SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley on Jun 22, 2013

Mingle and learn with SharePoint business users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with SharePoint everyday, and who can share insights into the new SharePoint 2013.  SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-oriented topics.  SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Register here to attend.




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SharePoint Saturday Sacramento – Oct 13

I’ll be speaking at SharePoint Saturday, Sacramento on October 13, 2012. Use this link to register for the event. Hope to see you there!



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PowerShell command builder for SharePoint and Office 365

Here’s an excellent tool for those of you who want to learn PowerShell for SharePoint.

You can download the getting started guide here –


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Issue: Edit in datasheet does not work… help


“Edit in Datasheet” does not work in SharePoint 2010


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Enable PowerShell ISE feature using PowerShell !

PowerShell ISE is not installed by default on Windows Server 2008 R2. It needs to be added as a feature. Here’s 2 lines of PowerShell to add PowerShell ISE feature!!!

Import-Module ServerManager
Add-Windowsfeature PowerShell-ISE


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Change SharePoint 2010 Service Account Credentials (using PowerShell of course!)


# In my test environment, I only have one managed account. This 
# does not reflect the production configuration for most SharePoint Farms. 
# You may choose to declare more variables below to accommodate for all  
# managed accounts in your farm.  
$acct = "DOMAIN\SPAdmin"
$pwd="Enter Your Password Here"
$pwdSecure = convertto-securestring $adminPwd -asplaintext -force

# Change Managed Account credentials in SharePoint
Get-SPManagedAccount $acct | Set-SPManagedAccount -ExistingPassword
$pwdSecure-UseExistingPassword -confirm:$false

# Change credentials for Windows Services. 
# I am using SharePoint Timer service in the example below. 
# You may have more services that you need to update. Update the $service, 
# $acct, and #pwd variables appropriately. 
$svc=gwmi win32_service -filter $service

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SF and Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group Meeting

The SPTech Con conference chair has graciously invited our user group members to attend the Exhibit Hall Reception for free on Tuesday 2/28, and then host our user group meeting onsite after the reception. Join us for a panel of SharePoint experts – including Bill English – who will be able to answer our questions and discuss all the hottest SharePoint topics.

This meeting will be a joint session of the San Francisco SharePoint User Group and the Silicon Valley SharePoint User Group. Attendance is free, and all interested SharePoint users are welcome to attend (invite your friends and colleagues).

Upon arrival at the Hilton San Francisco, please stop at the SPTech Con registration desk to register and get a free badge, which will allow you entry to the exhibit hall and user group meeting. The reception starts at 5:15PM at the Exhibit Hall (until 7:00PM), with the user group meeting to immediately follow.

Date: Tuesday February 28, 2012

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Click here to register. See you there!!!

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