SharePoint Learning Roadmap – on a Budget

I’m asked regularly on what type of training is needed to start a career in SharePoint, and although I hate to say it… “it depends”.  I put together a quick learning roadmap, that will lead an individual with some IT experience but zero SharePoint experience, to being certified on SharePoint. It doesn’t come with a…

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Uninstall Project Server from SharePoint Farm

The ability to uninstall Project Server or Remove Project Server from a SharePoint Farm is not supported, regardless if it’s 2007 or 2010. 2007 Removing either Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Office Project Server 2007 from a joint installation is not supported. Installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Office Project Server 2007 extends the farm…

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SharePoint Comic Cloud

Cloud – it’s the latest buzz word.  Even my non-technical girl friend has asked me “what is this cloud I keep hearing about?”. SharePoint Online is not a new service, but with Office 365, SharePoint in the cloud is getting some new attention.  Office 365 is currently in beta, and here are some things you…

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Lost SharePoint Farm Passphrase

It’s okay… it happens.  You can’t retrieve it, but you can reset it using PowerShell.  Make sure that the account you are logged in as is: (1) a farm admin and (2) local admin on server   $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText –Force Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase –Confirm More info on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607568.aspx

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SharePoint Operational Governance Presentation

Last week I gave a Webcast on SharePoint Operational Governance, on TechNet.  Posting this as a follow-up. Live Meeting Replay URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032485141&role=attend&pw=888894C0 Download for the Presentation slide deck: SharePoint Operational Governance Presentation Additional Key Resources: TechNet: SharePoint Governance Resource Center http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800826.aspx Governance model for SharePoint Server 2010 (diagram) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=33a8c9e0-57c2-4ae5-99e3-8826ab9dd701 Governance planning (white paper) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff848257.aspx Governance…

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TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance

I will be holding a 60 minute Webcast on TechNet on May 6th, which will cover SharePoint Operational Governance.  Details and sign up information is below: TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance (Level 200) Event ID: 1032485141 Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Audience(s): IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist. The unprecedented popularity and usage of…

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Secure PDFs with RMS in SharePoint

I’m a big fan of utilizing Rights Management Server (RMS) integrated with SharePoint when you have documents that need policies enforced not only in SharePoint, but at the desktop as well once the documents are downloaded from SharePoint. However, PDFs have always been a bit of a challenge, as natively these are not supported. There…

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