Beside the Point

A discussion of SharePoint-related concepts from multiple perspectives.

AppFabric Caching (and SharePoint): Configuration and Deployment (Part 2)

Part 1: AppFabric Caching and SharePoint: Concepts and ExamplesPart 2: AppFabric Caching (and...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 03/27/2013

AppFabric Caching and SharePoint: Concepts and Examples (Part 1)

Part 1: AppFabric Caching and SharePoint: Concepts and ExamplesPart 2: AppFabric Caching (and...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 03/27/2013

SharePoint Apps PowerShell Helpers

Setup Details Post Download the scripts referenced in this post via the attachment at the end....

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 12/10/2012

SharePoint Low-Trust Apps for On-Premises Deployments

PowerShell Functions and Scripts Post Note: I’ve been wanting to share the details on setting...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 12/10/2012

Getting Started with Azure Active Directory

So you’ve heard the rumblings about Azure Active Directory and would like to find out more on...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 10/23/2012

Request ADFS Security Token with PowerShell

In the course of my work I often have need to investigate end-to-end protocol flows. For example, I...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 10/17/2012

The SharePoint Federation Authentication Module (SPFAM)

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 - SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/24/2012

WS-Federation Authentication Module (WSFAM) and SharePoint Extensions

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 - SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/10/2012

SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)

SharePoint Claims Authentication Series 01 - SharePoint, Claims, WS-* and the Windows Identity...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/03/2012

Better SharePoint Lists and List Items in PowerShell

Those who've read some of my previous articles or attended my PowerShell trainings know how much...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 02/08/2012

The Timer Recycle Job (job-timer-recycle)

Namejob-timer-recycleTitleTimer Service RecycleDefault ScheduleDaily at 6:00...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 01/10/2012

The SharePoint Administration Service and SPAdministrationServiceJobDefinition

The Timer Service Recycle, Password Management, and Application Server Administration Service...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 01/08/2012

PSObject and the Adapted and Extended Type Systems (ATS and ETS)

A proper title for this post could have been "What is PowerShell?" The PSObject layer and the...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 11/22/2011

SharePoint Timer Job Locks and Scope

With this post it's time we take our best shot at discussing a somewhat confusing topic - SharePoint...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 11/13/2011

SharePoint Timer Service: Config Refresh and Internal Jobs

In describing the invocation and execution of timer jobs within SharePoint's Timer Service...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 11/01/2011

The SharePoint Timer Service

As a single unified logical entity, a SharePoint farm requires a mechanism to run tasks necessary to...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2011

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SharePoint Topology Service

Well, let's get the hard part out of the way first and admit that my earlier post explaining and...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 02/19/2011

Understanding and extending the SharePoint PowerShell snapin

SharePoint 2010 introduces the new, powerful SharePoint Management Shell, helping administrators...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 01/10/2011

SharePoint 2010 Certificates and Certificate Authority

SharePoint Certificate Authority and Root Certificate To properly understand the out-of-the-box...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2010

Decrypt secure strings in PowerShell

Before I show you how to decrypt a SecureString quickly in PowerShell, let's explain why this is...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 09/21/2010

Modify SharePoint web.config files via PowerShell (on Hey Scripting Guy)

It's Guest Blogger Week at the Hey, Scripting Guy blog this week, and today they're featuring an...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2010

HTTP Request Throttling in SharePoint 2010 (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on HTTP Request Throttling, we discussed how to retrieve and modify...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2010

HTTP Request Throttling in SharePoint 2010 (Part 1)

SharePoint Web servers can generate a pretty heavy resource load, consuming processor time, memory,...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2010

The SharePoint 2010 Health System: A Quick Primer

SharePoint 2010 introduces the SharePoint Health framework, a formalized API and user interface for...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 08/15/2010

PowerShell Remoting for SharePoint

Well, well, well, if it isn’t our friend the double-hop authentication problem again rearing its...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2010

Turn Developer Dashboard on/off via PowerShell

I couldn’t find a simple way to turn the developer dashboard on and off via PowerShell - there’s a...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/15/2010

Double-hop authentication: Why NTLM fails and Kerberos works

A common scenario in SharePoint is the need to retrieve data from back-end data sources – external...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/08/2010

How SharePoint integrates with the ASP.NET Infrastructure

SharePoint is built on top of ASP.NET. There are several key classes/objects in the SharePoint...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/01/2010

Calculate Time-to-First-Byte with PowerShell script (Ping-Url)

Technorati Tags: powershell,sharepoint One of the ways the Microsoft IT team monitors performance of...

Author: Josh Gavant [MSFT] Date: 05/01/2010