(work in progress)
Cognitive Search - Azure Search with AI - 15 minutes video by Scott Hanselman and Rob Caron
Follow the blogs:
Microsoft is publishing SharePoint Automation with DSC:
with Chris Charlebois.
Afaik I saw episodes on MVA.
DETAILS: THE RESULT OF [ CHECKOUT/TEST#1 ] WAS A FAILURE. VERSION '0.1.00XX' OF THE 'your_cookbook_name' COOKBOOK COULD NOT BE LOCATED ON THE [ your.chef.server ] CHEF-SERVER. PLEASE CONSULT THE ACTIVITY-LOG FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Actually means "you cannot use version number with leading zeroes". I.e., e.g. instead of version number '0.1.0013' try '0.1.13'
Automation is not the same as DSC and DevOps.
Automation is about changing existing process - to enable it start and work automatically, without human attendance, i.e. faster and more stable. The good example is site collection provisioning.
DevOps is an idea to manage infrastructure configuration via code with well-known and proved developers practices - ADLC, version control etc.
Outgoing emails are not sending from one particular site, "immediate alerts" timer job stuck on some specific database, owstimer.exe consumes high memory on one SharePoint server.
You can restart SharePoint timer service (SPTimerV4), but after some time the same happens again. If you have courage to wait enough - you can see 100% CPU load and WFE server not responding.
Microsoft "cloud first" initiative led us to the situation where SharePoint on-prem (SharePoint 2019) is just a branch (sub-project) of SharePoint Online project.
So "Hybrid" SharePoint environment is just a combination of two similar products - one in on-prem and the other one - in the cloud.