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bio website vikingerik.wordpress.com
location New York, United States
age 33
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seen Dec 17 at 19:21

I am a software engineer originally from the midwest and now living in NYC. I have been tinkering with code since childhood on a Commodore 64 (Snoopy versus the Red Baron was hard…until you changed the game!) and continued on later in school writing LPC code for a MUD. I began my undergraduate studies in Electronics Engineering but my frustration with analog signal processing spurred my jump to Computer Engineering for which I earned my B.S. Being outside the classroom for a couple years was a challenge so I went back (virtually) and earned my M.S. in Computer Information Systems a couple years later.

Over the last decade I’ve been focusing mostly on the Microsoft stack. Professionally I started with some maintenance of VB6 ASP applications, grew into ASP.NET applications up through InfoPath and SharePoint 2007, SharePoint Workflows and now Silverlight 4 with WCF services riding on SharePoint. I’m an Apple fan too with almost my entire computer infrastructure at home consisting of Macs with the occasional Windows or Ubuntu box.

My passion for programming is only rivaled by my interest in foreign languages and customs. As a big scifi watching, fantasy reading, code-dreams having engineer I often find human interaction puzzling. I think this is what drives my interest in the diversity of personalities and cultures across the globe. To date I speak a few languages and can be pleasant and ask for help in a dozen or so more. The most satisfying part of language learning is spotting intercultural influence and verifying your hypothesis and learning even more in the process.

I would love to travel more and visit the places about which I’ve studied and I hope to eventually have that mobility. First up: Norway!


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comment PageViewerWebPart strange behaviour
Unsure but check your alternate access mappings to see if you have an overly-broad rule.
Aug
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answered Workflow task set to completed by mistake
Aug
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answered Select item from popup window and return the url to the parent window
Jul
21
comment Install SharePoint 2010 on which servers of farm?
Agreed. The questions was sufficiently short I took put a little of my own bias on it and assumed 1 SQL Server + 2 or 3 WFE. Seems fairly standard for smaller shops. The same limits would lead to "just install SharePoint on the DB and it will just work(TM)" with SSRS.
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Jul
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revised Install SharePoint 2010 on which servers of farm?
Added link to information on integrated reporting services with SharePoint.
Jul
21
comment Install SharePoint 2010 on which servers of farm?
That's true for an environment not using Integrated SSRS. To use SSRS in SharePoint 2007 you have to have the SharePoint installed on the SSRS server in order for SSRS to access the SharePoint Object Model.
Jul
21
answered Install SharePoint 2010 on which servers of farm?
Jun
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May
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comment Scrolling through list items one by one
This is the way we DID do it at one of our client sites. Works as expected and we have had no issues with it.
May
20
answered User permissions to run custom code from Document Library
May
20
answered Different Version Problems in Restoring Sharepoint Sİte
May
20
comment 'List does not exist' when editing a publishing page?
Is this localized or happening in all sub-sites of a particular site collection? If it's a wide-spread issue, you might have the the collection in read only mode. This can happen when doing stsadm backups that fail before returning the collection to read-write.
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awarded  Autobiographer