I finally got my copy of Michael Sampson's new book "Seamless Teamwork".
Seamless Teamwork helps people in collaborative teams envision how to accomplish their work using Microsoft SharePoint. The purpose of the book is to demonstrate how SharePoint can be used to support team collaboration, innovation and the carrying out of daily business activities.
I recommend this book if you are a project/program manager or a team member of an organisation who has a SharePoint deployment and want to understand the context of how and when to use SharePoint to help form a team and work towards achieving an outcome. Michael's way of writing brings home some very common scenarios that typical projects go through and outlines how SharePoint can actually help facilitate the process. It's purely from a perspective of using the out ...[Read More]
Thanks to everyone who came to my session at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group and Matt (Btw Matt is doing 1 post a day about SharePoint related development until Xmas!), and Gary for organising the event. This post is aimed at covering off some key points which I wanted to clarify. I introduced a planning framework and wanted to clarify that I use this depending on various factors and the engagement that I am doing.
Initiation or Pre-deployment should answer questions related to your existing infrastructure and how you manage these. This is the stage where you will spend some time analysing your current processes and also how you may need to establish some ownership and guidelines to what you want to achieve in the longer term with your SharePoint deployment. Governance and Capacity planning can be a lengthy exercise if no ...[Read More]
Session Topic: Unleashing the Power of Data Views using SharePoint Designer 2007
This month we have Alex Dean giving you the ins and outs of mastering SharePoint Designer and how easily it can beused to create rich applications in SharePoint. Alex plans to demonstrate the following.
Introduction to using List Views in SharePoint
Demonstration on how to create a custom view on a SharePoint list and apply conditional formatting
Demonstration on using Data Views to show SQL driven data in SharePoint
Demonstration on using Data Views to show XML data in SharePoint.
Demonstration on how to effectively use Data Views with relational data
Questions and Answers
Presented by Alex Dean (MCT)
Alex Dean is a recent addition to the NZ workforce, originally from Germany with British background. After studying Business Information T ...[Read More]
Matt from Christchurch SPUG invited me to come and talk at the November SharePoint UG in Christchurch. Matt has done an awesome job promoting the use and adoption of SharePoint for the local developer community. So I am off to Christchurch on 25th November to talk about SharePoint Planning and Governance. SharePoint Planning and Governance Practical steps for ensuring that you get the most out of your deployment SharePoint just installed as a product adds little or no value. And once installed and configured it is essential for organisations to understand the planning, roles, responsibilities and ongoing review required to leverage the initial investment in SharePoint. Governance for SharePoint is applied both from a systems and process point of view by using built in tools and adopting a flexible business enabling framework. In this ...[Read More]
Recently after I had configured a SharePoint farm I ran into this little error relating to the Search indexer. Found out this was related how the loopback adapter tries to resolve addresses when using Windows Authentication. The result is no matter how many times you try to crawl your SharePoint content sources (sites) you will get access denied for the Search content access account.
Detailed error message on the event log as follows.
Event Type: Warning Event Source: Office Server Search Event Category: Gatherer Event ID: 2436 Date: 04/11/2008 Time: 10:32:31 a.m. User: N/A Computer: WLGSPDSPOINT02 Description: The start address <http://myporal> cannot be crawled.
Context: Application 'SSPKBPRD', Catalog 'Portal_Content'
Details: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, ...[Read More]