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Perspectives: SharePoint vs. the Large Hadron Collider

Due to some oddball United Airlines flights I took in the mid 90′s, I somehow ended up with an offer to transform "unused miles" into about a dozen free magazine subscriptions. That is how I ended up subscribing to Scientific American m…

Evil Microsoft URL

I do a Google search: I click on the link highlighted above ("Download details: Windows SharePoint…"). I get this: Note the URL. Looks pretty suspicious to me. I don’t know if I should laugh, chuckle or call a priest. </…

Quick Impression: System Center Capacity Planner for SharePoint

I just fired up the capacity planning tool that’s all the rage these days. I found it easy to use and quickly modeled a client environment I worked on this past summer. With some trepidation, I pressed the final OK button and it recommended so…

Solution: System.IO.FileNotFoundException on “SPSite = new SPSite(url)”

UPDATE: I posted this question to MSDN here (http://forums.microsoft.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2808543&SiteID=1&mode=1) and Michael Washam of Microsoft responded with a concise answer. I created a web service to act as a BDC-friend…

Solution (sort of): Set Priority on a Task Using SharePoint Designer

I have a business scenario like this: A user uploads a document to a document library. She selects a content type and enters meta data as needed. One of the meta data fields is a flag, "Urgent". This triggers a SharePoint Designer workflow tha…

Sunday Funny: Keeping Your Son On His Toes

One of the many joys I take in being the parent of a ten year old boy is finding new ways to make him laugh or think a little differently about questions and things in the world. I’ve used these techniques over the years: === Misconstrue his qu…

Guest Blogging?

It seems fairly common in the political blogging world for a given blog to host a "guest blogger". When I’m in political blog land I must be wearing a different pair of eye glasses because it never occurred to me that "guest bloggin…