Brian Edwards - SharePoint Magic

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    SharePoint 2010 on Windows 8 RTM with SQL Server 2012 RTM

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    SharePoint 2010 on Windows 8 RTM with SQL Server 2012 RTM I thought I’d quickly share my experiences with installing SharePoint 2010 on the RTM version of Windows 8 with SQL Server 2012. Surprisingly this was a relatively painless experience. Here’s the high-level steps I followed: Installed Windows 8 RTM - awesome product! Installed SQL Server 2012 RTM Developer Edition. Followed John Livingston's blog on installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 8 Preview . A couple of additional...
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    Truly Anonymous Intranet Surveys

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    Many of you have probably had a great experience using SharePoint Surveys. If you are using SharePoint in an Intranet type environment, you have no doubt set up a survey in SharePoint for some reason or other. And quite often when organizations set up a survey, they’d like users to be able to respond anonymously. No problem you say – when you set up a survey in SharePoint you have the option to make it anonymous, right? Well technically you are correct. There are 2 primary ways you could...
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    Mixing SharePoint Standard CALs and Enterprise CALs on the same farm

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    I decided that for my first MSDN blog post I would start with a controversial topic: Can an organization deploy a single SharePoint farm with a mixed blend of Enterprise and Standard CALs (client access licenses) for their users? What if only a small subset of users actually needs Enterprise features? How do I control and report on which sites are using Enterprise features? This problem is compounded because organizations are looking to consolidate their infrastructure into a single managed...
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