SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL
SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL


TSQL – Set all databases SIMPLE recovery

Use the below TSQL script to set all databases to simple recovery mode.   Helpful for development environments and lab VMs to save on disk storage and backup space.




How to Register for NEW SharePoint Admin Center

Open the link to submit an opt-in request to Microsoft with Tenant URL and Contact email.

Learn more about the NEW SharePoint Admin Center at Introducing the new SharePoint Admin Center

Thank you to @wonderlaura for Power Hour which included this URL in audio.


Application for the SharePoint Admin Center early preview program

Important (10/18/2017): The current early preview program for the new SharePoint Admin Center that was presented at Ignite 2017 is now closed. You can still use this form to apply for future early preview opportunities. We will contact you via email and invite you to our private Yammer group when we start enrolling people again in the future.

1. Tenant URL (Example:
This is the tenant you will want to receive the early SharePoint Admin Center preview on. Please provide one form entry per tenant.

Enter your answer

2. Contact email (Example:
This contact email will be invited to our private Yammer group once you’ve been accepted in the program. For multiple emails, please separate with “;”

Reduce SPPKG WebParts Features with Powershell

The below steps will reduce a SPPKG to only select Features and WebParts we want to keep.  Every SPPKG file is actually a ZIP with XML manifest and subfolder for each WebPart and Feature.  Extracting the SPPKG as ZIP allows us to review the internal content, enumerate all Features, and then select ones to keep in a final compressed ZIP file (SPPKG file).

If you want to upload only a few WebParts from a SPPKG package to Office 365’s App Catalog then check out the video below.








What’s in that patch? Oct 2017

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at

If you found this helpful, please leave a comment.   



What’s in that patch – Oct 2017.PDF

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