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Poor man’s SharePoint warm-up script

It’s simple, it’s a little bit manual, but it works well. warmup.cmd stsadm pages.html pages.html...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 02/01/2009

SharePoint uninstall - "the product installation has been corrupted, run setup from original source"

"the product installation has been corrupted, run setup from original source" See this...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 01/29/2009

Don’t recycle the Application Pool for Central Admin site for faster load times

The default app pool setting for the SharePoint Central Admin site is to recycle at a set time each...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 01/29/2009

How to uninstall Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 if you accidently deleted IIS first

So you’ve gone to uninstall SharePoint and you find that someone has removed IIS first. You go to...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 01/23/2009

Scripted provisioning of multiple Central Admin web applications

After reading some other posts about setting up the SharePoint Central Admin Web Application on...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 01/22/2009

I've been handing out this blog post URL (below) so much lately that I thought I'd share it here....

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 11/26/2007

SharePoint Search site

http://SharePointSearch.com

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 11/13/2007

Visual Studio 2008 ("Orcas") and .NET 3.5

Daniel Moth has a bunch of great posts on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Here are two great entry...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 08/07/2007

Orcas Beta 2 Download URLs

http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/07/26/orcas-beta-2-download-urls.aspx Great post with all...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 08/07/2007

Mastering PowerShell in your lunch break -- Awesome!!

http://powershelllive.com/blogs/lunch/default.aspx Highly, highly recommended.

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 07/04/2007

Great MOSS 2007 Search Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/miketag/ Enough said.

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 05/20/2007

Krzysztof Cwalina on Framework Design

Krzysztof has been recorded for MS Research and gives an excellent presentation on framework design....

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 05/08/2007

Invitation to the inaugural Canberra VSTS user group - Jan 24th

I’d like to make you aware of the new Canberra Visual Studio Team System user group! The purpose of...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 01/10/2007

New Web Service Software Factory released on msdn

The second version of the Service Factory (that helps build both ASP.NET and WCF services) has been...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 01/09/2007

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Love the dual core perf :) Snippet from...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 12/19/2006

Canberra Visual Studio Team System user group is ready for launch!

Well, Nils announced it first ... Canberra now has it's very own Visual Studio Team System user...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 12/08/2006

Claiming my Technorati blog

Technorati Profile I always do as I'm told (just don't verify that please....). So here I am...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 12/06/2006

Microsoft Xml Notepad

I've been using this for a few weeks. So instead of me just emailing the link around to everyone...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 12/06/2006

Software Engineering with VSTS - great book

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (Microsoft .NET Development...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 12/06/2006

Visual Studio 2005 Team System Basics Training

Brief Description(200-level)A complete, self-paced training course with a VPC image containing Team...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 11/22/2006

Visual Studio "Orcas" October CTP

I've been a bit slow with putting this link up ... but I keep emailing it around, so here it is....

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 11/22/2006

Writing Secure Code (Managed Code)

Just a quick one... I've been asked for a good place to start when you're interested in writing...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 11/09/2006

How complex is your code? Find out with nDepend!

I've been asked to look at the code of a project and give an assessment on the complexity of it. So,...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 11/06/2006

I know it's against industry best practice but...

You know you're in for an interesting conversation when the first sentence you hear starts with "I...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/29/2006

New HP Compaq nc8430

Finally.... my new laptop should arrive tomorrow! :) Hopefully it will be rebuilt and ready for a...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/24/2006

Arranged by: Conversation

I get a reasonable amount of email each day. Not a lot, about a hundred or two each day (sometimes a...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/20/2006

Disassemble the .NET framework to see what a method does

Yesterday I was asked if a certain method in the .NET framework returns a null. Too easy. Downloaded...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/19/2006

Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP is ready!

Today we are making the English version available as a free download. Other languages will be...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/19/2006

Anglican Church’s first internet evangelist

David Horne is set to become the Anglican Church’s first internet evangelist. Evangelists :) Read...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/18/2006

David Suzuki

Wow! Last night I saw a talk from David Suzuki. It wasn't his normal environmental speach... it was...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/17/2006

Week off, iRiver Clix, and HDD Recorder

Well ... I'm back from my week off. While I was away I got a year older, gained a lawn mower, iRiver...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/15/2006

Dad's Birthday Present: iRiver Clix

I just bought my Dad an iRiver Clix for his birthday. I've been waiting to buy it for a few weeks......

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/06/2006

How to download Wikipedia

So you're looking for some dummy data? Well how about downloading the wikipedia???!! There are over...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/05/2006

What is Infrastructure Optimization (IO)???

In my previous post I mentioned that I found the Infrastructure Optimization blog. A few people have...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/05/2006

Infrastructure Optimization blog

Just found their blog at http://blogs.technet.com/io/default.aspx The first line of the most recent...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/04/2006

Virtual PC for VSTS and TFS on MSDN Subscription Download site

Wow ... that's a long blog title, but it sums up this post nicely! :) There is a VPC (Virtual PC)...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/04/2006

What to blog??

I’ve been trying to figure out what to blog. Like everyone else in the world I can’t blog about...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/04/2006

Australian TFS mailing list

I actually found out about (and joined) Grant Holliday's new TFS mailing list a while ago, but I...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/03/2006

Enterprise Search Architecture for MOSS 2007 (Beta)

I've been chatting with a few guys I used to work with about the Enterprise Search capabilities of...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/03/2006

first post

Hello and welcome! I am a consultant with the Microsoft Services team in Canberra, Australia. I was...

Author: bradsmith007 Date: 10/03/2006