SharePoint Comic

  • Show me the File Extensions!

    Hey there 7 readers… sometimes there are just the littlest things that probably shouldn’t bother us, but they do anyway.  Take not being able to see a file extension.  It bothers me… This has to be one of the most annoying default settings for...
  • Reporting Services Error

    Getting SQL Server Reporting Services up and running and then integrated with SharePoint can be a bit of a challenge.  There are just different pieces and too many areas where something can go wrong.  When testing your Report Server, you may...
  • Report Builder 2.0 for SharePoint 64 bit Integration

    When you integrate SSRS with SharePoint, by default the Report Builder is 1.0.  You can install the Report Builder 2.0 and configure SharePoint to use it instead.  But you are going to run into issues if your SharePoint environment is 64-bit...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Byte Converter

    7 Readers, I’ll let you in on a secret.  I’m horrible at Math.  To make it worse, I really suck at conversions.  I’ve been using this site for many years now to do my conversions for me, and thought I would share it for those that have...
  • Office 2003 AD RMS Hotfix Update KB978551

    A little late posting this, but better late than never.  In December, an issue surfaced that prevented Office 2003 documents from being opened, if they were protected by Rights Management Server (RMS).  The issue was due to a time-bomb… oops...
  • SharePoint eMagazine

    Earlier this year (yes, I’m behind in blogging) a special magazine was released by the Dutch Information Workers User Group: SharePoint eMagazine .  Fantastic content around SharePoint 2010, so be sure to download a copy. I created a special comic...
  • SharePoint 2010 Certification and SharePoint 2007 Certification

    Once upon a time, I use to blog about Certifications for .NET. I felt my first post for this year should have a theme of ‘moving forward’, so decided to write about the future of SharePoint certification. I’m a big proponent of the Microsoft Certification...
  • 2009 Recap

    Hi there 7 readers.  I’ve been relatively quite on Twitter, and non-existent on this blog for the last month.  My apologies, but I’ve been heads down on a project and  my life has been on hold other than it. Taking a vacation this week...
  • SharePoint Comic Server Security

      I created this comic for Joel Oleson to use in his Tech Ed presentation .  Cross-Posting it here after the fact, mainly because I have been too busy to create a new comic.  :)
  • Use PortQry to Determine Ports Listening

    Working in a new server farm, it’s inevitable that you’ll have a moment where somebody (application) or something (server) is not talking to each other.  Windows Firewall, Hardware Firewalls, ISA Server, Named Instances, Non-Default ports, Load Balancing...
  • AD RMS Service Group in Windows Server 2008

    When configuring RMS server integration with SharePoint, one of the tasks is to add specific rights to the ServerConfiguration.asmx file within the RMS cluster application itself.  It took me a while to figure this out, but the RMS Service Group...
  • Network Card Adapters and Bindings on Windows Server 2008

    Well, no wonder I couldn’t find the NIC Bindings on Windows Server 2008.  Microsoft didn’t just move it, they hid it.  If you need to edit your advanced settings for bindings of your network cards on a Server 2008 box, there are two ways to...
  • Kill database connections to SharePoint

    There will be occasions where you need to work with the databases for SharePoint in SQL Server Management Studio.  Backups, restores, etc... If you run into problems with there being existing connections to the databases preventing you from performing...
  • Manually Register Service Connection Point for RMS

    There are times when deploying ADRMS that your install account may not have the appropriate permissions within the domain to create a SCP (Service Connection Point), or during installation your URL is not ready yet. Microsoft makes available a RMS Administration...
  • Files and Permissions for SharePoint 2007

    Last week while troubleshooting some rights and permission issues for groups in SharePoint, I found myself on this little gem of content. It covers the installation directory, windows directory, site directories, registry settings, databases, etc… what...
  • Start Central Administration site with STSADM

    Oops.  I stopped central admin.  Can’t access the site to start services… no bueno.  No worries however, because you can actually start Central Administration up via STSADM (don’t you just love this utility?) Web Service stsadm -o provisionservice...
  • SharePoint Comic 403.1

  • Create a Site Collection Administrator with stsadm

    Taking over administration for SharePoint after a previous administrator was ‘let go’ always has little gotchas that pop up. One of those can be needing to create a new site collection administrator.  If you can’t get access to the site, you can...
  • SharePoint Comic SPSRichmond

    I had put this comic together for team hosting SharePoint Saturday Richmond, and thought I would post it up here as well.  If you need one for your event, feel free to reach out and I can put one together for you.   Join SharePoint architects...
  • SharePoint Comic 2010 Information

  • SharePoint Comic – SPC09

    This is the comic that I wore on my t-shirt today at the SharePoint Conference in Nevada (ok ok… Vegas)
  • Sharing The Point is now SharePoint Comic

    Dear 7 readers, What an exciting week!  SharePoint 2010 NDA has been lifted with the 2009 SharePoint Conference in full swing, and I’m releasing my new blog (I was going to have a poll on which was a bigger moment, but it seemed pointless, I’m obviously...
  • SharePoint Comic – Twitter Integration