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Enabling the “Mark Comment Done” feature in Word 2013

Enabling the “Mark Comment Done” feature in Word 2013

I am finally at the end of the first copyedit review for my book “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint” and the experience has left me with some valuable tidbits about how best to edit 400+ page word documents.  I will post these during the course of the next week. While co-author, Dave Feldman, and I are both using Office 2013 and had every intention of leveraging all of the great features that come as a part of the .docx…

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How to: Create a OneNote help file out of a PowerShell Module

How to: Create a OneNote help file out of a PowerShell Module

Being an ITPro in the current day and age I write a decent amount of PowerShell. Since I am not always on a server that has the SharePoint PowerShell modules installed most of my time on TechNet is spent basically reading the help files of specific modules to validate syntax, flags or review examples. This can become a bit of a pain after a while so I thought it would be nice to have a OneNote notebook on my SkyDrive…

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Hooray, it’s a book!: “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”

Hooray, it’s a book!: “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”

Over the past year I have been spending my night’s & weekends working on a book with my co-author, Dave Feldman, and I am proud to say that we have completed our draft of “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”.  Through the book you will learn to create dynamic Business Intelligence solutions for SharePoint, using Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, SQL Server 2012, and other tools and technologies. This hands-on book shows you how to create data-rich BI applications with SharePoint…

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Planning a SharePoint Saturday: A recap of #SPSNH

Planning a SharePoint Saturday: A recap of #SPSNH

We are now almost a month removed from SPSNH and it has been just enough time for the glow to start to fade and for life to start getting back to normal.  The event was wildly successful and somehow managed to receive nothing but positive reviews.  There were a few things that I noted that are worth mentioning: 1.) Drop off between registration and attendance was between 30-40%.  2.) Doing 6 keynotes instead of 1 made the day interesting, but…

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Holy time gap in posting!

Holy time gap in posting!

It has been almost 6 weeks since my last post and it is time to bring to light what has been going on in my world during that time.  While I am not someone who discusses my employer regularly on my blog, I joined Sentri 6 months ago and couldn’t be happier.  Especially in light of recent developments.  Some of you may have noticed the press release, twitter storms, webcasts, etc about Sentri’s acquisition of the KMA SharePoint Practice.  Over…

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Google Search plus Your World: My soap box, then a solution

Google Search plus Your World: My soap box, then a solution

Anyone who has ever read my blog knows that I am not above getting on my soapbox and wailing on and on about injustices and poor design decisions.  Welcome to one of those times… It’s now been 5 days since the launch of the “Search plus Your World” and I finally figured out exactly how to undo what Google has pushed down on us. Firstly, lets be clear in the fact that Google pushed out a new feature set that…

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1941 days later: Gilad Schalit is finally home

1941 days later: Gilad Schalit is finally home

I normally keep my personal views on world happenings and politics out of this medium, but today is a very special day, so please feel free to disregard this post if you want but I feel that I must share my views on this topic. At the beginning of June 2006 I ended my time as a USY Advisor after more than 10 years of working with Jewish teenagers.  Much like my passion for technology, my passion for informal Jewish…

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SQL Server 2012 Announcements & a new Blogger

SQL Server 2012 Announcements & a new Blogger

The big news of the day in the technology world… no, not the Blackberry outage… no, not iOS 5 being released…  the big news about SQL Server Code Name: “Denali” becoming official SQL Server 2012!  Product release is slated for the first half of 2012 (not specifically Q1 as many of us had hoped) Project Crescent has been rebranded as Power View and announced that there will be a browser based version that will work on iOS & Android devices,…

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How SharePoint Governance is like a moose in a swimming pool

How SharePoint Governance is like a moose in a swimming pool

I was watching the news last night and a story came on about a man in Manchester, NH (about 30 minutes from my house) who heard a noise that was coming from his backyard, and when he turned on this lights he found a Moose in his backyard.  The moose was spooked by the sudden flood of light and charged through his fence and directly into the man’s swimming pool. The man from didn’t have many options going in to…

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Apples and Mangos and Raspberries, oh my! A fun day of fruit…

Apples and Mangos and Raspberries, oh my! A fun day of fruit…

I spent a good portion of my day watching phones update today.   My iPhone 3GS had finally ground to a halt and I decided to go back to baseline and reimage it.  It took almost 2 hours for my iPhone to reinstall the base iOS and restore a backup, but at the end it is performing like a new phone.  I highly recommend doing that every 6 months to improve performance of your iPhone. The really big news of the…

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