TechEd–Awesome Free Training in HD

With summer starting soon (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), work slows down as folks head out for vacation.  What better time to kick back and watch a TON of technical content from some of the smartest folks at Microsoft? I’m not sure when Channel 9 got so awesome, but they have a killer platform….


Modifying SharePoint Search Results

I have put up a post over on the PTS Blog that shows how to modify SharePoint Search results to include the Document ID in search results.  The principles in that post can be used to surface other information that may not be included in the out-of-box search results. Check it out: SharePoint 2010–Returning Document…

Scripting a SharePoint 2010 install with Powershell

Clicking “next” “next” on an installer is sooo 2007.  If you stand up and take down SharePoint 2010 farms on a frequent basis (for development or test servers), or you want to be able to quickly do so (maybe for disaster recovery), you have two options. 1) Read through the documentation and figure it out…


Automate PDF configuration for SharePoint 2010 via PowerShell

PowerShell and SharePoint 2010 go together like peanut butter and chocolate, and Toni Frankola has combined the two to automate a rather error-prone administrative task. Configuring PDF related stuff for SharePoint 2010 (and 2007) is very simple, yet annoying and often forgotten SharePoint configuration step. There are nice articles (link, link) to help you configure…

Embedding a PowerPoint Deck on SharePoint 2010

If you have ever wanted to know how to embed a PowerPoint Deck on a webpage in SharePoint 2010 (using the awesome power of PowerPoint Web App), I have just put up a post over on the Partner Technical Services Blog showing exactly how to do it . Embedding a PowerPoint Deck on SharePoint 2010


Updating passwords on SharePoint 2010

Today’s entry in the “Sean’s simple question about why a KB article had not been updated leads to a lot of research and learning” post is courtesy of managed accounts and password changes with SharePoint 2010. History With SharePoint 2007, instructions on changing service accounts and passwords could be found in the appropriately named KB…


SharePoint 2010– Storman on Steroids

AKA… how to visualize the files you are storing in SharePoint. *Update on the below after having spoken with the team that runs the internal Microsoft SharePoint farm (thanks Sam for information on the impact!).  While everything mentioned does work, the approach has two downsides: It will not be entirely accurate… while it will display…


Creating an Image Map in SharePoint Designer 2010

I’m not sure why this isn’t documented, but thought I’d share the solution in case someone is looking to create an image map with SharePoint Designer 2010.  To set the stage, I’ll borrow shamelessly from the article showing how to do this with FrontPage 2003- Create an image map: A picture with one or more…


SharePoint 2010 – 403 error when updating metadata

I have spent a month troubleshooting a crazy problem with SharePoint 2010, stumping everyone that worked on it.  The problem was just resolved, and it involves something I’ve never seen before, so I thought I would share so that the solution is out there on the intarwebs 🙂 Environment I have a large document library,…