January, 2013

  1. SharePoint 2010 Server: Security Token Service stops working after installing KB 2756920

    Last week a SharePoint 2010 Server farm I manage stopped working, I could browse the Central Administration site collection but none of the other site collections would load. All of them would trigger a generic SharePoint error dialog and not let you go any further. Essentially the farm was broken, looking into the problem I found that the Security Token…

  2. Microsoft launches Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production

    I was a bit slow on the pick up of this news, but today learnt that Microsoft have finally launched the Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production for the general public to subscribe! What’s better and you may not know this, they are also offering up to 5 users for free, and for a limited time…

  3. SharePoint 2013 Pre-Requisites Configuration Error on Windows Server 2012

    This morning I came across a small problem when running the pre-requisites tool for configuring a new SharePoint 2013 farm, specifically when the tool was attempting to install “Application Server and IIS Web Server roles” it would fail with no detail as to why? Not being documented all that well on TechNet I wasted some time trying to figure out…

  4. Storage Spaces: Virtualising storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency

    This post is a follow on from the last where I outlined my top 10 likes for the new Windows Server 2012 operating system; in that post I somehow forgot to mention the Storage Spaces feature – which in my opinion is a real step forward and should be well received by consumers and storage administrators. Storage…

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