Walk the walk that you talk – PART 2

  Setting up a Pre-Production environment (PPE) takes a little planning; *IF* you want it to be robust.  Sure, anyone can purchase an extra box for “dev” and call that PPE, but I’m talking about REALLY have an environment that either mirrors production to a ‘T’ or comes very, very close. In Part I we…

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Walk the walk that you talk – PART 1

So many times you hear "Don’t do this in production!  Do this in your Dev or Test environment".  More times than not, the "Dev" or "Test" environment is the developer’s laptop or some spare machine that they have lying around the office.  This might be OK if you are testing the functionality of code, but…

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The 5 Commandments of SharePoint Deployments

At Microsoft, one would think that Best Practices are the Rule of Law.  So one would think. Being young to the team and to the company I see that things are not as they seem.  Not as bad as it seems, nor as orderly as it seems.  In my former pre-Microsoft life I was SharePoint…

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Why I haven’t blogged

I had a discussion with a colleague from the Product Group last night as to why I don’t blog often (or ever) concerning the technical aspects of SharePoint.  My angle was that I work with some talented folks who spend considerable amounts of time blogging about SharePoint and I choose to help the Community in…

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SharePoint Conference

I am an engineering technologist at Microsoft, for those who didn’t already know.  My job entails creating designs and testing those designs for Microsoft’s customers who choose to have Microsoft run their SharePoint infrastructures.  Two of our customers, Nokia and Coca-Cola Enterprises have pretty high expectations and have required us to do some incredible things…

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