March, 2009

  • SharePoint Profile Cleanup

    I ended up having to do quite a bit of cleanup on the profiles associated with a team SharePoint server, and learned a bit in the process that doesn’t seem to be on the Internet in one place, so I thought I’d share. Note: I will touch on several related...
  • Renaming crazy SharePoint Database Names

    When SharePoint 2007 creates new Content Databases, by default it adds a GUID to the end of the database name.  While you can rename it during the creation process, maybe you forgot to and you now you have a Content Database that looks like the one...
  • SharePoint Duplicate People Search Results (or none at all)

    I ran into an interesting issue with the People Search functionality of SharePoint today (which is the opposite of a problem I ran into sometime back, and which is also covered here ) The problem today: People results are duplicated. The problem earlier...
  • Ten Themes for SharePoint

    If you want SharePoint to, well, not look like SharePoint… we just released 10 themes that look awesome! Download them here . They are packaged as SharePoint Solutions so you don’t have to do the messy work of going to all of your front end web servers...
  • WordPad is strangely functional

    If you are like me, you haven’t fired up WordPad since somewhere around 1998.  It has virtually no functionality at all. Except… now it does.  I was listening to Windows Weekly , and Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte mentioned that WordPad is significantly...
  • Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Quick Start Kits Released

    I just got the following from the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) team, and wanted to share: The MOF team is pleased to present the MOF Quick Start Kits. Complete with ready-to-use graphics and comprehensive presentation decks, the Quick Start Kits...
  • Microsoft Transporter Suite Upgraded

    If you are looking to migrate from Lotus Domino or from a generic POP/IMAP mail server to Exchange 2007, I have good news! The (free) Microsoft Transport Suite has been updated, to allow for multithreaded import of POP/IMAP mailboxes, and now supports...
  • Name ActiveX Control

    I was browsing the ATI/AMD site today to find an updated driver for Windows 7 (no luck…) and got a prompt letting me know that "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Name ActiveX Control'" As I am not one to enable ActiveX controls...
  • Masters of the (Reading) Universe.

    Unless you are Uber-l33t, you are probably not working on your Microsoft Certified Master certification.  This is  where the best-of-the-best come visit the better-of-the-best on the Redmond Campus to learn everything there is to know about...
  • April TechNet Magazine is up!

    Internet Explorer: What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 Everyone expects something different from their browser. Some users are most concerned with security and privacy while others are more focused on customizability. Some want full standards compatibility...
  • SharePoint 2007 February Cumulative Update (CU) Released!

    Good news!  The SharePoint 2007 February Cumulative Update (CU) has been released.  And there was much rejoicing. In case you were wondering (I see these questions every once in a while): Q. Does it include the Infrastructure Update? A. Yes...
  • Attention to Detail

    One thing that we are absolutely doing right in Windows 7 is paying attention to tiny details that may seem trivial, but that add significant polish to the End User experience. In checking the date today, I see that the clock politely informs me that...