Content Query Web Part on SharePoint 2010 supports multi-value lookup fields

That is probably the geekiest blog title I have ever written.  Sorry.  This is just a very cool change between 2007 and 2010 that will probably never make it to a marketing slide, but which solves a frustration that I experienced with 2007. Why is this important?  Let me walk you through an applied example. …

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SharePoint 2010 Beta available on TechNet Plus and MSDN

The subject line says it all!  I just logged into my TechNet Plus subscription, and Office SharePoint Foundation Server (formerly Windows SharePoint Services), Office SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Search Server 2010, and Web Applications Server 2010 are all available for download.  If you do not have a TechNet Plus subscription… GET ONE. …

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P2V Baby

It just does not get any easier than this.  Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell (Sysinternals gurus extraordinaire) have just published another amazingly useful (and free!) tool: Disk2vhd, which uses the power of Volume Shadow Copy Service(VSS) to turn your running version of Windows into a .vhd file for use with Virtual PC or Hyper-V.  Just…

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Windows 7 About Face

The story from June 2008: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/25/et-tu-intel/ Intel, the giant chip maker and longtime partner of Microsoft, has decided against upgrading the computers of its own 80,000 employees to Microsoft’s Vista operating system, a person with direct knowledge of the company’s plans said. The person, who has been briefed on the situation but requested anonymity because…

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Windows 7 – Customize your notification area

Windows 7 does an excellent job of hiding the various notification icons that vendors (yes, even us) seem heck-bent on using to grab your attention in XP/Vista. However, there may be some icons (perhaps Communicator or Windows Live Messenger) that you’d like to see all the time.  You can change what shows up in this…

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SQL Server 2008 Migration White Papers

Just noticed these pop up on the Microsoft Download Center… some guides on migrating from various databases to SQL Server 2008. Guide to Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server 2008 In this migration guide you will learn the differences between the MySQL and SQL Server 2008 database platforms, and the steps necessary to convert a…

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Keep your desktop private

If you do demonstrations or webcasts from your computer, used the desktop screen sharing feature on Office Communicator 2007 R2, or asked for remote assistance you may have inadvertently shown your desktop to your co-workers, a client, or the world. If you keep a spotless computer desktop (or are using a clean Hyper-V/Virtual PC image…

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Add a buffer to that email you wish you hadn’t sent

We have all sent e-mails that we later regretted (usually that regret comes seconds after hitting the “send” button).  If you are running Outlook along with Exchange, you can occasionally recall/replace the message.  However, message recall doesn’t tend to work if you: Wait too long to recall Sent the e-mail to a distribution list Sent…

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Unnecessary Complexity

If you are a long term Windows user, you right-click everything.  That right-click menu offers a lot of options, and it is comforting to see everything that you can do at any given time.  Heck… you can often Shift-right-click and get even MORE options. There is an interesting place within Windows where the right-click adds…

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Add Bing to your site

Just saw this over on The Road to Know Where, and is really quite nice… You can run through a quick wizard over on the Bing Site Owner site, and it will generate some HTML that you can past on your site to add a Bing Search Box that will search both the Internet and…

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