Monthly archive for October 2008

Taking Joel Oleson’s Advice

When you work with SharePoint long enough, one guy whose blog you certainly find answers on is Joel Oleson. Since leaving Microsoft, Joel’s blog posts have been really strong on another topic, marketing your blog.   Here are some of my favorite posts of his from his new independent blog: Ranking Your Blog – Managing and Gaining Popularity 10 Easy Tips and Tricks to Successful Twitter Microblogging 10 Steps to Real Business Value in Twitter SharePoint Custom Site Definition Battle – Common

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MOSS 2007 High Availability with Database Mirroring : Slides and References

Moss 2007 High Availability View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. References Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations. Microsoft(r) TechNet. [Online] March 10, 2006. [Cited: 10 09, 2008.] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/technologies/dbm_best_pract.mspx. Case Study of High Availability for SharePoint using Database Mirroring (white paper). Microsoft TechNet. [Online] April 2008. [Cited: September 22, 2008.] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc531332.aspx Microsoft. How to transfer the logins and the passwords between instances of SQL Server 2005. Microsoft Help and Support. [Online] July 11, 2006. [Cited: October 13, 2008.] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918992/

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SharePoint 14, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2012. The next version is a long way off by any name

It’s been almost two years since the SharePoint 2007 technologies were released. With Windows 7 plans solidifying, what do we know about the next versions of Office and SharePoint?     Very Little Detail on the Web From what I can find on the web, relatively nothing. The last official word I heard was from Bill Gates himself in Redmond. I was in the room next door when he talked about Improvements to the List Architecture, but revealed little else. And

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SASUG- SharePoint High Availability with Database Mirroring

The San Antonio SharePoint User’s Group just announced the October 28th presentation on SharePoint High Availability with Database Mirroring. My friend and collegue, Rich Olivieri, will be presenting based on recent work we’ve done for a client. Microsoft’s Plan for Redundancy has all the pretty pictures showing database clusters or mirrors. But how easy is this to set up if you’re not a DBA? Turns out, it’s not too hard to switch over when you use the Alias approach. Rich

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SharePoint 2007 Upgrade with a Domain Migration

How to map SharePoint users from one domain to another, complete with file history and ownership The Scenario A business unit of a larger company has hired my team for a SharePoint Migration Project. We’ve done a lot of upgrades from the 2003 technologies to the 2007 products, but this one has a twist. The group’s SharePoint Portal Server 2003 environment exists in a legacy Active Directory Forest. The new Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment will be on a

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