One time SharePoint timer jobs can often get “stuck” and fail to execute. Clearing them all out manually in Central Admin is tedious. PowerShell below will remove all “One-time” jobs with a one liner. Cheers.
Review and demo of a great portable app named “Mini SQL Query” I use to verify SQL connectivity and run queries. Faster than full SQL Management Studio (SSMS). Portable app ZIP to download and double click EXE to run.
The below PowerShell can be run once per day via Task Scheduler on just one machine in a SharePoint farm to backup front end configuration. Yes, SQL backups are wonderful and a must have for user data protection. However, front end backups are handy for restore scenarios like:
IIS home folder
WPS farm solutions
14/15 hive manual changes (yeah yeah … not best practice, but you have them too)
These front end artifacts might not be in a SQL full BAK. Also, having troubleshooting options on the front end helps SharePoint admins respond quickly to a recovery without having to wait for DBAs to first restore a database. Hope that helps.
With more people using Office365 every day, it can be helpful to have a few troubleshooting tools nearby. I had issues sending files over Lync IM and found this helpful download during my research. It verifies the local PC client configuration and is able to apply minor repairs for common configuration issues. Something to keep nearby as we all support more Office365 users.