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SharePoint 2013 Default KeywordQuery Results Columns

Here is a list of the columns that are returned by default for relevant results of a KeywordQuery: Rank DocId FileType SecondaryFileExtension TitleAuthor Size Path Description EditorOWSUSER LastModifiedTime CollapsingStatus HitHighlightedSummary HitHighlightedProperties FileExtension ViewsLifeTime ParentLink ViewsRecent IsContainer DisplayAuthor docaclmeta...

Errors and solutions when creating your first SharePoint 2013 App

“The system account cannot perform this action” After reading this blog post, I logged of and logged back in as my “sp-admin” account and tried again; this time it worked….well made it to the next error at least. “Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site” After reading this blog post, I was able to resolve the...

BEWARE! Support Technicians Attempting to Gain Root Access

BEWARE! I have heard of many cases recently where people are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to work for Microsoft and wanting to fix a problem on the computer. DO NOT BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE! First of all, Microsoft will never call you; they charge by the minute for technical support. I had the opportunity to get on the phone with one of these...

Migrating a VMware VM to Azure

This document describes the steps necessary to migrate a VMWare virtual machine (.vmx and accompanying .vmdk) to the Microsoft Azure cloud. More detailed documentation is available from Microsoft: Creating and Uploading a Virtual Hard Disk that Contains the Windows Server Operating System and How to Upload a VHD to Windows Azure. Get the Azure SDK Download the...

Setting up SharePoint 2010 in Amazon Web Services

I was recently given the task to migrate a SharePoint environment to Amazon Web Services (AWS). With limited exposure to cloud computing, I was trying to figure out what shopping on Amazon had to do with moving a SharePoint environment. After a little bit of research, I learned about the cloud concept of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and that Amazon has...

AWS Disaster Recovery Automation w/ Powershell

Amazon has provided several powerful SDKs for developers to interface with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Anything that can be completed using the AWS console can be accomplished via SDK. In this post, we will examine how .Net developers can leverage the AWS SDK to provide a simple disaster recovery plan for a 3-tier SharePoint environment (domain controller,...

AWS Disaster Recovery Demo

This post has been moved to the Applied Information Sciences corporate blog: http://blog.appliedis.com/2012/08/27/aws-disaster-recovery-plan-demo/.  

Increase disk size for an EC2 instance in AWS

While using Amazon Web Services (AWS) you may find that, when using one of the Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided, you may run out of disk space. There does not appear to be any way to “resize” an Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume; however, you can create a new one based on an existing snapshot and replace the current drive with a larger one. I have provided...