Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer

Office 365 Client Performance Analyzer

As the name suggests, the tool has been released to identify issues that affect network performance between End User devices and Office 365 in particular Workstations that access Office 365. The tool is not intrusive in any manner and does not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) data. The tool can help identify and in some scenarios troubleshoot connectivity issues as well. (more…)

Virtual Disk and Storage Pool Issue

Virtual Disk and Storage Pool Issue

Just another day in Always on Availability world, the cluster members decide to revolt. Revolt was stamped at its infancy but not without its consequences. One of them was that my Storage Pools were in a state of Headlessness! Reattaching my disks via GUI proved to be unsuccessful as the disks disappeared post a reboot. (more…)

Office Shared Activation Installation

Office Shared Activation Installation

Deploying a Remote Desktop that required Office 2013 to be part of the software that are installed for your users? Office 2013 and in specific Office 2013 Pro Plus can be deployed onto this Remote Server / Desktop using a new installation Technology called Click-To-Run. This method can also be used to deploy Office locally within a network as well. (more…)

SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Timeout Issue: Resolved

SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Timeout Issue: Resolved

This issue has been previously discussed within this post First Post on DCache Issues and Fix. After being buried within that project on Azure for a while, I forgot to post some updates to the fix discussed on that post. Basically it didn’t fix the whole problem.

Currently in the process of building a similar SharePoint 2013 platform on Azure and I noticed that Distributed Cache has risen from the ashes to give me some sleepless nights again. (more…)

SharePoint 2013: Setting up with Object Cache with Claims Mode

SharePoint 2013: Setting up with Object Cache with Claims Mode

If SharePoint is being used with a Publishing Site and the following error message is displayed within ULS Logs or Event Viewer:

“Object Cache: The super user account utilized by the cache is not configured”

This means that the cache accounts for your web application aren’t properly set and that there will be a lot of cache misses. If a cache miss occurs the page the user requested will have to be build up from scratch again. Files and information will be retrieved from the database and the file system and the page will be rendered. This means an extra hit on your SharePoint and database servers and a slower page load for your end user. (more…)