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  • Blog Post: No content databases are available for this operation when restoring a site

    Recently one of my customers was seeing some odd behavior in SharePoint 2007 while attempting to restore a site. Each time the restore operation (STSADM –o restore) was run, the following error message would appear: No content databases are available for this operation. Create a content database, and...
  • Blog Post: Patching SharePoint: Getting Up To Date Official Style

    Great news! The SharePoint team has updated their blog with the latest update info as of the August Cumulative update. In addition they have started listing the correct patches needed as well as the order of patches, to get up to date from RTM (Fresh install) SharePoint all the way to the current updates...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon: More SharePoint Patching Love

    I will be posting an update on patching SharePoint in a few days. This will account for updates that have come out after the infrastructure updates.
  • Blog Post: Patching SharePoint: getting up to date with the moss and wss infrastructure updates

      One of the most common topics in regards to MOSS/WSS lately has been around the question: "What patches do I need in order to be up to date with MOSS/WSS?". The following will allow you to be up to date as of the Infrastructure update with the fewest number of patches/hotfixes that need...
  • Blog Post: MOSS + VS2008: New tools for MOSS Ninjas!

    I just realized that the SharePoint extensions for VS2008 have shipped. The official name is Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 Not sure how I missed this! You can find them HERE . The user guide is the same as the 1.1 toolset and can be found HERE . The...
  • Blog Post: Picking up on WCM in MOSS...

    This week I will be attending some training with Andrew Connell digging into the WCM (Web Content Management) aspects of MOSS. Though I spend the majority of my time troubleshooting and supporting MOSS with our clients, I have yet to really get to go deep on the WCM portions of the product. This will...
  • Blog Post: Content Types: Part 2 - Creation and Association of Workflows and Document Templates (Republish)

    *Had to Republish this as I had some issues this week and accidently deleted it* So last time we went over the basics of what a Content Type is. In the most basic context, a Content Type is a grouping of Meta Data. This time around we are going to look at the basics of creating a Content Type, associating...
  • Blog Post: Content Types: The little engine that could...

    One of the most overlooked and underutilized pieces of WSSv3/MOSS2007 are Content Types. There are many uses, functionalities and services that depend on the proper use and implementation of content types within SharePoint. Over the next few weeks I will be exploring content types and the power they...
  • Blog Post: So you think you can spell SharePoint...

    So for those that want more information or training on MOSS and its ECM (Enterprise Content Management) capabilities then I have some good news for you. The Ted Pattison Group has put together a new course on ECM in MOSS. It is being delivered by SharePoint MVP John Holliday. I have included the info...
  • Blog Post: TechReady 5, Sparks fly in Seattle!

    So I have been on the road for quite a while and hopefully will now finally get some time to start getting this blog going. This week I am in Seattle at the TechReady 5 conference. It is similar to TechEd but for Microsoft Employees only so it is very focused on deep technical presentations and labs...
  • Blog Post: Intro: What does it all mean, who is this guy?

    So I figured before I start actually posting some useful information I would just introduce myself first. I am a PFE (Premier Field Engineer) at Microsoft. My specialties are SharePoint (all flavors) and .net (mainly ASP.Net). My role basically, is to help with SharePoint related issues for clients of...
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