• Building Relationships with Service Providers

  • The Rise of the Power User

  • The Cost of Poor Communication

  • User Adoption is OUT, Organization Development Leadership is IN

Email notifications reference old Project Server URL after Migration

Following a migration from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013, you may notice that the old Project Server URL is reference at the bottom of your automated email notifications.   To change this, go to Central Administration > General Application Settings > PWA Settings: Manage > Ensure the correct PWA Instance has been selected at […]

There was an internal error applying the update (Time Entry issues on Project Server 2013)

Time entered by the team is not reflecting correctly in project server.  The team members submit their status updates daily, once it’s approved, the hours are not showing on the Project Server.  When the history is viewed, the update fails with “There was an internal error applying the update” Location of this error:  PWA > […]

SharePoint, SNI, and HTTP Redirect Issues

SNI, or Server Name Indication, now available with Windows Server 2012, provides the ability to have multiple SSL web applications without needing a wildcard certificate or multiple IP addresses.  In SharePoint terms – you may run into this scenario if you have separated your Intranet Web Application and your My Sites Web Application, but desire […]

Live Email Setup – a template for vendors

As we share out our SharePoint online project sites with external users (clients and vendors), I have been sending out a pdf (based on a template) to them to assist in the process of getting them set up with a Live account.  Of course this Live account is only required if they do not have […]

Office 365 – Did you know?? Blog 1: External Sharing

As a partner to the consulting firm with the #1 Cloud seats deployed, I have the unique opportunity to have frequent exposure to companies moving into Office 365 for SharePoint!  It’s been very exciting to watch as Microsoft begins to close the gap between on-premises and online SharePoint environments.  As such, I am seeing a […]

Feed Cache Repopulation Job failure and Distributed Cache Configuration

If you are seeing timer job failures for CD User Profile Service – Feed Cache Repopulation Job and/or errors in your server event log when you run a user profile sync Error 6398  The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.LMTRepopulationJob threw an exception.  More information is included below. Unexpected exception in FeedCacheService.IsRepopulationNeeded:Unable to create a […]

Configuring your OneDrive redirect from SharePoint on-premises

We’ve recently seen a rapid increase in the adoption of OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro).  Driven by the need for easy mobile document access, Microsoft is seeking to keep pace with the box and dropbox functionality.  We are also seeing an increase in Office 365 OneDrive adoption even when the company has On-Premises SharePoint […]

SkyDrive Pro Security and Governance on Office 365

I was asked the question the other day, if a global 365 administrator could access a former employee’s sky drive (pro) following their departure from the company.  After doing some investigating, I confirmed this access is not provided by default.  Fortunately, the access can be obtained fairly easily.  For those of you looking under the Sky Drive Pro settings […]

The Cost of Poor Communication

As of late, my role has been in solution sales.  Every day I speak to clients about how we can solve their communication and content challenges with SharePoint.  However, no matter how obvious it is that SharePoint can solve their issues, we still run into scenarios where we hear “we think your team is great, […]

User Adoption is OUT, Organization Development Leadership is IN

User Adoption sessions at user groups and SharePoint events have never been appealing to me.  The whole concept of user adoption feels like a way of doing whatever it takes to convince users to adopt a new technology.  Beg, borrow, plead….  Management, IT Pros, and trainers, all concerned about why “no one is using SharePoint” […]