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  • Determine Which Version of SharePoint is Installed

    I've come across this several times, where someone asks me a SharePoint question.  Not that I want to answer a question with a question, but the first thing I ask is what version of SharePoint they are running. Is it WSS 3.0 or is it MOSS 2007? ...
  • SharePoint Large File Upload Configuration

    Several times I have had SharePoint environments where there was a need for large file storage (I mean large files, 100MB+). SharePoint can accommodate, but you need to change a few settings in different parts of the overall system, or you'll run into...
  • Compare SharePoint 2010 Editions

    It’s pretty often on any version of SharePoint that someone asks the difference between the versions of SharePoint (ex: free vs. server vs. standard vs. enterprise).  On Microsoft’s website for SharePoint, there is a page that displays all the features...
  • Mount ISO in Windows 8

    Windows 8 has a ton of great new features, but one my top 5 has to be the ability (and finally) to mount an ISO file to extract or install from. You can do this in two ways. 1. Select the ISO file.  From the ‘Actions’ tab in the Ribbon, select the...
  • URL Decoder/Encoder - GUID Converter

    What a great little tool by Eric Meyer.  Input a nasty looking URL string, and it will make it into something that you can read.  To explain the possible benefit, let me show you what I used it for. In SharePoint, when viewing a list's settings...
  • Edit the Start Menu folders in Windows 7

    I don’t know about you, but the first thing I like to do on a new machine after installing all of my programs is to organize the start menu. A bunch of icons just ercks me when they can be logically organized. For example, all of the Windows applications...
  • Managing and Administering Site Quotas in SharePoint

    Repeatedly I have come across a SharePoint implementation that was not well planned out in regards to data storage.  When you are planning the taxonomy and information architecture of your sites, a good amount of effort and thought should be put...
  • Uninstall Project Server from SharePoint Farm

    The ability to uninstall Project Server or Remove Project Server from a SharePoint Farm is not supported, regardless if it’s 2007 or 2010. 2007 Removing either Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Office Project Server 2007 from a joint installation is not...
  • Lost SharePoint Farm Passphrase

    It’s okay… it happens.  You can’t retrieve it, but you can reset it using PowerShell.  Make sure that the account you are logged in as is: (1) a farm admin and (2) local admin on server   $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText...
  • Verify SharePoint 2010 Upgrade localupgradestatus

    When upgrading to SharePoint 2010 from SharePoint 2007, there are lots of things you can before upgrading to resolve issues itself prior to upgrading.  And there are things you can do after upgrade to verify upgrade went okay as well.  Obviously...
  • Free Screen Recorder

    Yes my dear 7 readers, not only am I back to blogging but I come bearing free gifts.  There is a utility in Windows 7 that many users don’t know about, and it will probably become one of your favorites after reading this.  It’s called the Problem...
  • SharePoint Comic SharePoint Circus

    Having a rough SharePoint Day?  Cheer it up with the SharePoint Circus Chant (to the tune of Madagascar3) http://www.youtube.com/embed/_aELcXyjpts
  • SharePoint Grumpy Cat

  • SharePoint Learning Roadmap - on a Budget

    I’m asked regularly on what type of training is needed to start a career in SharePoint, and although I hate to say it… “it depends”.  I put together a quick learning roadmap, that will lead an individual with some IT experience but zero SharePoint...
  • TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance

    I will be holding a 60 minute Webcast on TechNet on May 6th, which will cover SharePoint Operational Governance. Details and sign up information is below: TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance (Level 200) Event ID: 1032485141 Language...
  • I wrote a SharePoint book

    Okay, well not really.  I have always joked that if I wrote a book on SharePoint, it would be a comic book.  Right, well I didn’t really do that either. However! Joel Oleson has written a book on Upgrading and Migrating to SharePoint 2010. ...
  • SharePoint Comic Error GUID

    We’ve all been in the situation where we are expected to know why SharePoint is acting up.  Majority of the time, it takes a little bit of looking into the problem.  And the ULS Logs are the first place you should start looking. Spencer Harbar...
  • SharePoint Comic Cloud

    Cloud - it's the latest buzz word.  Even my non-technical girl friend has asked me “what is this cloud I keep hearing about?”. SharePoint Online is not a new service, but with Office 365, SharePoint in the cloud is getting some new attention. ...
  • Uploading Large files to SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 and IIS7

    If you are trying to upload files to SharePoint and are using Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7, there's one additional step you need to make to your environment other than the typical Large File changes needed. Basically, any file over 28mb will error out...
  • SharePoint Comic The SharePointGuy

      As SharePoint 2010 (version 4) is close to hitting a release date, I think its safe to assume that SharePoint is now a  mature server product.  However, more often than not, companies are still failing to properly staff their departments...
  • SharePoint Wallpaper for Windows Phone 7

    I purchased a Windows Phone 7 device this past weekend… and well it just felt empty without SharePoint Wallpaper. Download Dark SharePoint Wallpaper Download Light SharePoint Wallpaper I created these two for the Samsung Focus, but I’m sure it works on...
  • Additional Clocks for Multiple Time Zones

    I’m not sure how long this feature has existed in Windows, but I just discovered it on Windows 7 and felt foolish for not finding it sooner.  My customers are National, so I often have meetings in a time zone that I’m not physically located in. ...
  • SharePoint Operational Governance Presentation

    Last week I gave a Webcast on SharePoint Operational Governance, on TechNet.  Posting this as a follow-up. Live Meeting Replay URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032485141&role=attend&pw=888894C0 Download for the Presentation...
  • SharePoint Comic SPC 2012 Early Bird

    Sign up for the SharePoint Conference by this Friday, June 29th, and save $400 on registration. http://www.sharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx
  • Secure PDFs with RMS in SharePoint

    I’m a big fan of utilizing Rights Management Server (RMS) integrated with SharePoint when you have documents that need policies enforced not only in SharePoint, but at the desktop as well once the documents are downloaded from SharePoint. However, PDFs...