SharePoint 2016 is out!

24 08 2015

So excited to announce that the Tech Preview for SharePoint 2016 is out today. Read all about it, here
This link includes the link to the download as well. Scroll down to the bottom.
So much cool geek stuff in this tech preview to talk about. I will be updating the Dojo when i get my VM running at home.
Also, there is an AZURE SharePoint 2016 offering coming this week. Stay tuned for details.
I am off to install it. Will post later.


SharePoint Logos: One logo to rule them all.

13 05 2015

I have been racking my brain trying to figure out a way to force all sites in my SharePoint farm to use the same logo. Obviously I should have stapled it to my master page before pushign it out, but as usual I suck.
So i decided to break out the old PowerShell machina and take a crack at it.
I found a bunch of sites that showed how to do this for all SUBSITES in a Site Collection, but not all Site Collections and subsites.
Here is what I came up. Hope it works for you guys.
This code is as is and I don’t take any responsibility for screwing up your farm.

$sitelogo=”SPSITE where your logo resides usually _layouts/site assets/”


$Sites=Get-SPWebApplication $Site|Get-SPSite -Limit All |Get-SPWeb -Limit All|Select URL

$Sites|ForEach-Object {


$CurrentSiteObject=new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($CurrentSite)

foreach($web in $CurrentSiteObject.Allwebs) {




Happy SharePointing!


SharePoint 2016 is here, or is it?

4 05 2015

Walking the floor getting to the SharePoint 2016 roadmap, you will be hard pressed to find any SharePoint demos. The cloud is omni present and any traces of on premis SharePoint is cleverly resigned to the fine print.
“Come to our booth and learn about this cool O365 plugin!”, was a line a heard quite a bit. Naturally I asked about on prem and ubiquitous answer was, “oh yeah we do that too.”

But now, Mr.Baer is about to make all our dreams come true with 2016. The anticipation is palpable.
Wifi suddenly went down but now its back up.

I guess Bose is here and they went to the cloud

Ernest and young has on prem sp and decided to stay on prem yay!

So what did I learn about SharePoint 2016? Well its going to be awesome.
No down time patching, which makes me very happy.
DOCID type technology that follows the document all over the farm.The link never changes!
Built on SharePoint 2013 base technology.
The ability to connect to office graphy online!

I am super excited about it all. More to come.


Keynote notes

4 05 2015

Satya says mobile first cloud first. Not sure how I feel about that yet. He did say devices don’t matter. Only experiences. 

Create more personal computing. Investing heavily in personal data. Building trust into the kernel? Can I build that into my mortgage? 

Super stoked for holographic computing. 

Most profound change is windows 10. WAS. Windows as a service. 

New capabilities for windows update. Not sure what he meant by that. Please god make it not break SharePoint. 

Satya said skizm. I heard it. 

Satya says compliance is built into all collaboration platforms. So that end users choose what they want and have it pros be able to lock it down. 

Driving application agility. Devops in visual studio. 
Real Madrid was introduced as a transformative example with social awareness and player analytics.  

Windows 10 is the center of the keynote.   

Windows 10 looks cool and is aimed at windows 7 users for upgrade. 

Task view will show old win 32 and new 10 apps. Familiarity is key

A lot of cortana love. Siri is not jealous. Cortana with local index for searching files is awesome. 

Cortana connected to powerbi!!!


New Delve helps you work better by showing you what you are spending the most time in.  



So Much Tech, So much

4 05 2015

The keynote convention center is cavernous. Like a huge hangar where the Dallas Cowboys seem to have lent their jumbotron to Microsoft. It is quite incredible, jaw dropping incredible. Several Ignite events coordinators usher us in like cattle to our designated seats. I am definetly in the splash zone1
There is a DJ. He is not young. But he is getting groove on.

Keynote: Come early or else

4 05 2015

 This year I decided to come early and see if I can gather precious Nadella sweat so I can sell it next to Elvis swear. Good call. 




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