Dr. Z's Blog

Constrains On Setting Up Cloud SSA

A couple of gotchas I have encountered during setting up Cloud SSA (or Cloud Search Service...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 03/15/2017

Update SharePoint Workflow Manager's SQL Connection Strings

If for whatever reason you need to change your SharePoint Workflow Manager's SQL connection strings...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 03/15/2017

SQL Server 2016 Log Shipping Jobs Fail Silently

Lately found out a solution to a very strange SQL 2016 Log Shipping issue: its LSBackup_<db...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 11/13/2016

Load Testing SAML (PING) Based SharePoint 2013 Sites

I have to proof to a customer that their SharePoint infrastructure supports their user base and...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 07/23/2014

Suite Links is where you see "Newsfeed, SkyDrive, Sites" on your SharePoint site's top right corner....

Author: Dr. Z Date: 01/15/2014

Where would you find ULS logs on Office Web Apps (OWA) 2013 server

For my own record as well: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OfficeWebApps\Data\Logs\ULS If you do not see...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 04/16/2013

Where Should You Store Your SharePoint Solution’s Configuration Data?

This is a common scenario: you are designing a great SharePoint solution and you have some...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 03/27/2012

Dr. Z is Master Z now!

I officially became a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint Server 2010 on March 22, 2012. The...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 03/25/2012

Set-MsolAdfscontext Authentication Error

You are setting up Office 365 ADFS/SSO, you are connected to your Office 365 tenant with Microsoft...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 06/08/2011

Killing two birds with one stone: SharePoint HA and DR with stretch farm, and everything you want to know about it

A single SharePoint farm running across multiple data centers is called a “stretch...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 04/04/2011

Passed all 4 SharePoint 2010 MCP exams at TechReady

I passed all 4 SharePoint 2010 MCP exams at TechReady-12 (a Microsoft field employees only tech...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/24/2011

Changing SharePoint Account's Password on Client OS

As promised, I will show you how to refresh your SharePoint account on a client OS (Windows 7) after...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 10/07/2010

How To Hide Ribbon From Users Without Edit Page Privilege

Ribbon is a great new feature introduced by SharePoint 2010. It provides great user experience for...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 04/29/2010

Installing Complete Version of SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Client OS

Yes, I successfully installed complete version (not the standalone one) of SP2010 on my Windows 7...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 04/29/2010

Creating a SharePoint Application Page for Anonymous Access

From time to time, you may need to create a few SharePoint application pages for anonymous users....

Author: Dr. Z Date: 04/29/2010

Codeless SharePoint Development

May this be every SharePoint developer's principle: DO NOT write code if you don't have to. Don't...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/24/2010

DPAPI and SharePoint

DPAPI stands for Data Protection API. It is a pair of function calls that provide OS-level data...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/22/2010

Using Enterprise Library 4.1 in SharePoint 2007 development projects

Yes, you CAN use Enterprise Library 4.1 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc467894.aspx) in...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/17/2010

Configure SharePoint servers to use proxy with credentials

If your enterprise has a proxy server for all servers with credentials, your SharePoint servers may...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/17/2010

Search in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services supports URL syntax. You can encode search keywords...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/16/2010

How to configure client certificate for SharePoint authentication

SharePoint supports client certificate authentication. However, before you enable SharePoint and IIS...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 02/16/2010

Very first post

Tomorrow (4/18/2009) is my 3 year anniversary at Microsoft. I created the MSDN blog and would like...

Author: Dr. Z Date: 04/17/2009