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Windows 7 SKU Announcement 0

Windows 7 SKU Announcement

Microsoft has created a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) line-up where each SKU is a superset of the previous SKU. This means that each higher edition SKU will have every feature lower edition SKUs have....

How to Configure Survey Lists for Anonymous Access 4

How to Configure Survey Lists for Anonymous Access

Creating a Survey List is easy but unfortunately configuring it for anonymous access and making sure anonymous users cannot view the results is not that simple. For intranet scenarios you typically won’t be configuring...

Free IP Tracing Tool 2

Free IP Tracing Tool

I recently discovered this free IP Tracing and IP Tracking tool on the Web. It gives you a lot of information about your IP address, including your ISP information, latitude, longitude, browser information, where...

SharePoint Diva Geeking Out! 0

SharePoint Diva Geeking Out!

A true techie really knows how to multitask. This is an actual picture of my colleague Sharee English “geeking out“, as she puts it. The picture says it all :). If you are a...

How to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 0

How to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7

As you may have heard, you will not be able to directly upgrade your Windows XP computer to Windows 7. For those of us who prefer to wipe out the older version and always...

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 0

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5

App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product formerly known as SoftGrid. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualization implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options,...

Free WS2008 R2 Active Directory Webcast 0

Free WS2008 R2 Active Directory Webcast

My fellow MVPs Brian Desmond and Laura Hunter are doing a Webcast tomorrow that will discuss and demo the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) R2 as well as answer AD...

Product Review: DocAve by AvePoint 0

Product Review: DocAve by AvePoint

I wrote the blog The Challenging Task of Managing SharePoint Permissions about one of the weaknesses in SharePoint that has to do with managing secure access and permissions. I decided to look for some third-party...

Office SharePoint Designer is Now Free 0

Office SharePoint Designer is Now Free

I saw an interesting news on Sharee’s blog this morning and had to share with you. Microsoft is offering SharePoint Designer 2007 to consumers at no cost. Yes, that’s right. The SharePoint Designer 2007 is...

Error: This version of Windows does not support this version of Office SharePoint Server 2007 1

Error: This version of Windows does not support this version of Office SharePoint Server 2007

Some of you may have seen the following error when trying to run Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 on Windows Server 2008 (WS08). Contact Microsoft Corporation for support This version of Windows does...

Excel Services in MOSS 2007 2

Excel Services in MOSS 2007

Excel Services is one of the coolest features in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. The primary purpose of Excel Services is control, secure, and manage access to Excel workbooks. Microsoft defines Excel Services as an...

How to Add Videos to MOSS 2007 Web Part Pages 10

How to Add Videos to MOSS 2007 Web Part Pages

I have been meaning to figure out how to play WMV and other file formats directly in a SharePoint 2007 Web pages. My students and colleagues have been waiting for me to figure this...

No More POP3 in WS08. Now What? 0

No More POP3 in WS08. Now What?

Microsoft doesn’t offer POP3 service in Windows Server 2008. For those of you who want to test e-mail functionality in a Virtual PC environment or with MOSS 2007, installing Exchange server could be too...

A Hack for Making Dell 1600n Printer Driver Work on x64 Computers 1

A Hack for Making Dell 1600n Printer Driver Work on x64 Computers

Ever since I installed my Windows Server 2003 on 64-bit hardware,  I have been looking for a 64-bit driver for my Dell 1600n network Multi-Function Printer. For some reason Dell doesn’t offer drivers for...

How to Use STSADM to Import/Export a SharePoint Subsite 4

How to Use STSADM to Import/Export a SharePoint Subsite

The STSADM tool allows you to import and export SharePoint sites by specifying STSADM -0 Import and STSADM -o Export. The Import/Export options are ideal for backing up and restoring subwebs. To backup and restore entire site collections...

Impressive Images from GigaPan 0

Impressive Images from GigaPan

With today’s technology, images and videos have reached an unbelievable level……at least by today’s standards. Who knows what the future holds but here’s something amazing from GigaPan.org. It shows the incredible panoramic view of...

Add Color to Spruce Up Your SharePoint 2007/2010 Content 40

Add Color to Spruce Up Your SharePoint 2007/2010 Content

Is your SharePoint content too boring? Wanna add some color to make it more fun? Well, here’s one method you can use to make your SharePoint content a little more lively by applying some color coding....

Unable to Execute PowerShell Scripts on Windows Server 2008 1

Unable to Execute PowerShell Scripts on Windows Server 2008

Have you run into a situation where you try to execute a  wonderful PowerShell script that you found on the Internet and instead of executing the script you end up getting a Notepad window...

Product Review: DeliverPoint by Barracuda 1

Product Review: DeliverPoint by Barracuda

I wrote the blog The Challenging Task of Managing SharePoint Permissions about one of the weaknesses in SharePoint that has to do with managing secure access and permissions. I decided to look for some third-party...

The Challenging Task of Managing SharePoint Permissions 1

The Challenging Task of Managing SharePoint Permissions

If you are a SharePoint administrator then you know that there are some features in SharePoint that are awesome, while others definitely need improvement. One area that needs improvement is permissions. There are round...

How to Import Excel Spreadsheets into a SharePoint List 25

How to Import Excel Spreadsheets into a SharePoint List

Here is an example that shows in detail how you can import an Excel spreadsheet into a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 List. I used my Windows Networking User Group Web site as...

Error: “Method ‘Post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed” in SharePoint 15

Error: “Method ‘Post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed” in SharePoint

When importing an Excel spreadsheet into a SharePoint List I ran into this error on a computer running Windows XP SP2 and Office 2003. Then I tried importing on a Windows Vista computer running...

Installing 64-bit PDF iFilter 9 for SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 11

Installing 64-bit PDF iFilter 9 for SharePoint on Windows Server 2008

Unlike Office icons (Word, Excel, etc.), by default, PDF icons are not displayed on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 or SharePoint Server 2010 sites when you add a PDF document. Also, you...

Renaming a MOSS 2007 Server 0

Renaming a MOSS 2007 Server

Renaming anything in a Microsoft’s environment is a risky business. Whether you are thinking about renaming a Domain Controller, an Active Directory domain (you better get your resume updated first), Exchange Server 2007 (ouch!),...

World’s Youngest MCP is 8 Years Old 0

World’s Youngest MCP is 8 Years Old

My niece became a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the final year of her high school and just before she started college……I thought that was impressive (well, compared to me anyway). Then I read...