Archive for May, 2009

Stacking Managed Paths

May 15, 2009

Most SharePoint administrators are likely familiar with the Managed Paths feature that allows certain paths to be designated to hold site collections. The “sites” entry is added by default. Not everyone knows that those paths can be stacked to provide the same functionality at different levels. Flat versus DeepAs part of any Taxonomy plan the […]

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Server 2008 and User Account Control

May 13, 2009

Recently while working with a Windows Server 2008 I found myself unable to run any STSADM commands. No matter who I was logged in as I kept receiving an “Access Denied” error which seemed awfully strange. I proceeded to search the web for this issue and I found multiple sources identifying the issue as part […]

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Search versus Information Architecture

May 11, 2009

At a recent Triangle SP User Group meeting an interesting debate broke out regarding the use of search to find information inside of a SharePoint system. One person went as far as to say that “search is a last resort” while another said “if a user has to search, you have failed.” Those are some […]

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Launch of the New Triangle SP User Group

May 9, 2009

The Triangle SharePoint User Group was recently relaunched with a new website and a monthly meeting schedule. The group will meet the first Tuesday of every month. The first meeting featured a fantastic presentation by Mike Gannotti on Implementing Knowledge Portals in the Enterprise which offered great insight into his experiences delivering simple solutions that […]

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Enterprise Communication Paths

May 1, 2009

The communication options and paths within the enterprise has changed dramatically over the last 15-20 years.  More recently though there are some new options on the scene including Micro Blogging tools like Twitter and Yammer.  I think it is a good time to evaluate how your organization communicates in order to better enable them to […]

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