January, 2004

  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Best Practices for SharePoint Portal Server Management

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    Kent pointed me to this article by Kenton Gardinier in Windows Server System Magazine (previously known as .NET Magazine). It walks you through ensuring adequate capacity for your SharePoint Portal Server installation, while at the same time reducing...
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    Great writing advice

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    I was checking out my referral logs, and found this wonderful piece on the Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do) via Jim Martin's blog . This one's a keeper. Some of the items made me wince; I know they're things I do without...
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    Orcut Overload?

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    I've played a little with Orkut , the new social networking software. I love the design, it's so clean and functional. Did you notice the title letters are all made with people? This afternoon when I checked my email, there were a bevy of invites and...
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    Integrate an InfoPath Form with an Access Database

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    In the InfoPath webcast on Friday January 23 , Raghu mentioned an article about Integrating InfoPath and Access. He said he thought it was in the Access section of the MSDN Library , but it actually lives in the InfoPath Section . Microsoft Office...
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    Translate this page

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    Check out the new links to the left, one for Translate this page , which takes you to Systran, where you can type in the web page address and select a language, and one specially for Erol and Stramit , that automagically translates this page to French...
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    OfficeZealot.com

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    Wow, I was just cruising OfficeZealot.com 's front page, and there are lots of goodies there! John Durant points to an update to the MSDN Office Developer Center featuring InfoPath, James Edelen talks about a new SharePoint Database Explorer tool he's...
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    New KB Articles of interest to SharePoint fans

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    There were a couple of interesting new KB articles in the last couple of days that I haven't mentioned yet: 831090 "Cannot run the FrontPage Server Extensions on this page" error message when you try to upload a file to your SharePoint Web site. This...
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    InfoPath Webcasts/Training continued

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    After watching the second webcast in the series yesterday (which was good but fast paced), I downloaded the Training Materials I talked about earlier in the week. Unfortunately, some of the instructions are kind of confusing (nothing you couldn't figure...
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    SharePoint 2003 (WSS+SPS)... and keeping yourself 'documented'

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    Scoble pointed to Serge van den Oever's blog, where there are some good SharePoint posts such as this one which I've excerpted: Things are moving fast in the SharePoint world... especially with respect to documentation. Before you know it the documentation...
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    InfoPath Webcast Series Jan/Feb 2004

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    Session 1 of 8: InfoPath Architecture and Form Design Date: Thursday, January 22, 9:00 – 10:30 am (in the past, but I did post about this one before) Content Level: Level 300, Experienced Abstract: In Session 1, we will first get acquainted...
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    CNet: Google and Social Networking

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    Google tip-toed into the hot market of online social networks with the quiet launch of Orkut.com on Thursday, CNET News.com has learned. The search company, which is expected to go public this year, is flexing its power with its Internet fans by constantly...
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    Wow that was quick!

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    There's a new KB article on PDFs in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 . It addresses getting your PDF files indexed as well as getting the icon to show up . Many thanks Gabe and Iyaz for getting the answer to this common customer question documented! Update...
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    InfoPath 2003 Resources

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    InfoPath 2003 Technical FAQ InfoPath 2003 Support Center InfoPath 2003 SDK Download MSDN InfoPath Resources InfopathFAQ.com (Stephen Cummins)
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    InfoPath/Office 2003 Webcast Series

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    To coincide with the release of the new InfoPath Developer Resource Kit/Training Materials , there is also a series of InfoPath/Office 2003 Webcasts (sorry, I posted some of these before, but I wanted to talk about the series as a whole. A second session...
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    New InfoPath 2003 Training Materials available

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    Contoso Sales Report and Contract Generation Solution These solution-based training materials are designed to help technical decision makers and solutions developers/architects understand and learn about building Microsoft® Office InfoPath™...
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    Eric Legault: Indexing Adobe PDF Files in SPS 2003

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    Continuing on the topic of PDF files in Sharepoint, Eric Legault has a post on how to get the PDF files indexed so they show up in search. As you may know, SharePoint includes filters to index many file types (Office docs, web pages, Tiff images, Visio...
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    Washington State Democratic Caucuses: Feb 7

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    This year, the Democratic party in Washington is opting for a caucus rather than a primary. Caucuses require, in my opinion, much more commitment than voting. You show up, talk, listen to other people talk, move around into groups (hopefully of 15% or...
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    Bits and Pieces #1

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    Mads Nissen from Oslo, Norway has a very cool .Text template, and interesting posts to boot! Jonathan Hodgson pointed me to an article he has written on Generating Thumbnail Images from PDF Documents using VB.Net Tommy wonders " I wonder why you have...
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    Oh hey, a new MSDN blogger

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    Christa Carpentiere , our new SQL/Data Access Content Strategist, has a blog - where else but on sqljunkies.com ! Thanks to Matt for the link!
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    Netscan Queries

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    Duncan posted about NETSCAN today; as it turns out, I was playing with it today, too. Microsoft Research is a cool place... and if you had any doubt, you only need to look at some of their publicly exposed data, such as the NETSCAN system. I pulled a...
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    SharePoint: Adding icons for other document types (like PDF)

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    I've seen lots of questions on various SharePoint newsgroups about how to get PDF files to show up with the right icon in document libraries. The process is documented in the WSS admin guide , but it's not that easy to find. I'm working with the folks...
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    More new MVPs, wow

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    Thanks to my friend Julie Lerman , I've just found out that there are more new MVPs. I particularly enjoyed reading John Bristowe's post on the subject of his award (for ASP.net). Congrats to John, and Doug Reilly , and James Avery and I'm gonna end here...
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    Do as I say, not as I do

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    Julie cracks me up... ...But then he asked me about my backup habits. This is like when the dental hygienist asks if you've been flossing regularly. Skip to after that conversation. We have a deal. He is going to call me in two weeks. If I am not backing...
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    Scanner art, and beyond beautiful

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    Katina Matson. These prints are wow.
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    Treo 600: Shanghai Pocket Essentials is essential

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    I finally found a Mah-Jongg game that I can see on my Treo 600, and boy is it a good one; Shanghai Pocket Essentials by LandWare. Nine tile sets, including easy-to-see Samurai, tons of layouts organized in categories, including smaller layouts called...
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