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Presented: Becky Isserman

Date: Thursday, November 1st (Each meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of the month)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

         Centriq Foss Training
         8700 State Line Road, Suite 200
         Leawood, KS 66206
         Phone: 913-322-7000

Sharepoint has several tools related to backing up and restoring site collections.  In this session we will learn how to utilize stsadm to back up the site collection and put it on a scheduler, so that we can restore the site collection in full or site by site.

Becky is the SharePoint Administrator for Terracon Consultants working with all aspects of MOSS from backup strategies to infopath forms to web part creation.  She has been working with SharePoint since October 2003, when she attended the Portal University through Levi, Ray, and Shoup.  She currently hosts a blog on SharePoint 2007 at

Best Regards,
Office Developer User Group of Kansas City
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flamocon_190h Seems like everyone is getting FeedBurner accounts and I can't blame them, the statistics are awesome.  In fact I have been using FeedBurner for about 6 months.  One of the nice additions to SubText when we converted was easy integration with FeedBurner so once you configure, GWB will redirect your feed request to FeedBurner.  No more need for a post to tell people to change their feeds.

So Jeff, how do we do this?  I don't know figure it out yourself like I did... jk

Here are the steps to configuring your account (or any SubText account) to use a FeedBurner feed instead of the out-of-the-box feed.

1.  Login to the Administrator tool for your blog (Login or Admin link at the top of your blog)

2.  Click on the Options Tab.

3.  Select the Syndication Link.


4. Add your FeedBurner account name in the FeedBurner Name field.  (Use the information icon if you don't know your FeedBurner Name)


5.  Sit back and let do everything else.  You won't have to alert your readers to anything.


PodcaStars_LogoWell there were 4 brave individuals of over 500 that were willing to record their own podcast show for  Please take the time and listen to these guys and give them your rating.  The winner will get their own show on and some really nice recording equipment.

However, you might find issues with the site as it was put together with speed in mind to get these shows out.  If you have problems or comments, please let me know here.

Jerod Crump talks more about what PodcaStars is here.


Well John and I are back in the swing of things.  We have reorganized the equipment to make it easier and faster to record podcasts.  Watch this blog for our next move as it should happen fast.


Here is a recap of the HDC podcasts we recorded:

Thanks again for listening!



bethere2_2007 Joe Olsen and Phil Wolfe, the guys behind the HDC, talk with us about the HDC 07 and also what is in store for the HDC 08.  These guys are definitely the best in Omaha and I really look forward to seeing them every year. 

Also, if you are in the MVP program and enjoyed what Phil and Joe do, recommend them as MVPs!


Listen to Joe and Phil discuss the HDC!


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s660711362_3549 DonXML starts this conversation with a recap of ALT.NET, then breaks into the new technologies Microsoft is releasing in the area of XML.  Don has been an XML MVP for the past 4 years and is definitely one of the brightest in this space.

Read his blog here.

Listen to DonXML talk about XML!


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s754048428_2744 Chris Williams discusses with us what XNA is and how to get started with it.  We tried getting Chris to discuss the C# vs. VB.NET in XNA issues, but he would not go there (but he would here).  George, you have to listen as we give you a shout out. 

Chris recently started, with Jason Bock and Michael Dunn, a new XNA User Group in Minnesota at the Magenic offices.  Check out the site here.


Listen to Chris discuss XNA and Game Development!



esterline In this show, we talk to Adam Esterline and Chris Ortman about Ruby technologies, testing, and Agile/XP. 

Check it out to learn more about these guys and a few of their favorite projects.


Listen to Adam and Chris talk about Testing!


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IMG_1138 Kent Tegels, of Enjoy Another Sandwich, joined us yesterday to talk about SQL Server and adoption amongst developers and DBAs.  During this podcast, Steve Loethen, Microsoft Partner Evangelist, takes on the role as co-host.  In this show we talk a lot about CLR Stored Procedures and where they really fit.

Kent is really excited about Spatial support in SQL Server 2008 and it definitely comes through when you talk to him.


Listen to Kent discuss SQL Server!


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IISLogo The former Ohio Developer Evangelist and now IIS Evangelist in Redmond, Drew Robbins, discusses what changes are coming out in IIS 7 and how it is different than IIS 6 and IIS 5.  Drew is one of my favorite Microsoft employees and is a very sharp guy. 

Click here to find out more about IIS 7.  Definitely check out the shared configuration logic.


Listen to Drew talk about IIS 7!


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01081824 We had a great show yesterday with Bill Vaughn, author and former VB project manager, talking about SQL Server and how developers should look at later versions of SQL Server.  Read more about Bill here and BetaV Corporation.


If you haven't made the move to SQL Server 2005, Bill discusses with us what is good and bad about the product as a developer and talks through some of the issues you might have during the migration


Listen to Bill Vaughn discuss SQL Server!


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5 This afternoon we had the opportunity to talk with Ron Jacobs about his keynote and what he calls the Perfect Pattern Storm.  This show is definitely enlightening if you are a developer or architect and wondering how TDD is changing the way we architect software. 

Check out Ron on his blog and through his show ARCast.


Listen to Ron discuss the Perfect Pattern Storm!


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31 This morning we had the opportunity to talk with Steve Loethen, Microsoft Partner Evangelist, about the new brain child  Steve talks about why the site was formed, what the target audience is, and how you can get involved.  One of the really cool aspects of this site is it is one of the first Channel 9 shows that is developer driven and not Microsoft driven.  Definitely check out the show and the site.

On a side note, check out the latest show with myself, John Alexander, and Rob Foster where we talk about SharePoint 2007.


Listen to the show with Steve Loethen!



forreal Get it while it is hot!!!  Today Microsoft announced that Popfly, a mashup tool built on SilverLight 1.0, has been released for pubic beta consumption.  During the HDC event that kicked off today, we recorded a show with Denny Boynton and Javier Lozano about the technology.


Listen to the show and learn more about Popfly


Here are some very useful links to use during the announcement to find out more information about Popfly and learn how you can interact with the product:


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Thanks to the wonderful support team at, we are back up with all the missing images.  Not sure what happened, but we resolved it with restoring backups of the images.  Only 10 minutes lapsed from the time I alerted them to the problem to the time everything was back up.



On a related note, if you need dedicated hosting with great uptime and very responsive hosting, check out  Chuck and the team are the best hosting providers I have worked with, and I have dealt with several.


Here is an update of our Podcast Equipment that we will be using at the HDC 07.  This "Gig Rig" is so cool, it is like a transformer.  Come by at the event and I will give you are demo if you are interested 

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If you would like to play Halo 3 with me sometime, and hopefully other GWB members, add me to your Friend List and I will see what we can get scheduled.

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Thursday night we will be holding a meeting for the Office Developer User Group of Kansas City covering Web Content Management in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and I would like to invite anyone in the area to attend. 

As we are a new user group, AJI Software is donating an XBox 360 as the raffle prize of this month.  Anyone who attended last month's meeting will get an extra ticket in the raffle, however, you must attend to win. 

To register, visit the Office Developer User Group's website and register for the event.  All registrations for the raffle must be received before the event occurs and you must be in attendance at the beginning of the meeting to receive your tickets.

Register Here!


If you are in the area of NE and you don't have your seat for the HDC 07, they just added 25 more seats.  These seats are first come first serve and will only be available until Wednesday, so act fast if you want to go.

Not only is this my favorite conference (3rd year in a row), but John, Jerod, and I will be there doing a lot of podcasting and you will have an opportunity to record your own show while you are there.  Not an interview with John and I, but your very own show!