SharePoint Administrator dissolves Webmaster role?

I saw a general discussion on a SharePoint forum about SharePoint making the Webmaster role in organizations obsolete.  Below was my response.  I’m looking forward to hearing what the rest of the SharePoint community thinks.  Personally, I think the title of ‘webmaster’ died quite some time ago.  Due exclusively to SharePoint – no. To me…

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SharePoint – a product of many names

Too often I hear SharePoint referenced in conversation, and think to myself "What SharePoint are they referring to?".   What specific product could someone be referencing when they say SharePoint?   SharePoint has had more name changes and name associations than Sean Combs (P Diddy) and Rogers Nelson (Prince) combined.  With additional functionality and the better the…

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Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file

In a previous post, Increase maximum size of List Template, I explained how to increase the maximum file size of a list / site template in SharePoint.  However, even after doing that you may encounter another error when trying to save the template: ‘Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file’. The resolution to this is…

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SharePoint Designer Licensing

I get asked often how much SharePoint Designer costs, and I never have the answer. I guess I’ve always been spoiled with Subscriptions through MSDN, TechNet, etc..  The SharePoint team published a post on licensing for SPD: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdesigner/archive/2008/11/14/spd-licensing-101.aspx The software is licensed per desktop, and has an estimated retail price of $299.95.  You can upgrade…

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SharePoint Event ID 6482: Could not find file ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetcHOSTS’.

Typically I won’t blog about an error until I’ve encountered it a few times.  Here’s an exception to the rule.    I had never come across this error and it caught me off guard during a recent installation of MOSS.  Usually when I’ve seen Event ID 6482, it’s been because of the IIS lock (see…

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SharePoint Exception Errors: Event ID 6398, Event ID 6482, Event ID 7076

I had previously written a post about the process in IIS being locked, and therefore sites becoming unmanageable in IIS Manager.  The same resolution for that error (Hotfix provided by Microsoft) applies to these errors as well.   You will see them in the Application Event Log typically after a MOSS installation.  To resolve these errors,…

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