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InfoPath – say good bye

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft

Microsoft are retiring InfoPath and investing in new forms technology across SharePoint, Access, and Word. This means that InfoPath 2013 is the last release of the desktop client, and InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2013 is the last release of InfoPath Forms Services. The InfoPath Forms Services technology within Office 365 will be maintained and it will function until further notice.

My recommendation is to look at using Nintex Forms: http://www.nintex.com/en-US/Products/Pages/NintexForms.aspx

More Information here: http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/31/update-on-infopath-and-sharepoint-forms/

Clusting, Stretch, Networking, Subnets, VLAN’s and all that stuff! for Windows, SQL Server and SharePoint

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft

Firstly it’s worth noting that from Windows 2008  clustering is supported using separate subnets and VLAN’s although separate subnets has considerations regarding DNS and recovery speeds.

SQL Server 2008 and below does NOT support subnets and MUST be configured with a VLAN.

In SQL Server 2012 you can now configure SQL Server failover clusters across multiple sites without implementing the stretch V-LAN technology.

Exchange 2007 and above does support subnets using CCR andor DAGs.

If mirroring SQL Server over <1ms I would recommend asynchronies Mirroring (this requires Enterprise edition).

SQL and Windows Information

Requirements and Recommendations for a Multi-Site Failover Cluster http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197575(WS.10).aspx

SQL 2012 subnets: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff878716.aspx#VisualElement

SQL 2012 Features: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc645993(SQL.110).aspx

MultiSubnetSupport: .Net 4.5 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205662.aspx

Windows 2008 cluster Fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494036

Mirroring Impact: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/56351

SharePoint Information

SharePoint DR types: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff628971.aspx

SharePoint Availability: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh913923(v=office.14).aspx