Getting Sync To Outlook to work in SharePoint 2013

Earlier this week, a customer requested me to look into an issue they had with the “Sync To Outlook” functionality in SharePoint 2013. When you click that buttton in the ribbon when you are on a tasks list, you get a popup where you can “check” a checkbox  to “Sync tasks”. When everything works, the popup will disappear… Continue reading Getting Sync To Outlook to work in SharePoint 2013

Configure Object Caching accounts using PowerShell

If you want your Object Caching to work properly in SharePoint, you need to set 2 user accounts: Portal Super Reader Portal Super User Additionally, they must be configured correctly. That is, you need to do 2 things: Add a “Full Control” user policy to your web application for the Portal Super User and use… Continue reading Configure Object Caching accounts using PowerShell

Enabling BLOB Cache in SharePoint using PowerShell

One of the ways of improving performance of your SharePoint is by enabling the BLOB Cache. The BLOB cache is a disk-based cache that stores binary large objects (BLOB’s) on the web server to reduce the load on the database server by avoiding unneccessary round trips to that server. Read all about it on TechNet. The BLOB Cache… Continue reading Enabling BLOB Cache in SharePoint using PowerShell

Creating Managed & Crawled Properties using PowerShell

Have you ever created and mapped a decent amount of managed properties in SharePoint using the UI? If you have, you probably know that it’s not the most exciting job. Lots of clicking, waiting, reloading,… If you are someone like me… someone who doesn’t like doing things manually… and you are reading this, you are… Continue reading Creating Managed & Crawled Properties using PowerShell

Fix variation labels with a wrong locale

Last week, I was doing some support for a customer which had some issues with variations on their intranet which is based on SharePoint 2010. They have 3 variations: English (Source) Dutch French While investigating an issue, I started playing around with the browser language and noticed the following  : Browser language = English => Redirect to… Continue reading Fix variation labels with a wrong locale

Get sites, webs, lists and number of items with their permission inheritance in SharePoint

Working with permissions in SharePoint can become complicated very quickly. Especially when you are starting to break the inheritance on several levels. Finding out which sites and lists have their inheritance broken is a task which can set you back a few hours, depending on the size of your SharePoint environment. Since I’m always short… Continue reading Get sites, webs, lists and number of items with their permission inheritance in SharePoint

Locating files with a specific size in SharePoint

Locating large files in a large SharePoint environment can be a tiresome job. This week, I was asked to find out how many images were uploaded which are larger than 500Kb. Doing this with PowerShell is fairly easy. <# .SYNOPSIS Returns a list of images for a specific webapplication which are larger than a specified size. .DESCRIPTION Returns a… Continue reading Locating files with a specific size in SharePoint

Finding CEWP’s with script in your SharePoint sites

One of the most annoying things I regularly encounter is undocumented environments. Nothing freaks me out more than this. For instance, last week, I stumbled onto a search results page which didn’t work anymore. Seems that once upon a time, someone added a content editor webpart with some javascript on there. That javascript called a… Continue reading Finding CEWP’s with script in your SharePoint sites

Warm-up script for a SharePoint Publishing Environment

I’m doing some performance tuning for a SharePoint 2010 publishing environment at a customer and I had a need for a decent warm up script. Scavenging the net gave me lots of scripts but all of them just warmed up the homepage of a site collection or at best, the homepages of the sub webs.… Continue reading Warm-up script for a SharePoint Publishing Environment