Marj Palmer, Premier Field Engineer

Sharing nuggets of wisdom about Microsoft products and services gleaned from the field

What is Hidden User Information (Userinfo) List in SharePoint 2010/2013 and how to fix when it causes a site collection to show old User metadata properties in People Picker control or in a Person or Group column?

What is the User Information List in SharePoint? The User Information List...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 03/14/2016

How Does Renaming an Active Directory Group Impact User Access, People Picker, and Audience Targeting in SharePoint 2010?

I've done some research and testing to determine how rename of a Group in Active Directory...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 11/20/2015

Monitoring SharePoint Distributed Cache Service for Scale-Up (memory) or Scale-Out (add cache host)

What are recommended procedures for monitoring the Distributed Cache Service on SharePoint 2013 for...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 10/07/2015

Reconciling SharePoint 2013 Content Database Size to Total Size of Site Collections

Have you ever looked at the total physical size of content database (DB) files in SQL Server and...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 08/12/2015

SharePoint Slowness/Latency Troubleshooting Questions

Following is a list of questions which can be useful aid for investigating SharePoint...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 08/12/2015

SharePoint 2010 Workflows Best Practice - Purge Workflow History List Items

BEST PRACTICE: Define requirements for when SharePoint 2010 Workflow History list items can expire...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 08/07/2015

How to Run CSOM-EnumerateSiteUrls.ps1 Using CSOM and Search to Gather List of Personal Sites in SharePoint Online

This post provides step-by-step instructions to help you understand how to successfully run the...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 07/10/2015

Pros/Cons of 3 Options to Change URL and Bindings for a Web Application in SharePoint Server

In this post I discuss pros and cons of 3 options to change a URL for a SharePoint Server web...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 07/06/2015

Supported Way to Configure Additional URL for a Web Application in SharePoint Server

Example Scenario: You want to add another user-friendly URL (http://inside.contoso.com) to an...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 07/06/2015

Recommendations for SharePoint Setup User Account and SharePoint Farm Administrators Group

SharePoint Setup User Account Per Microsoft published TechNet guidance for SharePoint...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 07/06/2015

Security Best Practices for Project Online & Project Server 2013 in Project Permissions-Mode

What are best practices for setting up and administering security in Project Online and Project...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 07/05/2015

Best Practices for Authorizing User Access to SharePoint Sites Using SharePoint Groups/Permissions/Inheritance

The Office support topic “Introduction: Control user access with permissions” explains...

Author: Marj Palmer Date: 07/05/2015