May, 2009

  • Slipstreaming SP2 into SharePoint Server 2007

    If you are performing a greenfield or clean install of SharePoint, it is a good idea to install the latest version (which as of today would be Service Pack 2 with the April Cumulative Update).  The latest install media for SharePoint, however, only...
  • Having a bad day?

    You know… the kind of day where all of the hard drives fail on one of your domain controllers, and then the new sysadmin runs a script on your production AD environment that deletes all user accounts, and then a hurricane hits your backup datacenter and...
  • Service Level Dashboard 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager Released!

    The Service Level Dashboard is an application built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. It is designed to work with an existing Operations Manager 2007 R2 infrastructure configured to monitor business-critical applications. The dashboard evaluates an...
  • Free Technical Support for Windows 7 RC (for Microsoft Partners)

    The Partner Online Technical Communities are one of the best kept secrets at Microsoft. Actually, they are not a secret, but I keep running into Partners that haven’t heard that they have unlimited no-cost support break-fix, developer, and presales incidents...
  • SharePoint Lockdown – The Easy Way

    If you have been tasked with securing SharePoint, there  are a lot of considerations to take into account.  How do users authenticate? Does part of your farm live in an extranet or DMZ? How do you secure user-to-server communications? How do...
  • Virtual Windows XP (and where did the UI go?)

    Today I was getting ready to install the virtual lab for a SQL Server maintenance class I am taking, and since I am on Windows 7 RC, I figured it would be a good chance to try out the new version of Virtual PC and XP Mode. You can download both from here...
  • New Stsadm Commands in SharePoint April Cumulative Update (CU)

    Todd Klindt has already covered the new stsadm commands that were added in Service Pack 2 (SP2) of SharePoint here ( Top 6 new STSADM operations in SharePoint 2007 SP2 ), but it looks like we slipped in a few more in the April Cumulative Update: Job-gradual...
  • Updating SharePoint

    I just finished installing Service Pack 2 on my team’s SharePoint server, and the process went absolutely flawlessly (which is very different from some of my past upgrades).  What made the difference?  Reading the instructions (something we...