called 10 Ways to Make a Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources part 8

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint Read more

SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 Released

I was going to write about this, however, Brad Shanon posted it as a great article Read more

Free Step by Step SharePoint Server 2013 Lab Guides by Microsoft

This Post contains a bunch of Free Step by Step SharePoint Server 2013 Lab Guides Read more

The ultimate SharePoint 2013 Certification Guide

I am glad to announce the release of the first version of The ultimate SharePoint Read more

Build 2013 SharePoint Sessions

Build  2013 was in San Francisco this year, and for all the ones like me Read more

Discover SharePoint Marketing Videos

Last week I did a post about the new website called Discover SharePoint, and talked Read more

Microsoft Doubles SharePoint Advertising efforts and they do a good job

Microsoft is not known for the amount of SharePoint advertising they do… because they didn’t Read more

SharePoint Server 2013 June 2013 Cumulative Update is out, might require reboot

Every two months, Microsoft releases a Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server, both 2010 and 2013. Read more

MCSD: SharePoint Applications Certification Path Officially announced, No Upgrade Path for MCPD

After blogging about the MCSD 7 times in the past 7 months, I am happy Read more

TechEd Europe 2013 SharePoint Sessions

TechEd Europe 2013 was in Madrid this year, and for all the ones like me Read more

June 2013 CU Breaks Yammer on-premise App?

Second time I talk about the new Yammer App this week, and it’s the second Read more

How to get the Yammer Newsfeed on your team site

As you all probably heard by now, we can finally integrate Yammer into SharePoint 2013 Read more

SharePoint 2013 Site Template ID List for PowerShell

When creating a new Site Collection or Web Application by PowerShell, we have the option Read more

SharePoint 2013 MCSD Path, Exam 70-486 made official?

As you probably know, I have been blogging a lot about the SharePoint 2013 MCSD Read more

SharePoint Server config database connection string

If you ever asked yourself where the SharePoint Server config database connection string for all SharePoint Read more

Free SharePoint 2013 Resources Part 7

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint Read more

SharePoint Server 2013 Language Packs are out!

A few months after SharePoint Server 2013 came out, Microsoft finally released the Language Packs! Read more

Absolute SharePoint is migrating to WordPress This saturday

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to inform you that I will be migrating my blog Read more

Free Whitepaper: Maximizing SQL 2012 Performance for SharePoint 2013 Whitepaper

Hello Everyone, For the past few weeks I was writing a Whitepaper about maximizing SQL Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 6

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint Read more

Free Codes for SharePoint 2013 Beta MCSD Exams– Limited Quantity.. be fast

Hey guys, over the past months I have covered the news about the MCSD SharePoint Read more

SharePoint Server 2013 Important Security Update: Vulnerability in SharePoint Could Allow Information Disclosure

Microsoft released today an Important Security Update for SharePoint 2013. However, be careful with the details! Executive Read more

Microsoft releases information about the second MCSD SharePoint exam: 70-488 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions + Beta Exams

After Microsoft released information about the 70-489 exam last week, they finally released the information Read more

Some News and DocRead by Collaboris Review

You might be wondering why I haven’t posted much technical stuff lately, truth is I Read more

Microsoft finally releases the first SharePoint 2013 MCSD Exam Information. 70-489 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

A while ago I posted the Three New Facts on the SharePoint 2013 MCSD Certification! – Read more

SharePoint Server 2013 March Update is out! And It’s an Important one

Following the Critical SharePoint 2010 Security Updates, Microsoft also released some updates for SharePoint Server Read more

Microsoft has released a patch for Critical Sharepoint 2010 vulnerability

Thanks to Benjamin Niaulin for Sharing this on Twitter! It’s patch Tuesday and Microsoft released a Critical Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 5

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint Read more

Tuning SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013 FREE Jump Start

Usually I announce this kind of event in the “Free SharePoint Resources” series,  however I really Read more

Did you Know the SharePoint Server 2013 February Cumulative Update was out?

Microsoft released February 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2013 and you can find all Read more

Step By Step Guide to configure the Managed Metadata Service Application for SharePoint 2013

As you have probably seen lately, I am releasing a lot of step by step Read more

Troubleshooting setting up an environment for apps for SharePoint 2013

While exploring SharePoint 2013, I decided to configure my SharePoint 2013 environment in order to be able Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 4

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint Read more

New SharePoint 2013 Minimum Requirements on Technet

Microsoft has recently updated the minimum requirements for SharePoint 2013 on Technet. Here is the Read more

Three New Facts on the SharePoint 2013 MCSD Certification! – A Name, Exam Numbers and a Date!

I got good news for all the current and future SharePoint 2013 Microsoft Certified Solution Developers. Read more

MCPD SharePoint 2010 to MCSD: SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Path Leaked!

Last month I did a post that interested most of the SharePoint Developers out there about the SharePoint Read more

Free Windows Server 2012 Learning Material & Resources! Part 3

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about Windows Read more

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 encountered an error during setup

Today I wanted to install a SharePoint 2013 Virtual Machine to try developing some stuff Read more

Free Exam Voucher for Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Only 2000 Available

After the successful  free HTML5 & Javascript (exam 70-480) promotion codes Microsoft just announced another free Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 3

Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint Read more

SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Best Practices Explained

Several weeks ago I did a post about SharePoint 2013 Service accounts Best practices titled : SharePoint Read more

Some Interesting Events this week

There are a couple of interesting events this week that you might enjoy. I know Read more

SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Best Practices! Is there a golden solution for all farms?

Service Accounts are a very big part of installing almost every version of SharePoint, however Read more

Step By Step Guide to configure the “Replicating directory changes” for SharePoint 2010 and 2013

This guide is a step by step guide with Screenshots to give the “Replicating Directory Read more

Free Windows Server 2012 Learning Material & Resources! Part 2

Similar to the SharePoint Server 2013 Free Resources Series, the first part of the “Free Windows Server Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 E-books,Models, Planning Worksheets, Design Samples and more Part 2

Last month I did an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint 2013, but Read more

SharePoint 2013 MCSD Developer Certification Path is Out!

A few weeks ago, I did a post about the newly released path to MCSE Read more

SharePoint 2013 STSADM to PowerShell equivalent commands

Before SharePoint 2010, the only way to manage SharePoint at the command line was Stsadm  However, Read more

I passed 70-417, MCSA Windows Server 2012! My Experience

Last week I sat for exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 and Read more

SharePoint Conference Deep Dive – Social Architecture Slides! #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Effective Search Deployment and Operation in SharePoint 2013 Slides! #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

Official SharePoint app now available for Windows Phone

WPCentral has just announced the Official SharePoint App is now available for download for Windows Read more

SharePoint Success In Seven Steps – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2012! #spc12

As you’ve seen, I did about 20 posts about the presentations from SharePoint Conference 2012. Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Deep Dive to Plan and Prepare for Your Users to interact with SharePoint from their mobile devices Slides! #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Working with User Profiles in SharePoint Server 2013 Slides

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Showcase of Microsoft’s 200 TB Hybrid Records Management Solution Slides #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive for SharePoint IT Professionals Slides #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Product Line Architecture and Strategy Slides #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Deep Dive Slides and Discussion #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 : The keys to a sustainable SharePoint Strategy Slides + Discussion! #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012: Search Architecture in SharePoint 2013 Slides #spc12

As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 New Yammer Pricing Plans & Information! #spc12

On June 25 2012, Microsoft acquired Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 Read more

SharePoint Conference 2012 Opening Keynote Now on Youtube! #spc12

The folks at the SharePoint Conference 2012 have uploaded the Opening Keynote on YouTube for Read more

Free Windows Server 2012 Learning Material & Resources! Part 1

Since most of you liked the post I did about free material for SharePoint 2013, Read more

Free SharePoint Server 2013 E-books,Models, Planning Worksheets, Design Samples and more Part 1

Microsoft is releasing a lot of free material for SharePoint Server 2013 on Microsoft Download Center .The Microsoft Read more

Microsoft is offering free voucher for exam 70-480 (HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 exam) + Free Training for it!

Microsoft Learning announced it is offering a voucher for exam 70-480 for free through 3/31/2013 while Read more

Free SharePoint 2013 Certification Exams at SharePoint Conference 2012 + 50% off Any MCP exam

Last week I made a post about the new MCSE SharePoint 2013 Certification. The people Read more

MCSE SharePoint 2013 requires MCSA Server 2012!

About a month ago, I made a post about SharePoint 2013 Certifications. Microsoft added more Read more

SharePoint 2013 RTM now available to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers!

A few weeks after developers have signed the final SharePoint Server 2013 Build, MSDN and TechNet Subscribers Read more

Free E-book for IT Pro’s from Microsoft : Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft released a free 510 page e-book about SharePoint 2013 Preview.  Recently , Microsoft announced Read more

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Failed! SQL Does Not Have the Required MaxDegree of Parallelism Setting of 1

For those of you who are used to installing SharePoint 2010 according to best practices Read more

Script to download SharePoint 2013 prerequisites

Since most of you will or will start trying SharePoint 2013 in a Virtual Environment. If your Virtual Machines Read more

SharePoint 2013 goes RTM

SharePoint 2013 final build has finally been finished! Microsoft announced it on their blog here Read more

SharePoint 2010 VS SharePoint 2013: Minimum Requirements

This post is about the Minimum Requirements for SharePoint 2013. I also contrast them with Read more

SharePoint 2013 Certifications & Training Material

The SharePoint 2013 Preview has been available for more than a month now, and recently Read more

Windows Server 2012 – Windows Desktop Search is not available

Hello This post is not related to SharePoint, however I did not find it anywhere Read more

SharePoint 2013 Review Download

Microsoft announced their new SharePoint Server called SharePoint Server 2013. You can now download it Read more

Changing Sharepoint 2010 site’s theme using PowerShell

Hi, Here is another post about how to customize your SharePoint 2010 site.  The last Read more

Changing the CSS Style of a SharePoint Site

Hello, Here is a little script that allows you to change the Style Sheets (CSS) Read more

Importing Managed Metadata TermStore from .csv using PowerShell

During, a recent project I had to create Term Stores automatically by using PowerShell.  In Read more

Unable to load assembly group. The user assembly group provider threw an exception while trying to provide user assemblies for the specified assembly group.

I recently used a PowerShell Script to Deploy a Custom .wsp solution in the Solution Read more

How to Disable LoopBack Check on a SharePoint server with PowerShell

When installing a new SharePoint server, sometimes it doesn’t let you access your SharePoint sites from your SharePoint server. Read more

How to configure SharePoint Outgoing Email Settings Using PowerShell

Here is a little script that lets you configure SharePoint Outgoing Email Settings using Power Shell. #Vlad Catrinescu Read more

How to Disable IE Enhanced Security Using PowerShell

Here is a little script on how to Disable IE Enhanced Security Using PowerShell #Vlad Read more

How to Remove the "Confirmation" in SharePoint PowerShell Commands

When you want to do a big script in PowerShell, sometimes it keeps asking you for Read more

SharePoint sends emails to users but doesn’t send emails to Distribution Groups

There are some rare SharePoint cases where your SharePoint can send alerts to Users but doesn’t want Read more

How to Make sure a Solution is added before Activating it

When you deploy .wsp solutions and  you script your “Add-SpSolution  and Install-SpSolution”  in a row, Read more

How to Check if SharePoint services are started and with what account they are running

Before you run a SharePoint script to do anything, it’s always good to check if Read more

Unknown SQL Exception 297 occurred. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

I recently came across Unknown SQL Exception 297 in the Event Viewer in two of Read more

Create and Provision a Search Service Application With Powershell

Here is a Cool Script to Create and Provision a new Search Service Application in Read more

The SharePoint service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not start due to a logon failure

How to fix the error :  The SharePoint service failed to start due to the Read more

Sharepoint 2010 Features Names and their GUID for Powershell

In case you need to enable features in SharePoint 2010 and  you don’t want to Read more

The given key as not present in the dictionary

If you are getting this error either in PowerShell or with the User Interface  :New-SpManagedAccount Read more

Install-SPUserSolution : Sandboxed code execution request failed.

This is a really tricky error I had when trying to deploy a Sand-boxed Solution using PowerShell on a Read more

SharePoint 2010 and SQL 2012 Could not find stored procedure ‘sp_dboption’.

On my first install of SharePoint 2010 with SQL 2012 I encountered this error when Read more

Out of the Box SharePoint Templates and how to use them

Here is a list of the SharePoint Templates that come included with SharePoint Server 2010. Read more

Change Sharepoint Site Collection Logo with Powershell Tutorial

When you create a SharePoint site, it comes with the orange logo icon.   You Read more

Create Record Center Content Organizer rules using Powershell

Here is how to Create a Record Center Sub Site , and add a Content Read more

Create a SharePoint Site Collection with a custom Template using Powershell

I recently had to work on a project where I had to deploy a Site Read more

Restrict the New Site Available Templates with Powershell

I recently had to work on a project where I had to only let users Read more
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