Speaking at O365 Saturday Perth

Hola! After a long hiatus, a really long one, am back with a plan to kick-start my speaking at community events, conferences and blogging here, notes from the field!

I have couple of articles (series posts) lined up across Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint to follow  with regular updates. Subscribe to RSS – for post updates or email newsletter (for regular updates and zero spam)

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Client for Cloud Storage

I have been evaluating Windows Azure [CDN – Images on this blog] and Amazon Glacier for storage and I will most likely end up using both for

  1. VHD to spin up environments on the fly in Azure (need to try this and for that I must get the VHD up in Azure Blobs)
  2. Cheaper Storage of Data – Glacier is definitely cheap at $0.01 per GB / month

Now with multiple “cloud” storage accounts – you need one client, irrespective of the storage provider you use. For me it’s the CloudBerry S3 Backup Enterprise Edition (since I can have unlimited network locations backed up)

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SharePoint 2013 Additional Pre-requisites

Per my previous blog post – Search Admin Component Not Running, it was noted that that for the search admin component to run, you would need at least 3 additional hot fixes &  if that didn’t work running a windows update and installing all the missing updates would certainly fix the Search Admin Component Not Running issue.

Todd Klindt also has blogged about the 3 missing pre-requisites in his blog post.

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SharePoint 2013 Search Admin Component Not Running

After provisioning the SharePoint 2013 Server Preview – Search Service Application – from the Central Administration, I see this error on the Search Administration in the Search Application Topology Section

SP2013_SearchIssue

I had used correct accounts, databases were created, Search related services were running on the server – no go!

Then I deleted the Search Service Application and used the Farm Configuration Wizard – same result.

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