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MOSS Paradox SharePoint, Microsoft BI, .NET, Microsoft Tech and errata July 2007 Entries
SharePoint is the Fastest Growing Server Product in Microsoft's History
The SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog announced today that SharePoint has passed the $800 Million mark for the previous fiscal year and is the fastest growing Microsoft server product in Micro$oft's history. Congrats to the Blue Monster ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:04 PM

Simpsonize Me! Bah!
Well the doohickey seems not to like my photo.  However I did manage to Southparkify myself.  Pretty schweet. (No Photo Required)


Posted On Monday, July 30, 2007 2:46 PM

Tell Your Sysadmin you Love Them Today
Today is the 8th Annual Sysadmin day.  The event occurs the last Friday of every July.  Be sure to tell yours you love them.


Posted On Friday, July 27, 2007 3:56 PM

Business Intelligence Survey Updated
Nigel Pendse has renamed his OLAP Survey to the BI Survey. Major players in BI, including Microsoft rely on the data in this survey to analyze consumer needs. From the invitation: We would very much welcome your participation in The BI Survey. This is the largest independent survey of business intelligence/OLAP users worldwide. The Survey will obtain input from a large number of users to better understand their buying decisions, the implementation cycle and the business success achieved. Both business ......

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:15 PM

PerformancePoint Rumored To Go RTM as Early as September
Thanks to Chris Webb for the tip off.
   
    Rumored PPS Release Date.

Posted On Thursday, July 26, 2007 12:56 PM

PerformancePoint Planning Must Read
This series of posts was brought to my attention by Ben Tamblyn and outlines a very practical understanding of PerformancePoint Planning. A series of four articles, Adrian Downes has taken the time to shed some light on not only the features of PPS Planning, but the business models that drive them. Good stuff. Setting the stage (Budgeting 101) Configuring the Application (Introducing the Planning Administration Console) Defining the Model (Introducing Planning Business Modeler) Defining Business ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 10:03 AM

How e are you?
Saw this over at Ben Tamblyn's place today: How 'e' are you? is a new research project that's being run by a good friend of mine Tim Elkington that aims to track how people are using the internet. The site includes an e-test that calculates a user's e-score (0 - 100), places them in an e-group and then suggests sites that they might be interested in visiting next. Over 8,000 people have already taken the test with an average score of 48. Not a bad deal considering the authors of the site are donating ......

Posted On Monday, July 16, 2007 11:21 AM

Using the BDC and SharePoint Profile Database to Create A Company Directory Lookup
Using BDC to query our company's SharePoint profiles database ( SharedServices1_DB in our environment ) I was able to create a pretty snappy employee lookup. The data is contained in two tables, the first is the UserProfile_Full table, which contains the Basic Profile Information. The second is the UserProfileValue table. The two are linked by the RecordID Field. First things first - we designed a SQL query that would suit our needs and display the information we needed. Here is what my final query ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:53 PM

Official Microsoft Announcement on PerformancePoint Server 2007 CTP3
Just received this from Microsoft Connections today. CTP3 of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 with new Monitoring and Analytics functionality is now available! We are proud to announce the ENU (English) release of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 CTP3 software! This release contains new, updated Monitoring and Analytics functionality. See the "What's new from PerformancePoint Server CTP3" document from the following Connect site for the details. Note that we will be introducing ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:34 AM

Application Errors 6398, 6482 and 7076 and the .NET Hotfix (Error 1324)
After much research found the following KB and Hotfix for the 6398, 6482 and 7076 errors that had become the proverbial thorn in my side with my SharePoint server: KB923028 http://support.microsoft.co... Hotfix http://connect.microsoft.co... However, while installing the Hotfix, I received the following error message "Error 1324. The folder 'Program Files' contains an invalid character" So I found this KB: Error message when you try ......

Posted On Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:00 AM

SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) 1.1 Production Release - Includes x64 version
Two days ago the SLK project at CodePlex released their version 1.1 of the SharePoint Learning Kit. Included in their Production release is a 64-bit version for x64 MOSS Installations. New in this release is the support for 64-bit architectures. Feature Summary: Supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and Class Server instructional content Supports tracking and grading of e-learning and non-e-learning instructional content Allows users to store and manage instructional content in SharePoint document libraries ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:25 AM

Cleaning Inactive Profiles from SharePoint 2007
By default Office SharePoint Server 2007 imports all profiles from the Active Directory Database. This presents an issue for some companies (mine in particular ;)). After doing some searching I found an older article by Michael Bollhoefer. He tipped me off to the following LDAP filter which worked beautifully, and after running a full profile import and reindexing our SharePoint Search those old Inactive profiles were gone from the Database and the search. (&(objectCategory=perso... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:57 AM

Walled Gardens
Every now and again I read a post somewhere that pontificates on some subtle aspect of life in general in a way that makes me think hard on things I may have taken for granted, accepted at face value or just blankly not looked at for whatever reason. Jeff Atwood wrote such a post recently, Avoiding Walled Gardens on the Internet. I recently joined Facebook, I have a well established LinkedIn account and I regularly scope for new social networks where I can stay in touch with old colleagues, scout ......

Posted On Friday, July 6, 2007 11:56 AM

Damn these quizzes - How Geek Are You?
I can thank Theo Moore for this one: 72% Geek 72% ......

Posted On Friday, July 6, 2007 10:03 AM

Forefront Security and MOSS ( Exception from HRESULT: 0x80041050)
This one took some time to weed out, but found that the Forefront Scan Engine had incorrectly flagged my welcome page in my Site Directory to VirusStatus=1 and was causing an Exception from HRESULT: 0x80041050 error. Solution: Open your SQL Server Management Studio and go to the Content Database where your default welcome page is returing the error (Usually WSS_Content_[someguid]). Create a new query and run: select *from AllDocswhere (VirusStatus > 0) and (VirusStatus is not null) If you get ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2007 5:39 PM

Blogging Addiction
In light of Steve Clayton (Scored 81%) or Ben Tamblyn (Scored 82%) it would seem I have some work to do! 75%How Addicted to Blogging Are You ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2007 9:20 AM

SharePoint Logs That Make Sense
A colleague recommended me Log Parser 2.2 from Microsoft Downloads. I finally gave it a whirl with some notoriously ugly SharePoint Diagnostic Logs and WOW! Get Log Parser 2.2 here. Below is an overtly simple example of the command line functionality, but I encourage you to download this powerful little guy and give him a shot. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600](C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.C:\>logparser "select * from 'c:/logs/*.log'" -i:tsv -o:datagrid Datagrid Output from the ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 4:11 PM

64 bit version of SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) To Be Released
Vandana over at the SharePoint Learning Kit CodePlex site did not commit absolutely to a release date he did say this in the SLK Discussions: The 64 bit release had some hurdles in the form of license issues and then build infrastructure issues. These two have cleared now. There is one outstanding build issue Sample website validation fails during 64-bit build that has been recently reported. This turns out to be a Visual Studio issue which we have to work around to generate an error-free build. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 1:55 PM

SharePoint vs File Shares
Piotr over at MOSS & Collab Architecture has some good intel on this topic: Each time I venture to do some mid size and enterprise consulting, there is always the question of using SharePoint as a replacement for File Shares, or the typical Z: or G: drive mapped in an enterprise. Now, joelo has added some more more discussion in his File Servers and SharePoint Doc Libraries entry. I just wanted to add some more caveats where SharePoint simply may not work as well, and places/reasons where I recommend ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 1:50 PM

More x64 IFilters
Found two more IFilters from Citeknet.com: ZIP IFilter Beta v2.1 (x64) CHM IFilter Beta v2.1 (x64) Glad to see more support for OSS 2007 x64 coming around. Keep it coming ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 1:49 PM

Foxit PDF IFilter for 64-bit SharePoint Installations
Just found this little gem from FoxIt, the same guys who make the killer Adobe Reader replacement: IFilter for x64 Windows Be sure to read the license, as the IFilter is not free (as in beer) for Server Installations. There is a licensing fee per proccessor ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 1:45 PM

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