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Mapping: About your latitude and longitude

It’s been a long time since grammar school for me. And I’ve forgotten a lot. For one thing, I recently discovered couldn’t find things on a map by latitude and longitude. I’ve been working with Google Maps a lot in the last year. When you visualize location information you really need the latitude and longitude of a person or thing. Here’s one way to keep them straight. When you think Longitude think about the "long" part of the word. It

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Is your SharePoint guarded by Kerberos?

You may recognize the three headed dog pictured above as the guard dog of Hades from Ancient Greek Mythology. The dog’s name is Kerberos in Greek. A different kind of kerberos may be guarding your computer. Some facts about Kerberos from other web sites: "Windows 2000 and later use Kerberos as their default authentication method." (kerberos in wikipedia)  "Kerberos is currently the most secure authentication mechanism supported by AD."(1 of 10 Facts About Kerberos from Office and SharePoint Pro) The Two Hop Problem What

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Tracking Hurricanes Gustav and Hanna

As part of my work as a SharePoint Consultant, it’s often necessary to understand what the business of my client in order to provide the best technology solution for their orginization. At my latest DoD client, I’ve had the opportunity to learn a little about military support during a national disaster. Decision making during a crisis involves digesting a large amount of information quickly. This is one place web collaboration in particular and SharePoint spefically can help.   The potential disaster on eveyone’s mind today is the chance of

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Olympics and SQL 08 on 08 08 08!

Today is the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year of the 2000’s. You may be aware China scheduled the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics for 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 o’clock today becuase of the luck associated with the number in their culture. At any rate, Microsoft and Search Server are providing some assistance to the Olympics through their INFO 08 platform that allows searching athlete bios.   If Microsoft had better relationships in China, they might have delayed

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See SharePoint MVP Matt McDermott at the August San Antonio SharePoint Users Group Meeting

In August, the San Antonio SharePoint Users Group will be hosting SharePoint MVP Matt McDermott at the new Rackspace office on Walzem road. When the function is available again, register with sasug.net to receive the full details when the official email goes out. In the meantime, Contact Me with your email and I will pass it on to the meeting organizer.   You can find the resources from his presentation on Search at the SharePoint Conference on his blog post

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San Antonio SharePoint User Group – July 22nd Meeting

Sasug.net doesn’t have this information currently, so I’m reposting this from the email invitation for those who are looking for it.   Please Join Us for the July Meeting of the San Antonio SharePoint User Group! Functions of Food Safety Net Services’ Extranet! The San Antonio SharePoint User Group (SASUG) was established by local, San Antonio companies that are excited about Microsoft SharePoint. Our goals are to: Build community around SharePoint and related technologies Cross-pollinate information and ideas on SharePoint

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Mapping: Part 1 Show a SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google [repost]

Originally posted 7/2/2008 at my old blog host. Summary Demonstration of a SharePoint Contacts List displayed on a Google Map. Key Points The Contacts List Template in SharePoint provides fields for addresses Google Maps provides a mapping service SharePoint integrates easily with web services Overview Part 1 Create a new contacts list Create a new Page Add a Google Map to the page Part 2 Add a Data View of the contacts list to the page Modify the Data View

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Mapping Mashups Presentation Followup

Last night’s presentation to the San Antonio SharePoint User’s Group was a lot of fun. I enjoyed showing off some things I’ve learned and I got some great feedback from the 13 or so in the audience.   As promised here are some links from my presentation: My slide deck, Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer (pptx) and  Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer (pdf) From Demo 1 How to Integrate Virtual Earth Maps with a SharePoint List, MS SharePoint Designer Team Blog SASUG

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I’ll be presenting at June’s San Antonio SharePoint Users Group Meeting

It’s official. I just received my invitation for the June 24th San Antonio SharePoint Users Group Meeting with the following program: June 24th Program: Travis Lingenfelder will be demonstrating the SASUG website and some of the ways that he added requested functionality to SharePoint such as provisioning events and related assets and sites using features to deploy all modifications for portability. Tom Resing will be presenting Mapping Mashups with SharePoint Designer including an Overview of Current Map Service Providers, an Introduction

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Why Focus on SharePoint Designer

In my first post, I mentioned a focus on SharePoint Designer. Why? 1. SharePoint Designer is an awesome new product.Microsoft invested a huge amount of R&D money in this new Office System. And who doesn’t love the new SharePoint, Word, the open xml documnet format and all the rest. But replacing Front Page with SharePoint Designer may have been the best investment. Without SharePoint Designer, branding would be near impossible, workflow customization limited and we wouldn’t have the Data View Web Part. But don’t

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