About Michael Blumenthal

Michael Blumenthal is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Solution Architect with PSC Group. Michael has well-rounded SharePoint expertise, with SharePoint development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He's designed, implemented, and supported SharePoint intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Banking, Energy, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications (most recently, the MCITP:SharePoint 2010) and the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. He blogs about SharePoint at http://blog.BlumenthalIT.com/, tweets about SharePoint as @MichaelBL and has contributed three SharePoint projects to CodePlex. Michael helps run the Chicago Sharepoint User Group, CSPUG (http://cspug.org). Michael has spoken nationally and locally about SharePoint at community events including Microsoft Virtual Tech Days, SharePoint Connections, and SharePoint Saturday Chicago, among others.

Restoring a file from an unattached content database, no web app required!

The scenario: User needs a business-critical file restored from two days ago and the document library does not have versioning turned on. This is in an on-premise SharePoint 2013 farm. The content databases get backed up nightly, with the two Continue reading Restoring a file from an unattached content database, no web app required!

ICYMI: June Conference Highlights & MVP #3

In Case You Missed It… A lot happened in the last few weeks that I’ve been meaning to blog about. Digital Workplace Experience Conference June 19-21 I attended the Digital Workplace Experience conference. Key takeaways from this: A digital workplace Continue reading ICYMI: June Conference Highlights & MVP #3

Office 365 Governance Essentials: Step 1 – Review, Annotate, and Share Weekly Digest

When I started managing my employer’s Office 365 tenant in March of this year, there was no governance in place. There are some basic governance processes that are straight-forward to implement and are critical first steps in putting governance in Continue reading Office 365 Governance Essentials: Step 1 – Review, Annotate, and Share Weekly Digest

A busy week at Microsoft Ignite 2016!

It’s just under two weeks until I arrive at the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta Georgia.  I’m very excited to not just attend, but speak as well. I will be: Presenting four theater sessions, see below. Participating in a Community Continue reading A busy week at Microsoft Ignite 2016!