Technical Weblog of Eric Charran

A Journal of My Technical Achievements and Challenges

Charran eHome for 2012 and Beyond

Hi all. It's been some time since I've thought about documenting what has changed in my eHome...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/12/2012

Windows Live Messenger Error 81000490

Here is a great post on how to resolve an error in Windows Live Messenger when it suddenly stops...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 10/12/2011

HOWTO: Windows 7 SP1 Error during installation: “Service Pack Installation failed with error code 0x800f081f”

                When I...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 02/23/2011

HOWTO: Resolve “Cannot find the physical computer that runs the virtual machine.”

I recently ran into this problem when I had to set up Direct Access with a Hyper-V machine. ...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 07/02/2010

INFO: SharePoint 2010 Editions and Features

Here is a quick page that details the different editions and features for SharePoint 2010....

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/26/2010

INFO: Planning for Virtualization for SharePoint 2010

Great article on virtualization for SharePoint 2010....

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/11/2010

INFO: SharePoint Databases and Availability Models

Here is some great information via MitchP on the number and characteristics of SharePoint including...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/29/2010

SharePoint Solution Designer Class: WCM Notes

Here are some “Show Notes” for the SharePoint Solution Designer course for WCM that Mark Arend and I...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/27/2010

INFO: Great Article on IE6 to IE 7/8 with SharePoint 2010

Here is a great post from Maxime on the behavior differences between IE6 and IE 7/8 when browsing or...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/27/2010

HOWTO: Building SharePoint Projects with TFS Team Build 2010

Here is a great resource on how to build team projects for SharePoint in TFS 2010 (also lists steps...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/21/2010

HOWTO: Configure SharePoint 2010 for Kerberos

Here is a great reference for configuring SharePoint 2010 for Kerberos authentication. ...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 02/11/2010

HOWTO: Bulk Load Data Into SharePoint Lists via Access 2007

Hi all,           Before writing something that would...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 12/09/2009

Can’t See Some Computers on Network Map

When browsing the network map in Windows 7 or Vista, you may be able to see some computers, but not...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 11/26/2009

HOWTO: Convert a String to a Byte Array (byte[])

Just so I don’t forget, here is how to convert a string to a byte array: System.Text.ASCIIEncoding...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 11/18/2009

“Create Unit Tests” Screen Shows No Types in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

When trying to create a unit test in a test project, the “Create Unit Tests” screen shows no types,...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 11/13/2009

INFO: Recent Technical Articles

Here are some of my most recent technical articles that I wrote (and helped write) as part of the...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/11/2009

INFO: SharePoint 2007 VM’s NLTM Authentication Failure

I usually build a Virtual Machine that consists of the following for SharePoint development: Windows...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/11/2009

Migrate SharePoint Workflows and Content Types

Here is a great utility to migrate SPD workflows and content types across site collections....

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/31/2009

List Lookup Columns in Content Types

This codeplex project allows developers to package list lookup columns as a feature and as part of a...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/31/2009

HOWTO: Resolve “Cannot connect to the virtual machine because the authentication certificate is expired or invalid”

Great forum post on how to resolve the error “cannot connect to the virtual machine because the...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 02/28/2009

What’s your Social Networking IQ?

  What is the best way to judge social networking IQ?  In my mind its not necessarily your...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 01/05/2009

INFO: What I’m Running

Every now and then I like to update folks on what I’m running on my hardware.  Below you’ll...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 12/15/2008

HOWTO: Grant users Logon as Terminal Service Right

Because I am running Windows Server Enterprise 2008 on my Laptop with Hyper-V enabled, I...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 11/23/2008

HOWTO: Enable Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugging

See this link for methods to enable Remote Debugging:...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 10/08/2008

HOWTO: Complete a WF Workflow if a Task Replicator Activity’s Tasks Haven’t Been Completed Yet

Scenario: A Visual Studio Workflow Foundation Workflow needs to terminate with approval given the...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 09/24/2008

HOWTO: Get the field text from a SPFieldChoice

The SPFieldChoice usually holds the Int32 part of a choice field that is comprised of 2 values (the...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 09/19/2008

Taking a Virtual Machine from Virtual Server/VPC to Hyper-V

One trick is that you have to follow the steps outlined here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954282...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 08/08/2008

Great Visio Stencils for SharePoint

Just so I don’t forget, here is a link to some great MOSS Stencils for use in Visio.  This...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 06/09/2008

RELEASED: Windows Search 4.0

Here is a link to grab the bits for Windows Search 4.0 for all editions of Windows (including...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 06/04/2008

Sysinternals Live

An Internet connected machine can now run all the sysinternals tools. Sysinternals Live

Author: Eric Charran Date: 06/01/2008

SharePoint Implementation Guidance

Here is a great post on how to conduct a large scale service-based SharePoint implementation....

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/26/2008

HOWTO: Properly Utilize a WCF Service Proxy Class in Code

One critical thing when using proxy classes is to be aware of how to properly call methods and then...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/22/2008

INFO: Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Chart

One of the greatest resources for examining the differences between all versions of Visual Studio....

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/16/2008

Virtual PC 2007 SP1

Virtual PC 2007 SP1 is available!...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/15/2008

WSS and MOSS Service Pack Locations

So I don't forget where the links to the Service Packs are: Here are the links to the WSSS &...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/12/2008

Architecture of the Charran eHome

Charran Home Infrastructure and Media Strategy This article has been a long time coming. However, I...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 05/08/2008

RELEASED: Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit

The new SharePoint Administration Toolkit was recently released as reported here:...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/30/2008

HOWTO: Change Content Types After Deployment

There are two methods to updating content types following deployment.  Everyone familiar with...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/30/2008

HOWTO: Setup a MOSS Development Environment

Great MSDN article on how to setup a MOSS development environment that includes a fully capable...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/28/2008

SharePoint Load Tests

  Here is a great new resource on MOSS load testing tools and VSTS Web and Load Test projects...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/23/2008

Here is a great SPC 2008 MOSS overview slide deck to intro the technology platform and discuss all...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/23/2008

Enabling Enterprise Library 3.1 in Visual Studio 2008

Great post on how to enable Ent Lib 3.1 with full IDE integration with VS2008 How to get Enterprise...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/22/2008

MOSS and ECM Class Notes and Questions

For those folks attending the MOSS and ECM class I delivered in Boston/Waltham, please find the...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 04/08/2008

Backing Up Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machines

So most folks know that Hyper-V contains the capacity to allow backups of Virtual Machines while...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/28/2008

The Windows Time Service and Hyper-V

Recently a domain I had a domain running inside Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008.  The challenge...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/18/2008

Filtering the Content By Query Web Part on a Yes/No Field

Here is a great post on something that I know I'll forget and that isn't that intuitive.  When...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/17/2008

SharePoint 2007 Subsites with Different Templates Than Their Parent

Sometimes things are really simple but take some time to figure out.  I was just going to write...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/06/2008

Final Release of VSeWSS 1.1

Check out the documentation here for the final release of the WSS tools for Visual Studio.  A...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 03/04/2008

Upgrading WSS 3.0 to Windows Server 2008

Since this is probably the most common scenario that enterprises will face, here is a link on how to...

Author: Eric Charran Date: 02/20/2008

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