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How to Grow a MOSS Farm #1
Okay, Mr. SharePoint Architect. You've been asked to lead your developers to SharePoint glory, and you're ready to whip out your MSDN DVDs, and stand up a brand spankin'-new MOSS farm. You know the drill, too - you've done this 10 or 20 times, so it's no sweat. Right? Well, it isn't much of a sweat if the client wants a 100% vanilla, no-frills, no-customization MOSS instance. While this sounds ludicrous to you and me now, it brings me unending amusement how so many people bought SharePoint licenses ......

Posted On Saturday, January 31, 2009 9:52 PM

A Better Star Wars Trilogy

Star Wars re-told by someone who hasn't seen Star Wars

"Hans?  Solo?"

Posted On Friday, January 23, 2009 8:24 AM

How to Grow a MOSS Farm, coming soon!
Hey everyone, I've been heads-down in MOSS architecture documentation for the past week. So, in the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series called, "How to Grow a MOSS Farm." Appropriate name, eh? I think so. At any rate, much is to be said here, and there's more ways to stand up a MOSS farm than there are ways to skin a cat, so I plan on walking you through the things that I always consider when building a farm. My intent is for this series to serve as a starting point for those who need help ......

Posted On Thursday, January 22, 2009 10:44 AM

Scope Dropdown Gone
Here's a little gem I came across yesterday. The Problem I restored a site backup yesterday to find that the scope drop-down that lives in the <SPSWC:SearchBoxEx> on my master page had vanished. And the weird thing was that where it was supposed to be, the words “All Sites” decided to appear. This made no sense, as I distinctly remember removing the “All Sites” scope weeks ago. Peachy. Troubleshooting So I started down the troubleshooting path. I checked my SSP to make sure my scopes were right, ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:27 PM

Why Amusingly MOSS?
Because you have to have a sense of humor to do what I do. Otherwise, you'd go putting forehead-shaped dents on all of the flat surfaces your office, and we can't have that. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly why I'm here, and that's why I started this blog - to save your employer money on broken office furniture and computer hardware. I want to personally welcome you to what will become a heaping galvanized bucket-full of knowledge and wisdom regarding SharePoint, ASP.NET, Commerce Server, ......

Posted On Monday, January 19, 2009 6:03 PM

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