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Doug Hemminger
Husband, Father, Friend...SharePoint guy
Husband, Father, Friend...SharePoint guy
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Using PowerShell with MFA to Administer US Government Tenants on Office 365
In this post, I will show you how to connect to a US Government GCC High Office 365 Tenant using PowerShell with credentials that have multi-factor authentication (MFA) enabled. Background To meet the unique and evolving requirements of contractors who are ...

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Getting Started with PowerShell for Administering Office 365
Why Use PowerShell for Administering Office 365? PowerShell is a powerful and convenient tool for administering Office 365. There are a variety of reasons why you would use PowerShell, including: Adding or editing a large number of records (e.g., users, lis...

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MinRole for SharePoint 2016 and the November 2016 Public Update
The Beauty of MinRole SharePoint 2016 introduced a host of new features, including MinRole. MinRole promised easier administration of SharePoint servers. You can read about how it was touted to simplify deployment, improve performance and reliability, and s...

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Microsoft's Ignite Conference SharePoint Updates and Announcements
As Microsoft's Ignite Conference winds down, there have been several SharePoint-related updates and announcements: SharePoint 2016 will ship in the second quarter of 2016 and will include
the following enhancements:   Patching SharePoint 2016 will require z...

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Getting Values from SharePoint 2013 Property Bags
SharePoint 2013 has a hierarchical set of property bags. At each of the following levels in a SharePoint farm, one can store properties and their corresponding values: Farm Web Application Site Web List This can be extremely handy when writing code. For exa...

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How to configure People Picker in SharePoint 2013 for a remote domain with a one-way trust
I came across a situation today that required use of the STSADM command on SharePoint 2013 (Yes, it still lives)... If SharePoint is installed on a domain that has a one-way trust with other domains and you want the People Picker on SharePoint 2013 to show ...

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Nintex User Defined Action to get Emails from a SharePoint Group
Intro Nintex has a neat little thing in SharePoint 2013 called a User Defined Action (UDA). It takes in inputs, does some stuff, and then spits out outputs. It's a handy way to create an action that you can reuse within your workflows. In this guide, I walk...

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Programmatically provisioning Term Sets, Terms, and Managed Metadata columns in SharePoint 2013
In this post I explain how to provision Term Sets, Terms, and Managed Metadata columns in SharePoint 2013 using C#. Caveats This is for SharePoint 2013 full trust solutions where the Managed Metadata Service is provisioned The Terms and Term Sets  are provi...

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Simple jQuery Content Filter for Office 365 Public Website
I had the need recently to quickly create a jQuery content filter for SPS Chicago's session page. The page lists all the upcoming session...

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Volume Shadow Copy Service Error whil Installing Search Service Application on SharePoint 2013
If you get the following error (see below) while installing the Search Service Application on SharePoint 2013, make sure that the "ShareP...
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