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SharePoint 2013 Configuration Failed! SQL Does Not Have the Required MaxDegree of Parallelism Setting of 1

For those of you who are used to installing SharePoint 2010 according to best practices (SPFARM only has DBCreator and Security Admin) , when you run configuration wizard the first time, it might fail with  this error message : This is because SQL, by default has the MaxDegree of Parallelism Setting set at 0. With SharePoint 2010 there...Read More

Script to download SharePoint 2013 prerequisites

Since most of you will or will start trying SharePoint 2013 in a Virtual Environment. If your Virtual Machines have an internet connection, you can easily download all the pre-requisites using the SharePoint Prerequisite installer. However, if you are like me, you install your SharePoint in a private domain, therefore not having Internet. So, I made a little script that will let...Read More

SharePoint 2010 VS SharePoint 2013: Minimum Requirements

This post is about the Minimum Requirements for SharePoint 2013. I also contrast them with SharePoint 2010’s  Minimum Requirements.  This will also help you see if your current SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure is ready for an  upgrade to SharePoint 2013. Here they are: Hardware Requirements SharePoint Servers SharePoint 2013’s Minimum Requirements are the same as SharePoint...Read More

SharePoint 2013 Certifications & Training Material

The SharePoint 2013 Preview has been available for more than a month now, and recently Microsoft announced two certifications for it. For now, they are both for IT Professionals, and they should be published February 5th, 2013.Here they are:Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Exam 70-332:: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Microsoft also released two...Read More

SharePoint 2013 Review Download

Microsoft announced their new SharePoint Server called SharePoint Server 2013. You can now download it at this link : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx I will post a step by step installation guide soon and a preview of what’s new. Additional information:Available as 64-bit ISOAvailable in these languages: English, Japanese, SpanishInstallation requires the following product key: 6RNT8-XV26M-GWH36-VMGQH-94MMH

Changing Sharepoint 2010 site’s theme using PowerShell

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Hi, Here is another post about how to customize your SharePoint 2010 site.  The last one was about how to change the CSS of your SharePoint Site by PowerShell. This script shows you how you can change the Theme of your site using PowerShell. $mainurl = “http://vlad.test.loc”$themeName = “Azur”$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($mainurl)$web = $site.OpenWeb()$theme =...Read More

Changing the CSS Style of a SharePoint Site

Hello, Here is a little script that allows you to change the Style Sheets (CSS) applied to your SharePoint Website.                  $mainurl = “http://vlad.test.loc” $cssurl = $mainurl + “/Style%20Library/BMA/styles.css” $web = Get-SPWeb $mainurl $web.AlternateCssUrl = $cssurl $web.AllProperties[“__InheritsAlternateCssUrl”] = $True $web.Update() Enjoy! And say Thanks if it helped 🙂