SharePoint App? YES, Microsoft is going Mobile with SharePoint.

Starting this month (May) and until the end of the year Microsoft will begin to make available SharePoint Mobile Apps (iOS, Android and Windows).

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Image by ZDNET.

Microsoft is also planning to make available other Apps for applications like Onedrive.

Sources:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-microsoft-sharepoint-mobile-onedrive-universal-windows-platform-apps-to-start-rolling-out-in-may/

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/4/11589682/microsoft-sharepoint-2016-mobile-apps

 

 

SharePoint 2016 Zero Downtime patching … demystified by Stefan Gossner

So one of the exciting news from SharePoint 2016 is that it is possible to have zero downtime when patching, this is a real game changing for all you IT Admins out there.

But sometimes it is important to have this information made clear, so Stefan Gossner has made a post on the topic to help  understanding it.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2016/04/29/sharepoint-2016-zero-downtime-patching-demystified/

SharePoint 2010: Search sorting with text properties problem

In SharePoint 2010 if you configure some text properties, or even properties like title, to be used for sorting on search results, you might end up with an error like:

error exception from hresult: 0x80040e60

Solution:

The solution is to change the setting in the Managed Property Storage setting of the properties in question, and then perform a full crawl.

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This solve my problem and the error disappeared.

What is the cause?

Aparently the setting of this option is directly linked the MaxCharactersInPropertyStoreIndex internaly, and for those that would like to dig a bit more, you can analyse the source code of the ManagedProperty.aspx page and understand the internally Sharepoint is performing a check that will fail if the setting is not to use the “Reduce storage requirements for tet properties by using a hash comparison

You can check more on this issue and solution from the following links:

https://joaodev.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/sorting-by-text-properties-in-moss-2010-requires-checking-the-option-reduce-storage-requirements/

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/c7558c57-c5a8-4bc2-b2a9-14ff4d5d1baf/sharepoint-2010-server-search-fulltextsqlquery-issue-with-like?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious

 

 

Office 365 Project Portfolio apps now available

 

The Project Portfolio Dashboard apps are now available in the app stores for Office and Apple.

These apps consists of powerful dashboards to allow managers (business leaders, portfolio managers and project managers) to have insights on key milestones, active risks/issues, costs,  project portfolio performance and resource utilization.

Download from Office Store: downloading the web app

Download for Ipad: Download the iPad app

 

Strategy – When to use SharePoint, Yammer, Office365, Outlook or Skype

On Channel 9 there are a number of resources on SharePoint, today I am highlighting one that includes SharePoint. The evolution of Office365 has raised a number of questions that sometimes are difficult for the end user to understand, because some products seem to have the same function.

This session addresses this topic related to when should we use what technology.

 
https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2102/player#time=0h0m0s:paused
 

SharePoint 2016 Administration – MinRole

With the new version of SharePoint some of the administration tasks will be more friendly, one example is the MinRole Feature.

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MinRole feature will allow the administrators managing server roles when setting up or adding servers to a SharePoint farm.

MinRole Description

This new way of managing server roles will allow administrators to focus on what each role should have as service associated, and not spending a lot of time to do it server by server.

MinRole association to Services

The three main benefits Microsoft identifies for using MinRole are:

  • Simplified deployment
  • Improved performance and reliability
  • Simpler capacity planning and farm scalability

 

 

 

SharePoint Support Lifecycle

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One of the things that is critical to know for whoever has to manage software in an organization, is to know the lifecycle the specific software products. So in the case of SharePoint, this information is available for access.

Usually the mainstream support of a SharePoint version is around 5 years. It is important to have the version updated with the Service Packs / Cumulative updates to garantee the support extension (can be up to 10 years in total)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=sharepoint

 

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