SharePoint and the Internet of Things

SharePoint and the Internet of Things

Bold statement time. The Internet is a collection of machines – and there is more data generated by machines than humans. IOT (Internet Of Things) is connected devices providing data which will simplify, enhance, and enrich our lives. Already connected devices...
My Books

My Books

I’m focused on SharePoint, having been involved since SharePoint 2003 hit the streets. All of my books are dedicated to SharePoint Implementation, Service, Support, Automation and SharePoint teaching. Click any of the links below to find out more about the books...
Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

  Many organisations, taking SharePoint on for the first time, opt to go for a single server instance deployment of SharePoint. However, they find it easy to forget in the heat of getting a single SharePoint production environment deployed, that without defining...
SharePoint Archive Planning Guide

SharePoint Archive Planning Guide

History has a way of repeating itself. Thankfully, when we learn from the mistakes of the past, we are able to address new challenges more quickly and in smarter ways. In the early 1990s, email emerged as a collaboration mechanism, speeding up communications between...
SharePoint Conference Full Farm Failover Demo – SPC11

SharePoint Conference Full Farm Failover Demo – SPC11

At the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim was demoed using SQL Server “Denali” Always On to fail-over a 14.4 TB SharePoint content database to a secondary database server in 45 seconds. Very impressive, and you are able to get more information here including seeing the...
SQL Log Shipping in Sharepoint – A Disaster Recovery Strategy

SQL Log Shipping in Sharepoint – A Disaster Recovery Strategy

Defining a disaster recovery plan using collaborative tools which have a database backend is not an easy thing to achieve. The issues are technical and yep, you guessed, non-technical… In this short article, I’ll describe a what it means and the high level...
Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery in Sharepoint  This section will describe what you need to know in order to protect the SharePoint environment. There is one golden rule when it comes to SharePoint backups: In other words, if you make a backup of a site, you will be able to restore...
Developing DRP

Developing DRP

This section will describe what you need to know in order to protect the SharePoint environment. There is one golden rule when it comes to SharePoint backups – make sure you can restore backups in the timeframe required by the business. The consequence is that...
Business Continuity

Business Continuity

Business Continuity is a management process that provides a framework to ensure the resilience of your business to any eventuality, to help ensure continuity of service to your key customers and the protection of your brand and reputation. In defining a SharePoint BCM...
GEMBackup – SharePoint tool to Automate SharePoint Site Backups

GEMBackup – SharePoint tool to Automate SharePoint Site Backups

The command line backup / restore routine in SharePoint environment whilst good does not offer any scheduling capability. There are of course products providing granular backup (e.g. DOCAVE) but this is geared to corporate site collections. This document describes the...
DRP Guide

DRP Guide

Here’s a guide to Disaster Recovery and building a strategy . Disk crashes, power outages, communication loss-are all minor disasters that happen on an occassional basis – and most of us have a back-up plan ready to put into effect. We are dependent on...
Developing a Contingency Plan

Developing a Contingency Plan

A contingency plan guide. Every company, and each of its locations, is susceptible to disaster. Disk crashes, power outages, communication loss-are all minor disasters that happen on an occassional basis-and most of us have a back-up plan ready to put into effect. But...
Disaster Recovery Planning Framework

Disaster Recovery Planning Framework

A great little template that can be used when working through a Disaster Recovery format for an organisation. – Excerp from the first paragraph: “It is proposed that each business unit be required to produce its own DRP, which will be integrated with the...
Guide to Business Continuity Planning

Guide to Business Continuity Planning

A good guide to Business Continuty Management is available for download. Business Continuity Management is a process driven from the top of the organisation. The first stage has to be an acceptance by the Board or the Executive Committee of the organisation that BCM...