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Why use SharePoint Technologies with Team Foundation Server?
This is a recent question I ran into on the MSDN TFS Forums. Made me think why I use it and how to make it effective. Here is what my response to this was … “My #1 justification is the fact that when you are looking at TFS source control is not all it does. TFS has the benefit of enabling a solutions team with different roles the right level of visibility. Not everyone will use Visual Studio, for example project managers. In many cases Visual Studio can intimidate the individual. When deployed with ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:32 PM

Presenting at SharePoint Saturday The Conference in DC: August 11-13
Yesterday morning I received the wonderful news on my sessions proposal being accepted. With that said, I will be presenting at the SharePoint Saturday The Conference. My session: Requirements Management: From Vision to Mission to Success I will be discussing the way and options in which Team Foundation Server and the SharePoint platform work together to provide a Requirements Management solution. Now, are you going to attend? I think you should! The have extended the registration early bird price ......

Posted On Friday, July 1, 2011 11:45 AM

INETA Speaking engagement, July 14, Ft. Wayne, IN.
A while back I decided to get back to speaking engagements and such. For the most part I had kept that to some local User Groups and some conferences like TechEd. I decided to sign up for the INETA Speaker program. Well my first gig came through. I will be speaking at the SharePoint Users of Ft. Wayne, Indiana meeting on July 14th. The topic is on Building Solutions for SharePoint using Visual Studio LightSwitch ......

Posted On Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:22 AM

Cool Resources: SharePoint Edition
One thing that has become clear over the last couple of years is the inclusion of helpful tools and resources in every Administrator’s Toolbox. Gary Lapointe created a PowerShell Cheat Sheet (a one pager quick hit) PowerGUI PowerShell Quick Reference Card for SharePoint. SharePoint Software Factory 2010 SharePoint 2010 Operations Guides Marcy Kellar’s Branding and Customization ......

Posted On Sunday, May 8, 2011 9:11 AM

Great Finds: FILESTREAM with SharePoint 2010
This has been an interesting topic to have discussions around planning storage and storage requirements organizations need to consider. FILESTREAM provides a means to consider storage of unstructured data on the File system (specifically NTFS). As we know SharePoint lends itself to allow storage of large binary data, considering FILESTREAM gives us an option of using commodity storage for binary form unstructured data. Again, another way in which SQL Server and SharePoint work together. The SharePoint ......

Posted On Saturday, May 7, 2011 8:13 AM

Great Find: Database Maintenance Guidance Document for SharePoint 2010 Products

Over the last couple of weeks I have been discussing with clients and peers the proper way of managing the database side of a SharePoint deployment.

Yesterday, Microsoft released the official version of that guidance.

You can get that here

Posted On Friday, May 6, 2011 8:55 AM

Configuration of Hyper-V and creation of VMs
In continuing with the post that I started last week, this week I focus on how I used PowerShell to install Hyper-V on Windows 8 and then create all necessary items to continue the creation of the SharePoint lab running on Hyper-V on Windows 8. First thing, in all situations I started PowerShell as Administrator. And yes, many of this items can be done and worked on through the GUI. But, the point is how do I automate. Also, assumptions here are you have a licensed version of Windows 8, and your ......

Posted On Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:51 PM

Business Intelligence: Leveraging SharePoint to drive business results Presentation

I was invited to do a presentation on Business Intelligence and Self Service BI at an internal Summit for a Health organization in Indianapolis.

Here is the slide deck.

Posted On Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:42 PM

Presentation on SQL Server Health in a SharePoint environment
Sql Health in a SharePoint environment View more presentations from Enrique Lima ......

Posted On Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:34 PM

SharePoint Saturday The Conference is getting closer
I am all set, have my presentation ready. Excited, can hardly wait!! Don’t miss the early bird special for SharePoint Saturday The Conference in DC! Ends Aug 7! ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 6:22 AM

Creating a SharePoint Demo/Dev Lab using Hyper-V on Windows 8. The Overview.
In the last number of days, I have come across the release of the Microsoft Office Division Demo VMs. While a great asset, it is also quite large and it consumes a lot of resources, this being said as I have a Lenovo W530 with 32GB RAM, and 3 Hard Drives. The download is a 56GB set, then expanded it comes to 220GB. That is just the storage piece. Then in order to get all VMs running, it requires 42GB RAM … not quite what I wanted in the end, but still useful in a given situation. That brought me ......

Posted On Sunday, April 21, 2013 1:03 PM

Are you all set for SharePoint Saturday: The Conference?
In about 3 weeks, specifically August 11-13 we will be already going strong with SharePoint Saturday The Conference in Washington, DC. Are you registered? Have you made your plans? This is a great opportunity to get together with many of the SharePoint names that produce outstanding solutions, amazing books and overall give great guidance. Join us! Are you a Student or an Educator? Check this out … Hotel Info: ......

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2011 7:42 AM

Deck for my SharePoint User Group in Ft. Wayne, IN Presentation

The deck for the presentation that will take place in a couple of hours for SPUFW is now posted online.  It can be accessed here:


Videos with the demo will follow.

Posted On Thursday, July 14, 2011 5:43 AM

Microsoft Office Division Demos: First Look at the Office 365 SharePoint Online Demo site
It took close to 10hrs to provision, below are some screenshots of what is the generated content. More details and info to come… but for now, make sure you check the email you will receive from the system once the platform is fully provisioned (otherwise you will go crazy getting logged on) and you do not want to disrupt the process of getting the packs in place. First thing, log on … Next, check your Office 365 dashboard … notice the area in the red rectangle, I am thinking that is due (based on ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:29 PM

Site Directory in SharePoint 2010
Sometimes there are so many changes to the environment in which we work and live in that something will escape our attention. In discussing functionality with a client today, the topic of Site Directory came up and the comment of “well, we use it but it is too bad it is not available in 2010” was made … and huge sense of huh?!? came to me. Well, the item that escaped me came to light (and I know there are others). So researching about it was not only an option it was/is my duty. Found an excellent ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 7:53 PM

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