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By day, I'm a mild-mannered SharePoint infrastructure consultant for a Microsoft Gold partner. By night, I sleep. I've been working with SharePoint since 2006.

I have taken the time to write a few Microsoft exams and in turn Microsoft has graciously granted me the following certifications:

  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
  • MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Configuration
  • MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuration
  • MCSE 2003
  • MCSA 2003

  • Dec
    1
    comment Outlook Distribution List and WSS 3
    If it's not a user or a mail-enabled security group, the only other option I can think of is a customization where an email is send to a defined email address. You can't add contacts or DLs within SharePoint.
    Dec
    1
    comment How can I let users enter credentials for a Secure Store Target Application?
    I remember reading somewhere that you need to create a custom webpart that can collect credentials and store them in SecureStore.
    Dec
    1
    comment SharePoint 2010 - Database Schema
    I'm +1'ing this thing because there's nothing about accessing the databases in the FAQ and because it is an extremely common question.
    Dec
    1
    comment SharePoint 2010 - Database Schema
    Actually, the table schemas change all the time. CUs are known to change table names, column names, stored proceedures, etc. Just a recent example: SP2010 SP1 changed the dbo.Sites table in the content database to dbo.AllSites. This is a primary reason why modifying the databases is unsupported, because you can't be sure your changes will conflict with a future update.
    Nov
    30
    comment Rename database pointer in SharePoint 2010
    Yes, there are lots of issues with using a FQDN for the SQL Server... setting up an alias would require the alias name be a FQDN... so I agree an alias won't likely solve the problem. A farm backup/restore redirected to a new database may work.
    Nov
    30
    comment Adding document version number on Excel Spreadsheet as label for printing purpose
    The text section on the insert tab is screaming for a Quick Parts button... Too bad :(
    Nov
    30
    answered Adding document version number on Excel Spreadsheet as label for printing purpose
    Nov
    29
    comment Adding document version number on Excel Spreadsheet as label for printing purpose
    Did you try following those steps but instead of using a Word document, using an Excel file? My assumption is the process is probably 99% the same, just wondering if my assumption is wrong.
    Nov
    29
    comment User Profile Sync will not sync any users
    Based on Shane's points, my assumption (and Shane can correct me if I'm wrong) is that the farm account has this right as it sounds like it previously worked.
    Nov
    29
    answered What are the implications of using a shared/default SQL Server instance vs a dedicated/named one for SP2010 DB Role?
    Nov
    29
    comment User Profile Sync will not sync any users
    FWIW Tt my knowledge this CU doesn't introduce an issue like this (I have the Oct 2011 CU installed in a few farms). Is the synchronization service started?
    Nov
    29
    comment Can/should you migrate the User Profile Service databases?
    It is possible to copy the user profile database between farms -- I have done it before. It's definitely not the best approach and depends on the two farms being in the same domain. You can copy the profile and social DB, but not the sync db. I don't know if doing this is supported, but given the delicate nature of modifying databases directly, I would assume if there were any issues Microsoft PSS would suggest reinstalling the farm and refuse to support it.
    Nov
    29
    comment User Profile Sync will not sync any users
    Silly questions, but have you configured a connection to your directory? If so, when configuring it (I'm assuming through the GUI) were you able to drill down and select an OU for importing?
    Nov
    29
    comment Bulk Sharepoint Webpart Modification
    PowerShell or a C# application come to mind. It would be custom but it could do the trick. Do you have more details about what you are trying to do? What web parts? What SharePoint version? Etc.
    Nov
    29
    answered Sharepoint 2010 SSO with Forefront TMG
    Nov
    29
    answered How to use a vanity URL with Sharepoint 2010
    Nov
    28
    comment Are SharePoint certifications worthwhile?
    Note that the exam fee is now $150 US as of the middle to end of 2011.
    Nov
    25
    revised Restore-SPSite to the same content database
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    Nov
    25
    awarded  Organizer
    Nov
    25
    revised Search Crawling Frequency
    crawl best practices not dependant on version