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SharePoint Outgoing Email Via Exchange Online

on Mar 9, 2014 10:14:00 AM By | C/D/H Consultant | 0 Comments | SharePoint Exchange Online
Recently I undertook the task of migrating our on-premise Exchange 2007 server to Office 365/Exchange Online.  This was a major undertaking, which in and of itself could be an entire series of blog posts spanning many, many... many posts.  This is something that I may tackle at some point in the near future.  But for now, what I'm going to focus on here is how I set out to get SharePoint sending it's various emails and alerts using Exchange Online.
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SharePoint Search Results to CSV

on Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM By | C/D/H Consultant | 0 Comments | SharePoint
I recently came across the need to provide a report of all documents, list items, pages, etc., from a SharePoint 2010 farm, that contained a certain set of words. Search does this, however, there is no out-of-the-box method to export your search results from your site to a spreadsheet. Sure you could conduct your search and copy and paste what’s on the screen, but there’s the paging cursor to contend with. If your search yields anything above just a couple of pages you’re looking at a lengthy, and very boring, task.
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SharePoint Security Account Separation and Configuration

on Feb 18, 2014 10:32:00 AM By | C/D/H Consultant | 0 Comments | SharePoint
Service account assignment throughout a SharePoint farm is a subject that comes up quite a bit. What accounts should be created? How much separation should there be away from running everything under the farm account? There are a lot of articles out there covering the subject, all of them different. What may be right for one farm may not be enough for another, or it may be overkill depending on the accessibility of the farm.
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DisableLoopBackCheck - Dev Good, Prod Bad

on Feb 12, 2014 10:51:00 AM By | C/D/H Consultant | 0 Comments | SharePoint
If you’ve ever worked locally on a freshly setup SharePoint server, be it for development or administration/configuration, you may have encountered the dreaded 401.1 Unauthorized Access. Attempts to browse to the web application you know exists, and you know you have access to, results in repeated login prompts. Wait, why does the same thing happen when I use the farm administrator account itself????
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Renaming a SharePoint 2010/2013 Server

on Jan 29, 2014 10:54:00 AM By | C/D/H Consultant | 0 Comments | SharePoint
Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you wished you had named your SharePoint server differently? Renaming that server isn’t exactly straight forward. You can’t simply rename the machine and call it good. SharePoint contains many references to the name of your machine throughout it’s database, and all of these must be changed as well. Luckily, Microsoft has provided us with a handy PowerShell cmdlet called Rename-SPServer to make most of these changes. There’s more to it than just this command, however, so I’m going to go through all of the steps that I have a lot of success with.
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