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Don’t Talk. Or, Listen to Improve Communications.

Don’t Talk. Or, Listen to Improve Communications.

One day more than 30 years ago, John Francis stopped talking. And a funny thing happened next. As he says it, “I started listening. For the first time in a long time.” Walk the earth … my 17-year vow of silence Quiet Quiet was the theme of the Ted Radio Hour episode I listened today. It really struck me how important quiet is to communications. How can you listen if you can’t hear? John Francis took it to the extreme.

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TomResing.com Now Hosted at SiteGround.

TomResing.com Now Hosted at SiteGround.

TomResing.com’s pages are now being served from a provider called SiteGround.com. Why make the move from Microsoft Azure? Two main reasons for me, performance and cost. Performance Azure’s performance for WordPress hosting just wasn’t cutting it for me. I want TomResing.com to be available 24×7 at the quickest page load time for readers. I’m sure part of the issue with Azure is the lack of a cloud-based MySQL service. I was using ClearDB, which is a MySQL service provider in

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Web Communication – It Gets Better

Web Communication – It Gets Better

The quality of communication is important. Quantity is also important. Both effect your team’s productivity in different ways. Over the years, the tools available have dramatically increased our ability to communicate effectively. And, improvements are still being made. Quality versus Quantity A friend at a conference said to me, “[Our activity stream platform] at work is great! I ask a question and get all kinds of responses in the same day.” I replied, “That’s great! Finding answers at work can

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A Blog Move : SharePoint to Azure WordPress

A  Blog Move : SharePoint to Azure WordPress

Intro To blog about SharePoint on SharePoint or not to blog about SharePoint on SharePoint. The question has been answered for me. From this point forward, I’m blogging on WordPress. And, for now, I’m hosting my blog on Azure Websites. I’ll walk you through my thought process about the transition in case in can help you in a similar situation. SharePoint 2010 Foundation on FPWeb I’ve been hosting tomresing.com on SharePoint 2010 Foundation for the last 3 and 1/2 years.

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CKS:EBE RSS Autodiscovery

Does the RSS Link light up on your SharePoint Blog? If it doesn’t, a few quick changes in SharePoint Designer could make it happen. RSS Autodiscovery RSS Autodiscovery depends on a tag like this in your <head></head> section of your HTML: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Posts" href="{$rssLink}" /> I have the link tag in my Head.xsl for my current theme. You can find the Head.xsl in the Themes folder in the folder with the same name as your currently selected theme.

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58 New SharePoint Blog Readers in 2 Days

Thanks to all my new readers. I was surprised to see my Feedburner Chicklet showing 135 readers today and I wondered what caused the huge jump. You’ll have to tell me if I’m correct, but my sleuthing showed an interesting coincidence. Did you subscribe because I removed all those Links from my feed? It was a feature called Feed Splicing from Feedburner. Feed Splicing On June 16th, I turned off Feed Splicing of my Delicious Bookmarks. If you liked the

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My SharePoint BlogRoll

A Matter Of Degree http://amatterofdegree.typepad.com/a_matter_of_degree/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/AMatterOfDegree Aidan Garnish http://aidangarnish.net/blog/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/aidangarnish Andrew Connell [MVP MOSS] http://andrewconnell.com/blog/Default.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/AndrewConnell Arpan Shah’s Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/default.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans/rss.xml Attis on SharePoint and More… http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan/default.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/Attis Ben Curry – CISSP, SharePoint Server MVP http://mindsharpblogs.com/ben/ http://mindsharpblogs.com/ben/rss.aspx Bill Baer http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/default.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/rss.xml Blog – René Hézser http://www.hezser.de/blog http://feeds2.feedburner.com/renehezser Blog of an overweight SharePoint addict http://www.myfatblog.co.uk http://www.myfatblog.co.uk/?feed=rss2 Bob Fox’s SharePoint Blog: Posts http://bobfox.securespsite.com/FoxBlog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/BobFox Carsten Keutmann http://keutmann.blogspot.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/CarstenKeutmann Chris O’Brien’s blog http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/ http://feeds.feedburner.com/ChrisObrien CleverWorkarounds http://www.cleverworkarounds.com http://www.cleverworkarounds.com/feed/ CodeJedi.NET http://blogs.msdn.com/williamcornwill/default.aspx http://feeds.feedburner.com/CodeJediNET Daniel Webster http://mindsharpblogs.com/daniel/

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