SharePoint Patching – What number was that?

Maybe you have eidetic memory and don’t need to have SharePoint build numbers translated to something human-readable like October 2012 Cumulative Update, but if you don’t here’s a great link to a blog which helps take the mystery out of the build numbers and out of the patching process in general: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2010/09/29/build-numbers-cube-sheet-for-sharepoint-2010.aspx  

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I can’t believe I didn’t blog about Light Up SharePoint before now!

If you’re like me, you often laugh at television/movies and the data displays: “Enhance sector 3” works magic in some films, but most of us are stuck working hard to display meaningful data in a non-movielike way. Take a look at this interesting take on this issue:http://lusp.mandogroup.com/  This looks more like something from a movie…

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Lightswitch is cool enough to make me want to renew my visa for Visual Studio-land!

I love when you can go to a training event or conference and you learn something. It’s even better when you learn you missed a great session but you can meet the presenter over dinner. I had a great time last week at an internal training event and met Beth Massi — http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/ — and learned…

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Project Crescent is now Power View

I’m still really excited about the functionality for Project Crescent, but I’m having to rewire my brain to remember the new name: Power View. But if I rewire “SQL Denali” to “SQL Server 2012”, I guess I can put the two of them together. It’s also been tough for me to remember that there’s a space…

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SharePoint Powershell the easy way — at least to build the commands

I really like using Powershell commands with SharePoint 2010, but I don’t always remember how to put the command strings together. Ich spreche keine Deutsch, but I do understand the concept of placing the verb at the end of a sentence, unlike Powershell which leads off with the verb. But I have trouble remembering that…

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How Microsoft Does Site Governance Internally

I’m often asked lots of questions about how Microsoft runs SharePoint. I think a cynic’s view of the product is “What would Microsoft have to create to allow all 140,000+ employees and contractors to collaborate and search for content? And the answer is SharePoint”, and that may not be far wrong. In any event, we…

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SharePoint 2010 SP1 and patching guidance

There’s a lot of interest in getting SharePoint 2010 SP1 installed and also making sure you’re doing it the right way. I found some great information in this blog post so I thought I should share: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2011/06/30/the-mystery-behind-sharepoint-2010-patching.aspx  

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Ribbon Hero 2 is now available!

http://www.officelabs.com/projects/ribbonhero2/Pages/default.aspx New and improved Ribbon Hero — where you can help Clippy move out of his mom’s basement!

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