SharePoint 2013 Administration Videos Now Available!

I’ve been working on these since early 2013, and they’re now edited, polished and ready! It’s a total of 76 videos, or 9.5 hours of content covering installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.

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Updated SharePoint 2010 Google Maps Web Part (v1.2)

There’s an updated version of the SharePoint 2010 Google Maps Web Part available for download here: http://sp2010googlemaps.codeplex.com

We’ve fixed a bug with multi-line labels. :o)

Works on-premise, in the Sandbox and in Office 365.

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Recovering Passwords for SharePoint 2010 Farm, Web Application and Service Application Accounts

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Ever lost your Farm password?

Farm Password Recovery in SharePoint 2010

The other day I was asked by a customer, “hey, would you happen to have a copy of our Farm password anywhere?”

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Automatically Generating Thesaurus Files from Taxonomy for SharePoint Search

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A while ago, a student of mine asked if it was possible to use the taxonomic alternative labels from the Managed Metadata Service as thesaurus items in SharePoint Server Search.

There’s no built-in way to do this, but it is possible to generate the required Xml with a little PowerShell.

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SPSite and the Recycle Bin in SharePoint 2010 SP1

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 brought us a much-needed feature – the recycle bin for SPWeb and SPSite objects.

Recycling SharePoint Sites

If you want to move an SPWeb into the recycle bin programmatically, there’s the fairly-straightforward SPWeb.Recycle() method. Once you’ve invoked this, you can restore the SPWeb from the SPSite.RecycleBin object with the Restore() method.

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