SharePoint Thinks, Links and Clinks

SharePoint TLC as in Thinks (Thoughts and Findings), Links (to other blogs, msdn, technet, etc) and Clinks (toasts about coolness?)

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  • Blog Post: LogParser and SharePoint (kinda like chocolate and peanut butter)

    Thinks I came across a post on the IIS.net forums ( http://forums.iis.net/p/1153101/1884922.aspx#1884922 ) that led to what looks to be a promising tool to add to your SharePoint toolbox.   From Gluegood Software “ LogParser.WSS30 - I recently published a Logparser COM input plug-in for Sharepoint...
  • Blog Post: Updated Best Practices for SharePoint capacity management documentation on TechNet

    Thinks Recently (12/04/2008) updated guidance on proven practices (a.k.a. Best Practices) for capacity management for SharePoint implementations on TechNet. Highlights (well almost the complete post from TechNet link with highlights added for emphasis ) Document your capacity planning strategy as early...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Guidance in Patterns and Practices

    Thinks “ Summary This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation that is named the Contoso Training Management application demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: Sample code acceptance checklist for IT organizations with emphasis on SharePoint

    Thinks I get the this question on a very frequent basis. In fact, I ask myself quite frequently as well what should be checked for in order to bless SharePoint code for acceptance? The following snippet from the TechNet page sums up the reason we need to be looking at the quality of the code in the first...
  • Blog Post: Using Team Foundation Server to Develop Custom SharePoint Products and Technologies Applications

    Thinks There is a great resource on MSDN that dives into using Team Foundation Server as part of your development toolset and practices for development of SharePoint applications. What are some things you could use this for? Glad you asked as it is in the article. The following is a list of common SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: MSDN - Workflow Resource Center

    Thinks One of the questions I get asked quite a bit is around SharePoint and Workflow. I wanted to make sure that I added a link to Workflow Resource Center on MSDN. Links MSDN Workflow Resource Center Clinks GREAT resource, worth the visit just for the image  
  • Blog Post: The Windows Server 2003 /3GB switch is not supported in Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 or in later versions or in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 or in later versions

    Thinks Used to be the magic bullet, /3GB that is. Quote form the KB article “ The /3GB switch changes the way that the Microsoft Windows 4 GB virtual address space is split up. Instead of splitting the 4 GB virtual address space into 2 GB of user mode virtual address space and 2 GB of kernel mode virtual...
  • Blog Post: WSS and MOSS Backup, Recovery and Disaster Recovery scenarios

    Thinks There are many options available to you for backup, restore and DR of your WSS/MOSS Environment Nothing but a prayer too common of a scenario where best wishes and prayers are used to not need a backup SharePoint Designer Stsadm Utility – stsadm –o backup/restore, stsadm –o export/import Backup...
  • Blog Post: The "Mojave Experiment"

    Thinks I came across this site on an internal e-mail thread but I wanted to blog about it. It is not really related to SharePoint directly per se, however, I thought that it was very eye opening and I hope that it is true research. Links The "Mojave Experiment" Clinks Bad and Good It is amazing...
  • Blog Post: Limiting Your SharePoint Objects with PowerShell

    Thinks Darrin Bishop has another post on using PowerShell (my not so new techno love flame, will, not Darrin but PowerShell) with SharePoint (my super-duper zealous techno love flame.) As you will find, using PowerShell to return information from the SharePoint Object Model will give you more than want...
  • Blog Post: How to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 on Vista x64/x86 - The Bamboo Team Blog

    Thinks The Bamboo Team has released a tool at the link below that allows you to install Windows SharePoint Services v 3.0 Service Pack 1 on Vista x64/x86 SP1. I have heard that this is much faster than running on your VPC and I am going to give it a try. I really like having a VPC running, however, I...
  • Blog Post: Updating the “Created By” and “Modified By” Columns in SharePoint lists using POWERSHELL

    Thinks Ever had the good old System Account show up as your author or editor, oops I mean “Created By” and “Modified By” column in SharePoint lists? Come on, you know that you have. OK, if you have and wanted to modify these, it can be done through the good old SharePoint Object...
  • Blog Post: Single SignOn Error codes and what they mean

    Thinks Single SignOn Error codes and what they mean I need to come back here and send more applause to the author of the blog! Links Single SignOn Error codes and what they mean Clinks BAD it took me way to long to track down some of these error message
  • Blog Post: Webcasts that will allow you to use Visual Studio 2008: Develop at Light Speed on the Latest Platforms

    Thinks Not quite the new High Definition Quality action packed thriller of Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay, but more people will be able to learn from the web casts and develop at “light” speed. Uh, maybe a little faster than the speed they currently are, but developing at the...
  • Blog Post: Don’t get stung with your hand in the hive : Modifying Built-In SharePoint Files

    Thinks A great analogy for this would be along the lines of don’t put your hands in the hive if you don’t want to get stung! In other words, be extremely careful in modifying the built-in SharePoint files. “From the MSDN site Link (emphasis added) Technical Details Except for a few...
  • Blog Post: Where does that go in the manifest? or How To Build a Solution Pack (WSP)

    Thinks Eric Stallworth put together a very nice blog post that DudesOnKill pointed to that goes into the nuts and bolts of building a solution pack (wsp), a DDF (diamond directive file), manifest file, deploying, activating and … (go read the post for the best pull of the information!) Links The...
  • Blog Post: Follow the buzz to the hive, the 12 hive that is : "12 Folder" From Here!

    Thinks If you have been using Microsoft SharePoint technologies for a while, you are wise to the ways of the magical “12 hive” a.k.a. “12 folder” a.k.a. “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN”. With some magic of the registry,...
  • Blog Post: Hardware Virtualization support for SharePoint products and technologies

    Thinks A common question about Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies is “Can I run a production SharePoint environment in a virtual environment?” The answer is, "It depends.” From the first kb article in the links below, Microsoft “has tested and certified Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine – InSide SharePoint and SharePoint Products & Technologies Listing

    Thinks I opened up the real mailbox today and there was the May 2008 TechNet magazine. I look forward to this magazine as I have found some great information and resources in the past. For those that are paper averse or just like to read on the screen, you can see the magazine at the link in Links. I...
  • Blog Post: How Many accounts for setting up and deploying Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server

    Thinks Raise your hand if you have set up SharePoint using one account. Now, keep your hand up if it was this the “ADMINISTRATOR” account? Wow! I am having trouble typing now as I count the hands and try to type with the hand that is not raised up. In other words, I have been guilty of this...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Maximum Limitations - Harsh's Blog

    Thinks As with most good things in life there are some limitations in maximum permissible size of items in Windows SharePoint Services and related items. The table below is from Harsh’s blog ( SharePoint 2007 Maximum Limitations ) and does an excellent summary of items you need to be aware of when...
  • Blog Post: Home - SharePoint Community Portal and Share

    Thinks I was very excited when I saw the SharePoint Community Portal announcement when it first came out. It was a wealth of information about the SharePoint Ecosystem AND it is running on SharePoint AND it is on the Internet. Then my excitement grew as there was another great community resource on SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for SharePoint Blueprint

    The “Thinks” I have heard this question a few times, “Isn’t this SilverLight just lipstick on the pig?” Well, pigs lips or not (I think the not part), integration of Silverlight and SharePoint has a lot of potential for a richer and snazzier user experience. I have seen...
  • Blog Post: How to Remove Unwanted Top Sites - Bob Fox's SharePoint Blog

    Thinks Bob Fox, a SharePoint MVP, shares a lesson learned on how to remove a site that appears in the Top Site tab. Hint cut from the image on Bob’s blog post. Links How to Remove Unwanted Top Sites - Bob Fox's SharePoint Blog Clinks Thanks to Bob for sharing.
  • Blog Post: Chris O'Brien's blog: Introducing the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard

    Chris gives the details on the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard that is out on CodePlex (Yea CodePlex!). Thanks to Chris for making this tool available. Chris O'Brien's blog: Introducing the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard
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