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Toby McGrail5/14/2018 11:17 AM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/spsvb10_jpg.jpgharePoint Saturday VB is just around the corner. This event is very special this time a year. It marks the 10 year anniversary of SharePoint Saturday where these great event all started out. Yes it to
harePoint Saturday VB is just around the corner. This event is very special this time a year. It marks the 10 year anniversary of SharePoint Saturday where these great event all started out. Yes it took off like a rocketship for one reason! Bring together the SharePoint community which was small at the time to a place they could share, connect, collaborate, and just learn about now only the product but in a real world scenerio.
  
Toby McGrail5/14/2018 11:11 AM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/spcon_jpg.jpgIf you havent heard there are alot of SharePoint conferences out but lets talk about the one returning after a hiatus.    The SharePoint Conference has always been one of my favorites for many reasons
If you havent heard there are alot of SharePoint conferences out but lets talk about the one returning after a hiatus.    The SharePoint Conference has always been one of my favorites for many reasons.   The best reason is for one word, "Communit
  
Toby McGrail10/11/2017 10:33 AM0 Approved
  
Toby McGrail7/25/2017 1:28 PM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/SecurityPlus_jpg.jpgSecurity Plus Certification is one of the hardest certifications to get and understand for many reasons.   The questions and scenerios in the exam are really hard to study for but I have my Top Ten hi
Security Plus Certification is one of the hardest certifications to get and understand for many reasons.   The questions and scenerios in the exam are really hard to study for but I have my Top Ten hints and things to master this exam.   In this day and age this certification is vital in the IT Job Market and this is a must have.
  
Toby McGrail6/6/2017 9:39 AM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/spsdc2017.jpgSome of the things we will be talking about is as follows: Log Levels Tools for Troubleshooting PowerShell Commands Diagnostic Logging Developer Dashboard - Not really a developer tool Warm Up Script
Some of the things we will be talking about is as follows: Log Levels Tools for Troubleshooting PowerShell Commands Diagnostic Logging Developer Dashboard - Not really a developer tool Warm Up Script
  
Toby McGrail5/30/2017 10:45 AM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/warmup_jpg.jpgSo why is it important to warm up all web applications and site collections in SharePoint OnPrem?   Its pretty cut and dry here.   It makes the site faster and helps users do the actions that SharePoi
So why is it important to warm up all web applications and site collections in SharePoint OnPrem?   Its pretty cut and dry here.   It makes the site faster and helps users do the actions that SharePoi
  
Toby McGrail3/31/2017 12:16 PM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/era1_jpg.jpgSo many of us at HPE feel like its an end of an era today and a said journey is coming to an end.   Most of our team came over from a small company called MicroLink in 2015 who specialized in SharePoi
So many of us at HPE feel like its an end of an era today and a said journey is coming to an end.   Most of our team came over from a small company called MicroLink in 2015 who specialized in SharePoint
  
Toby McGrail3/21/2017 10:38 PM0 Pending
  
Toby McGrail3/21/2017 10:39 AM0 Approvedhttp://www.tobymcgrail.com:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/correaltionid_jpg.jpg​So we have all seen the famous SharePoint error ,"Something went wrong, Correlation id guid."   As we know that information is not helpfully in troubleshooring SharePoint one bit.  
​So we have all seen the famous SharePoint error ,"Something went wrong, Correlation id guid."   As we know that information is not helpfully in troubleshooring SharePoint one bit.  
  
System Account1/3/2017 12:48 PM0 Approved5 Years
So a little over 5 years ago I had a big decision to make in my career. I had multiple offers on the table. A few of them had different things to offer. Some had more money but less benefits. One was a good opportunity but my gut told me it wasn't the place where I needed to be. I knew I needed to make a change in my career because it didn't have much to offer. It was a big company but I didn't see any career focus within the company at all. The management was lacking direction, functionality and more. There were more questions to ask.
  
Toby McGrail8/8/2016 4:19 PMEvents0 ApprovedMicrosoft Ignite 2016
So its getting to that time of year again for the annual Microsoft Ignite Conference.    This is a conference that use to be called the Microsoft SharePoint Conference but in my opinion they need to bring back.   Microsoft Ignite is the One All conference where they bring all the Products together in one conference.   This year Microsoft is bring SharePoint to the front of all the Products.   It is pricey and is more of a training than a business impact in my opininon.   In the coming weeks I will do my write up of what to expect things to do and much much more.
  
Toby McGrail11/30/2015 3:02 PM0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/sp2016_jpg.jpg
While working with a SharePoint 2013 environment I experienced slow page load times and poor search performance.  After initial page loads performance was fine for several minutes before the performance issue returned.
  
Toby McGrail11/12/2015 12:41 PM0 ApprovedSP 2016 Beta 2
SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 will be released before the end of November, and should be out before US Thanksgiving (November 26). It will be 99 percent feature complete, so we should get a better view of what SharePoint 2016 RTM will actually look like. Once it has been released expect to see an overview and demo from me once again.
  
Toby McGrail10/30/2015 10:11 AM0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/ignitemoved_jpg.jpg
So there is a lot of buzz going around with Ignite being cancelled in Chicago.   Well that's not the case at all.   Ignite has been postponed to a later date and Chicago could not handle the amount of people the time of year that Microsoft decided the time was right to have the conference.  So where is it going to be?   Hotlanta yes that's right its going to be in Atlanta GA.   This is going to be a must attend for all the Microsoft Stack Professionals out there.
  
Toby McGrail10/9/2015 3:27 PM0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/spscincy_jpg.jpg
My session is jam packed with all the goodness that you need to know about the early release of SharePoint 2016.   Whether you are looking at a new install, migration, information about it, or just the new features this is a must see.   Its a new session for me as I have only given it once so it should not only be fun, informative but you will be challenged learn more in one hour then you prolly have ever wanted but that is a good thing.
  
6/23/2015 12:38 PM0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/preignite_jpg.jpg
So many of you are aware that Microsoft has decided to get rid of the Individual Product Line Conferences such as The SharePoint Conference, Technet, SQL Server Conference, Lync Conference and many more.  They have rolled it in a Take All conference called Microsoft Ignite.   Ignite will be coming to the Great City of Chicago in early May.   I have the privelage of attending this conference to be able to not only learn a ton, network with a lot of people and much more.
  
Toby McGrail6/23/2015 12:32 PMEvents0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/bspug_jpg.jpg
First and foremost I want to thank all who attended my Presentation titled , "Corraleation or Bust"  The Session was about troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 and 2013 from a Admin Perspective.  I provided some tools and insight on how and why its important.   This was the best session from my perspective that I have ever given.  Number 1 reason the users were not only engaged but excited to see all the tools and tricks that were available to them.
  
System Account3/10/2015 10:27 AM0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/farm1_jpg.jpg
In today's day and age technology is changing by the minute.   User adoption is all about speed, scalability, and functionality.   Picking the right Architecture for SharePoint is vital to make this happen.  You may be asking yourself about now I thought there was only one type of Architecture for SharePoint.   Prior to SharePoint 2013 that use to be the case.   With the new functionality of Cross Farm Deployments you can now have multiple farms in multiple locations that meet the needs of the system
  
Toby McGrail1/9/2015 12:44 PMEvents0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/spsvb_jpg.jpg
So its that time of year again.   For those of you who dont know SharePoint Saturday started in Virginia Beach 7 Years ago.  Now SharePoint Saturday are a free event open to everyone who needs to some free training.   They have speakers like me who have a passion for people and want to share the knowledge they have.   Most of the speakers do not get paid but have to do it on their own dime but understand the importance of Community.   That is what makes SharePoint different than most Software Applications
  
Toby McGrail12/29/2014 2:36 PMEvents0 Approvedhttp://72.218.28.14:2020/SPTOBY/PublishingImages/_t/nextchapter_jpg.jpg
As we head into 2015 big things are happening. It's with mixed emotions that Microlink integrates with HP. For the past three years Microlink has been not only a great organization to work for but they are family. I have never worked for a conpany that treats people as a family. A lot of very talented people woring together to accomplish amazing things. As we become a part of HP it's going to be a transition but big and great things are ahead. Looking forward to seeing how we move to the next level.    Things change in our personal and professional life and how we adapt makes us who we are and helps us make strides.   ​
  
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