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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

Mobile Document Access for the SMB

What does it take to get access to documents and notes on a mobile device? The answer may be different based on the size of your organization.  The answer may be easy if you are a small business with no onsite servers; you can just set up SharePoint Online (365).  The answer may also be […]

Why you can’t find the right person to manage your SharePoint environment

There have been a number of articles lately discussing why companies cannot find the right person to manage their SharePoint environment.  The other thing I’ve seen lately is a rant on why you need to hire a $200/hour consultant to deploy a successful SharePoint solution.  (Which I don’t believe to be true…more on that later) […]

SharePoint Forms – The status of InfoPath

I’ve been tasked with answering the difficult question of what path to take regarding forms.  There are a lot of rumors out there and if you are reading this, you are probably searching for answers about the roadmap for forms development.  While I don’t have any definite answers, I do have an opinion.  I’ve been working […]