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Adam Cogan sat down with Aaron Saikovski of Microsoft Australia to talk about SharePoint 2013

Aaron Saikovski of Microsoft Australia shares some great tips and best practices in this video.

But to start the interview, Aaron shared some of his pain-points of SharePoint 2010, which included:

  1. Custom code
  2. Fast search – in particular the claims based authentication bug that stops the thumbnail preview
  3. Sandbox solutions not becoming popular

Then they moved onto the highlights of SharePoint 2013:

  1. The new awesome search feature
  2. The social features (aka gamification)

Aaron also talks about when you should install the latest Cumulative Update (CU). His practice for updating SharePoint servers (2010 and 2013) is that you take the latest CU – 1 (aka CU is n-1)

Finally Adam asks “what investment would you make if you were the boss of SharePoint?” (Jeff Teper)


About the speakers

About the speakers

SharePoint Guru

Aaron Saikovski is a Microsoft certified technology specialist, consultant, developer, trainer and architect with over 20 years commercial information technology experience.

His core skills are centred on SharePoint technologies primarily focussed on architecture and infrastructure deployments and best practices. He has been involved in some of the largest SharePoint deployments in the world.

Aaron is also a member of the APAC SharePoint Online community and is seen as an SME in assisting with customer’s transition to cloud based services, specifically Office365 and SharePoint Online.

His blog can be found at:

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