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September 16
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group September 2014 Reminder

Greetings and Salutations,

Just a quick reminder about this afternoons Adelaide SharePoint User Group meeting 3:30pm at Microsoft, Level 12, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide.

Bring along your SharePoint and related technologies and have some pizza and drinks as we discuss SharePoint and its related technologies and try to answer some questions you may have!

To register to attend this afternoon’s event, please visit http://aspug16092014.eventbrite.com.au

For the latest information and agenda for 2014 of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group as it comes to hand, check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com.au/ASPUG

We’ll see you this afternoon!

Microsoft TechEd Australia 2014

Microsoft TechEd Australia 2014 is back, this time in two locations, both Melbourne and Sydney!

This is a great event and highly recommended if you have not been at least one, get along to this year’s event to see what it is all about! Tickets are $880 (excl. GST).

When & Where:

· Melbourne – 7 – 8th of October, 2014

· Sydney – 27 – 28th of October, 2014

More details can be found on the Microsoft TechEd 2014 website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/teched/default.aspx

SharePoint Conference

The Australian SharePoint Conference has wrapped up for this year! As news and information comes to hand on the 2015 agenda, we’ll make sure we get it out.

These are annual ShareThePoint Conferences which attract both business and technical roles, and provide a wide range of content to learn, up skill and re-train.

More information can be found at: http://www.sharethepoint.com/engage/Pages/default.aspx

Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever!

Need some reading? Check out the Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more!

For the full list and to download any of them for free, check out: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx

SharePoint September 2014 Updates

Microsoft have also released both the SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 September updates!

The product group is now releasing updates every month rather than every other month.

Be aware that all updates for SharePoint 2013 now require Service Pack 1 or the March 2013 Public update to be installed on the farm, prior to new updates being installed.

· SharePoint 2010 http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/09/10/september-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx

· SharePoint 2013 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/09/10/september-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx

Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/jj891062.aspxfor more information regarding updates and the SharePoint 2013 environment.

July 15
[ASPUG] Adelaide SharePoint User Group July newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

SharePoint Conference Australia is on again this year today and tomorrow!

As such, there will be no user group meeting this month as there are many people up here in Sydney for the conference. However we will be having our next meeting on our usual date and time at the usual place, 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:30PM kicks on the 19th of August, 2014.

Also, Microsoft have retired the bi-monthly update release cycle is gone for SharePoint 2010 and 2013. Updates are now released every month rather than every other month!

Also, Microsoft have release a massive amount of free eBooks! Scroll down to find the link!

For the latest information and agenda for 2014 of the Adelaide SharePoint User Group as it comes to hand, check out our website at http://www.aspug.org.au or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com.au/ASPUG

We’ll see you next month!

SharePoint Conference

The Australian SharePoint Conference is on again this year in Sydney with it kicking off on today and tomorrow (July 15 & 16, 2014)!

This is a great event and has been running now for several years throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia!

Engage in person with the SharePoint Community. Connect with peers, industry experts and SharePoint specialists.

These are annual ShareThePoint Conferences which attract both business and technical roles, and provide a wide range of content to learn, up skill and re-train.

More information can be found at: http://www.sharethepoint.com/engage/Pages/default.aspx (Running on SharePoint 2013!)

Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever!

Need some reading? Check out the Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more!

For the full list and to download any of them for free, check out: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx

SharePoint July 2014 Updates

Microsoft have also released both the SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 July updates!

The bi-monthly updates release cycle is gone. The product group is now releasing updates every month rather than every other month.

Be aware that all updates for SharePoint 2013 now require Service Pack 1 or the March 2013 Public update to be installed on the farm, prior to new updates being installed.

· SharePoint 2010 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/07/09/july-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx

· SharePoint 2013 - http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/07/09/july-2014-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx

Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/jj891062.aspxfor more information regarding updates and the SharePoint 2013 environment.

July 15
Microsoft SharePoint updates to be released every month!

https://www.quanta.co.uk/sites/default/files/u5/SharePoint-2013-logo.pngThat is correct, the SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 product teams have moved to releasing updates to every month!

The bi-monthly release cycle has been retired!

As always, first deploy updates to a testing environment first! and before touching production environments, please take backups!

Archon Gnosis, will continue to provide its weekly pro-active maintenance strategy package, which includes and takes into account the update cycle of SharePoint and should not have much to any affect on such strategies.

May 24
Windows Server 2012 R2 – Desktop Experience – Where is it?

If your like me and have a need for Desktop Experience on your development servers, you will find that the Desktop Experience feature in past Windows Server versions has now been relocated in the feature list.

 

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Desktop Experience is now located under “User interfaces and Infrastructure” in the list of features.

Enjoy!

May 15
SharePoint 2013 - April 2013 CU has been released!

The SharePoint product group have released the April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family.

 

ATTENTION: This update (and all future updates) require either the March 2013 Public Update to be installed or, Service Pack 1 (released).

KB Articles

  • KB 2751999 - SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • KB 2726992 - SharePoint Server 2013
  • KB 2775426 - SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server
  • KB 2799821 - Office Web Apps Server 2013

Download Links

Also Note:

SharePoint Server update, includes the Foundation Package

SharePoint SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server, includes the Foundation, Server and Project Server updates bundled together!

May 02
SharePoint Saturday Adelaide 2014 is tomorrow!

Greetings and Salutations Matthew,

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Just a quick last minute reminder to let everyone know that SharePoint Saturday Adelaide is on tomorrow, Saturday, May 3rd 2014!

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint and its related technologies for ‘SharePoint Saturday’!

SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.

SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

You could also be the lucky winner of a Lenovo Miix 2 8! - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows-8/view-all

· When: 9:00AM Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

· Where: Clifton’s, Level 1, 80 King William Street, Adelaide - Map

Registration and more information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharepoint-saturday-adelaide-2014-tickets-11446435597

We hope to see you there!

April 29
Change Site Logo/image/icon/whatever via powershell for SharePoint

Ran across a site today, which when the site icon was change to a non-expected url, SharePoint just error’d out via the UI. The solution is to crack open the Power Shell console and edit the value.

 

   1:  ~/../SiteAssets/SiteImage.png

The power shell snipped i used:

 

   1:  $web = Get-SPWeb "http://path/to/site"
   2:  $web.SiteLogoUrl = ""; #Blanks it, but can be valid http address
   3:  $web.Update()
April 29
SharePoint Saturday Adelaide – This weekend May 3rd!

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Just a quick announcement to let everyone know that SharePoint Saturday Adelaide is on this Saturday, May 3rd 2014!

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint and its related technologies for ‘SharePoint Saturday’!

SharePoint Saturday is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics.

SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

· When: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

· Where: Clifton’s, Level 1, 80 King William Street, Adelaide - Map

Registration and more information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharepoint-saturday-adelaide-2014-tickets-11446435597

We hope to see you there!

Kind Regards,

Adelaide SharePoint User Group Team / co SharePoint Saturday Tea

April 29
ASP.NET TreeView ExpandToRootNode

Ever needed to expand a TreeNode (i.e the selected node) in a ASP.NET TreeView control?

The solution, a simple recursive method!

   1:  private void ExpandToRootNode(TreeNode node)
   2:  {
   3:      node.Expand();
   4:      if (node.Parent != null)
   5:      {
   6:          ExpandToRootNode(node.Parent);
   7:      }
   8:  }

Simple, but effective.

April 23
SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Re-released

image This morning, Microsoft has re-released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 which resolves the issue of installing updates after you have installed the service pack.

If you have already installed Service Pack 1, you will need to reinstall the re-released service pack over the existing installation. (Will this come back to bite us in the future?)

If you have not installed Service Pack 1 already, simply download, plan and install the re-released version.

 

On a side note, the slipstream iso’s downloadable from Microsoft are not affected by this problem.

Download Links

KB Articles

  • KB 2880551 - SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880552 - SharePoint Server 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880553 - Project Server 2013 SP1
  • KB 2880554 - SharePoint Server Language Pack
  • KB 2880555 - SharePoint Foundation Language Pack
  • KB 2880558 - Office Web Apps Server 2013 SP1

NOTE The KB articles for the re-released Service Pack are different from the recalled Service Pack KB articles.

 

Off to do some testing I go!

 

-DB

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