Mobilize SharePoint with Syncplicity

End users love file sync and share utilities – it helps them do their jobs efficiently.  Enterprises love their Enterprise Content Management (ECM) infrastructure – they enable compliance with any number of data governance and  eDiscovery regulations and policies.  Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to choose?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring your end users the functionality they want while retaining the ECM functionality you’ve already invested in?

Some folks will just invest in a new service to provide that sync and share functionality, then figure out how to apply their data governance policies.  This approach has a couple of pitfalls:

  • File collaboration is just one of the applications that ECMs like SharePoint support, and integration between file collaboration and other applications provides significant value.
  • Enterprises have real data governance needs, whether it’s DLP, legal compliance, eDiscovery, HIPAA or any number of other requirements.  Many enterprises have built their data governance models around ECMs they already have in place.  Re-establishing data governance capabilities around a specific service can be difficult (or impossible), and introduces path dependency to a particular service.   Nobody likes lock-in.

With Syncplicity, you don’t have to choose.  The Syncplicity SharePoint Connector allows you to seamlessly extend mobile access to your ECM systems like SharePoint and Documentum.  You can also choose to augment those systems with native sync and share functionality provided by the core Syncplicity service.  It’s all part of Syncplicity’s “no silos” approach.

A picture is worth a thousand words:




See what we did there?  You can extend access to SharePoint to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users.  There’s a fantastic (but brief) writeup on the functionality here.

Why does EMC World bring a smile to my face?

EMC World – Those words bring a smile to my face.  It gives me, and hundreds of others like me at EMC, the opportunity to meet with customers.   We cherish the opportunity to get out and meet with customers.  I know that I often work on projects for weeks, even months and never get the opportunity to get live feedback from customers.  Sure we get feedback second hand from sales or even technical engineers but there is nothing like the unfiltered feedback directly from a customer.


So, it is without hesitation, that I ask that you stop by Booth 850, take a look at the many technical solutions for Microsoft applications we have developed over the past few months and give us your candid feedback!  We welcome it.


We have solutions to help you find new power in System Center; we show you how to increase performance of SQL server; we help you regain control of your Exchange environment; we show you can easily manage and control storage infrastructure using the PowerShell toolkit; we show you how to save days deploying SharePoint  and so  many more.

[Howto]Manage Isilon Snapshots with Networker 8.2 in networker2go

This Post contains Screenshots of upcoming networker2go. it is subject to change !


First of all, Virtual Geek  posted a nice Update Update on how to get EMC´s Scaleout Fileserver  iSILON as a Virtual Appliance for testing.

Good start for those who want to Test Isilon with Networker Snapshot management for NAS that is currently in Beta!


Here is a Brief Walkthrough .

First off all we specify a new Networker Client.

In my Lab, i connect to Isilons Smart Connect Address:

Make sure to check NAS Device



Next, we have to specify the Credentials for management,

NDMP if we like to do a Rollover to a NDMP Device or Data Domain :-) ,

and the File Server credentials when we like to Mount the Volumes for restores


Next we can select the Snapshot Configuration.

In the beta, only Local is available.

We create a new Group with an 2 Hour Schedule starting from 00:00


Next i create a new Snapshot policy, 12 Snaps daily, every 2nd backup



As for now, we leave NDMP to Dump ....






This si our Summary:





When you start the group, you will see the Snapshots automatically Created on the Isilon.


You can also Import the Existing Snapshots into NSM:

A run Discovery from Devices in the NMC will discover all Snaps created by SnapIQ:



Now, for a recover, i can select to recover from the Snapshot or from the NDMP Backup.

In this Example i will retore from a Snapshot and use my Networker Server as Recover target.



I can now select the Saveset to Recover and the Mount option to Browse the Saveset:


The Snapshot get´s mounted:


And is Accessible from the Mounthost:


I will post a Howto for configuring Isilon into Networker2go soon.

[howto] Creating a Hyper-V Server including SQL and SCVMM for Networker Backups in a Custom Configuration Part 1

This is a small howto for a low-footprint Hyper-V / SCVMM / networker Demo Szenario.


Upon Completion, you will have 3 VM's:

  • one DC Node
  • one Hyper-V Host
  • one Networker Server

The Install Domain in this Example is NW82. We use vmnet10 as a Custom Network with subnet, as the Master we use the Master2012R2Update. Networker id going tpo

With the Option -nmm_ver and -nw_ver we can select different

The installation process  starts with:

.\networker2go.ps1 -HyperV -SCVMM -HVNodes 1 -Master 2012R2UMASTER -BuildDomain NW82 -NW -nmm_ver nmm82 -nw_ver nw82 -VMnet 10 -MySubnet


Please Note, Without Customizing you may want to use

.\networker2go.ps1 -HyperV -SCVMM -HVNodes 1 -NW


The Installation Process starts. Depending upon you machine Speed, the Install may take up to one Hour.



Once the Networker Server is installed, the Installation is Finished..

You will have a View of 3 VM´s in VMware Workstation:




Let´s go to node1. You may notice the new Server2012R2U Start Menue with Groups. Start the Virtual Machine manager Console from the Start menue


In the Connect Dialog, check "Automatically connect with these Settings" and click ok.



VMM will open.


Right now, no Fabric Elements are configured.

To add a Host to  SCVMM, go to the Fabric View and Select Add --> Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters


Next Dialog



In the Select Run As Account, Click Create run As Account



In the Details, Give the name SCVMMRUNAS

As Username, use domain\Administrator, Password Password123!

Note: Normally we would create a Special RunAs Account in the Domain, we use the Domain Admin here for Ease of use :-)



Select the newly Created RunAs Account


next, in the Specify Search scope, select Specify Windows Server by Name and enter HVNode1 as Computername and Click next.



Select the Discovered Host to add


Click OK to Continue



Add the Host to the All hosts Group



Confirm the Settings and Click finish


Monitor the Jobs Dialog for completion.




In the VM´s and Services View, you can see the newly Added host with the BRSVM.


This will Finish Part 1 of the Walkthrough,

Part 2 is on Configuring a Networker Saveset