Announcing My SharePoint 2013 Custom Cmdlets

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I’ve been putting this off for quite a while but I’ve finally pushed out a SharePoint 2013 build of my custom cmdlets. The reason it took so long was because I had to make a fair bit of changes to my existing stuff so that it would be easier to maintain both builds going forward. Specifically I needed to change the namespace of all the classes (which had 2010 in them) and I wanted to […]

Using PowerShell to Manage SharePoint 2013 Online

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When SharePoint 2010 was released we had hundreds of cmdlets available for our on-premises deployments but when it came to Office365 we only had cmdlets available for manipulating our subscription details, users in AD, and Exchange Online (http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh125002.aspx). With the release of SharePoint 2013 as part of the Office365 offering we now have the ability to use PowerShell to manipulate our SharePoint Site Collections in the cloud. The capabilities are somewhat limited in that our […]

SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Cmdlets: Changes from Public Preview to RTM

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In a recent post I detailed all the PowerShell changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Public Preview (part 1, part 2) – well, apparently I should have held off a couple of weeks because I’m now running the RTM version of SharePoint 2013 and have found that they have made a ton more changes. I don’t want to go through all the 2010 to 2013 changes again so instead I’ll just detail what has […]

PowerShell V3: A Few of My Favorite Things

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Now that SharePoint 2013 has been released to manufacturing and will be available for download soon I figured I’d go ahead and put together a quick post pointing out some of my favorite PowerShell V3 enhancements that you can use to improve your command-line usage of PowerShell as well as your automation scripts. PowerShell V3 + SharePoint 2010 The first thing I wanted to do before I get into some of the new stuff was […]

SharePoint 2013 Public Preview PowerShell Cmdlets (Part 2)

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UPDATE 10/25/2012: See SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Cmdlets: Changes from Public Preview to RTM for additional changes with SharePoint 2013 RTM. In my last post I identified all the new and removed cmdlets in SharePoint 2013 Public Preview. In this post I will identify all the cmdlets which have changed in some way from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. This process was extremely tedious so it’s possible I’ve missed some things (in some cases parameters were […]

SharePoint 2013 Public Preview PowerShell Cmdlets (Part 1)

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UPDATE 10/25/2012: See SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Cmdlets: Changes from Public Preview to RTM for additional changes with SharePoint 2013 RTM. In this first of two articles I will be identifying the cmdlets that have been removed in SharePoint 2013 Public Preview as well as all the new cmdlets that have been added. In my follow-up article I will identify all the cmdlets which have been changed (a much more tedious exercise). Note: To compile this […]

“Stamping” PDF Files Downloaded from SharePoint 2010

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First off I want to clarify that the subject of this post is not my idea as it is something that my friend Roman Kobzarev put together for his company and I merely assisted with getting the code to work. The problem that Roman was trying to solve was that his company provided numerous PDF files that registered/paying members could download and, unfortunately, they were finding some of those files being posted to various other […]

Resetting SharePoint 2010 Themes

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UPDATE 8/20/2011: I’ve reworked this script and included it as part of my SharePoint 2010 cmdlet downloads. See “Resetting SharePoint 2010 Themes – Part 2, the Reset-SPTheme cmdlet” for details. One of my current clients is a local school district here in Denver and we (Aptillon) have recently helped them release a new public facing site for the main district office as well as all the schools in the district. The district has chosen a […]

SharePoint 2010 SP1 Public API Changes

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I recently published a post detailing the SharePoint 2010 SP1 PowerShell changes and, in that post, I mentioned that I was probably going to detail the API changes. Well, here they are. Note that the list below is not a comprehensive one in that I’m not showing every assembly (I do have the changes for every assembly but frankly I just got tired of translating the results into a readable format so I kept it […]

SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 PowerShell Changes

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As most people know by now, Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 was released to the public today. There’s already been a lot of hype over some of the new capabilities such as the site recycle bin and some folks have documented/demonstrated some of the new PowerShell cmdlets that are available to manage this new feature; but what about all the other new and changed PowerShell cmdlets – there’s a bunch! So, let’s take a […]