Michael Simmons is an IT Veteran with over 15 years of experience. He currently resides in Fairbanks, AK where he writes on technology news at www.geekSerious.com and blogs about system administration and automation at www.iLovePowerShell.com. Michael has held a number of jobs in the IT industry, including help desk analyst, system administrator, and technology blogger. His favorite technologies are SharePoint and PowerShell, and he is a huge fan of the Microsoft platform. He programs with .NET and C# using Visual Studio, and supports both Windows and Mac.
Michael Simmons's Recent Posts
Recent July, 2015 Stories
I’ve added a lot of skills to my tech toolbox over the years, and I’ve found PowerShell to be the most useful addition. As my skills with PowerShell increased, I’ve looked to use it more. That’s a great thing, because PowerShell is so prolific on Microsoft systems today, that in many instances it’s become the primary way […]
Michael Simmons shows us why PowerShell profiles are useful and provides three great examples of how to use them in your everyday work.
Often farm administrators are listed as SharePoint site collection owners in many new SharePoint implementations. Michael Simmons explains why this isn't the best idea to put into practice.
The powerful Chef automation tool is becoming one of the more popular IT automation and management offerings. Michael Simmons takes a look and explains what all the fuss is about.
Michael Simmons continues his SQL Server journey by reviewing key terms and concepts, along with a primer on SQL Server Management Studio.
Michael Simmons serves up five simple steps for getting started with SQL Server as an IT administrator in his new article series.
Michael Simmons demonstrates how to easily search XML files using PowerShell and the helpful Select-XML cmdlet.
Have a need to use PowerShell with XML files? Learn all about using Windows PowerShell with XML in this introductory article by Michael Simmons.
In this helpful post, find out how to use managed navigation to link to a search results page in SharePoint. Display information, tidy up your URLs, and more!
Still searching? Learn to create a simple place where users can see their project sites in SharePoint 2013 with the help of this detailed how-to article.
Discover what's needed to create a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio Pro 2013 that can be used on a content type or a list.
Did you know SharePoint provides fine-grained logging capabilities? Get to know Universal Logging System (ULS) logs in SharePoint 2013 in this overview.
Don't be bogged down by log files! Discover more about SharePoint developer dashboard, including how to enable (and disable) this handy feature.
Are you prepared? Discover what your options are for disaster recovery for your SQL servers in this post.
Managing SharePoint? Dive deeper into understanding the WSS_Logging database in SharePoint 2013 with the help of this post.