Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hi everyone, I know I've been away for a while. A lot has happened since my last blog. I learned more about SharePoint 2010 and I expanded my SharePoint skills. Lately, I completed a big project at my organization. We migrated from SharePoint 2007 to 2010. I was responsible for the security of all sites and permissions. I also had to build new web pages, train content owners on managing their new sites among other roles that I was responsible for. I worked many long hours and at the end, it all worked out well. It's good to be back!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Should I blog?

We all want to blog but we don't know how to start or what to write about.  It took me many months before I started this blog.   And I thank Carlos Valcarcel for that encouraging voice and gentle push.

After I started my blog, Carlos sent me the following link which had me laughing.  Why was I laughing? Because there was a lot of truth in it, that's why.  I hope you enjoy it, too.

Check out the title of his blog:  Pushing People Out the Window

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Techstravanganza NYC (March 18, 2011)

I learned so much from last week's Techstravanganza NYC.

Here's what I attended and found informative:

SharePoint Track Sessions
• Planning enterprise deployment of SharePoint 2010 - Nilesh Mehta
• Upgrading to SharePoint 2010 - Jason Medero
• Understanding your Information Management within SharePoint - Chris Geier
• What to know about SharePoint Development - Kathryn Birstein
• Comparing Fast Search vs. SharePoint Search - Carlos Valcarcel

In case you want to see last week's track sessions, visit:

Lastly, thank you, Bob Hunt, you did an excellent job putting this together!! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Moss2007 - Checking In/Out a File in a SharePoint library

Today I had a user who said she was unable to find the check-out option and was worried that if she worked on the document without checking-out, someone else might be able to edit at the same time and her changes would be lost.  When I visited the user, I noticed she was at the wrong location where the check-out option was not available.  She needed to be at the library/folder level.  I demo on how to correctly check-out and check-in a document.  She laughed.  She hoped that she didn't have to learn SharePoint to get her work done.  I laughed, too and said, "This is not LiveLink, this is much easier and you can learn this." She agreed with me.

Click here for those who need help/info with checking in a file or out of a SharePoint library.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Calendar Application Walkthrough

On Wednesday evening, (March 16) I attended NYC SharePoint Dev Group and I walked out with a handful of notes :-)

In this session, Kathryn Birstein walkthrough a calendaring application from requirements to deployment, discussing the most important decision points and demonstrating how calculated fields, a bit of Javascript, a third party web part and a feature with four event receivers combined to create the solution.

It was a good meeting and Kathryn as always give many useful tips.  She is one of the few people that I know who enjoy sharing technology information.  Thanks, Kathryn!

Monday, March 7, 2011

MOSS Usage Reports explained

Have you ever created a usage report on Moss and didn't understand the data?  Did you search for the glossary?  Did you find anything that explained "value" or "requests"?  Was the wording clear or confusing? What was the data based on? Unique visitors, hits, what?  I asked my coworkers and they didn't even use the usage report on our intranet site.  So resourceful me found this article below and it offers a lot of relief.

MOSS Usage Reports explained - Mark Arend - Site Home - MSDN Blogs :