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Site Collection Web Analytics Reports Missing?

Working on a SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade, I came across an issue I couldn’t find any help for. My Usage and Web Analytics service applications were clearly configured and running per the instructions on TechNet and Bill Baer’s Step-by-Step. I could view the reports in Central Administration. However the link Site Collection Web Analytics Reports was no where to be found in my Site Settings on my upgrade site collections. This was the case in three farms I had configured,

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Code Construction versus Software Development

Reading a great book this morning, I stumbled upon the concept of code construction as a distinct activity in a software development project. If you’re involved in a lot of development projects like me, you probably spend some time during your projects thinking of ways to describe what you’re doing. Having a great vocabulary on your specific trade can go a long way to making communication clearer and easier. Steve McConnell describes code construction this way in the book I

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SharePoint 2010 Exams and Certifications

Microsoft has published four traditional exams for SharePoint 2010 and there are four corresponding certifications. TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development Exam 70-573 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring Exam 70-667 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications Exam 70-576 Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator Exam 70-668 Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Preparation I believe the best preparation for these exams is by hands on

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Paul Stubbs SharePoint Connections Recording on SharePoint and Windows Phone 7

Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010 | Matthijs Hoekstra | Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/matthijs/Developing-Windows-Phone-7-Applications-for-SharePoint-2010 Screen clipping taken: 11/8/2010 11:22 AM     Paul has done some interesting integration work with SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7. The picture above has him showing wssdemo.com on the Windows Phone 7. Mobile view on the left, full fidelity on the right.

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Contributing to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out

I’ve agreed to contribute to the upcoming Microsoft Press title Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out. Amazon has already updated the listing with me as co-author. How exciting! I’ve already started writing the first chapter I’ll contribute which is tentatively titled “Administration for Business Users.” I have what I think is a unique concept for the chapter. 99% of SharePoint users will never install SharePoint, but many will want to know how the decisions made by engineers will effect their

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New ASP.Net jQuery and SharePoint Blog

Please welcome my friend Patrick O’Gorman to the SharePoint Blog World! He has started blogging at http://knowog.com/myblog  Patrick works with me at AIS in San Antonio and really knows his ASP.Net stuff. He also likes working with CRM, but I won’t hold that against him.​ His first two technical posts, jQuery Accordion and jQuery Accordion – Part II are great quick starts for anyone new to jQuery or the Google AJAX Feed API. Since you know how I love a

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Questions for a SharePoint Expert? Join our live chat next Wednesday

Join me on a live chat next Wednesday at 11AM Central. One thing I’ve like about Microsoft for a long time is the amount of tools and advice they give us software developers. I mean, Microsoft creates some pretty great software for just about everyone – Windows and Office are obvious choices there that most everyone I know uses. But for someone who likes to create and configure software like me, Microsoft does more than the other software companies. My

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Recommended Reading: Free, Downloadable SharePoint Books from TechNet

Did you know that Microsoft TechNet has very comprehensive books on planning, architecting and deploying SharePoint? I can not recommend reading these books strongly enough if you plan on working on the back end of a SharePoint installation, even on a development environment. For 2007, I recommend starting with “Getting started with Office SharePoint 2007”, then “Planning and architecture for Office SharePoint Server Part 1” and Part 2, then “Deployment for Office SharePoint Server 2007.” I’ve read those 4 2007

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InfoPath 2010 New Form from SharePoint List Template requires InfoPath Forms Services

Have you wondered about InfoPath 2010 compatability with SharePoint 2010 Foundation? I was Reading Comparing SharePoint List and Form Library Forms and decided to try out the SharePoint List Template for new InfoPath forms. When I attempted to publish it to http://tomresing.com, a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site, I received the above error. InfoPath Forms Services is a feature of SharePoint Server 2010 with Enterprise Client Access Licenses. You can see the fullEditions Comparison on SharePoint.microsoft.com Screen clipping taken: 10/8/2010 11:24 AM      

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Sahil’s Book and Virtualization

I just received my copy of Sahil Malik’s new SharePoint 2010 Development book. I’ve only read a few pages, but he’s already caught my attention with a great discussion of Virtualization Technologies applied to SharePoint Development. This is a tough topic and Sahil shows his experience with his options in the first chapter of the book. I hope the rest of the book is as good as the first Chapter! By the way, Sahil meant the first chapter for .Net developers

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