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Understanding the size of your SharePoint environment

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - August 12, 2018

When working with potential new customers we often ask “How large is your SharePoint farm environment?”. More often than not our customers don’t have all the information that is required to scope a proper SysKit SPDocKit or SysKit Insights project we need some of the following information: How many SharePoint…

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Use case: Automatically importing user profile pictures to SharePoint 2013 (and 2010)

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - December 23, 2012

In last three years I helped numerous customers to install and configure SharePoint 2010 (2013). New User Profile Service application introduced the ability to easily sync User Profile properties from & to Active Directory. In this article I will explain how you can leverage PowerShell to sync user profile photos…

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Use Case: Export User Profiles to a SharePoint list – phonebook style

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - November 5, 2012

SharePoint User Profiles Service Application has a lot of nice and very useful features but it misses one small but important thing. Customers often want to display all their contacts (from User Profile Store) in a single list, phonebook style. Here is a simple solution how to achieve this with…

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Auto populate Search suggestions for SharePoint People Search

SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - August 9, 2012

One of mine customers wanted to replace their existing phone directory with the SharePoint OOTB user profiles. They already had all the data in the Active Directory and also had pictures for most employees, so SharePoint sounded like an obvious choice. One of the requests was to have search as…

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Backup SharePoint 2010 site collections with PowerShell, send alerts and much more

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - July 26, 2011

Last year I wrote a PowerShell chapter for SharePoint 2010 Unleashed. One of the scripts that is available in the book allows you to easily backup SharePoint 2010 site collections. The Backup-SPSite cmdlet is available in SharePoint 2010 OOTB, but we wanted to show our readers you can do more with PowerShell. Therefore…

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My slide decks and demos from SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - May 4, 2011

Last weekend I presented at SharePoint Saturday Copenhagen 2011. Event was a great success and it was my pleasure to speak there for the second time. Copenhagen is such an amazing city! I have delivered two sessions on on InfoPath and one on SharePoint, here are the PowerShell slides: Automating…

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Automate PDF configuration for SharePoint 2010 via PowerShell

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - February 15, 2011

Configuring PDF related stuff for SharePoint 2010 (and 2007) is very simple, yet annoying and often forgotten SharePoint configuration step. There are nice articles (link, link) to help you configure it but when you do it manually chances are you will misconfigure something. I wrote a simple PowerShell script to automate this, and it…

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Automate SharePoint 2010 farm configuration with PowerShell

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - January 30, 2011

Last year my friend Michael Noel asked me to contribute a chapter for his SharePoint 2010 Unleashed book, and I wrote a chapter on SharePoint 2010 PowerShell automation. As part of that book project we wrote a number of SharePoint PowerShell scripts with two scripts configuring SharePoint 2010 farm and most…

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Apply language settings to all sites in a site collection

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - January 12, 2011

In case you have an existing site collection and want to enable language settings (multilingual SharePoint 2010 UI) for all the sites in that site collection, here is a simple PowerShell script to automate that task. It’s going to enable/disable multilingual UI and add a desired language/culture along with it.…

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Run all SharePoint 2010 health rules now!

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - October 18, 2010

Joel recently posted: Warning to SharePoint Administrators: Don’t Ignore the Red Health Bar and you should follow his advice and maintain your farm. While preparing a roll-out for a client I created yet another SharePoint 2010 lab/test farm. Once finished I wanted to check if everything is okey with the farm, but…

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