Archive for month: January, 2014

Recap: SharePoint User Group Munich – 01/21/2014

21 Jan 2014
January 21, 2014

First User Group in Munich – with live streaming to google hangout – pretty cool stuff!

Session 1: Migrations and their pitfalls

First session by Dennis Hobmaier (@DHobmaier) about SharePoint migrations.
Key take-aways: templates, custom-code, permissions, workflows are the main causes of trouble – thats new πŸ˜‰

Session 2: Offerings for the SharePoint Community in Germany – or how to create a podcast

Michael Greth (@mysharepoint) showed us the various offerings for the large SharePoint Community in Germany (there are around 30 User Groups):

SharePoint Forums
SharePoint Special Deals
SharePoint Community Calendar
SharePoint Toolbox
SharePoint Podcasts (appears biweekly in German)

"iOS has greater apps for recording"

“iOS has greater apps for recording”

In the second part Michael showed us his audio equipment and how simple it is to record a podcast – impressive!
That session was good fun, very entertaining!

Session 3: Sharepoint with Sql Server 2012 Always On

Last but not least a session by Mario Spies (AvePoint) about SQL high availability.

Always On Failover Cluster: One (idle) failover cluster with shared storage – if your storage dies, your SharePoint is very sad…
Always On Availability Groups: Basically a mirror, up to 1:4 mirroring.

Mario Spies explaining the differences between SQL Always On and SQL Clustering.

Then Mario showed a live demo with failover – nice one! Learned a lot, thanks!

Install SharePointLogViewer with PowerShell

13 Jan 2014
January 13, 2014

Another essential SharePoint tool found its way to the chocolatey gallery – this time it’s the awesome and feature-rich SharePointLogViewer.

SharePoint Log Viewer

Key Features:

  • View multiple SharePoint log files at once
  • Search by any field
  • Filter the log by any field
  • File drag & drop support
  • Live monitoring for entire farm
  • Export filtered log entries
  • Bookmark log entries
  • Get popup notification of SharePoint log events from system tray
  • Receive email notifications on errors
  • Redirect log entries to event log
  • Supports SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013


After installing chocolatey you can install SharePointLogViewer with one line of Powershell:

as you can see in this screenshot:



The result is a nice shortcut on your desktop – everything ready to go.


Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind.

In other words: You can install tools/software with this tool.

I wrote several blog posts about this:

  1. Install SharePoint Designer with Chocolatey
  2. Chocolatey and SharePoint
  3. SharePoint Search Query Tool
  4. Install all the great SharePoint Tools with one line of PowerShell

and even created a video:

Do you miss a tool?

If you miss a tool, I would be happy to add it. Please leave a comment.

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