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Month: May 2014

<nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr> error on Restore-SPSite when restoring a SharePoint 2013 to a Host Named Site Collection

<nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr> error on Restore-SPSite when restoring a SharePoint 2013 to a Host Named Site Collection

​My scenerio was this, I mounted a SharePoint 2013 content database to my new SharePoint 2013 SP1 environment thinking that it would upgrade the database to be the latest version and render correctly in SharePoint 2013 SP1. I placed it on a temporary web application because I wanted to test it out first and ensure everything worked fine and in fact, everything looked like it was fine. I then wanted to back it up and restore it to my host…

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SP24 Conference sessions are now available on demand

SP24 Conference sessions are now available on demand

For those that missed the SP24 online confer​ence, the sessions (including mine) are available on demand.  There are some great speakers and sessions so try and check a few of them out. Full list of sessions can be seen on this list.ly: http://list.ly/list/KZH-sp24-sharepoint-slash-office-365-sessions    

Recoup and reclaim SharePoint 2013 SQL content database space from a deleted site collection

Recoup and reclaim SharePoint 2013 SQL content database space from a deleted site collection

With the introduction of the site collection recycle bin (back in SharePoint 2010), it takes a little more work to reclaim the hard drive space of a large SharePoint 2013 content database from which you have have deleted a large site collection from.  You need to use a combination of PowerShell commands, starting a timer job and shrinking the SQL database to accomplish this.  If you don’t want to wait for the automatic recycle bin purging, the first step you…

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Output a list of SharePoint content databases, site collections within them and their size via PowerShell

Output a list of SharePoint content databases, site collections within them and their size via PowerShell

These one liner PowerShell script might be useful to some IT Pro’s who just want to list all of the SharePoint 2013 or 2010 content databases and the site collections within them and the site collection size within your SharePoint farm: Get-SPContentDatabase | %{Write-Output “`r`n——-$($_.Name)——-“;foreach($site in $_.Sites){$url=$site.url;$size=[System.Math]::Round([int]$site.Usage.Storage/1MB,2); Write-Output “$($url) ($($size)MB)”}} If you want it output to a CSV file: $all=”Content Database,Site URL,Size`r`n”;Get-SPContentDatabase | %{foreach($site in $_.Sites){$url=$site.url;$size=[System.Math]::Round([int]$site.Usage.Storage/1MB,2); $output=”$($_.Name),$($url),($($size)MB)`r`n”;$all+=$output}}; $all | out-file c:sites.csv -force  -Encoding default

MVP Consumer Camp at Square One on Thursday, May 29th

MVP Consumer Camp at Square One on Thursday, May 29th

​For anyone who is in the GTA/Mississauga area on Thursday, May 29th from 4pm to 9pm, there is a  great event that Microsoft is organizing at the Microsoft Store at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga – the first Canadian MVP Consumer Camp.  There will be many Microsoft MVPs answering tech questions, showing off demos and the unique features of Microsoft devices. There will be prize draws, Q&A sessions, snacks and refreshments.  MVPs are recognized exceptional, independent community leaders who…

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Speaking at the Toronto SharePoint User Group on SharePoint Architecture

Speaking at the Toronto SharePoint User Group on SharePoint Architecture

​I will be speaking at TSPUG on Wednesday May 21st, 2014 on SharePoint Architecture.  For those in the area, come join me by registering here: http://www.meetup.com/TorontoSPUG/events/152994222/.   Title of my session: Inside the mind of a SharePoint Architect Abstract: On any SharePoint project, the core of the solution being built should be designed and architected first before being developed. With the flexibility of SharePoint solutions (specifically SharePoint 2013), there is never one way to design it right. The experienced SharePoint…

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Speaking at SP24 Rewound on SharePoint 2013 Records Management

Speaking at SP24 Rewound on SharePoint 2013 Records Management

​The folks at SP24 conference (the very first SP24 online conference​) have decided to do a re-broadcast of the entire conference for those that missed it.  My session will be on May 14th from 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm EST.   My session will be on SharePoint Records Management and will guide you through the features you need to know for your SharePoint 2013 Records Management Implementation For those that don’t know: SP24 lasts for 24 hours and will follow the sun…

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