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I’m speaking at Experts Live Switzerland

I’m delighted to be chosen again as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland. This 1-day conference is a technical-oriented community event and will run on May 3rd, 2018 at Welle7 in Bern. 16 top experts and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) will deliver topics such as cloud platform, cloud productivity, datacenter management and workplace management. […]

SQL Server Best Practices for SharePoint Server 2016

The performance of SharePoint Server 2016 is heavily dependent on SQL Server. In this article I’m going to show you how to configure SQL Server optimally and how to improve the performance of a SharePoint platform overall. Almost all SharePoint data is stored in SQL Server. Because of this fact it’s not surprising that the […]

Important SharePoint directories explained

A brief overview of all important SharePoint 2016 directories and their functionality. All of these directories must be backed up so that SharePoint can be completely restored at file level in the event of a disaster. Don’t forget to backup the directories containing data from 3rd party applications. C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office Servers16.0 Default directory for […]

SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: January 2018

The January 2018 Cumulative Updates contain fixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server 2016. Installation instructions Create a SharePoint Farm Backup. Download all SharePoint Server packages. Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click. Click “Continue” Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click […]

SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates: January 2018

The January 2018 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013 and Office Web Apps Server 2013. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages. Before you start Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis. […]

SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Updates: January 2018

The January 2018 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages. Before you start Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis! Be aware that the cumulative update requires the […]

SQL database maintenance plan for SharePoint

To keep SharePoint running with optimal performance, it’s recommended to run the following maintenance tasks for your SharePoint databases: Check database integrity Defragment indexes by reorganizing or rebuilding them Set the fill factor for a server Those tasks may performed by Transact-SQL commands or using the Database Maintenance Wizard. Check database integrity DBCC CHECKDB checks […]

SharePointDsc Version 2.0 has arrvied

Right on time for Christmas the major release of SharePointDsc Version 2.0 has arrived. This release contains many improvements and fixes. Please refer to https://github.com/PowerShell/SharePointDsc/blob/dev/CHANGELOG.md for the full change log. The following changes will break 1.x configurations that use these resources: SPAlternateUrl Added the Internal parameter, which implied a change to the key parameters SPCreateFarm […]

Lifecycle Policy update regarding the end of SharePoint 2013 mainstream support

The general Microsoft mainstream support for SharePoint 2013 will end by April 10, 2018. But don’t panic! Your SharePoint farm will still be working. It actually keeps receiving security updates. However, Microsoft no longer distributes non-security updates or accepts requests for new features. But all knowledge base articles and product-specific resources will remain online, although […]

SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: December 2017

The December 2017 Cumulative Updates contain fixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server 2016. Installation instructions Create a SharePoint Farm Backup. Download all SharePoint Server packages. Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click. Click “Continue” Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click […]