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SharePoint Saturday Presentation Slide Deck

As promised, here's the slide deck for my SharePoint Saturday presentation:

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Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 4:11 AM

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Raleigh on Nov. 7th
Hey everyone, I'm super-excited (and a little nervous) that I was given a speaking slot at SharePoint Saturday Raleigh on Nov. 7th! (Link goes to presentation overview.) There are quite a few SharePoint heavy-hitters attending (Michael Gannotti, Dan Lewis, and Joshua Carlisle to name a few), so go register today - seats are filling fast! Cheers, Adam ......

Posted On Friday, October 23, 2009 8:41 AM

Migrating SharePoint Content to Oracle UCM #2
So we landed on a solution. It's not ideal by any stretch, but it does accomplish the purposes we set out to meet, and it does give us a (small) step in the right direction in terms of moving the client to using Oracle UCM as the sole company-wide content repository. To recap, here's the skinny on what we're facing: There is a mandate in the company to move all "content" to Oracle UCM (a content unification measure) There is a significant amount of content in SharePoint (in the form of lists) that ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 12:39 PM

Oh Where, Oh Where Did My Team Collaboration List Templates Go?
I stood up a standard publishing site on a vanilla MOSS instance for some custom workflow development I'm doing. I went to make a list from the Announcement List template (the one that comes OOB), and found that most of the list and library templates that I was accustomed to seeing weren't there at all. It turns out that by default, the OOB Publishing site definition does not activate the Team Collaboration Lists feature. Go to Site Features and activate it for your publishing site, and they will ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:41 AM

Migrating SharePoint Content to Oracle UCM
I’ve got an interesting challenge a client has asked me help with. We are attempting to move items from multiple custom SharePoint lists to Oracle UCM and continue to manage/review/approve the data through the SharePoint interface. Moving this list content to OUCM is part of a bigger strategy to centralize all of the “business truth” (content) to OUCM, while keeping SharePoint for collaboration. There are a lot of things to consider, and lots of risks to document. I'm just now getting to documenting ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 6, 2009 3:21 PM

SharePoint 2010 Beta in 2 Months

Even though SharePoint 2007 still has the new car smell in many ways, SP 2010 is just around the corner.


Posted On Saturday, May 16, 2009 7:44 PM

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

Lessons Learned From Making SharePoint Recommendations
I was recently asked what lessons I've learned when recommending SharePoint for for meeting a business need. While books are written on this topic, I've distilled the list down to what I think are the core of the decision-making process. Know what your stakeholders require in objective, actionable terms This is known as extracting core business drivers. Note that I didn't say requirements. Requirements are what you hand to your developers - core business drivers are what you use to make your recommendation. ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:24 PM

SharePoint Configuration Values Best Practices
Every ASP.NET developer is accustomed to writing configurable values into the web.config for directing programming logic at runtime. This practice has always made a lot of sense for storing things that will change depending where assets (such as databases, web services, etc.) are going to live come production time. The tricky part comes in when you need to store configurable values that change the behavior of your code, but don't apply to other systems in any meaningful way. An example of one such ......

Posted On Thursday, March 5, 2009 3:52 PM

Workflow SPListItem modified by SHAREPOINT\system
I came across this last week. It took me entirely too long to get it fixed, considering how simple the resolution was. It turns out that my understanding of how Workflow operates wasn't up to snuff. Scenario I have a workflow attached to a forms library, activating when a list item is modified. The intent of the workflow is to modify one or more fields on a particular list item in this list, after it is edited by another process. Each of these fields are modified in different methods, which are tied ......

Posted On Monday, February 23, 2009 11:36 AM

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