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Why IT Conferences Matter

Here we go again! I am packing my bags to go to the 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, California (#SPC11, if you want to follow along on Twitter). For the last week, there’s been a flurry of activity – phone calls, printing confirmations, and wrapping up items at my client site so that there […]

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I Can See The Finish Line – We’re Almost There!

“Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that’s one of the hardest things to do because you don’t always know exactly where you’re going, and you shouldn’t.” – George Lucas This is a really good quote that has pretty much summed up the past few months. For […]

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Where Were You This Last Weekend?

This last weekend, I got the opportunity to attend SharePoint Saturday: The Conference in Washington, D.C. This conference was a large gathering of both Technical and Information Workers who work with a myriad of technologies, including: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 / Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 / Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 […]

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The Login Failed… Wait, What?!?

There are at least two cool things you learn when doing upgrades to SharePoint 2010 from 2007 via database attach: You can test your SharePoint 2007 databases for upgradeability _before_ you actually run the upgrade You can designate one or more servers to run the actual database upgrades for quicker performance Item #1 is a […]

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Where the Heck are my New Icons?

Well now, don’t I feel stupid – it’s always the easy things that sneak up and bite you where it hurts. So yesterday, I was adding the PDF icon to a SharePoint 2010 farm; simple task, common as dirt, everyone does it. How you say? Well, there are any number of posts about this (the […]

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Unknown SQL Exception 262 and Central Administration

I have been creating a new SharePoint 2010 Farm using guidance from three distinct sources (all of which I highly recommend): Todd Klindt’s Service Account Suggestions for SharePoint 2010 – Great guidance for what each account would be used for in a SharePoint 2010 configuration. Spence Harbar’s Rational Guide to implementing SharePoint Server 2010 User […]

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