Tales From The Field

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Tales From The Field

  • Going Global

    Apologies for the gap in posts, we've been v. busy - honest. We've been talking to SharePoint engineer teams in the US and decided to pool our resources and have a global blog that all engineers could post to. So we are moving from Technet. Lawrence...
  • Windows XP SP1 and SharePoint 2003 Hotfix Trouble

    SharePoint users at my customers' site were complaining the other day that any Office 2003 documents would not load from a SharePoint 2003 site through IE 6. In fact IE would just freeze up and then have to be closed with extreme force. All other non...
  • MOSS and TempDB

    Had lots of questions recently asking how MOSS uses Tempdb in SQL Server 2005 because we need to work that info into our farm designs and plan for performance and capacity. Right now, the answer is 'I dunno'- not for sure anyway. There is nothing MOSS...
  • Fox IT launch 64 bit pdf ifilter for MOSS

    Foxit PDF IFilter is designed to help users index a large number of PDF document and then quickly find text within these documents. The PDF document include files, emails with attachments or database records. Download here : http://www.foxitsoftware...
  • MOSS and SQL Mirroring - Advice from Technology Specialist

    Bill Baer has started a series of blogs on the subject of SQL 2005 Mirroring as one solution for failover and disaster recovery. Part one covers and intro and the basic concepts in excellent technical depth. You can find the article here : http://blogs...
  • SharePoint 2007 Performance White Paper

    I don’t know about everyone else out there but something I get asked all the time about MOSS is to provide some indication of performance on hardware platforms. Well HP have (once again) done the donkey work for us and produced a fairly comprehensive...
  • Internet World Host SharePoint Pavilion

    I’d just like to let you know about the SharePoint pavilion that we are running as part of Internet World happening next week from 1 st – 3 rd of May, showcasing solutions from some of our best SharePoint ECM partners. You can register for free on...
  • Forefront Blog

    Noticed for Forefront Engineering Team have started a blog this month. Forefront is the server side anti-virus solution for SharePoint and Exchange. It scans documents as they are up and down loaded from SharePoint. If you interested in seeing what...
  • SharePoint Virtual Labs

    My Team is pushing virtual labs as a quick and easy way for our customers to skill up on SharePoint features. There are over 70 SharePoint related labs for anyone to take for free. You get 90 minutes to run through the lab tasks and manual in PDF for...
  • Fun with RSS

    My customer wanted to use the MOSS out of the box RSS web parts to use feeds from external sources, like CNN, BBC etc., as well as internal sources, a local Community Server. They ran into a few problems: Authenticated RSS Feeds MOSS RSS web...
  • Welcome to Tales from the Field

    You've found the blog of the UK SharePoint Dedicated Supportability Engineers (DSE) team which is part of Premier Field Engineering at Microsoft Services. Bit of a mouthful isn't it? When friends ask me, I normally say I'm a consultant, which is almost...