SharePoint 2013 Make the document icon in a document library work

We have a customer who is using Colligo Engage for Outlook, uploading emails to SharePoint Online and tagging them with some additional metadata for other departments to keep track of what is occurring.

All of that is well and good but the name column was just too long to display along with all the other columns in the library view. This is a pretty common problem with long file names and one you can usually solve with users who are uploading traditional files but with this process they didn’t modify the file name Colligo automatically generated.

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SharePoint Online – how to view previous versions of a file without restoring

 

SharePoint’s user interface can be misleading at times. So when asked how you view previous version of a document without having to make it the most recent version , you’d think you’d just click on “view” and boom, you’d see the earlier version… No. All you get is the Document Properties history.

Here is how it is done.

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Recovering a SQL 2012 cluster from a corrupt master database

Corruption

Emergency support can be a bit stressful, especially out of hours on a system you’ve never worked on before.

We recently needed to step in to help a customer who’s 2 node SQL cluster had gone down late one night and managed to get it backup in a few hours after a major disk corruption on the data and logs volume of cluster shared disks taking our the system databases and the user databases. Continue reading “Recovering a SQL 2012 cluster from a corrupt master database”