Microsoft has opened up the registration for the Ignite conference in the fall.

Now for those of you who have been following along, this whole thing about where is Ignite and when is Ignite has been kind of a crazy deal.

So some folks were able to register early the first time when it was still in Chicago and then it went away and it was in Atlanta. And now Microsoft has opened up registration again.

Y'all Make Your Plans

But, starting now, you can go to Ignite.microsoft.com and sign up. Here's the deal, the information as it stands today. And as we've seen in the past, it's all very fluid.

These aren't so much facts as they are good ideas. But right now, it's looking like it's going to be in Atlanta Sept. 26 through 30. 

Microsoft has done a bunch of events in Atlanta in the past and they've worked out pretty well. 

To sign up for the whole thing, the whole enchilada, it's only a mere $2,220. That's a fair chunk of money, but it's the whole week, a bunch of events and all that.

They also have a bunch of tiered tickets, you can buy one day passes, you can buy exhibit hall only passes. You can buy passes for events that only happen in specific locations ... things like that. So there's a little something in it for everybody.

I was a little sad. There doesn't appear to be a discount code for listeners of my podcast. I might have to talk to my friends at Microsoft about that.

There should be a Klindt discount code that gets you to the front of the line and the tastiest of the beverages at lunch and all those kinds of things.

So in Atlanta, I will do everything I can to be there. They haven't done any call for speakers, so I don't know what's going on with that yet.

And again, like last year, Ignite is going to be everything: SharePoint, Azure, Office 365, Windows, Xbox and all that. It's just going to be large beyond a shadow of a doubt. It's going to be huge.

I'm very excited registration is open.

Stay Healthy, My Friends

This is one of my favorite things to talk about this week: A new Search Health Report tool (SRx) for SharePoint.

This is something we've always wanted more access to, but could never really get, is to see what's inside of search when we've got search issues and we can't find a document based on a word or whatever and we're trying to figure out what's going on.

There wasn't really a good way to get inside of search.

This tool, while it doesn't give you everything, it gets you into a lot of these things. It does two things that I really like: 1) it's SharePoint search and 2) it's PowerShell. 

And so I haven't had a chance to play with it much, but it's a PowerShell module that you download and run. It adds a bunch of functions to your PowerShell shell. 

Once you have those loaded you can run some other PowerShell CMDLETS that will run you different kinds of reports.

It's a little different from a lot of tools in that as you run it, it adds the things, it loads stuff up and pops you back to your PowerShell prompt.

And so it's easy to run and then make it look like nothing happened. But in all reality it's just sitting there, waiting for your command, waiting for you to tell it that it's ok to run all these reports and all that kind of stuff.

All in all, it's an easy way to do some search troubleshooting and get some stats.

Tell Us More

So, yes, of course, there is more in Podcast 280, including more on the search health reports. Sit back and watch or just listen. The time stamps below link to the selected content.

11:46 — Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for Windows 10
17:33 — More Azure AD and Windows 10 goodness: Enterprise State Roaming public preview!
21:17 — Connect To All Office 365 Services With PowerShell