Markus' Blog

My thoughts and findings about Azure, Microsoft 365, SharePoint and SQL Server


Warm up your SharePoint Application Pools with Application Initialization for IIS 8 and 7.5

Published at September 2, 2012 ·  1 min read

To take away the pain of bothering about warming up our SharePoint Environment, Microsoft introduced the Application Initialization Module for IIS 8 and 7.5. There was a module in beta status for quite a long time – and then it was retracted. Now it’s back as a combination of global and application-specific rules that work not only for SharePoint 2013 but for SharePoint 2010 as well. Follow these instructions and get rid of your warmup scripts ;-)...

Who moved my cheese? Getting back the “Sign in as different user” in SharePoint 2013 the RIGHT way!

Published at August 30, 2012 ·  1 min read

Microsoft decided to remove the “Sign in as different user” link from the personal menu – at least in SharePoint 2013 Beta 2 (SharePoint 2013 Preview). Of course you could start IE as a different user – but sometimes this is not an option. There are several recommendations out there to change the “Welcome.ascx” file in order to get the menu entry back. But bear in mind that changing OOB SharePoint Files is not the way that we want to go – especially when thinking about enlarging the farm (or upgrading, or …)....