SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Now Available

24 08 2015

Although not my current day-to-day line of work, I couldn’t miss this disclosure.

Here are some juicy bits:
Download SharePoint Server 2016 Preview from Official Microsoft Download Center
SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview has been designed, developed, and tested with the Microsoft Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy at its core. Drawing extensively from that experience, SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is designed to help you achieve new levels of reliability and performance and empower users while meeting their demands for greater business mobility

Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and cloud hybrid search
Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we’re paying close attention to trends in content management, team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways. We’ve been working hard to get this out to you, and we know you’ve been waiting patiently since we announced that it was coming. This is a long post, but there is a lot of important information, so if you want to jump in and install the preview, I really encourage you to read it completely.

There are a number of new resources made available in parallel to this launch to include:


Have fun!

All together now :) MSPress free ebooks

20 02 2015

Ok, this is certainly a better approach :)

You can find a list of ALL available ebooks from MSPress at

Have FUN!


Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure (MSPress)

20 02 2015

Yet another ebook, this time for Azure and much more recent.

Get it from here.


Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (MSPress)

20 02 2015

There is no such thing as enough information. :)

Just found this one out and looks very interesting:

Check it out!

MS User voice

5 02 2015

It is just what it sounds: a place where the end users can shout to the product group with feedback on products.
The product group teams DO READ and consider the expressed opinions. Trust me, I know!

You can search and read the already existing ideas, vote on them (up or down!) and add new ones if you feel nobody has already picked the topic.

Take a look and be a part of the product shaping process.

Don’t stand-by!


My favourite ones:

A bigger list has been shared in a great post by Darrell C Webster in his Curah! blog  here.

Bring the products closer to your needs!

Now Available: BK’s Visual Studio 2013 RTM ALM Virtual Machine + Hands-on-Labs & Demo Scripts

27 11 2013

Brian Keller has just published his new dev VM.

This virtual machine replaces the previous Visual Studio 2013 ALM virtual machine which was based on Preview bits. This is a publicly downloadable set of content, so you may feel free to share this with your customers, partners, etc. It’s designed to be both a tool for demonstrating our ALM story and as a self-paced training environment for learning how to use our ALM tools.

This virtual machine is configured with:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation
• Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013
• Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
• Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
• Microsoft Release Management for Visual Studio 2013
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
• Sample users and data required to support hands-on-lab scripts which accompany this download and exercise 4 new ALM scenarios.

Public URL:


Quick tip: where is IISAPP?

26 01 2013

IISAPP.vbs was a nice script that listed the applcation pools running in a box. This information is quite usefull, namely for debugging processes. The command is no longer available in the most recent versions of the OS, bu there is a work around: appcmd.

open a command prompt and run “c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd List WP” and you’ll get a list of running application pools with the corresponding process IDs.

Have fun debugging! :)


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