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One benefit of my recent experience on a BA flight was that I got plenty of time to read through “Microsoft BizTalk 2010 Line of Business Systems Integration”. I’d promised the publisher weeks ago that I would take a look and publish some comments, but August has been such a busy month for me, and they have had to be patient. I should point out that, for the sake of transparency, that with another BizTalk book about to be released (next week) which I helped co-author, I have an urgent and obvious ...
A few weeks ago I ran into an error while setting up our test farm. I was creating the service applications and when I got to PowerPivot, I got the following error: I was able to work around this error by using PowerShell to create the service application. Background First, some details of our installation: two web front ends, two application servers, and one SQL server. All are running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 with Service Pack1. The SQL Server is 2008 R2 with SP1. The SharePoint servers are SharePoint ...
The PAL(Performance Analysis of Logs ) tool is used to generate an HTML-based report that graphically charts important performance monitor counters and generates alerts when thresholds for these counters are exceeded. PAL is an excellent tool for identifying bottlenecks in a SQL Server Server , IIS , SharePoint solution ,Biztalk etc to facilitate the appropriate allocation of resources when optimizing the performance of the solution. For more information about the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) ...
If you’ll be at the Sharepoint Conference this year, here’s something you’ll want to tuck into your back pocket. See the following information on some cool Sharepoint solutions and some fun stuff to boot, courtesy of my employer. From Oct. 3 to 6 at the SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, Calif. Neudesic experts will be on hand to demonstrate innovative “SharePoint Plus” solutions. “SharePoint Plus” solutions enhance social, mobile, business intelligence and user experience capabilities to Microsoft’s ...
I suppose it’s one year and a bit of a day now, but anyway…One year ago today I started at Planet Technologies. I landed in Las Vegas on Monday, September 13th, 2010 and showed up to the Holiday Inn on Rainbow Blvd. They had two boxes for me, one cell and one laptop, it was kind of like being on a mission for some super secret organization. A day later I showed up to the client site and assessed the situation. I was not sure if this job was the job for me yet. I had good recommendations via email ...
As an MCT it is always exciting when I travel to conferences because it becomes a reunion. Well, one more chance this year to make it so, but this time (unlike the last MCT Summit) I am also presenting. Thanks to Chris Harrison (@GeekTrainer) for the gentle nudge! Follow @MCTSummitNA too! The topics I will be presenting are (at least the ones I got confirmation on): Requirements Management: From Vision to Mission to Success Session Level: 300 Team Foundation Server and SharePoint Technologies have ...

Back in June of 2009, I joined an Indianapolis based Company called Apparatus. But there are times when we find forks in the road (Muppet movie reference). So the end of the road has come for my being at Apparatus on Sept. 24th.  It has been a couple of years of great experiences.

The future looks fun, entertaining, packed with community interaction and time to take ALM and SharePoint to another level.  Stay tuned.

Just a quick one. I was trying to add and deploy a WSP file.Both went well until i tried adding the webpart and i get the error Web Part Error: No available sandboxed code execution server could be found. After doing some joggling around i came to know i had to start the Solution:You need to start the SharePoint Foundation Sandbox Code Service service instance from services on server.. This has to be done in the SP 2010 Central Admin > App Management > Service Apps > Manage Services on Server. ...
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform. "This book takes an in-depth, all-encompassing approach to programming concepts, the extensibility interfaces, and how to embrace SharePoint as a toolkit full of features available to web developers. " ...
We’re nearing the end of the early bird offer for the Prairie Developer Conference Winnipeg! You still have time to register for this fantastic 2-day technology conference at the low $349.99 price, and groups of 3 or more get an additional $50 off each registration! We’ve got 41 sessions from presenters coming from across Canada, and a full day post-conference workshop with Rob Windsor on SharePoint 2010! Check out the website for info on the speakers and sessions and register today! www.prairiedevcon.com ...
Let’s define what this should mean and be about. How can I as an IT Pro be able to use TFS for the tasks and activities I normally do. Whether it is controlling a project or creating scripts and such. The vision while it goes into execution with TFS, will include a process with SharePoint somewhere in there too. Scenario #1: Change Control, Change Management or Specific no-code Project Control. As an IT Pro, what do I do? Change Control, Change Management, Project Management. The problem? Yes, we ...
If your question is, what is this? or perhaps more around … what does this mean? Let me explain a bit about it. Microsoft has been providing this type of services through partners within a given competency to clients that are looking to deploy and implement Microsoft products like SharePoint, Exchange or the strategy behind Windows and Office deployments. The way it works, well you purchase your products and perhaps those products come with Software Assurance and they have training/service credits. ...
Today's Deal of the Day from O'Reilley is Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Step by Step at $11.99 Ebook Deal of the Day – $11.99 (Save 50%) Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step Use discount code: DDXSF ...
I have been trying to put a staging environment together to upgrade from SharePoint 2007 SP1 to SharePoint 2007 SP2. Then we will run the preupgradecheck command to varify that the database wil upgrade properly. We ran into the infamous error: Issue : Content database with modified database schemas User modifications to the SharePoint content database, including but not limited to table schemas, index, stored procedures, are not supported and will cause upgrade to future versions of SharePoint to ...
Our SharePoint team at work noticed that our SharePoint 2010 farm wasn’t returning search results based on the contents of OneNote files that were saved in document libraries. I did a little research and found a solution, by putting together steps from different posts. First, some details: we’re running SharePoint 2010 SP1 (with the June 2011 CU) on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. However, this issue was seen before we applied the service packs and cumulative updates, so I’m not sure what effect, if ...
I had added some code behind to a SharePoint 2010 master page and it worked beautifully! I followed Andrew Connell’s blog and article on MSDN. I had actually created two more master pages with an identical code behind as they each needed the same bits. I had each inherit from the same code behind file. Everything worked great until we were having some problems with one of our developers opening a css file form the VPN. So I thought I would just change the master page in SPD temporarily to use a css ...
For a period of time, I have access to both an MSDN and a TechNet subscription. Both offer Microsoft software for download. I wondered what the similarities and differences were between the two subscriptions. I copied the two download lists into Excel and aligned them. Most of the material I would never use. Some products I have never heard of. I present the lists, current as of today, for your reviewing pleasure. TechNet MSDN Applications (63) Applications (79) Access 2.0 Access 2003 Access 2003 ...
I have a client that desired to have the MOSS 2007 capability of My Links but in no way wanted My Sites in SharePoint 2010. I took some steps that gave them the capability of My Links by creating a personalized web part that could be linked to in a modal. It worked, However, in addition, they didn’t want users without web admin rights to see the SharePoint ribbon. The result was that admins could use the web part and the personalization data would be kept by SQL in the personalization database. Members ...
Yesterday I presented at SPSTC, had an absolute blast, and I truly hope the attendees to my session did as well! That was my requirement! We discussed the reasons for failed requirements management, scope creep and other pitfalls. But the main goal behind this is how to enable an effective Requirements Management Engine by using SharePoint Technologies and Team Foundation Server. Keep posted as there is much more to come in this space about that thought process. In the meantime, here is the deck ...
Occasionally I write a rant or two and this one has been boiling for ages. First off you need to read Mike Watson’s Blog Post on Silverlight Ambiguity in Office 365: http://jmikewatson.wordpres... So now let’s get started. First off this post has been boiling since I have heard the question in one of my sessions last year “What do you think will happen to Silverlight now that HTML 5 exists?”. I brushed it aside. I ignored it when ...
So about a year ago Michael Lotter handed over the reigns to SharePoint Saturday New York City to Jason Gallicchio and myself. I had no real idea what this meant, because each city you run an event in is different. You have to learn the rules about that city. Kansas City I had to fight for speakers, sponsors, attendees, and volunteers. What I quickly learned about New York City is that I have a tiny amount of space and more people who would like to use it than I had the room for. If you look at the ...
This post is a quick one to post some SharePoint code. This post refers to the post posted by Eric Overfield. Refer to the post to get the full background, but he explains how the OnPreInit event method overrides any MasterPage assignment you might put on your Page Layout. He eludes to the fact that you can use reflector to see that the URL to a master page is overridden. I thought I would post the code. So you understand what is happening in the method and how you can set the master page url. It ...
Recently, I have found myself using Visual Studio LightSwitch more and more. And needless to say, it got me thinking about a strategy for LightSwitch in a SharePoint environment. Yes, the product positions itself as a tool to develop LOB apps in a rather fast fashion. There will be those that will deem it as a prototype tool, many RAD tools end up being that. But, LightSwitch had this “je ne sais quoi” about it. Actually, I feel I know what it is. If you are still with me, step into this thought ...
I am all set, have my presentation ready. Excited, can hardly wait!! Don’t miss the early bird special for SharePoint Saturday The Conference in DC! Ends Aug 7! http://bit.ly/nXVwgm ...
Ever since I started working with SharePoint, I have always felt the “standard” grouping most training organizations make for people are the same old three: Admins, Devs and Users. True it fits most molds, but not as effective as truly understanding the value of roles. Now, the title of the post is in fact Lync Training Plans. The Lync Team has put together some guidance in the form of (drumroll!) Training Plans based on roles that go beyond your “User” grouping. You can download it here It is an ...
I have been working with power shell quite a bit lately, I thought I’d write about 3 tips that have helped me. Notice how it is titled, "Helpful"? not "Ground breaking". It includes helpful commands that I have been using and a nice little Script editor that has one feature enough to win me over. Other's have writen about the commands (most of the time I write so I remember what I've done and how I have resolved issues) but I have not seen others write about other script editors. If you have been ...
Today at work we had an interested request come in from a client. They had an iPad and couldn’t scroll on their SharePoint 2010 website. I went ahead and pulled out my iPad 2 even though I am mostly a Microsoft guy and decided to look around on their site. Their homepage loaded fine and a couple others did also. I kept browsing and discovered one page that just cut off when you tried scrolling. I decided to try all of the iOS web browsers that are free so I downloaded them all and none of them solved ...
Heres a good one. Today I was working away and fixed a simple bug. Then hit F5 again and VS says” Can’t start app in debug mode. er. Restart VS and try again. Same deal. So, hit Control + F5. Get a 503 error this time. With a quick search I found this: http://www.dotnetfunda.com/... So, I opened IIS Admin and sure enough, then Default AppPool was stopped. Restarted it and now it works. Weird ...
In this Issue: XamlNinja(-2-), Ollie Riches(-2-), Michael Washington, Bart Czernicki, Chris Craft, Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, Jasim Schluter, Pete Vickers, Samuel Jack, and Mike Ormond. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Creating Inner Shadow Effects for WPF and Silverlight" Samuel Jack WP7: "WP7Contrib: Transient caching with In Memory Cache Provider" Ollie Riches LightSwitch: "Using OLAP for LightSwitchUsing OLAP for LightSwitch" Michael Washington Shoutouts: The folks at SilverlightShow have ...
In about 3 weeks, specifically August 11-13 we will be already going strong with SharePoint Saturday The Conference in Washington, DC. Are you registered? Have you made your plans? This is a great opportunity to get together with many of the SharePoint names that produce outstanding solutions, amazing books and overall give great guidance. Join us! Are you a Student or an Educator? Check this out … http://www.spstc.org/blog/L... Hotel Info: http://www.spstc.org/blog/L... ...

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In a number of talks I’ve given, including a session at last year’s Microsoft BI Conference, I’ve mentioned that if you’re not looking at partner offerings in the Microsoft Business Intelligence ecosystem, then you’re not getting the full Microsoft BI picture. This rubs two ways: Microsoft BI may look misleadingly deficient, in comparison to its competitors, if partner solutions are not taken into consideration If you’re an MS BI user and you’re not looking at partner products, your MS BI investment ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Roy Dallal, Hannah Watkins, AfricanGeek, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Beth Massi, Mohamed Mosallem, Michael Crump, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Communicating between two local Silverlight Applications" Michael Crump WP7: "Designing for Steam Achievements, a Windows Phone 7 app" Hannah Watkins LightSwitch: "Relating and Editing Data from Multiple Data Sources on the Same Screen" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My Friends at SilverlightShow have their top 5 posts from ...
A combination of lack-of-wifi, long bus rides, and no time to spare is getting me behind in my blog posts for WPC. Below is what happened the afternoon on Day 2 (Monday). I have lots more to post from yesterday and today, hopefully I get around to it tonight. Anyway, about Day 2… We were supposed to meet with some members of the Microsoft Digital Marketing team, but they no-showed (thanks guy! :\ ). That was ok though, as the wi-fi in the one-on-one meeting area was *way* better than the rest of ...
This is a recent question I ran into on the MSDN TFS Forums. Made me think why I use it and how to make it effective. Here is what my response to this was … “My #1 justification is the fact that when you are looking at TFS source control is not all it does. TFS has the benefit of enabling a solutions team with different roles the right level of visibility. Not everyone will use Visual Studio, for example project managers. In many cases Visual Studio can intimidate the individual. When deployed with ...
Technorati Tags: Team Foundation Server 2010,Power Tools,TF254027 Error Recently moved from TFS 2010 server to another TFS 2010 server and trying to configure a backup plan using the Backup plan wizard that comes along with the TFS Power Tools. The tool allows you to set up Team Foundation Server backups - The tool can schedule backups for the following databases that your deployment of Team Foundation Server uses: the configuration database the database for each team project collection the databases ...
Have you ever get the following error when you run Central Administration in SharePoint Server? I hope you haven’t yet and make yourself ready to fix this error for future Config Error There is a duplicate 'system.web.extensions/scri... defined Problem: I have installed SharePoint 2010 in a server and recently I got this error in my server when I tried to run central administration. I was stuck here to resolve this issue as it was my staging server and I can not re-build ...
Dears, Today I've been playing around with FAST search for Sharepoint 2010, and after doing all the installation and configuration steps, it took it too long crawling and without retrieving any results. So, after viewing the event log, I've found that error saying "Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Content distributor". After searching for the error, the resolution was the following: Go to %FastDirectory%\etc\content... and copy the line containing ...
In my current job as a Senior ALM Consultant, part of what I do is help organizations get TFS set up and configured. While a single server installation is pretty easy (and using the basic configuration to install TFS on Windows 7 is even easier), there are a few pitfalls and points of frustration when setting TFS up in a two-server configuration. For the purposes of this discussion, I am assuming the following setup: - A database server (Data Tier) with SQL 2008 R2 to house the TFS Databases, Reporting ...
UPDATE! July 8th, 2011 -- I’ve been reading Chris Poteet’s blog for a while (probably since Day of .Net Ohio in 2008 or 2009) and he recently started a new blog covering odd user interface quirks and inconsistencies with SharePoint. He’s titled the blog, Unexpected Error. Well, today Chris was kind enough to mention me for follow Friday on Twitter and I followed the link to his blog again – and was stunned to see that I had written a post this week that is pretty much the same one he wrote two weeks ...
By Default ULS trace logs are logged to text file in 14 Hive\LOGS. In sharepoint 2010 we have a provision to move these logs to WSS_Logging database. Follow these steps to get ULS tracelogs to WSS_Logging Database. Open the SharePoint Central Administration site Navigate to the Monitoring section Select Review Job Definitions Click on the job with the name Diagnostic Data Provider: Trace Log Click on the Enable button to enable it Click on Run Now, to start it immediately ...
In this Issue: SLMPerf, Peter Kuhn, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-, -3-), WindowsPhoneGeek, Mike Taulty, Beth Massi, Andrea Boschin, and Alex Golesh. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reactive Extensions RTW" Mike Taulty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 (Mango) Tutorial - 21 - Small Demo of Accelerometer Application" Kunal Chowdhury Training: "Using SharePoint Data in your LightSwitch Applications" Beth Massi Shoutouts: My friends at SilverlightShow released their list of the top 5 posts on SilverlightShow for June 20 - 26, ...
Yesterday morning I received the wonderful news on my sessions proposal being accepted. With that said, I will be presenting at the SharePoint Saturday The Conference. My session: Requirements Management: From Vision to Mission to Success I will be discussing the way and options in which Team Foundation Server and the SharePoint platform work together to provide a Requirements Management solution. Now, are you going to attend? I think you should! The have extended the registration early bird price ...
A while back I decided to get back to speaking engagements and such. For the most part I had kept that to some local User Groups and some conferences like TechEd. I decided to sign up for the INETA Speaker program. Well my first gig came through. I will be speaking at the SharePoint Users of Ft. Wayne, Indiana meeting on July 14th. The topic is on Building Solutions for SharePoint using Visual Studio LightSwitch ...
I have had some time this week to try out some tools that I have been meaning to try out. This week I am trying out the SP 2010 Diagnostic Studio. I installed it successfully and tried it on my development evironment. I was able to build a report and a snapshot of the environment. I decided to turn my attention to my Employer's intranet environment. This would allow me to analyze it and measure it against benchmarks. I didn't want to install the Diagnostic studio on the Production Envorinment, lucky ...
I was at the Jazoon 2011 in Zurich (Switzerland). It was a really cool event and it had many top notch speaker not only from the Microsoft universe. One of the most interesting talks was from Don Syme with the title: F# Today/F# Tomorrow. He did show how to use F# scripting to browse through open databases/, OData Web Services, Sharepoint, …interactively. It looked really easy with the help of F# Type Providers which is the next big language feature in a future F# version. The object returned by ...
Quick tip: you can’t include a backslash in the name of the SharePoint 2010 Content Type. In fact, there are several illegal characters: \ / : * ? " # % < > { } | ~ & , two consecutive periods (..), or special characters such as a tab. What, you didn’t know that after entering one of these characters in the name? Is it because you saw this screen: Oh, that’s right….you need to turn off custom errors in the layouts folder…See this blog post for details and you’ll also need to turn off for ...
If you have large files in a content source that is being indexed by Sharepoint you might run into the following error message: “The file reached the maximum download limit. Check that the full text of the document can be meaningfully crawled.” This is usually caused because SharePoint’s MaxDownloadSize setting is set lower than the size of the file you are attempting to index. You can increase this value, restart the service then kick off a full crawl in order to fix this issue, but SharePoint 2007 ...
A month or so ago I was working on a feature for a project that required a level of anonymity on the Sharepoint site in order to function. At the same time I was also working on another feature that required access to the Sharepoint search.asmx web service. I found out, the hard way, that the Sharepoint Web Services do not operate in an expected way while the IIS site is under anonymous access. Even though these web services expect requests with certain permissions (in theory) they never attempt ...