San Antonio user group meeting today!

 I’m in San Antonio today for the San Antonio user group meeting which is occurring at the Microsoft office on Sonterra Boulevard (details below): I’m glad to be presenting on “What’s new in the world of Microsoft monitoring” and to be sharing the stage for presentations with Microsoft Field Engineer Steve Rachui and 1E as…

SCSM PowerShell: Series Overview

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you know that PowerShell is the future for Microsoft. With products like Service Manager Automation and Azure Automation, a solid PowerShell foundation will be required for a lot of tasks. When System Center 2012 was released the Service Manager PowerShell modules received a…

Odd 403 Error in MOSS 2007

I was working at a client migrating some MOSS 2007 servers from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008R2 and ran into an odd issue with a custom user control they were using for a Captcha. When you tried to access the control and its associated graphics in the _controltemplates library you would get a 403 Access…

Starting an Office 365 User Group

When I moved away from Chicago, one of the things I had to leave was the Chicago Office 365 User Group. While deeply saddened about this departure, I was excited to start my new opportunity in Phoenix with Catapult Systems. I took on the role of SharePoint Local Practice Lead (LPL) for Catapult’s Phoenix office.…

Using Azure Automation to Generate SharePoint Online Site Collection Storage Reports

We’ll keep this one short and sweet. Jeff Jones (@spjeff) wrote a nice PowerShell script to generate an HTML-based report detailing SharePoint Online site collection storage quotas and usage. You can view his original script and his post on it here: http://www.spjeff.com/2015/05/18/office-365-monitor-site-collection-storage-ps1-daily-email/. This is great for on-prem scenarios, but I’ve been doing a lot in…