Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials program benefits

Summary: This blog post shows the benefits that come with the Cloud Essentials program that was released by Microsoft. Microsoft released a new program that gives IT Pros the opportunity to enhance their skill set by giving free access to Microsoft resources. Below is an overview of resources that will be available to you after you sign up Read more about Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials program benefits[…]

Office 365 Video: My first impression

I’ve had the opportunity to look into the possibilities for organizations to use Office 365 Video. Using videos within an organization can be a great way to connect to your employees. This could be a welcome video from the new CEO, a safety regulation video or training material to help new employees get on their way. Homepage Read more about Office 365 Video: My first impression[…]

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Change site collection URL in SharePoint 2013

Summary: This post describes the different ways to change the site collection URL in SharePoint 2013. So, your manager/the business asks you to create a few site collections for some departments in your organization. You quickly spin up some site collections for them to use. After a few weeks, the business decides (of course) SharePoint is Read more about Change site collection URL in SharePoint 2013[…]

Encrypting text-based files using PowerShell

  This script will encrypt text-based files using PowerShell. Please find the script in the TechNet Gallery here. All updates to this script will also be managed here: As a SharePoint administrator I am often asked to script certain tasks. Of course, PowerShell does a great job at this, as it allows me to Read more about Encrypting text-based files using PowerShell[…]

Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell shortcut

Are you tired of typing Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell every time you open your PowerShell console? You can do this by Adding/Editing profile.ps1 (I don’t do this because I have too many machines where I should change this) If you find you do not want to change the profile.ps1 on every server you are working on, you can Read more about Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell shortcut[…]