For those who don’t know about CloudShare.com – it’s a subscription-paid virtual server hosting environment along the lines of Amazon EC2 or Azure, which has a key twist: it provides pre-configured virtual machines that specifically focus on SharePoint and related technologies. We use it for development at itgroove when we need to do high-level development, as a complement to local Hyper-V development images.
Found a nice little GUI for visualizing, assembling and debugging SharePoint 2013 Search API queries:
Issues have been reported with data migration tools used to transfer content from a SharePoint 2010 environment to a SharePoint 2013 environment. The tools are preventing the Nintex Workflow site collection feature from activating in the 2013 environment.
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Here are the assets from my presentation today at the Victoria SharePoint user group, vSharePoint. In addition to our meetup.com site, be sure to also check out our new Office 365 hosted site at www.sharepoint.com
If you’ve ever had to restore a large SharePoint or other SQL DB, here’s a handy little T-SQL for guesstimating how long a it’s going to take. Run this when one or more Restore’s are in progress. Note that it would spin up actual TimeRemainingMin’s until it actually picks up speed and get’s going (past 0% in the dialog GUI):
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When attempting to reorganize your SharePoint 2013 topology you may also want to specify a new path for your search Index. The reason for this might be that you want to have a dedicated drive for a large or busy search index. You can find the general technique for modifying the topology here: http://mmman.itgroove.net/2013/03/changing-the-sharepoint-2013-search-topology/