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Category Archives: How-To

SharePoint 2016 Preview Installation – Step 3 Configure Database Issue

I had trouble on SharePoint Configuration “Step 3 – Configure Database” when installing the SharePoint 2016 Preview on a single developer VM. Step 3 never completed its processing after running for 8+ hours. Here’s my work around: Disable UAC via the registry setting and reboot. Use the New-SPConfigurationDatabase powershell script to create the configdb. Run PSConfigUI …

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My Data Day at Build – Azure Elastic Databases, Azure Search, IoT, Azure Stream Analytics, and more

[This post is by Jeff Mlakar, a member of the Business Intelligence Team at Bennett Adelson.  Follow us @BIatBA and @JeffMlakar] Today was Day 2 for me at Microsoft Build. And it was all about DATA. From the new Azure SQL Database Elastic Databases, to Azure Search, to Big Data, to Azure Stream Analytics, and Azure …

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My Day at Holographic Academy

[This entry was written by Jeff Mlakar, a member of the Business Intelligence Team at Bennett Adelson.] Today was day 1 at the Microsoft Build Conference.  While there were many exciting things that came out of the Keynote like an Android subsystem on Windows, Objective-C apps, and, I’m happy to report, lots pieces for the …

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Simple Augmented Browsing for Website Development and Troubleshooting

Often times developers face the challenge of quickly making a few trivial changes to an existing website just to see how a change of an image or a css style would look. We can make these changes in a development environment, no problem there. But what if you have to do it to a live …

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Adding All Services to an Existing Office 365 User License

When working with our clients, we often find that they have enabled only some of the services within an Office 365 license.  Some companies, for example, may enable E3 licenses for a subset of users, but they don’t enable Lync Online.  While it’s very easy to add a service from within the Office 365 Admin …

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JavaScript & CSS – Lessons Learned from the Field

In the past year, I’ve been able to work primarily on SharePoint intranet projects – both from the perspective of re-branding an existing site, as well as creating new, branded sites from scratch. These efforts were made much easier through the power of JavaScript and CSS, and they continue to be essential tools for any …

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InfoPath is Still Alive

In January 2014, Microsoft announced the end of any future updates to InfoPath, with an implication that it might not be included in the next version of SharePoint. A year later, Microsoft has officially confirmed that InfoPath Forms Services will continue to be one of the services included in SharePoint Server 2016, and its inclusion …

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Why did my email messages disappear from my inbox?

While the Personal Archive mailbox in Exchange Online is a great feature for most end users, some folks become distressed when all of their old mail “disappears” from their inbox and mailbox folders. By default, when you enable a Personal Archive mailbox, all mail older than two years in all primary mailbox folders will be …

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Using PerfView to Diagnose a .NET Memory Leak

I recently worked with a customer that was experiencing a memory leak with custom code running in Outlook. They were having trouble isolating the source of the leak, and they called us to help. There are several ways to dig into the process and profile the memory, but each have their own challenges and require …

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Configuring an IFD with CRM 2011

I have a client that is upgrading from CRM 4.0 to 2011.  It was pretty easy to set up an Internet Facing Deployment (IFD) in 4.0, but it also had some security weaknesses.  Microsoft increased security by requiring Federation Services (ADFS) in a CRM 2011 IFD, but there are some gotchas to be aware of: …

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