#SharePoint @EvoConf Offer + Win a #Drone

27 02 2015

@EvoConf DroneDid you know that the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 is set to be the largest SharePoint conference this year?

This will be the 7th consecutive year, Combined Knowledge has run a SharePoint Conference. They are now recognised globally as being The SharePoint Conferences to attend. In fact based on other conferences I have attended both as an attendee and as a speaker they are one of the best organised and run as well.

SharePoint User Group UK attendees can get a discount when they book just give them a call. If you register before 31st March 2015 you could win a Drone!

If you do attend please come to my session Migrating your Intranet and Managing your Documents in SharePoint.


My SharePoint Saturday UK 2014 Slides (#spsuk)

1 12 2014

SharePoint Saturday Events

SharePoint Saturday UK 2014 was great. A big thank you to the organisers. My slides are below and on SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/sharepointrandy/information-and-records-management-in-sharepoint-sharepoint-saturday-2014)

My session slides from last year can be found here: http://raps.cc/spsuk13.

SharePoint Saturday UK 2014 (#spsuk)

20 10 2014

SharePoint Saturday Events

I am glad to say I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday UK 2014.

It is at Hinckley Island Hotel again, which is a great venue. Details including registration info can be found here: http://raps.cc/spsuk14.

My session slides from last year can be found here: http://raps.cc/spsuk13.

SharePoint Saturday UK 2014 (#spsuk)

11 08 2014

SharePoint Saturday Events

SharePoint Saturday UK 2014 has just been officially announced. It is at Hinckley Island Hotel again, which is a great venue. Details can be found here: http://raps.cc/spsuk14

Registration opens around mid-October so keep an eye for future announcements.

My session slides from last year can be found here: http://raps.cc/spsuk13

IRMS Conference 2014

25 05 2014

The slides from my IRMS Conference 2014  presentation will be posted here www.slideshare.net/sharepointrandy by 24 May.

If you would like to get in contact with me then please do so via http://linkedin.com/in/randyperkins

SQL Saturday #228 Cambridge

28 09 2013

Thanks to those who were able to attend my presentation at SQL Saturday #228 Cambridge (2013-09-28). Here are my slides.

What Happens if you Don‘t Configure, Manage and Maintain SharePoint Databases?

If you have any questions please contact me.

Call for SUGUK Speakers

15 06 2013

SUGUKIf you would like to speak at any of the SUGUK events then get in contact with us. Details are on the web site http://www.suguk.org/About.aspx

You do not have to be a professional speaker.

So contact us today!

SharePoint User Group UK: East Anglia (06 June 2013)

15 06 2013

The first Vendor night for SharePoint User Group UK: East Anglia went very well. Presenting were:

Enabling BLOB Cache on with SharePoint 2010 BlobCache Manager (CodePlex)

21 03 2012

SharePoint 2010 BlobCache Manager (CodePlex)I was recently asked to investigate Blob Cache for SharePoint 2010. It was suggested to use SharePoint 2010 BlobCache Manager (by Bram Nuyts http://bramnuyts.be/author/bramnuyts/) which can be found on CodePlex. The reason for this was to minimise manual changes to the Web.Config file, which is a good idea. However not everyone is happy to use CodePlex or other similar resources so be warned!

I downloaded the latest version 1.1 and installed the solution by running:

stsadm -o addsolution -filename "<path>BlobCacheManager.wsp"

And then deployed it, see the “Deploying a solution package” section here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262995.aspx. I then followed the instructions on the web site to configure it but found that BLOB Cache did not work. After a bit of digging I figured out wht had to be configured.

  1. The object cache user accounts had to be configured. The details on how to do this are here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff758656.aspx
    I hope to release a PowerShell script for this soon.
  2. The object cache folder needed to be created, so I created “C:BlobCache14” note this was a development environment. Microsoft warns: “We strongly recommend that you specify a directory that is not on the same drive as where either the server operating system swap files or server log files are stored.”
    Ensure the foler is created on each WFE server.
  3. The SharePoint 2010 BlobCache Manager had set the web.config blob cache attribute to True. This looks ok but it is case sensitiveand should be all lower case it – true. It should look similar to:
    <BlobCache location="C:BlobCache14" path=".(gif|jpg|jpeg|jpe|jfif|bmp|dib|tif|tiff|ico|png|wdp|hdp|css|js|asf|avi|flv|m4v|mov|mp3|mp4|mpeg|mpg|rm|rmvb|wma|wmv)$" maxSize="10" enabled="true" />
  4. The folder that was created, “C:BlobCache14”,  has to allow the Application Pool account for the Web Application you are using BlobCache on, to write to it. My account was called demosp_webapp (following suggestions from Todd Klindt http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=237)

Once these were all configured BLOB caching started to work and I saw folders and files appearing in the “C: BlobCache14” folder.

Thanks to Paul Hunt for help with the object cache user accounts PowerShell script and Paul Grimley for suggesting the solution.

European SharePoint Best Practice Conference 2011

15 04 2011

Here are my slides from the European SharePoint Best Practice Conference 2011.