Wally-Palooza (#ConfigMgr, #SYSCTR)

Welcome to my "Wally-Palooza 2014" blog post! If you have been working in Configuration Manager (or SMS) for years I’m sure that you know Wally Mead. If not, allow me to introduce him with this statement – I believe that Wally is pound-for-pound the best Configuration Manager advocate on the planet. If you don’t know…

Office 365 Portal Outage Today

Today Microsoft Office 365 suffered an outage for access to the Admin Portal, portal.microsoftonline.com. While this outage was somewhat troublesome it got me thinking that having alternate URLs to you services is worth knowing. This outage did not impact any of the core services, Exchange, SharePoint or Lync Online so most users probably did not…

SharePoint 2013 – Master Page deletion error: Server error: This item cannot be deleted because it is still referenced by other pages

  After upgrading my SharePoint 2010 site collection to SharePoint 2013, I was working on updating my Master pages and Page Layouts. Part of that involved some cleanup of some old master pages and page layouts. However, when I attempted to delete one of my old SharePoint 2010 master pages, I received the following error:…