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The Big SharePoint Survey Results are In!
In Episode 15 of the SharePoint Pod Show, we discussed the preliminary results from the Big SharePoint Survey that was conducted by Lightning Tools. The results are in and you can get them here: SharePoint Survey ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:00 PM

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Posted On Friday, December 5, 2008 9:19 PM

Surprising Results for a BDC Survey
The Lightning Tools team did a recent survey on the usage of the BDC in organizations. The results of the survey were quite shocking to me as I thought that most people would use the BDC integration for searching their line of business data. The results indicate that search came in a distand 3rd next to BDC web parts and list integration (for list columns). Get the survey here. I know that I will be using the results of the survey to refine my approaches to using the BDC as it appears to paint a ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:25 AM

Quick SQL 2008 DB Analysis Script
I've been playing around with SQL 2008's Intellisense features and ran across a few of the "sys." ('sys dot') functions that are very useful. Naturally, I cracked open one of the ambiguous SharePoint content database and started running some analysis queries about the database. I came up with a very high-level and then a more detailed level SQL script that you can use for some very quick database analysis. No this is not as robust as a tool that you can buy that does deep analysis, but it does give ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 9, 2008 9:40 AM

SharePoint Pod Show Episode 3 is Live
Nick, Brett, and I just went live with another episode of the SharePoint Pod Show. In this episode, we interview SharePoint MVP Eric Shupps who was recently in London to speak to the SharePoint Users Group. Also, we got new recording equipment, so this time the show quality is 1000% better than any of our previous episodes! Thanks to MVP Keith Elder of Deep Fried Bytes for helping me out with questions and showing me how they record their show. I really appreciate it! :-) Click here to go to the ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 8:27 PM

Free Vista SP1 Support
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Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2008 2:20 PM's about time!

This morning, Microsoft Corp. announced that it will be giving away Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server Standard Edition, XNA Game Studio 2.0, and its Expression suite of products to college students worldwide -- and eventually to high school students.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced the program, called DreamSpark, today on the company's Channel 8 site.

Posted On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:52 PM

Strong Authentication for your email

It's called PhoneFactor and it's free!  Not to mention, it is just flat out cool.

Get it here.

Posted On Thursday, August 16, 2007 2:10 PM

Are you an MVP in Nashville? Why don't I know you???
Ok, so I just stumbled onto yet another MVP (Joe Webb) that's based here in Nashville. My question is, WHY DIDN'T I KNOW THIS BEFORE??? I actually found Joe on a YouTube video from the MVP summit. So far, here is my list of MVP's that I know of that live here: Rob Foster (that's me) Greg Beamer Kevin Kline John Kellar Joe Webb Are there others? Probably....if you are an MVP in Nash-Vegas, let's meet for lunch or something to connect ......

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2007 9:56 AM

I'm an MVP and I feel GRRREAT!
This is TOO funny!

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2007 9:47 AM

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