Category Archives: Today’s Disenchantment

Active Directory Import (ADI) in SharePoint 2013

Many of us are glad to see the return of the AD direct import function for creating and maintaining user profiles in SharePoint 2013. In my own experience, it enabled a quick and clean setup of profile sync that currently … Continue reading

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Configure Access Services in a two server SharePoint 2010 farm

This subject is a good example of when not having good information in one place, with some context around it, will lead to failure every time. The background for this post is that we have a customer where the use … Continue reading

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Why use SharePoint? Part II

In part 1, I wrote about two fundamental aspects of SharePoint as a product and why each one is critically important when considering your requirements. There’s more to the story of course, like the cost of the Internet Connector licensing … Continue reading

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Why use SharePoint? Part I

A recent assignment demonstrated yet again, how critically important it is to take the time to decide if SharePoint is the right tool for your project. On average, I have been seeing a $1M plus SharePoint train-wreck every 2 years. … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2010 Farm Configuration Fun, Part 1

This story might in the end boil down to a case of RTFM – but JavaScript errors in Central Admin? After reconfiguring my geneva.local domain (yes, named after the WIF code name), I proceeded to enter the SharePoint 2010 Products … Continue reading

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Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta 2

Adventures in installing SharePoint Server 2010 Continue reading

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Web Application Usability

It seems like I am running into an ever increasing number of usability issues in web sites/applications these days. It has me wondering what the root cause of this is. Is it a race-to-market issue, or are designers missing these annoyances altogether? For … Continue reading

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