has moved homes

You may have noticed a little change here at First off I wanted to say a huge thank you to FPWeb for providing FREE hosting for this web site running on a SharePoint Server 2010 Farm for the last few years. The community has benefited tremendously from the wealth of information shared by the community headed up by myself (Jeremy Thake @jthake), Mark Miller @eusp and Natasha Felshman @teameusp. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors over the years that have helped to pay for expenses to keep the site running and the editorial effort running, without the sponsors this site wouldn’t be what it is today.

I have spent quite a bit of my own personal time writing up a migration script to get the content out of SharePoint Server 2010 Publishing Site lists and libraries into WordPress. I’ve used all the tricks in the book to get ALL of the content over including all the comments, images, authors and categories.

As you are probably aware, I have moved to Seattle to take a role as a Senior Product Marketing Manager role in the Office 365 Developer team. I wrote a post on this back in March when I joined. I would encourage you to go see what our team has been up to at I would just like to say a personal thank you to everyone involved in the community, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my dream of working for Microsoft without all your support and help over the years!
Mark has also been busy forming a new community around the Nexus product.  You can check out what Mark has been doing over at the Sonatype blog. No doubt that community will benefit immensely from his passion for building strong collaboration across the globe like he did with and then

Rather than let the content disappear off the Internet when the SharePoint Server’s were switched off, I thought it was important to keep things going and accessible. I’ve already had quite a few questions over the last few months around the future of the site.
The site has over 160,000 page views a month purely through search driven referrals. There has been no content updates on the site since November 2013, but if there are people who want to contribute to this site I am more than happy to open the doors again.
The web site is currently hosted on my personal Azure tenant. I am not looking to make this a commercial site and will only source sponsorship to keep the lights on. Truthfully, I have no idea what it’ll cost to run WordPress on Azure Web Sites and Azure SQL with the audience it has.

If people are interested in contributing, I will be looking for some volunteers to act as editors for content in the End User, Developer and IT Pro spaces respectively. I am also looking for someone with some Photoshop skills to skin this site from the default theme with a nice top banner.

So, feel free to chime in below in the comments and lets see what we can rustle up!

25 thoughts on “ has moved homes”

  1. Hey, great work - I’m really glad to see NBSP back online again. This site has helped me so much in the past!! Thx for the effort to migrate all the content.

  2. Hi Jeremy,
    I know about NBSP and indeed it helped me a lot.
    I would love to be a part of this team.
    Let me know if I can be of any help in running this.

  3. Hi Jeremy,
    I’ve visited this site so many times throughout the years, it would be sad to see it go away. This being said, I would love to volunteer as editor if you need any help. Let me know.

  4. Hi Jeremy, I send all my users to NBSP. I’d also love to do some volunteer editing if it will help to keep this incredibly valuable knowledgebase alive and relevant. I’m especially interested in the End User track since we have such a strong business self-service program at NTT DATA, and I’m always using this site to support my business admins. Let me know how I can help.

  5. Hi Jeremy,
    Congratulations on your recent career move to Microsoft. I attended the O365 Summit in Houston last month to keep up with development trends and recommendations for SharePoint Online.

    I have benefited on multiple occasions, from the content contributors for this site. I am a SharePoint developer, branding specialist, and standards enthusiast. I would like to contribute my Photoshop skills, and contribute to the end user area as well. I look forward to speaking with you.

  6. Hi Jeremy,

    Congrats on the move! I’ve benefitted immensely by being a part of this community and there’s certainly a big following here in Aus. So much has changed in the last 5 years we need to make sure this content stays relevant to the industry. I’d love the opportunity to contribute on a volunteer basis, vetting content, proofing articles etc to keep the content relevant and the quality high. Hit me up!

  7. Hello, I just discovered your site as Kerri Abraham’s Rockin’ the Wiki post is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Unfortunalty the link to the word template in her article 2012-01-06-RockWiki-WikiButtonsTemplate.docx gives me a 404 page. Would it be possible to email the file to me? Thanks very much.

  8. I always notices that your blog posts are so unique and well explained with deep information. The best thing which I like most in your articles is that your articles are so easy to understand because it was written in so easy language and it really helps newbie bloggers like me.

  9. I would love to volunteer as a contributor and/or editor. EUSP and NBSP have been lifelines for me in the past and are sorely needed in the community. Count me in!

  10. Jeremy, I’ve contributed on your site before as well and this site was a great resource. Wouldn’t it be better to keep this in Sharepoint 2010 vs all the effort to move it to WordPress (less cost). Either way hit him up if you need help getting this restarted.

  11. I currently run a rather large public-facing SharePoint 2013 Internet site (~1.2 million pageviews/month). If you’d like some professional editorial assistance or someone to help with blog posts for end/power users, please let me know.

  12. Hi, I’m looking for guest bloggers to share their thoughts on all things related to SharePoint and Office 365 intranets on the Bonzai blog ( Our audience includes business groups like HR and Communications, as well as technical users like Systems Analysts, Project Managers, SP Administrators, etc. I have a list of topics we’d love to capture your opinions on, or welcome your suggestions for posts. If you’re interested, let’s chat.

  13. You all are under the age of 40. How can I tell? Because y’all in that generation spell wrong. I bet you don’t know what’s wrong in this text:

    “Rather than let the content disappear off the Internet when the SharePoint Server’s were switched off ”

    Do you not understand that the apostrophe-s combination indicates possession? Like “belonging to the server”. Y’all use it constantly as a plural for nouns. It is also used when creating contractions (do you know what a contraction is? doubt it. See below)

    The correct spelling is servers. Plain and simple. Why make yourself type an extra character?

    Only exception is when you have acronyms (do you even know what an acronym is?). Like URL’s. That is acceptable. But also URLs is acceptable.

    You’re welcome. (hint: find the contraction)


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