Monthly archive for August 2008

Mapping: About your latitude and longitude

It’s been a long time since grammar school for me. And I’ve forgotten a lot. For one thing, I recently discovered couldn’t find things on a map by latitude and longitude. I’ve been working with Google Maps a lot in the last year. When you visualize location information you really need the latitude and longitude of a person or thing. Here’s one way to keep them straight. When you think Longitude think about the "long" part of the word. It

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Is your SharePoint guarded by Kerberos?

You may recognize the three headed dog pictured above as the guard dog of Hades from Ancient Greek Mythology. The dog’s name is Kerberos in Greek. A different kind of kerberos may be guarding your computer. Some facts about Kerberos from other web sites: "Windows 2000 and later use Kerberos as their default authentication method." (kerberos in wikipedia)  "Kerberos is currently the most secure authentication mechanism supported by AD."(1 of 10 Facts About Kerberos from Office and SharePoint Pro) The Two Hop Problem What

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Tracking Hurricanes Gustav and Hanna

As part of my work as a SharePoint Consultant, it’s often necessary to understand what the business of my client in order to provide the best technology solution for their orginization. At my latest DoD client, I’ve had the opportunity to learn a little about military support during a national disaster. Decision making during a crisis involves digesting a large amount of information quickly. This is one place web collaboration in particular and SharePoint spefically can help.   The potential disaster on eveyone’s mind today is the chance of

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Olympics and SQL 08 on 08 08 08!

Today is the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year of the 2000’s. You may be aware China scheduled the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics for 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 o’clock today becuase of the luck associated with the number in their culture. At any rate, Microsoft and Search Server are providing some assistance to the Olympics through their INFO 08 platform that allows searching athlete bios.   If Microsoft had better relationships in China, they might have delayed

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