PowerPivot Application Pool Crashes on Data Refresh

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When troubleshooting SharePoint, you often have to dig several levels deep to discover the root of an issue. Recently one of my clients was running into an issue where the IIS application pool that was associated with their PowerPivot service application was crashing regularly at a specific time (within a minute or two) every day. Before looking into it we immediately suspected something was up with a scheduled data refresh, just given the timing of […]

Unencoded Cookie Value Breaks SharePoint Modern Pages

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Today I discovered an interesting issue with the new SharePoint Modern Library views on Office 365. One of my clients for whom I had built an application that loads some content within an iframe element on the site was suddenly no longer able to get the Modern Library pages to render correctly – they would simply show up as a blank page. At first, we thought maybe something with our code was failing and causing […]

ITUnity: SharePoint Online Article Series

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You may have noticed that my blog has been kind of quiet lately – the reason is because I’ve been devoting some time to help hydrate the ITUnity site with some core PowerShell articles. As I write this I’ve currently got 10 articles published – these articles are all part of a continuing series devoted to using PowerShell to manipulate SharePoint Online. I’ve got a couple more articles, which may turn into several more articles, […]

Moved to Github

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I’ve been pretty slow to learning how to use github for the management of my open source projects but I’ve finally managed to take the time to at least learn enough so that I could move my main projects over. I don’t know that I’ve got everything done exactly the way it should be as I kind of stumbled through it a bit but I think what I’ve got so far should be a good […]

Invoke-SPORestMethod: Using the SharePoint Online REST API with PowerShell

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Earlier this summer I mentioned that I’d start blogging about some of my scripts that I have in my toolbox and I guess I’m a little behind in that but I guess better late than never. I’ve had snippets of code that I could use to make REST based calls to SharePoint Online for a while, some of them were little snippets of PowerShell and some were embedded deep in my custom cmdlets or some […]

“_ULS_EXPAND_FORCED_LOGGING_MESSAGES_” Environment Variable Explained

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Have you ever been looking through the SharePoint ULS logs trying to troubleshoot one issue or another and come across entries such as this: [Forced due to logging gap, Original Level: <TraceLevel>] <Some message> {0} I was recently working with a client who noticed an message like this in the ULS logs and was baffled by the fact that the {0} was not being replaced with the relevant data referred to in the message text. […]

Get-SPControlElement

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I haven’t really done much blogging lately so I figured I’d try and get back into it by sharing some scripts from my collection. Over the years I’ve created tons and tons of little scripts here and there to help me solve one problem or another – whether it be some upgrade related thing or a content or build migration or just some random snippet to help me figure out what the heck is going […]

Announcing My Custom SharePoint Online Cmdlets

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For quite a while now I’ve been pointing out the lack of cmdlets that are available for working with Office 365 and SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Online) and I’ve mentioned several times that someone should really do something about that and that I’d love to be that person if only I had the time. Well, as it turns out, over Christmas break I managed to find some free time so I went ahead and got started […]

SharePoint 2013 Version 16.0.0.1810???

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So today I was doing some SharePoint 2013 app development against my Office 365 SharePoint 2013 tenant and I needed to view the HTTP traffic from the site in order to troubleshoot some issues I was having and I stumbled across something I found very interesting when I looked at the header details in Fiddler: Yup, that’s right – my tenant is on SharePoint 16 – not 15 which is the current public release of […]

My First Pluralsight Course

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Throughout the years I’ve done numerous presentations related to using PowerShell with SharePoint and through them all I’ve often found myself wanting more time so that I could share more details. Recently some friends of mine pointed me in the direction of Pluralsight and the opportunities they had for new authors – I saw this as a fantastic way to take many of the presentations I’ve done in the past and polish them up, add […]