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I'm back.

I have resurfaced from the underground. My new blog is at http://www.sharepointmadscientist.com

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/17/2009

SharePoint Customization Best Practices

At the SharePoint Best Practices Conference, there was quite a bit of interest in customization,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/22/2008

SharePoint and Virtualization - Better Together!

I'm really excited about virtualization and think it's the best way to streamline deployments and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/09/2008

The SharePoint Best Practices Resource Center is live!

Check it out. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb736746.aspx

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/28/2008

Improving SharePoint with SQL Server 2008

You might have noticed that SharePoint SP1 now supports SQL Server 2008 :-)...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/19/2008

SQL Server 2008 is now officially supported!

Microsoft has announced SharePoint Products and Technologies 2007 (SP1) support for SQL Server 2008....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/19/2008

I’m Speaking at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference

It’s official. I’ll be at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference September 15th – 17th in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/13/2008

Upgrading SharePoint SQL Servers to SQL Server 2008.

SQL Server 2008 is now released and is supported by WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SP1 and above although we...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/11/2008

SQL Mirroring Setup Made Easy

In an ongoing effort to simplify mirroring I've decided to post the scripts I use to setup mirroring...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2008

SharePoint 2007 Infrastructure Update Released

The SharePoint 2007 Infrastructure Update is a must have install including numerous performance and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/15/2008

Content Deployment Rollup has been Released

If you are using content deployment (aka prime) you will be happy to know that the rollup has been...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/02/2008

Quick Blurb on SharePoint Deployment Best Practices

SharePointJoel, Doron Bar Caspi, and I were interviewed by TechTarget after our dizzying session...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/25/2008

SharePoint Reporting - What's Up?

Joel and I had a lot of fun doing this video for TechEd Online about the state of SharePoint...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/23/2008

The Canadians are Coming!

My new buddy, and PFE extrordinare from Canada, Roger Cormier is blogging now. I'm certain he will...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/06/2008

I Made the List.

I'm number 65! http://www.sharepointjoel.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=31 Wow! That's super...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/29/2008

It's Deep, Real Deep!

I was just reading Todd Carter's blog and man am I impressed. He's got some really good stuff on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/29/2008

Web Stress Test White Paper Published

Steve Smith, the MVP extraordinaire from the UK and part owner of Combined Knowledge along with...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/16/2008

SharePoint = Job Security

Just in case you didn't get the memo SharePoint is the fastest selling server product in the history...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/15/2008

Jason Cahill is In

It's rare for anyone from the actual SharePoint product group to blog so it's noteworthy when they...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/13/2008

DPM Search Backup White Paper.

The DPM team released a whitepaper detailing how to backup MOSS search....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/11/2008

SharePoint Training

Just learned of this great resource. The SharePoint Learning Resources Site. It's a little clunky,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/09/2008

File Shares and SharePoint. Still a Hot Topic.

I'm sometimes reminded that there is still a lot of debate over how to position file shares and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/08/2008

More Clarification Needed? Geographic Separation of SharePoint Farm Components.

I continue to hear questions and debate over how to build local or regional immunity into a single...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/03/2008

Done with Training for Now.

I'm back in the office now after being out for a couple of weeks in a SQL Ranger rotation. The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/24/2008

Yank a Server from NLB when it fails?

  It's about 30 minutes from the start of my session on H/A at the SPC. One of the things I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/05/2008

The Newest Version of the Database Mirroring Whitepaper for SharePoint has been released

Using Database Mirroring with Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services Wow! This one...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/03/2008

Database Maintenance Whitepaper just published.

A very proactive Bill Baer has released his database maintenance whitepaper. There's some great...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/29/2008

Sweet! I've been saying we need this....

OK, I had nothing to do with this, but it's definitely something I've been talking about. I think a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/24/2008

SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool Beta Released to Connect

Other noteworthy release in the capacity planning space today - Customers can now obtain the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/06/2007

THE Storage WhitePaper is Available.

Update: seems the link changed: New link is http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263261.aspx...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/06/2007

SharePoint and Storage

There is lots of good information on how to optimize storage for SQL, perhaps too much. Some great...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/18/2007

Mirroring and Bandwidth

I just completed some testing to see how much network bandwidth between SQL nodes affects...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/16/2007

Where do you host the SSP and admin web apps?

SSP web app? Admin web app? By looking at the out-of-the-box options you can easily get confused....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/15/2007

MSIT/MMS/BOSD SharePoint blog = SharePoint Goodness!

The MSIT blog is finally up and running. Check here for all the latest news and SharePoint tidbits...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/09/2007

Technical Difficulties

Well after a very long week my blog is finally online again with all its content intact.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/07/2007

BDC Performance Over the WAN

Are you centralizing your SharePoint deployment? Do you want to integrate backend data sources...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/27/2007

SQL Aliasing Pros and Cons

I wanted to write a quick note on the good and bad of using SQL aliasing for redirecting SharePoint...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/26/2007

Restoring SQL Server. Model DB Restore gotcha

If somebody would have mentioned this, I would have 3 hours back. When recovering SQL server from a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/25/2007

Testers Get Respect!

I saw this post and it got me thinking how difficult it is test anything. Testers deserve lots of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/24/2007

DPM, SharePoint, and Database Mirroring

Lately I've been working on System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 for protecting our SharePoint...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/23/2007

Hosting Sites and Personal Sites in the Same Web App?

I just noticed that Joel was talking about personal sites configuration and I realized that I never...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/22/2007

Are we planning for the wrong disasters?

I've been building a DR solution to protect against some major disasters. Earthquakes, tsunamis,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/22/2007

SharePoint by Day, SharePoint by Night @ SharePoint Connections in Vegas!

My buddy Andrew Connell has put together an informal SharePoint chat session. Coral Reef Bar in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/21/2007

Installing a SharePoint DR farm.

I wanted to post a quick overview of how to install a DR farm to protect your main farm by log...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/21/2007

Heading to Vegas for SharePoint Connections Nov 5th-8th. See you there!

I'll be co-presenting 3 sessions at connections and have a lot of stuff to talk about and I can't...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/20/2007

SharePoint and Mirroring: Taking action on failovers

You might have seen the database mirroring whitepaper for SharePoint. It mentions a great article...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/19/2007

Quick note about index backup

As you may already know, the only way to restore an index without having to recrawl is to use the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/19/2007

Do Both. Now with more pics.

In a previous post, I talked about how I was working on implementing mirroring inside the datacenter...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2007

BTW... High Availability/Disaster Recovery and SQL Licensing

If like me you are looking to eak (sp) every dollar of costs savings out of your deployments take a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/30/2007

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