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Monthly Archives: September 2013

No More Mirroring

Remarkable news, database mirroring will be removed in future versions of SQL Server, in favor of AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This will impact future plans for current SharePoint environments that use mirroring. Read more about it at

Finding Filtdump

The Filtdump tool, if you don’t know it, is a really useful tool for troubleshooting index problems coming from the days of yore. What’s more, you can do really sneaky things with it, but that’s a topic for another story. We’ve referred to it in one of our golden olden blog posts, at Now, it’s not every day that we have to solve index problems, so it was a long time since we’ve used it. We found out it was surprisingly hard to find, so for our future reference (and anybody else’s), you can find it here: , as a part of the Windows Search 3.x SDK.

Another nice SharePoint 2013 Feature Overview

Yet another nice overview of SharePoint 2013 features at . In case you need it! For a collection of quality feature overview pages check out

SharePoint Adoption Kit and Guideline

You might want to check out the Microsoft Adoption guideline at and Adoption Kit at