Fixing the trust relationship issue for old VMs

Restoring archived VMs, only to find that the trust relationship between the VM and AD has failed. This is an age old problem that I have encountered throughout my time working with VMs and SharePoint development environments.

I have found a great reference for fixing this issue by Thomas Balkeståhl and his blog post: Fix: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

The key take-away from this blog:

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Network servers in a data center. Swallow depth of Field

Ignite: Building and running SharePoint Online

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft manage SharePoint Online?

Recently the Microsoft Ignite Conferences have released presentations showing how they have implemented such a large scale SharePoint/OneDrive platform across the world.

It truly is amazing to watch and marvel over the architecture:

I’d love to get hold of the machine learning software that auto-fixes environments 😉

I didn’t come by this during a random google, the new Microsoft Tech Community posted this in forum under ignite content. I highly recommend joining this community as this has now replaced the Yammer Group.

Enjoy!

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Task Runner Error

Gulp Task Runner – Failed to load in VS2015

I am working on a project, using open-source development techniques, similar to the SharePoint Framework (i.e. using Node.js, Gulp, SASS, Typescript and Angular) to aid my development of a SharePoint-Hosted app.

Problem

When working in Visual Studio 2015 (with update 3) with Node.js tools installed, I needed to re-install the NPM modules and found after this, the Gulp Tasks are not loaded properly showing the following error:

Task Runner Error

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