Working mainly on the administration and architecture side of SharePoint, I don’t get to do a lot of development. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as it means that I can be more objective when it comes to deploying solutions to SharePoint farms and making changes to our infrastructure. Continue reading
I attended day 1 of the European Best Practices Conference yesterday, organised by Combined Knowledge and hosted at the QEII conference centre in London. Continue reading
I have seen a number of queries over the past couple of months around Web app and application pool limitations in the context of SharePoint 2010. Whilst most SharePoint administrators are aware of the Microsoft recommended application pool limit documented on Technet (10 per farm), Microsoft don’t appear to publish any “magic numbers” around the suggested Web app limit. Continue reading
I’m pleased to inform you that I took and passed the 70-667 SharePoint “IT PRO” “MCTS” exam today, scoring 966/1000. Continue reading
Whilst browsing the Psconfig command-line reference (as part of my revision for the 70-667 exam) for SharePoint 2010 I noticed that the “upgrade” command explanation is slightly ambiguous and thought I would document my thoughts in case someone else finds this useful. Continue reading
This post involves a look into Microsoft’s proprietary NT LAN manager (NTLM) and its dependency on HTTP keep alives.
The client in this “tale” reported that their SharePoint site was available over the Internet via their proxy server (in this case ISA Server 2006), but not from within the server farm. In this scenario, they were attempting to use K2 to provide workflow based business logic to their SharePoint 2007 site – and repeatedly getting a HTTP 401.1 error (Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials). Continue reading
After a rather busy weekend at Birmingham (SUGUK) and Nottingham (to visit an old friend), I figured it was about time I shared the notes that I made whilst at the UK’s first ever SharePoint Saturday. If you attended the event, you may have spotted me at the front row of most IT PRO sessions frantically scribbling notes and bashing out Twitter messages on my <popular multi-touch tablet>. If you didn’t manage to make it along to the event, I hope these notes will prove useful. Continue reading