Getting started with Docker and Azure Container Instance

Over the past few years, Docker has quickly evolved into a tool that every developer out there needs to master. For almost a year now, a Windows distribution of the tool has been made publicly available, making it possible for us to modernize existing .NET Web Applications by having them containerized with a single click; […]

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Create a Term Group at the Site Collection Level

By default, when you create Groups in the Managed Metadata Service Application, they become available across the board. SharePoint however also has the concept of Site Collection groups, that are only available inside a given site collection, and not made available outside that boundary. These special groups are automatically created when you activate the managed […]

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Deploy an Office Online Server Environment using PowerShell DSC

In this article we will cover the process of automating the configuration of an Office Online Server 2016 (OOS) using PowerShell Desired State Configuration. The end result will be a fully working OOS environment that has the French Language Pack installed on. Language pack support is something new I recently added to the OfficeOnlineServerDSC module […]

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Patching a Multi-Server Farm using PowerShell DSC and Cross-Node Dependency

While I already have an article that covers the details of how you can use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to patch a SharePoint Farm, I wanted to write a second article that covers the process of patching a multi-server farm, while respecting a sequential upgrade logic. Starting with PowerShell 5.0 we can now specify […]

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Remove Item from the Search Index in SharePoint using PowerShell

While working at a client site this week, we encountered an issue where they had duplicate entries for the same Document ID, meaning that when they tried to access that document via its DocId Url, they were presented with a search page showing the two items instead. Without going into the details as to what […]

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