MOSSy Business

Chris Mullendore - Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, and overall discusser of how business (and yes, devs) can do SharePoint better.

Purging Audit Data w/ PowerShell

SharePoint 2013 administration is VERY PowerShell centric... and yet we're still learning ways to...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 11/16/2014

Portal Site Navigation Decisions - SharePoint 2013

Years ago I wrote a post titled "Portal Site Navigation Decisions" and the guidance there continues...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 02/11/2014

SharePoint vs. Snapshots (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the previous article, SharePoint vs. Snapshots, which us recommended prior...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 02/22/2013

PingUrl

Sometimes when testing a performance issue with SharePoint, you really just want a very simple tool...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 01/24/2013

SharePoint vs. Snapshots

Note: for the purposes of this article I'm focusing exlusively on virtualization and storage based...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 01/14/2013

Why I love Chargebacks

There are two simple truths in IT and in life that should be considered: Technology infrastructure...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 06/06/2012

No.

If you’re a good SharePoint Administrator, this should be your default answer for most requests that...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 12/12/2011

Profile Membership Data Reset

Update: This issue does appear to have been resolved in the August 2011 Cumulative Update (build...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 11/16/2011

Name That Database!

SharePoint 2010, with all of its new service applications and social features, just LOVES databases....

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2011

The "Right" Diagnostic Log (ULS) Settings

I've been asked recently what the "best" or "correct" settings are for the SharePoint Diagnostic...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 07/29/2011

SharePoint 2010 RBS Benefits/Trade-offs

There is a lot of interest in the ability of SharePoint 2010 to use the new Remote Blob Storage...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 07/09/2011

There is no App server...

I had an opportunity recently to ask (repeatedly) various experts and product group team members a...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 05/24/2011

"Custom Code" - What we really mean...

The term "Custom Code" gets thrown around quite a bit, and the default perspective most people have...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 03/30/2011

Why you REALLY need a Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Many of my customers have a serious fear of defining service level agreements for SharePoint. The...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 07/12/2010

Add an assembly to the Global Assembly Cache on Windows Server 2008 R2

While doing an install of SharePoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2, my customer and I bumped...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 06/10/2010

Choosing a Disaster Recovery Solution

We get asked frequently which backup solution we recommend… and the obvious answer is ForeFront Data...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 06/10/2010

“Anonymous” in SharePoint 2007

An interesting quirk was discovered at a customer site recently. They have a single SharePoint farm...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 06/09/2010

Starting/Stopping your SharePoint 2010 Dev environment with Powershell

SharePoint 2010 introduced the ability to host SharePoint on Windows 7 for development...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 05/28/2010

Do you Weally Want a Wiki?

There’s no question: Wiki is officially a corporate buzzword… and as with most buzzwords, a lot of...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2010

Disaster Recover vs. Fault Tolerance

Microsoft offers (for Premier support customers only) a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Risk...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 02/03/2010

New Medical Condition: SharePointea Sitecollectionfearophobia

You may not have heard of this serious medical condition, but it exists in most people. It is the...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 11/12/2009

It’s 10pm. Do you know what your server is doing?

It’s really surprising how many people really don’t. They might think they do… but they really...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 10/16/2009

SharePoint Code Acceptance Process

While most companies make sincere attempts to stay as “out of the box” as possible,...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 09/15/2009

Enable Page Tracing

There are times when you really want to know how your page was processed, what controls were loaded,...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 09/01/2009

The “but no changes were made on the server?!” Fallacy

We hear this in the field constantly… a server begins experiencing difficulty or somehow acts...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 07/21/2009

Separation of Roles

We see many instances in which the SQL DBA for SharePoint is the same as the SharePoint...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 07/06/2009

Clarifications: Collaboration vs. Publishing

In SharePoint-Land there are two concepts that people have a hard time separating out:...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 06/23/2009

Right vs. Wrong (not)

Someone recently posted a comment about one of my previous blog entries, and their comment in their...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2009

Portal Site Navigation Decisions

Equal only to branding, your SharePoint portal navigation structure has one of the biggest impacts...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 03/02/2009

The Minimal Full-Deployment Infrastructure

Many of my customers ask me questions about what differentiates a successful MOSS deployment from a...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2008

The Value of Efficiency

It's sometimes difficult to justify a significant investment in a knowledge management system... it...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 11/20/2008

What vs. Why

Documentation: Saying the word makes most geeks cringe, cry, or run to the comfort of the datacenter...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2008

Closing the Technology vs. Business Gap

I'm Chris Mullendore, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer focusing on the Microsoft Office SharePoint...

Author: Chris Mullendore [MSFT] Date: 10/22/2008