Everything you need to know about Cloud Hybrid Search

Summary: This article discusses the new cloud hybrid search service application. Use this article to configure cloud hybrid search in your organization and learn what you need to know. If you need to decide whether to use or not use cloud hybrid search, please read my Cloud hybrid search considerations blog post before deploying cloud Read more about Everything you need to know about Cloud Hybrid Search[…]

Cloud Hybrid Search proxy settings

The new Cloud Hybrid Search has been released in preview in September 2015. Seeing the demos I was really excited to try this. One of our customers was already in need of this technology, so we proposed to configure Cloud Hybrid Search on their test environment. The onboarding process seemed pretty straightforward and we used Read more about Cloud Hybrid Search proxy settings[…]

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[…]

Download content from a site collection

I’ve been working on a script that will allow you to download all files that are stored in SharePoint in a given site collection. If the path does not exist, the script will prompt you to create it for you. Before the script runs, it also checks if the site collection exists. Run the script Read more about Download content from a site collection[…]

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: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Encrypting-your-text-based-d939876b. 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[…]

Restore deleted site collections SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013 it is possible to restore a deleted site collection. For more information, read this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh272537.aspx You can use the Restore-SPDeletedSite cmdlet to restore a site collection. However, if you removed the site collection using the Remove-SPSite cmdlet using PowerShell, the site collection will not be stored in a SPDeletedSite object. This Read more about Restore deleted site collections SharePoint 2013[…]