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#SPSDenver Wrap-up

#SPSDenver Wrap-up

I was honored to be a two-day speaker at SPSDenver this past weekend and had a marvelous time doing so.  The conference was well organized, properly planned, and extremely well attended.  Credit to Clayton Cobb and his team for putting on such a great event.  From the care of ensuring that they understood every issue that an attendee had to making sure that the fragile egos of the speakers were well cared for to making sure that every sponsor got…

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SharePoint Connections Las Vegas 2011 Wrap up

SharePoint Connections Las Vegas 2011 Wrap up

I just completed my 5 sessions, 3 of which I presented with my great friend Cornelius J. van Dyk, here at SharePoint Connections Las Vegas.  While here we received several pieces of great news: 1.) O’Reilly has green lit our book “SharePoint for Business Intelligence” which will be coming out in 2012 and will revolve around how you can solve business problems using SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2012, & Visual Studio LightSwitch technologies for Business Intelligence. 2.) We will be…

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SharePoint Road Trips!

SharePoint Road Trips!

With the devastating storm that has hit New Hampshire over the weekend, there is no better time for a SharePoint Road Trip to start than today!  It was so bad up here that our city postponed Halloween Trick-or-treating until next Sunday.  Here are a couple of pictures of the devastation, just from our driveway:   Here is a quick list of where you can find me over the next 2 months. I fly out to Las Vegas this evening to…

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Presenting “Heavy Metal PowerPivot Redux” tonight at BASPUG

Presenting “Heavy Metal PowerPivot Redux” tonight at BASPUG

My good friend, Cornelius J. van Dyk, & I are presenting one of our favorite topics at the Boston Area SharePoint User Group this evening, Heavy Metal PowerPivot! For those of you who have seen us present this topic in the past, you might be asking “ok, I’ve seen it before, why should I attend?”.  The answer is simple: SQL Server 2012 CTP3.  We will be demoing the new installation experience as well as a few of the new features…

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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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Breaking the silence–a personal note

Breaking the silence–a personal note

Some people have noticed the unusual lull in my posting.  Others are probably wondering why in the world they are still reading after the title doesn’t have anything to do with SharePoint. The out of the norm silence is due to several things happening in my personal world, which I normally try to keep out of my blogging, but since this has a direct correlation to my SharePoint community involvement I have decided to share it here. Since my vacation…

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Speaking at SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast 2011 in Chicago

Speaking at SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast 2011 in Chicago

My friend, Cornelius J. van Dyk, and I will be presenting at this year’s SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast conference in Chicago held August 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. (Anyone sensing a reoccurring theme here?  Any guesses which conference we are speaking at in early November? Here’s a hint! ) We will be bringing back our acclaimed ITPro Pre-Conference “SharePoint Collaboration Bootcamp” plus presenting three sessions, “Heavy Metal PowerPivot”, “Time Is Money. How SharePoint Logging will Save You…

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How to use PowerShell to get quota information in a usable way

How to use PowerShell to get quota information in a usable way

There are many good resources out there about how to create, modify, & set quotas using PowerShell, that isn’t an issue. Zach Rosenfield has a good post on Managing Bulk Site Collection Quotas in PowerShell and there are dozens of others out there who can give you all of the information about making changes to quotas that you want. My problem was how do I tell what a site’s quota template assignment is and how close they are to the…

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