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18Nov/150

Announcements – SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 is available

Posted by Joy

Microsoft announces the availability of SharePoint Server Beta 2 today along with Project Server 2016 Beta 2.

What’s new in Beta 2 since IT Preview?

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 builds upon the infrastructure strengths delivered in IT Preview and introduces new hybrid experiences that enable our customers to take advantage of the possibilities of the cloud.

Download SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49961

Read the full article - https://blogs.office.com/2015/11/18/announcing-sharepoint-server-2016-beta-2-and-project-server-2016-beta-2/

25Aug/150

Announcements – SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview

Posted by Joy

I have been trying the new SharePoint Server 2016 bits for few months through the TAP programs and now time has come to talk about in public.

Microsoft released SharePoint Server 2016 preview build 16.0.4316.1217 on 10th August for TAP participants and now the same build has been released to public.

It’s pointless recreating the same blog and visit Bill Baer’s post about to get more information on the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview.

Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and cloud hybrid search - https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/24/announcing-availability-of-sharepoint-server-2016-it-preview-and-cloud-hybrid-search/

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Reviewer Guide - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48713

Download SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48712

This preview meant and focuses on infrastructure new features and enhancements and I believe that’s why they call is as IT Preview.

3Jul/150

Tips n Tricks – Reducing the SharePoint Config Log file size

Posted by Joy

Today we came across with a situation where we keep getting a runtime error when we try to perform our normal day-today operations in our SharePoint 2013 based solution. It started throwing a runtime error with a error code - HRESULT: 0x80131904 and it failed to save data into the SharePoint database.

The reason was the SharePoint Configuration database LOG file has grown to 91 GB and there was not enough free space in the physical disk. Because of this, SharePoint was unable to commit database changes and there was a huge performance impact. The solution we found was:

  1. Change the recovery model for the Database from Full to Simple
  2. Shrink the database

I executed the following SQL command and it brought the database log file from 91GB to 1 MB which solved my issues.

USE [master]
Go

ALTER DATABASE[SharePoint_Config] SET RECOVERY SIMPLE WITH NO_WAIT
Go

USE [SharePoint_Config]
Go

DBCC SHRINKFILE ('SharePoint_Config_Log')
Go