Aaron Saikovski's Technical Blog

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Last post and leaving Microsoft

Hi there, This will be my last post on this blog as I have left Microsoft. you can reach me at my...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 10/07/2013

Windows 8 Release Preview and SharePoint 2010

**Firstly at the time of writing this article this isn't an officially supported configuration so...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 06/04/2012

Troubleshooting FAST Search 2010: EventID: 2567 - Failed to connect to FASTServer.MyDomain.com:13391 - Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Contentdistributor

When performing a content crawl with a FAST Content SSA it pays to check the event logs on the...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 04/27/2012

First post for 2012 – Updated Setting the Machine Powerplan using PowerShell

Happy 2012 everyone! Here is an updated Powershell script for setting the powerplan on a server in a...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 01/02/2012

Get the application pool for a web application using the IIS7 PowerShell snap-in

  Recently I was playing around with the IIS 7 PowerShell snap-in and I found a simple way of...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 11/30/2011

Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool v2.1.0 - ready for download

The latest verion of the PAL tool can be downloaded from here:http://pal.codeplex.com/ This version...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 11/15/2011

Many folks from the recent Melbourne SharePoint Saturday event were asking me about version table...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 10/30/2011

Slides from SharePoint Saturday Melbourne – October 2011

  Thanks to all those who attended my session on patching at SharePoint Saturday. Here are the...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 10/22/2011

SharePoint 2010 build versions

  Many folks from the recent Melbourne SharePoint Saturday event were asking me about version...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 10/22/2011

Optimising Office Web Apps rendering performance

  I was recently working with one of our large enterprise customers and they were experiencing...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 10/21/2011

Just Published - Deploying SharePoint Server 2010 updates on mission critical sites

  Here is an article that has just been published around updating/patching your farms with...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 10/06/2011

  Here are some useful PowerShell scripts that I use to evaluate customer’s SQL environments....

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 09/15/2011

  I am a very big fan of the PAL tool to assist in sifting through event logs when diagnosing...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 09/15/2011

Slides from SharePoint Saturday Sydney 2011

  Hi All, My Slides from the presentation i gave on Patching SharePoint 2010 can be found on my...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 08/09/2011

Disabling SharePoint 2010 MySite creation through PowerShell

  A colleague of mine and I were mucking about with PowerShell recently and came up with the...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 08/09/2011

Setting your machine power plan via Powershell –repost

  I was recently at a customer site and we found by changing the power plan on a Windows Server...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 04/20/2011

Simple way to obtain SharePoint 2010 Farm patch level

  The following PowerShell script will get the patch level of your farm: 1: #gets the build...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 12/20/2010

SharePoint 2010 Solution Deployer–V1.1

I have made updates to my very useful PowerShell solution deployer and though it would be useful to...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 09/05/2010

SharePoint 2010 August 2010 Cumulative updates are now ready for download

The latest cumulative updates are now available for download. The hotfixes can be requested from...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 09/01/2010

Updating Content Hub Subscribers using PowerShell

While testing some functionality for a client recently I found something interesting when publishing...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 08/25/2010

Windows explorer - PowerShell shortcut

I wanted the ability to be right click within windows explorer to enable me to run powershell from...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 06/17/2010

Installing and configuring SharePoint 2010 using powershell

This is a great article for those who want to get a SharePoint 2010 farm up and running quickly and...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 06/08/2010

Only 7 days until the Australian SharePoint Conference

The countdown has begun to the biggest SharePoint conference in Australia and the southern...

Author: Aaron Saikovski Date: 06/08/2010

SharePoint 2010 – Just published white papers and articles

The following have just been published as part of the SharePoint 2010 RTM release. Happy reading!...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/19/2010

SharePoint 2010 – Basic Powershell configuration script

Here is a very basic script that will configure a barebones SharePoint 2010 farm. This isn’t...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/19/2010

SharePoint 2010 has reached RTM!!

The official announcement is here:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/17/2010

Have you registered for the Australian Community SharePoint Conference yet?

Check out the conference site to see the awesome line up of international and local speakers. Arpan...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/12/2010

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/04/2010

Speaking at the Australian SharePoint Conference in June

Its been a while since i have blogged as I have been doing heaps of client delivery work interstate....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/03/2010

One week to go until the SBTUG extravaganza!

Only one week to go until Kathy Hughes and I will be demoing SharePoint 2010 locally. There will be...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/17/2009

Walkthrough - Building a Service Pack 2 and Cumulative updates slipstreamed MOSS2007 install

This article will walk you through building a self contained SharePoint 2007 installation with all...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/24/2009

Save the date – SharePoint 2010 presentation at SBTUG on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

Kathy Hughes (SharePoint MVP and author) and I will be co-presenting the first Australian public...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/24/2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 - NLBS and VMware – Workaround!

**Firstly - This isn’t a VMware bashing post just a product workaround tip ** Recently I have been...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/13/2009

MOSS 2007 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

With the RTM release of Windows Server 2008 R2 I have been receiving many questions about what level...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/23/2009

ForeFront client security and MOSS2007 installation - TIP

If you install Forefront client security on any server in your MOSS2007 farm you might find that...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/09/2009

WebPart Development - AJAX Tab control – Tab contents not displaying

I found something very interesting the other day when playing around with the AJAX tab control in a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/30/2009

PowerShell script to create AD groups from a .CSV file

Here is a script that I used recently on a project that might be of use to you all. You need to pass...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/23/2009

Another 2 SharePoint exams passed today!

I decided to bite the bullet and finally complete the last two of the SharePoint 2007 exams, 70-541...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/29/2009

DoggieRescue - EMERGENCY APPEAL

The combination of the economic downturn, decreasing donation income and ever increasing costs has...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/07/2009

Visual Studio 2008 custom workflows not starting - TIPS

I was doing some SharePoint Workflow development the other day in Visual Studio 2008 and I had the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/10/2009

MOSS2007 cannot crawl Vignette based sites – Solved!

Recently at a client site I experienced a strange error when trying to crawl Vignette based sites...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/09/2009

Technet Live Event - Windows 7 Client - An Update for IT Pro’s

The Windows 7 beta is here and everyone’s talking about it.  In this session we’ll discuss what...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/25/2009

SharePoint Workflow Permissions Tip

I recently found some differences when developing Workflows in Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/15/2009

Please donate to the Australian Red Cross - Victorian bushfires 2009 – Appeal - Updated

The southern states of Australian were devastated by the worst bushfires in our history over the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/08/2009

SharePoint Diagnostics (SPDiag) Tool v1.0 is now available for download!

Check out the details here:...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/08/2009

Awesome article! - Integrating External Document Repositories with SharePoint Server 2007

Learn to design, implement, and deploy a complete solution for integrating an external document...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/05/2009

My goals for 2009

Each year I like to setout my top 5 personal and professional goals for myself and to share them...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/14/2009

The SharePoint December cumulative updates are now available for download.

The download links are as follows: December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/18/2008

OzMoss.com has moved!

Firstly big shout out to Grant Holliday of OzTFS.com fame and a recently joined and relocated member...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/02/2008

WSS/MOSS October 2008 cumulative updates are now available.

Download links are as follows: WSS 3.0 Global...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/11/2008

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