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Deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment – Preparing Servers for SharePoint 2019

Now that the SQL Server and AD are configured for the farm, let’s go about preparing servers for SharePoint 2019.  There are just a few steps we want to do to ensure the servers are set up for our usage.  With SharePoint 2016 there was the concept of minrole servers.  These being servers that have a specific use.  Whether it be search, web front end, distributed cache, etc, you can minimize the responsibilities of each server to make the farm more efficient.  Because this particular configuration is for a high-end desktop\laptop I will be able to deploy a type of minrole server (we’ll cover that in the next post).  I will build out a full minrole farm in a future post using Microsoft Azure.  In this series, we will deploy an App and a Web server.  This post will assume you have created Windows Server 2016 VMs already.

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Deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment – Install and Configure SQL Server 2017 for SharePoint 2019

Before you can do anything with SharePoint 2019 you have to install SQL Server.  You have a couple of options available as both SQL Server 2016 and 2017 can be used.  I want to go with SQL Server 2017 (all the latest features right?).  So in this post I will be demonstrating how to install and configure SQL Server 2017 for SharePoint 2019.  If you are wondering why you should bother with SharePoint 2019 at all, review my previous post to review a lot of the features you gain and others you lose.  This series doesn’t cover the AD and server configuration.  There are a couple of posts I did when building out SharePoint 2013 that can assist with this.

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Deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment – Overview

Now that SharePoint 2019 is out and has been for a while I thought it wouldn’t hurt to update my series for creating a SharePoint development environment.  This series will focus on installing all the components you need for building out a multi-server\tiered environment to build your amazing solutions within.  This first post is going to focus on SharePoint 2019 as a whole.  What’s needed, what’s changed and the options you have for your environment.

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Inserting Values into Multi-Value SharePoint On-Prem Choice Fields with Microsoft Flow

So one would think this is a no brainer as you can now read and update multi-value fields in SharePoint Online.  In August of 2018, Microsoft announced that multi-value choice fields can now be read from and updated (see this link).  What wasn’t clear is that it doesn’t allow you to do this with SharePoint On-Prem environments via the data gateway.  I have received confirmation from Microsoft that this is, in fact, a limitation for SharePoint 2013 and 2016 on-prem environments, but shouldn’t be for SharePoint 2019.  I haven’t yet tested this claim but will update if the information is untrue.  So in this post, I will be inserting values in multi-value SharePoint on-prem choice fields with Microsoft Flow.  I would like to send a thank you to Rob Windsor who got me started on the path to determine the solution.

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Microsoft Flow Error: Tag Value Too Large

So today I started creating a new custom approval using Microsoft Flow.  I had been working for about 15 minutes or so and thought to myself that it may be a really good idea for me to save my work because we all know that if I didn’t do it soon something would cause me to lose everything (because initial save hadn’t been accomplished yet.  When I clicked on the save button I received an error I hadn’t received before.  “Tag value to large. Following tag value…exceeded the maximum length.  Maximum allowed length for tag value – ‘256’ characters.

Tag Value Too Large - Error Message

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