SharePoint from the Trenches

SharePoint Advice, Tips and Trends and other random stuff.

Optimization of SharePoint 2013 Patching

As SharePoint 2013 continues to mature, the size of the update packages (both the security updates...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 05/18/2016

SharePoint 2013: Moving the Usage and Health Database

It Begins with a question In this blog post, I am presenting a question that I recently received...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 02/26/2016

SharePoint Web Apps versus Site Collections

As a part of my day to day job as a SharePoint Dedicated Support Engineer, I frequently receive...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 04/01/2014

Making a Business Case for SharePoint 2013

One of the things that is both so rewarding and yet so challenging about my job is the wide variety...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 04/01/2014

SharePoint Business Continuity Planning

For this blog post, I'd like to discuss a topic that seems to be getting a lot of attention with...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 01/05/2014

Customer Question: Renaming Site Collections in SharePoint 2013

As part of my day to day role as a Premier Field Engineer, I often receive questions from my...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 11/26/2013

SharePoint 2013: Network Latency Test script

If you are familiar with the various planning documents on TechNet, then you know that there are...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2013

Free e-Books for Microsoft Technologies (Office 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint 2013)

I recently stumbled across some great free e-books that are available for your reading enjoyment....

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 06/26/2013

SharePoint Server 2013 Version Reference

The tables below list the specific build numbers for the various patches released for SharePoint...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 05/29/2013

SharePoint Server 2010 Version Reference

The tables below list the specific build numbers for the various patches released for SharePoint...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 05/29/2013

SharePoint 2013: Automatic Notification of New TechNet Content

If you have ever been at the bleeding edge of a technology adoption cycle then you are probably well...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 02/13/2013

SharePoint and Database Statistics: Why are they out-of-date and what to do about it.

I was recently approached by an old friend and MCS colleague (Greg Moss) who was working on a...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 10/31/2012

Blowing the dust off

It has been over 5 years since I last posted on the blog and that is just too long.  Since...

Author: EricA [MSFT] Date: 10/09/2012

Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Microsoft PSS Support for SharePoint...

If you have called into the PSS Support Center for SharePoint related issues recently, you have...

Author: EricA_MSFT Date: 05/30/2007

KB932091 has been re-released

As some of you may have experienced or seen in various blog or forum posts, some people encountered...

Author: EricA_MSFT Date: 05/30/2007

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Beta 2 TR will expire on May 15th

On May 15th MOSS Beta 2 Technical Refresh (known as Beta2TR) will expire. If you are still running...

Author: EricA_MSFT Date: 05/05/2007

About This Blog

My name is Eric Adams and I am a Microsoft Support Engineer for SharePoint. I work on one of the...

Author: EricA_MSFT Date: 05/01/2007