On Michael Gannotti’s SharePoint Brown Bag and Blog Network

Microsoft SharePoint blogger Michael Gannotti hosted a live meeting brown bag today. Two things I loved about it Insight into Microsoft’s future direction on SharePoint He used the Facebook Blog Networks Application to host the details Facebook Blog Networks Application   You can now Join my network for Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog on Facebook. Michael joined my newtork today. It’s a great forum for readers of my blog. As a value add for people in his network, he published the

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Taking Joel Oleson’s Advice

When you work with SharePoint long enough, one guy whose blog you certainly find answers on is Joel Oleson. Since leaving Microsoft, Joel’s blog posts have been really strong on another topic, marketing your blog.   Here are some of my favorite posts of his from his new independent blog: Ranking Your Blog – Managing and Gaining Popularity 10 Easy Tips and Tricks to Successful Twitter Microblogging 10 Steps to Real Business Value in Twitter SharePoint Custom Site Definition Battle – Common

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MOSS 2007 High Availability with Database Mirroring : Slides and References

Moss 2007 High Availability View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. References Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations. Microsoft(r) TechNet. [Online] March 10, 2006. [Cited: 10 09, 2008.] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/technologies/dbm_best_pract.mspx. Case Study of High Availability for SharePoint using Database Mirroring (white paper). Microsoft TechNet. [Online] April 2008. [Cited: September 22, 2008.] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc531332.aspx Microsoft. How to transfer the logins and the passwords between instances of SQL Server 2005. Microsoft Help and Support. [Online] July 11, 2006. [Cited: October 13, 2008.] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918992/

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SharePoint 14, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2012. The next version is a long way off by any name

It’s been almost two years since the SharePoint 2007 technologies were released. With Windows 7 plans solidifying, what do we know about the next versions of Office and SharePoint?     Very Little Detail on the Web From what I can find on the web, relatively nothing. The last official word I heard was from Bill Gates himself in Redmond. I was in the room next door when he talked about Improvements to the List Architecture, but revealed little else. And

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SASUG- SharePoint High Availability with Database Mirroring

The San Antonio SharePoint User’s Group just announced the October 28th presentation on SharePoint High Availability with Database Mirroring. My friend and collegue, Rich Olivieri, will be presenting based on recent work we’ve done for a client. Microsoft’s Plan for Redundancy has all the pretty pictures showing database clusters or mirrors. But how easy is this to set up if you’re not a DBA? Turns out, it’s not too hard to switch over when you use the Alias approach. Rich

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SharePoint 2007 Upgrade with a Domain Migration

How to map SharePoint users from one domain to another, complete with file history and ownership The Scenario A business unit of a larger company has hired my team for a SharePoint Migration Project. We’ve done a lot of upgrades from the 2003 technologies to the 2007 products, but this one has a twist. The group’s SharePoint Portal Server 2003 environment exists in a legacy Active Directory Forest. The new Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment will be on a

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Mapping: Part 2 Show a SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google

This is the second part in a two part series on mapping a contacts list from SharePoint on a map from Google. In part one, we created a contacts list, a page and put a map on the page. Part 2 – in SharePoint Designer Add a data view web part Modify the display of the new web part Add a Data View Web Part Select an empty Web Part Zone Select Insert Data View from the Data View menu

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Windows Server 2008 Tip: Add Remote Login privilege to Remote Desktop Users Built in Group

Here’s a tip for Administrators using Windows Server 2008 from my recent experience working with a new SharePoint 2007 VM. The Remote Desktop Users Built in Group in Windows Server 2008 does not have permissions to log in remotely. At least not on the machine I just installed. Here’s the problem and how I fixed it. One of the new features of Windows Server 2008 is the new Server Manager, pictured below. It provides a summary of your computer information,

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CKS:EBE Title in Title Bar

I’ve been working with the Community Kit for SharePoint Enhanced Blog Edition, or CKS:EBE, for two reasons. For one, I want to improve the blog I’m posting to. But also, blogging is a powerful way of publishing on the web and I want to understand all of the options available to our SharePoint customers with this great extension of the blogging functionality built in to SharePoint.     Along those lines, I’ve been making a number of edits to the default

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Question from a friend, “easier image upload for wiki use?”

George asks: Question for you (but feel free not to answer any time soon, if you’re busy) Do you use the wiki functionality in MOSS much?  By default I notice that adding graphical content like images and such is kinda painful because you can’t do uploads to an image library or doc library directly from the wiki WYSIWYG editor.  From your experience, is that something that’s true across the board (or are we just unlucky within XXX company at the

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