SharePoint Tips & Tricks

How much space is remaining in my SharePoint site?

2016-11-21T08:45:27+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

To analyze content disk space in SharePoint you could go through the trials of finding the Quota (if it is configured), finding the content database location, and examining the database. That will absolutely work, but what if you want to do it faster, and get some more valuable information? Introducing WinDirStat! [...]

Windows Server 2012: Finding “Active Directory Users and Computers”

2015-09-08T08:35:04+00:00 September 8th, 2015|

How to Find Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 So you finally have a SharePoint 2013 environment and you’re ready to start adding users. Great! After logging into your Windows Server 2012, you ask yourself, “How do I find Active Directory in this new Server Operating System?” Luckily, your internet [...]

Versioning for SharePoint 2010 Document Management

2015-08-17T09:30:12+00:00 August 17th, 2015|

[In Part 3 of his series on Document Management and Collaboration in Microsoft SharePoint, Matt Milsark introduces SharePoint Versioning. Missed the last post? Please read about SharePoint Document Check-In and Check-Out] Understanding SharePoint Versioning Version control is a critical feature for any enterprise-scale document collaboration platform. In SharePoint, the versioning [...]

Guide to Becoming a Successful SharePoint Administrator

2015-08-11T09:30:42+00:00 August 11th, 2015|

8 Skills Every SharePoint Administrator Must Know Quality SharePoint Admins are hard to come by. It’s a complicated technology to begin with, and once you train someone they become a target for recruiters almost immediately. Recently, I was contacted by a local HR professional on LinkedIn asking for advice on what makes [...]

Internet Browser Support and Compatibility Features

2015-06-26T09:00:01+00:00 June 26th, 2015|

This blog goes hand in hand with another blog, “SharePoint Internet Explorer Compatibility Issues” written by a colleague of mine here at, Steve Lattina. He focuses on compatibility issues with Internet Explorer and some fixes, but I’m actually going to dive into the other types of browsers out there and why some functions [...]

Organize Your Work Life with SharePoint Calendars

2015-04-29T10:07:20+00:00 April 29th, 2015|

How to Set Up SharePoint Calendars and Stay On Track Spring is in full swing, and as part of your Spring Cleaning at work, perhaps you’ve organized all your old documents on SharePoint. Maybe you’re starting to feel like your work life is back on track. And yet, every night as you leave [...]

Move SharePoint 2013 Search Components to New Server

2015-04-01T09:16:20+00:00 April 1st, 2015|

In this post, I’ll detail how to move all SharePoint 2013 search components to a different server in the SharePoint farm. Unlike SharePoint 2010, there are no topology options in Central Administration so the entire operation must be performed in PowerShell. Although that may stress some admins out, I’ve found that moving the [...]

Help! My SharePoint Help Search is Broken

2015-03-11T09:37:26+00:00 March 11th, 2015|

Was your SharePoint Help Search broken? Here’s why: Recently, we had a ticket submitted to us regarding a SharePoint 2013 Foundation server who’s Help Search was in a broken state. Every time we tried to use the search, it would load a big nasty, multi-language error saying, “Sorry, the page you’re looking for [...]