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While I have always been a die hard fan of my Surface 2 and Surface RT, when the Surface Pro 3 was announced I was pretty excited.  As someone that travels a lot, I question every item that goes into my bag.  I am done with carrying around an 8 pound Lenovo W520.  With the shift of SharePoint to the cloud with Office 365, I hardly ever need to run a local virtual machine any more.  I found I could get a lot done on the road with my Surface 2.  It has all the Office applications I need plus runs a variety of apps.  However, the once place I had issues is when I needed to use a proprietary VPN to connect to a client.  Although Windows 8.1 has made great strides in this area, most companies don't upgrade their VPN servers very often so I have yet to get the native VPN support to work anywhere.  I need a device that I can use like a laptop while still meeting my tablet ... (more)

How to: Perform a SharePoint 2013 site collection upgrade with PowerShell

At SPC12, I gave a talk about PowerShell in SharePoint 2013.  In that talk I upgraded a SharePoint 2010 site collection to SharePoint 2013.  I wanted to follow-up with a blog post showing the steps involved.  To begin the process, I have restored a copy of my content database from my SharePoint 2010 environment on the SQL Server for my SharePoint 2013 environment.  The first thing we need to do is mount the content database with Mount-SPContentDatabase. In SharePoint 2010, this process would actually update the database and perform the upgrade.  Now, it actually just attaches t... (more)

Speaking at TechEd North America 2014

TechEd North America 2014 is right around the corner.  I'm proud to be among the few offering SharePoint sessions at the conference.  This year, the conference is in my old neighborhood, Houston, TX.  If you are going to be at the conference and have survived until the last day, Thursday (5/15), I have two great sessions for you to see. Windows PowerShell 3.0 Administration with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online (OFC-B328) [Room 332A] (5/15/2014 8:30a) - If you love PowerShell and SharePoint this session is for you.  We're going to build custom scripts to work with... (more)

Surface RT: even more awesome with Windows RT 8.1

For those that know me, I am a die hard supporter of my Surface RT.  Back in February, I wrote a post about why I chose it over a Surface Pro.  The device wasn’t perfect and there were a number of issues that people had with it.  With Window RT 8.1, a lot of those issues have been put to rest and that’s pretty exciting.  This device isn’t for everyone, but if you have a similar use case to mine, you might find it a highly useful device.  What is my use case?  Well, first of all, I travel. A lot.  I often find myself working from atypical office settings including the airport, ai... (more)

For tips for using jQuery with SharePoint Display Templates

In preparing for my SharePoint Display Templates talk (#SPC3000) at SPC14, you'll be seeing a lot of posts from me in the coming weeks about the components that make up my demos.  Today, I wanted to talk briefly about using jQuery with display templates.  Display templates are really nothing more than JavaScript so using jQuery seems natural. However, in my experience with them, there are a few things to be aware of. 1) Don't assume jQuery is loaded already The SharePoint product team has managed to do some amazing client-side things without using a single line of jQuery.  Out-of... (more)