Operations Manager Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) (#SCOM, #WindowsServer)

Interested in how Operations Manager monitors the key performance indicators (KPI) for your servers? In the January 2011 edition of Windows IT Pro magazine there is an article that I wrote about this topic. It’s also available online at: http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/microsoft-system-center-operations-manager-2007/Operations-Manager-Key-Performance-Indicators.aspx Just got my copy in the mail today!

Microsoft MVP Award for 2011

What a great way to start the New Year.  I woke up to this lovely email in my inbox: I want to thank Microsoft and all of the folks that support me and read by blog.  I look forward to continuing to contribute to the community and hope that the information I provide helps out…

2011 Microsoft MVP Award

2011 is off to a fantastic start! I found the following sitting in my inbox this morning.  I feel truly honored to have received such an award! Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality,…

Wildcard Searches

SharePoint 2010 will (FINALLY) include the ability to do wildcard searches. This is good news for those of us who aren’t sure how a term might have been spelled when a document or page was created. Let’s say, for example, that you need to track down a contract your company has with the restaurant Schlotzsky’s.…

A Last Post for the New Year

The New Year is fast approaching, and with it all of the cultural baggage associated with transitions, ringing out the old, bringing in the new, and all those other tired memes.  Usually, the New Year is a non-event for me…an opportunity to freeze in the open air, an evening of quality family time perhaps but…

Lightswitch

Its finally here!    Follow the announcement of  Lightswitch. The public beta is going to be available on late August,   I suggest you try it out. LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the cloud and the desktop.

Sticky Metadata

Issue – A site owner had uploaded a file to SharePoint but could not change any of the metadata (properties). The file was from a different library and content type but it needed to be uploaded to the right library and assigned new properties.  If she tried to change the metadata in SharePoint, they were not saved and they…