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Twice as long and half as long
We are in a project and we hit some snags. What’s a snag? An activity that takes longer than expected. Actually it takes longer than the time assigned to it by an over pressed PM who accepts an impossible time table and tries his best to make it possible, but I digress (again!). So we have snags and we also have the opposite. Let’s call these “cinches”. The question is: how does a combination of snags and cinches affect the project timeline? Well, there is no simple answer. It depends on the projects ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:54 PM

Deploying InfoPath forms – idiosyncrasies
Well, I have written a sophisticated PowerShell script to expedite the deployment of InfoPath forms - .XSN file. Along the way by way of trial and error (mostly error and error), I discovered a few little things. Here they are. • Regardless of how the install command is run – PowerShell or the GUI in Central Admin – SharePoint enwraps the XSN inside a solution – WSP, then installs and deploys the solution. • The solution is named by concatenating “form-“ with the first 16 characters (or less if the ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:47 PM

PowerShell Try Catch Finally
PowerShell Try Catch Finally I am a relative novice to PowerShell and tried (pun intended) to use the “Try Catch Finally” in my scripts. Alas the structure that we love and use in C# (or even – shudder of shudders - in VB) does not always work in PowerShell. It turns out that it works only when the error is a terminating error (whatever that means). Well, you can turn all your errors to the terminating kind by simply setting - $ErrorActionPreference = "Stop", And later resetting it back to “Continue”, ......

Posted On Friday, June 1, 2012 9:25 PM

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