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Monthly archive for April 2009

How to move a site in SharePoint, Let me count the ways

Someone just asked me about moving a site with subsites to a new location, but didn’t have details.   Without knowing the situation, here are some of the countless options with considerations:   1) Site Collection level backup and restore only applies if the subsite is a site collection and you can overwrite the exisiting top level site use stsadm -o backup and stsadm -o restore   2) stsadm -o export and stsadm -o import may require manual touch up […]

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GPISync your MotionX Track

I’ve been using MotionX Lite on my iPhone while I drive around neighborhoods looking at houses. Today, I found out that you can share tracks by email. Combine that with the GPISync code from Google Code downloads and you could add the latitude and longitude EXIF data to photos from a non GPS enabled camera. I’m going to try it out and let you see the results.   For the time being check out Motion X in the App Store […]

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The Positive Side of SharePoint Wiki

Read Wiki-in-the-Box – Is SharePoint Wiki Really that Bad? for an in depth look at the positive side of the Out of the Box wiki functionality in SharePoint 2007.   Set aside at least 15 minutes for this well written coverage of SharePoint Wikis. Woody Windischman, author of Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, and a prolific SharePoint blogger, explains wiki history and how to take advantage of what you’ve licensed.       In Woody’s words: Some people look at […]

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Technical Preview in 2009

It’s been almost six months since my post predicting every name including SharePoint 2010. Could we be seeing the picture below in 6 more? According to the Exchange 2010 Announcement on MSDN PressPass, we should expect a Technical Preview Release of SharePoint 2010 in the Third Quarter of 2009 along with the other Office 2010 products. Release to Manufacturing is officially first half of 2010.   Google News shows lots of press coverage of SharePoint 2010, so don’t take my […]

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Proud to be on this list of speakers at SharePoint Saturday DC May 2

Please join me as I present Integrate External Data with the Business Data Catalog Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at the Microsoft Technology Center on Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA. More Details sharepointsaturday.org/dc is the official event site Registration opens Thursday, April 16th on the website. The presentation will be part of a free, all day event featuring some of the best speakers on SharePoint. MicroLink is sponsoring the Event Program and supplies and my co-worker Chad Schroeder will be presenting […]

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Save the Manatees with SharePoint and Google Maps!

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Jamey Baxter who is a Computer Programs Analyst II/SharePoint Developer with the Office of Information Technology at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Jamey read my post on mapping a list with latitude and longitude and adding the name to the popup. He took the method and implemented it on a unique project I thought you would like to hear about it. Along the way, Jamey updated the solution to work for the […]

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Virtual Earth API 6.2 with SharePoint

Virtual Earth API Update As I promised at my SharePoint Saturday Presentation in Boston, I’ve updated my previous example integrating SharePoint with the Virtual Earth SDK. The original example was based on the SharePoint Designer Team Blog post, How to Integrate Virtual Earth Maps with a SharePoint List, from almost 2 years ago. Greg Chan’s original post is still great, and I recommend you give a read to see how he did the magic. However, there is at least one […]

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Highlights of Tom Rizzo’s SharePoint Designer Announcement

According to Google Blog Search, SharePoint Buzz had the scoop 11 hours ago on the official SharePoint Designer announcement. Figure 1 Sometime close to midnight this Microsoft Download site was updated with the text SharePoint Designer is NOW FREE! Along with the download, we were provided a number of great resources to take advantage of the great pricing. Video: SharePoint Designer 2007 (April 2009 Announcement) is a new interview with Tom Rizzo the Senior Director for SharePoint. Besides the big […]

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