SharePoint Site restore error duplicate site found with name already exists

When trying to restore a site down to a test server for developers to work with the other day I got a big red error in PowerShell that said the site was already created in SharePoint in another place. I retried the restore a couple of different ways, but I kept getting the error: Duplicate […]

Passing the AZ-900 exam

Today I wanted to share that I took and passed the AZ-900 certification exam. The test was something I had wanted to start looking at for a while and really helped give me a good start to learn the basics of the services and products that are offered by Azure. Plus it gives a good […]

SQL Saturday Nashville 2020

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend another great day of training provided by the great folks who are a part of the Nashville SQL Server User group as SQL Saturday Nashville 2020. This was the 9th year in a row for the group to put on the event and this year the […]

2013 Upgrade blocker: missing media web part file

This article is to describe how I resolved a very odd error in the ULS logs and with some external help, I was able to figure out and remove it to get the issue out of the way for an upcoming conversion from 2013 to 2016. The error showed up when I ran Upgrade-SPContentDatabase on […]

DevOps Days Chattanooga 2019

Recently I was able to attend a great one day conference locally focused on DevOps and discussing some of the methods behind the effort. If you’re curious, you can find out more about it here: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-chattanooga/welcome/ The conference was help in a great venue called the Chattanoogan Hotel. The meeting space was great and really […]

How to create a demo Office 365 environment with data

How do you go about learning about Office 365 if you don’t have access to it? That’s a great question and one that I personally have tried to figure out without having to pay any money. I am of the opinion that if something is worth learning, then there should be free ways to go […]

Missing Pages library from Publishing site – Upgrade blocker

I wanted to describe an upgrade error I ran across the other day in a SharePoint 2016 site that needed to be cleared in order for the content database to be upgraded correctly. First, the error I received when trying to do Upgrade-SPContentDatabase: Feature upgrade action ‘CustomUpgradeAction.Activate404ErrorPage’ threw an exception upgrading Feature ‘Publishing’ (Id: 15/’22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416′) […]

PowerShell on the River 2019 #PSOTR

On August 9th and 10th I had the wonderful privilege to attend and speak at the 2nd annual PowerShell conference in Chattanooga, TN. It was held again at the great venue of Chattanooga State Community College. It was a great event put on by @PSJamesP , @LittlejohnPSH , and a great group of folks who […]

PowerShell on the River coming up, August 9-10!

This is a quick reminder that there’s a great local event coming up on August 9 and 10th in Chattanooga, TN if you are free for a full two days of learning PowerShell and various other topics related to PowerShell. Check out the link here Don’t forget to sign up soon and see you there!!!