VPN Strikes Again, Slowing Me Down and Ruining My Beer

Tonight, I’m doing some hobby work with a virtual machine running on my desktop.  I’m connecting via IE on my laptop and I’m noticing horrible performance.  IE keeps freezing, especially when I access anything in the upper right hand corner that would cause a drop-down to, well, drop down.  I would click on Site Actions […]

SharePoint Best Practices Conference, “Best Practices,” and the Elephant in the Room

I was lucky to attend and present at last week’s SharePoint Best Practices conference.  I’m still new to the whole speaking "thing" and, frankly, I was a bit nervous for the first half while I sweated out waiting to speak myself.  That sort of nervous feeling made it a little hard for me to pay […]

New Blogger on the Block

My EMC colleague, Erik Swenson, has been persuaded to jump in the fray, stand up and be counted

He blogs about about a wide variety of SharePoint branding topics at  Some of his recent posts include interesting stuff about Photoshop, Microsoft Office Live for small business, SharePoint Governance, creating custom WCM styles and so […]

Best Practices Conference: “Get Great Requirements” PowerPoint Presentation

I’ve uploaded the PowerPoint for one of my sessions, "Get Great Business Requirements," right here ( 

Aside from a series of brilliant points, powerfully made, the deck includes extensive notes which supplement and enhance the afore-mentioned brilliant talking points. 

For those of you that missed the Best Practices conference, I was lucky enough to present […]

SharePoint Dashboards Online Seminar

My online friend, Mark Miller over and End User SharePoint ( is running a free one hour seminar targeted, like he always does, at the SharePoint End User community.  It takes place at 1pm EDT.  Details are here:

I have sat in on one of his online seminar last month and it was done quite […]