Monthly archive for January 2010

BDC Presentation in Austin Feb 10th

If you are in the Austin area, don’t miss my upcoming presentation to the Austin SharePoint User Group: ———————————————————– Join us for the February 10th Meeting of the Central Texas SharePoint User Group! “Integrating External Data with the Business Data Catalog” February 10th Meeting Description: This session will take an in-depth look into the Business Data Catalog (BDC) with Microsoft SQL Server. It will include an overview of the Business Data Catalog, an introduction to configuring the BDC, and a

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SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machine Downloads from Microsoft

If you haven’t already grabbed the new SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machine images from Microsoft’s downloads, read Barb Mosher’s Get SharePoint 2010 Up and Running with VM from Microsoft Barb writes an excellent summary of each VM’s purpose and how you can leverage these pre-configured systems to jump start your SharePoint 2010 learning. The two beta vm’s are available in 700MB chunks in RAR format from public MSDN and are free for evaluation and demonstration. Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit with

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Whither Goest the SharePoint Gatherer?

Is the Gatherer a part of SharePoint 2007 or a relic of the the past? The SharePoint Log known as the ULS shows some errors regarding the Gatherer process. The documentation on SharePoint 2007 reveals no such beast to me. So that begs the question, what in the world is the Gatherer? And how is it related to search? The answer appears to lie in some legacy code that goes at least as far back as SharePoint Portal Server 2001.

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STSADM Backup Feedback from MCM

I loved the recent Microsoft Certified Master Training I attended in Redmond last month. I learned so much and met and became friends with experts in the field. Some of the things we learned and discused don’t seem so readily findable on the wide internet. I want to surface one that is published but not easy to find.   SharePoint Backup is a often discussed topic and it would appear that it’s not well understood. Before MCM, I’d read Joel Oleson’s Backup

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