Why blog?

SharePoint has been around for a while, so I’m certainly not the first (or best) administrator out there who is writing and publishing blogs.   So why am I blogging?   As a SharePoint Administrator, I’m often called upon to troubleshoot user issues, diagnose database problems and design and configure websites for large initiatives and…

Lync Conferencing Options

When an outside user attempts to join a conference created by a Lync user, they have three options available to them. If the user has Silverlight installed, but not the Lync client or Attendee client installed, then they will be able to join the conference automatically from Lync Web App. If the user does not…

RM Basics: Retention

In case you missed my earlier post, I had discussed some of the “why’s” of records management. Over the next few posts, I’ll discuss some of the “what’s.” Have you ever seen the A&E documentary show “Hoarders?” Every week, they highlight a person with severe compulsion issues that cause them to save absolutely everything in…

Lync Launch Event – Nov. 9th

          I will be speaking at a Lync Launch event for Catapult Systems on Nov. 9th in San Antonio, TX.  If you are in the area, please register and stop in. Here is the invitation and registration link. Catapult Systems will also have Lync Launch events in Austin (11/10), Orlando (11/16),…

Domain Modeling – Why Bother?

  Introduction In my last blog, "Understanding the As-Is Process Model", I talked about techniques for identifying, modeling, and communicating the analyst’s understanding the business processes being considered for automation.  In this blog I’ll talk about how to add "meat" on the process infrastructure to deliver a workable solution.   Overview The domain model is…

New KB: Users may be unable to view and execute the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reports hosted on SQL Reporting Services

Read the full post here. Symptoms Users may be unable to view and execute the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reports hosted on SQL Reporting Services. Problem 1: Trying to access http://<SQLServerName>/reports returns blank window.  Problem 2: When trying to execute one of the reports you get the following error:  An error has occurred during…