Community Written Books

One of the things that I’ve learned in the last few years is that there isn’t anyone I have met who does not know more than I do about at least one thing. The topic itself may vary (technology, life, marriage, spirituality, politics or even identifying what ran into my car most recently) but in…

Goodbye KAPOW! Hello New World

I’ve seen this question show up a couple of times in the forums for Microsoft Project 2010….whatever happened to the Copy Picture to Office Wizard tool? – or as I like to call it, the CPOW (pronounced KAPOW). Here’s the tool in 2007.  If you squint your eyes, it looks kind of like a camera…

Recording VoIP phone calls in OCS

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 automatically encrypts all peer to peer VoIP traffic within an organization using Transport Layer Security (TLS). This is default behavior and does not need to be enabled by an administrator. The one exception to this rule is when the VoIP call leaves OCS and travels through a 3rd party gateway.…

Better Best Bets with JQuery

I haven’t blogged in a while because I have been crushed with both project work and dog training. The project work has exposed me to some JQuery techniques that I have wanted to learn. I have also been reviewing the new features of SharePoint 2010 search and FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010. There are…

Ebooks, Laptop and the Library?

I have to start this with saying that maybe I’m just old and not keeping up with technology/that’s certainly possible but this struck me as pretty cool. As a reader I’m familiar with most of the different ebook readers out there (including the Kindle, Barnes & Noble eReader, iPad, etc). Personally, I’m too cheap to…

Feedback on Windows 7 taskbar

I love Windows 7. There are very few things I would change. One of those very few things is the network icon in the taskbar. It needs to be changed to something that doesn’t resemble the power plug icon. In the picture below you can see how similar the plug on the left looks to…

StackOverflow.com – Give It a Try

Stackoverflow.com is a fantastic online resource for answers to technical questions. There are several reasons that Stackoverflow.com is better than other sites. Jeff Atwood, who is the founder of stack overflow described the site succinctly as "expertsexchange.com without the evil. :)" The Webster’s type definition would be: Stack Overflow is a programming Q & A…

Houston SharePoint Event: Search TechDive on 2/10

Reposting teammate Rafael Perez’s invite to what is sure to be a scintillating (or at least mildly interesting if you’re into such things) evening talking about search capabilities in SharePoint 2007.  Come away with ideas of how to optimize your SharePoint based PM Information System. SharePoint TechDive: http://www.sptechdives.com/  The event is at the Catapult office…