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Random rants, thoughts, theories and complaints from me

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    Searching fileshares with SharePoint Server 2007

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    I recently set up a lab with a DC and MOSS box and SQL box, not VPC's or VServers, but actual hardware. The plan is have an environment where I can recreate scenarios, problems etc. I ran across a problem where I wanted to search a file share on my network...
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    A Solution Architect according to Izzy

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    I was recently asked to provide my definition of an architect.  I have a more philosophical view of the role in comparison to others, but this is my Blog and these are my thoughts.  My job is to spew nonsense; your job is to read it and disagree...
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    Verizon FIOS TV Update

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    I just had Verizon FIOS TV installed and I have to say that I am impressed at the quality of the HD video. The service is reliable (so far) and despite a few install hiccups, I have running for a week now. The play by play: Got a call from...
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    SharePoint Designer - Value does not fall within the expected range error

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    I've been fighting with this error for a few days now after many searches, trials, uninstalls and re-installs the issue is fixed. Ready for it.... Use the machine name instead of localhost when you open the site. That worked for me...I hope it...
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    How many clicks does it take you to administer your SharePoint Environment? (too many!)

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    A good friend of mine has built what has to be the next killer application for SharePoint. Here is the information: Check out the “ Universal SharePoint Manager” (USPM) with centralized holistic management for your entire SharePoint environment...
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    I just want a POP!

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    Adventures in travel...I just want a POP!...
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    Virtual Server R2 on Vista

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    I started playing around with Vista Beta 1 this week and between the flashes of user security prompts, I actually like it so far. I decided to install Virtual Server R2 and with the help of the virtual PC guy , I got VServer installed and running. My...
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    Stupid rules of the week

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    I read the disclaimer on an email that was sent to me and and it states: "If you are not an intended recipient of this e-mail, please notify the sender, delete it and do not read...". How does the sender expect me to comply with this disclaimer if I have...
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    My first "real" blog

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    Hello from me. After some brief stints on blogspot and MSN, I am finally set up with a real blog.
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    Problem with RAD editor links when CMS is deployed to the root

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    While on a client site today, my colleague Mario (name withheld to protect the innocent), and I found an interesting problem with the CMS Rad Editor. It looks as though the Rad editor depends on the MCMS application and does not behave well when you deploy...
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    Just released - SQL Server 2005 Report Packs

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    These free report packs will simplify your report tasks, improve your business visibility and speed your decision making. One of the report packs is for SharePoint Portal 2003 and consists of " eight predefined reports and a sample database to easily...
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    Maps, maps and more maps

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    It seems like everytime I turn around there is someone new getting into the "mapping as a service" biz. There is the up and coming virtual earth , the influential google maps and now Amazon . Amazon's entry uses AJAX just like the others but on a cool...
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    Day 2: Support links and Q&A

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    Today we covered capacity planning, high availability, server roles and migration.  Here are a list of additional links, resources and the answers to some of the questions in the class.   Links http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/tags/File+Shares...
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    Designing a Commerce Server catalog - Scenarios and Solutions

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    I have taken a long break from Blogging because of customer commitments but I realized the EVERYONE has the same 24 hours in a day that I have, it's just a matter of how you use it.  I noticed that I have not been using my time to give back to the...
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    Defining Done on a Project - Done means done until we redefine done!

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    A common issue that occurs on all development projects is when is someone done.  You will here phrases like: I'm done, but... I'm done except for... I'm kinda done. I'm done when it works on my machine, etc... There are several ideas about what is...
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    MCMS - Default styles that should be implemented for content authors

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    Here are the OOB styles and the matching HTML tags that should be implemented on every CMS engagment. They are used by CMS to allow content contributors to format text when adding content. They are also used to format the display of the content when it...
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    Day 1: Support links and Q&A

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    Day 1 of the Advanced SharePoint Server 2007 Training for Architects ended with some questions and some takeaways for me.  During the class, we spoke about authentication, site architecture, governance and deployment options.  Here is a list...
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    Izzy's Rules

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    I've been a consultant for over 8 years and during that time, I've lead a few projects, been on a few and helped to clean up a few more.  I have also been a part of some failed projects, which honestly, if you're going to fail, fail big.  Anyway...
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    Integrating MOSS and Commerce Server-Post 1

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    As I type this, I am waiting for my DC to reboot. I am going to start on a journey to integrate MOSS and Commerce Server 2007 while chronicling my learnings here. I am still in the beginning stages of my development. I've set up my MOSS server, and I...
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    Troubleshooting Pipeline components with the CS Dump Tool

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    Troubleshooting CS pipeline components are a bit like stumbling around in the dark, you may find your way, but if the lights were on, it would be easier. Recently I found myself trying to troubleshoot a an order property that I knew I was setting but...
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    Building Websites with Content Management Server 2002 series

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    I received several notes about this offline so I decided to post the entire series. I apologize to those that have been waiting but hopefully I gain some brownie points for including the code too :)
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    Building navigation controls with .NET and Microsoft Content Management Server - Part 2

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    To complete my navigation controls toolbox, I needed two other types of controls; global navigation and footer. When building the other types of navigation controls - side navigation and breadcrumbs - the content was accessible and could be iterated easily...
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    Designing Commerce Server Profile Schemas - Part 1

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    When designing CS profiles, a common design question is how do I know whether to mark a property as required.  Here is my guidance. If the field is required in ALL cases, then it should be a marked as a required field in the UI, the profile definition...
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    SharePoint Capacity Planning Links

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    Here is a list of links related to capacity planning and Plan for Performance and Capacity (Office SharePoint Server) Design the Logical Architecture Determine Hardware and Software Requirements (Office SharePoint Server) Tools for Performance and Capacity...
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    Support links

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    We had a very good session today. We spoke about authentication, site architecture, governance and deployment options. Here is a list of support links we spoke about during class. Blogs: Joelo Steve pescka John kozell Bret geoffry Eric Charran SharePoint...
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