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John Workman The Workdog's weblog.... a brain dump, of sorts. February 2008 Entries
Blackberry Curve - USB Drive - for file copy
I copied a bunch of movies on to my blackberry using Media Studio for Blackberry. I have a 2 gb card in it, so I can fit 4 movies at high quality. I had this great idea. I found a female to USB Female A To USB Mini Male B 5 Pin Adapter on Amazon for $6, and I thought I would be able to store additional movies on my thumb drive and copy them to and from my blackberry without having to connect it to my laptop. Sound perfect, doesn't it. Unfornately the USB Drive isn't "plug and play" on my blackberry. ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 11:48 PM

PerformancePoint - Resizing Parameters
One of the things that used to drive me crazy with PerformancePoint was that I could only fit two drop down parameters on the top of a dashboard. I finally found this post that explains how to adjust it. It works great. Then tonight, I was trying to do it again and I had to search forever for it, so here it is. Preserved forever. If you need to change the width of the parameter drop downs in PerformancePoint Server 2007, check out this link. ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 10:50 PM

PerformancePoint Server 2007 - Documentation Map
Aseem Nayar posted a Documentation Map for Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 at the following link: It's great to see that the documentation is starting to flow. Here's a link to some training videos too. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:21 PM

How to rename a server (continued)... With Proclarity
As I wrote about yesterday, I am in the process of building out virtual images with PerformancePoint. I figured out how to rename the server and have both SharePoint Services and PerformancePoint work (see yesterday's post.) Today, while working with the server, I realized that none of my Proclarity views were working. I tried several things and finally I gave up, uninstalled the Proclarity Analytics Server and re-installed it. This worked great in getting it up and running. Only took about 10 minutes. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:06 PM

How to rename a server running SharePoint and PerformancePoint
I'm in an running Virtual images for development and demos that are stand along PerformancePoint Servers. They are running Windows Server 2003, SQLServer 2005, SharePoint Services 3.0, and PerformancePoint Server. I have a development environment and a DMZ environment that can each run 5 instances of the Virtual image. To make this setup easier, we created a "gold" image that we will use as our baseline image for each of the environments. If you try to do this, what you will quickly find out is that ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:22 PM

Users Give PerformancePoint a Big Thumbs-Up (Part 2 of 2)
Here's part two of Stephen Swoyer's article on PerformancePoint Server. Great quotes! :) ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:32 AM

Users Give PerformancePoint a Big Thumbs-Up
Check out this article that I'm quoted in, "Users Give PerformancePoint a Big Thumbs-Up". I've seen it under two links: It's a nice piece by Stephen Swoyer about PerformancePoint Server ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:19 PM

Freezing your hard drive
Today has been an interesting day. The hard drive on my laptop died. It has been acting up for a few days and I kept saying "I need to back everything up before it dies". Well, that didn't happen and it's dead. I went down to our IT group to see if that had any utilities to help me out. Make a mental picture of this.... It's around 4pm on a friday afternoon. I walk in and say that my hard drive is dead. They said, "Oh, we should put it in the freezer for the weekend and we'll check it out on monday." ......

Posted On Friday, February 8, 2008 9:28 PM now points to

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Thanks Jeff !!!


Posted On Wednesday, February 6, 2008 10:03 PM

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