If you’re in the IT field you’re probably at your wits end hearing the term “Cloud Computing”. Chances are if you’ll admit that you know that it’s a good thing, you don’t really know why, and you haven’t the time to figure out what it is. Read More »
The idea of working for a small growing company has always appealed to me. I think the concept of building something and seeing the tangible effects that my daily work has on the foundations of something is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. Read More »
I’ve been running my SharePoint dev environments in the Cloud lately. It makes a lot of sense to me, I need AD, SQL and SharePoint and I find that for less than $5 a day I can run those easily as AZURE VMs.
When I’m not using them I shut them down so I’m not paying for them.
This morning I had an interesting issue crop up though. When I tried to remote into my SharePoint VM I was getting a message “The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted”. It refused to authenticate my domain account.
Since we officially launched PreQuel in 2013, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what it is and what it can do for different organizations. In a nutshell PreQuel is strategic consulting to help you define and articulate your vision for success.
We have had a lot of organizations come to us with great ideas for new technology or improvements to their business processes, but how can they be sure they are recommending the best solution for their organization without knowing all the facts or consulting with an expert? They can’t.
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Through a facilitated workshop we will ask the right questions and collect the right information needed to create a thorough report for you to share with your business leaders. Don’t walk into murky waters alone. Let us help you clear the way with a vision of where you are going and how you will get there.
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We’ve been pretty busy the last few months putting the finishing touches on a new SharePoint 2013 Intranet for a client. One of the features we have been asked to implement is a detailed search page that pulls information from a third party financial asset management solution.
We have built what I think is a pretty elegant solution using BCS and SharePoint Search that is going to work quite well.
However, during QA a strange issue cropped up. When doing a search for assets, some of them would not appear in the search results.
We were ordering the results based on an asset Id field so I thought it could have been something to do with sort.
Sometimes in setting a layout of an application you might want to combine a fixed width item and have the other items resize based on the size of the window. This would be combining fixed width and percentage widths in an applicaiton. We recently encountered such an issue in the development of our Subtrade Invoicing System. Read More »
|I’ve just been to my local grocery store and as I was leaving I spotted a hand sanitizer dispenser hanging on a wall accompanied by those ominous “wash your hands or else!” signs. Of course being the clean living guy that I am, I wandered over, put my hand under it and … nada. Nothing came out because it was empty. On reflection I think this has been my experience with these 9 times out of 10. Read More »|
I had an interesting issue crop up from a client this week. They were testing failover of their High Availability cluster and for some reason SharePoint wasn’t working after failover.
It turns out that SharePoint had been installed months ago, before the SQL Availability Group was configured. Production SharePoint was pointing to the SQLServer\Instance name in the form of Cluster\Prod. Ideally if you are planning to use High Availability then SharePoint should be installed with this in mind.
In order for SharePoint to failover successfully with SQL, we need to change the SharePoint database server to point to the SQL Availability Group listener instead. The listener will then handle redirecting to the active node.
Changing the SharePoint environment to use the AG Listener was actually a lot easier than you (or at least I) would think.
After stopping all the SharePoint services, I simply configured a SQL Alias to let SharePoint continue to use Cluster\Prod even though in reality it was now connecting to the AG Listener:
We tested the failover again and this time it worked successfully.