SharePoint backup and restore made simple

This morning I was privileged to have a private preview to the upcoming Idera Pointbackup Enterprise backup and restore solution. Expected to be released to public beta in the next two weeks, I was really impressed by what I saw. The emphasis for this product was on keeping the interface extremely simple...

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Collaborate over the Internet with OneNote and Office Live

I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a huge fan of OneNote. I've blogged about OneNote for project team collaboration , about how OneNote should be your ultimate Office tool , and tweeted about how much OneNote rocks . I think I've also made it pretty clear that I'm a fan of SharePoint. I won't bother...

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OneNote for project team collaboration

How do I love OneNote? Let me count the ways... Seriously - I love OneNote . It's a really REALLY cool tool which works really nicely for multiperson project teams in a meeting heavy environments. Fantastic productivity booster. You can take notes in a "how it works for you" format, exactly the same...

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Social Computing and SharePoint - Houston SharePoint User Group presentation

This past Wednesday (Oct 15) I was the featured presenter at the Houston SharePoint User Group. I gave a well received presentation on Social Computing in SharePoint and how the Web 2.0 ideas can be used in combination with SharePoint to bring real business value to the enterprise. Due to time limitations...

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Crack the Code - SharePoint Designer Webinar

I'm giving a sort of intro to SharePoint Designer webinar for Intellinet on Wednesday at noon. Rather than attempt to re-craft the descriptive text, check out what the Intellinet marketing department (Rebecka, Laura, Alysha, et al. ) put together. We're going to cover some customizations to master pages...

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SharePoint 2003 flashback - create and deploy CAB files

I really am only posting this so I don't forget again. 2003 doesn't have solutions and features so I couldn't remember how to deploy the SPS 2003 web part code I'd fixed. If you have a CAB file and need to deploy it, use the STSADM AddWpPack command. I'd detail everything for you, but this guy already...

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Our reporting article got extended

JOPX on SharePoint just released a blog post which extends the work Brendon and I started in our 2 part ASP.Net Pro magazine article ( part 1 , part 2 ). JOPX went so far as to release his extension on CodePlex . Check it out!...

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Strange Problems with a mysteriously corrupted list

I've got some custom code which looks at a SharePoint list for data which it renders to the screen. Of course, I used the delegate controls mechanism to put the control in question on the masterpage, so it basically shows up on every page in my publishing site. Notable exceptions include the admin screens...

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When deploying code, please use Solution Packages for both our sakes

This morning I spent another 30 minutes trying to figure out why my solution package wasn't deploying correctly. Oh, the deployment would report success. No errors in the Central Admin UI or in the error logs, but several of the files on disk were not getting replaced. Turns out that the problem was...

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I'm now a SharePoint MVP

I just received notification that I've been selected as a SharePoint Server MVP, after 2 years of being a SQL Server MVP. I'm glad someone more deserving got the SQL spot I'd been occupying, but not as glad as I am that I'm now able to hang out with my SharePoint buddies and not have to hide in the shadows...

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