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: Figment of your imagination? No, Reimagining SharePoint development

    Build apps for Office and SharePoint - from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp160950 with the following topic areas ( Docs , Dashboard , Samples , Downloads , Training , Support) First visit if interested should be to the Explore section - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps...
  • Blog Post: People-Picker Lunch-Time reading

    I am spending my lunch time, sans-pickle, but with lots of good People-Picker goodness. I had to share the soon to be classics in the blogosphere links over at Full Metal Architect. I was digging into a lot of this prior to Binging a few additional things related to trusts, forests, domains, people-picker...
  • Blog Post: DelegConfig v2 beta (Delegation / Kerberos Configuration Tool) : Download : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

    I just love the main screen of this tool! Kerberos can be scary and misunderstood (kinda like referees!) “ Introduction DON'T RUSH!!! You are not so smart that you should skip over reading the following. I like to skip over documentation just as much as the next person. But for your own benefit please...
  • Blog Post: Stefan Goßner : Hotfix for SP2 issue that reverts SharePoint products to Trial Version has been released

    If you follow SharePoint technologies on the blogosphere, you will most likely have come across Stefan’s blog. If not, here is a link to a recent blogpost regarding a fix for the “Let us go back to the Trial version” that was an added feature for SP2. Good Luck Stefan Goßner : Hotfix for SP2 issue that...
  • Blog Post: Twitter and SharePoint and a Purple Polka Dotted Twikini

    I have been using twitter a little over the past few years. I remember getting an account because I thought it was going to be the next big thing. It took off and I forgot that I had an account. I then remembered, went out a started to tweet again. Using my Windows Mobile phone and sending SMS messages...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint - webparts

    Check out the list and description of the great out of the box web parts that Ian Morrish has over at http://www.wssdemo.com/Pages/webparts.aspx This is more of a “favorites” blog entry for me to remember. SharePoint - webparts
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint Ports and Protocols - Bing

    I was looking for a reference(s) for all the various ports and protocols in play with a SharePoint Implementation. I said to myself, “Hey, go BING it!". So, I did! http://www.bing.com/search?q=Sharepoint+Ports+and+Protocols+&form=QBLH   BING is my new friend. I hope he will be yours too...
  • Blog Post: WSS & MOSS SP2 is Available - 5 No Brainer Reasons to Install - SharePoint Joel's SharePoint Land

    I was going to write up a nice succinct description of the reasons and then I read SharePoint Joel’s and said, these will do just fine! Thank you again Joel. In quotes as it was copy/pasted with respect. Go read the rest at Joel’s blog. “ WSS & MOSS SP2 is Available - 5 No Brainer Reasons to Install...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Announcing Service Pack 2 for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

      Announcing Service Pack 2 for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 “It includes all the fixes prior to SP2, and also several enhancements to improve server farm performance, availability and stability. Plus, a new stsadm operation has been added to help customers prepare...
  • Blog Post: Windows Virtualization Team Blog : Series on virtualizing SharePoint

      Series on virtualizing SharePoint The Microsoft-UK services team recently posted an in-depth virtualizing SharePoint series. It is a culmination of their experiences over the last couple years helping customers successfully host SharePoint in virtualized environments. Windows Virtualization Team...
  • Blog Post: Server and Site Architecture: Object Model Overview

    Another one to have in the links is a lovely diagram-full MSDN link of Server and Site Architecture with Objects! Server and Site Architecture: Object Model Overview   Server and Site Architecture: Object Model Overview
  • Blog Post: ?contents=1

    Another one to remember when troubleshooting SharePoint pages. Allows you to get to the webparts on the page in a manner to see if one is crapping out the rest of the past. appending the ?contents=1 to your page url will open the “Web Part Page Maintenance: default    Use this page to close...
  • Blog Post: Ramp Up (No Evel Knievel suites required) – free online-learning for developers

    Ramp Up ( www.MyRampUp.com ) is a free online learning program for developers. We’ve just launched a new track: SharePoint for Developers, Part 2 . This track, along with the other currently offered ones (eg, Visual Studio 2008), teaches the important skills in a guided path , making the learning process...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint+PowerShell is (Usually) a Perfect Match - Zach Rosenfield's SharePoint Blog

    Oh my, as I read through Zach’s post, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Not really, but I have been stuck on lyrics lately. The post was very eye opening and one that you need to review if you are using PowerShell and SharePoint. Heck, if you are using PowerShell and any .Net objects that should be Disposed...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Inside SharePoint: Building Your SharePoint Infrastructure

    Thinks The trip is worth it for the figures alone. I find myself drawing this kind of things on pieces of paper when helping out customers and people that just ask me because I work with SharePoint. Hint, if you are planning to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists exams for SharePoint...
  • 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: Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

    Thinks Wouldn’t be great if there was one page that had the downloads for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services? I agree! 233 results as of this blog post. Top on the list is Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1. And not to be forgotten weighing with 251 downloads is the Microsoft...
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