It matters HOW you publish in MOPS 2007

Interesting lesson learned the other day: HOW you publish your schedule has an impact on how your data is visible in MOPS 2007. Publishing from PWA is handy and easy to do, but it doesn’t actually publish everything. We noticed some discrepancies between our timesheet data and our project data, and, after much digging, traced…

Entity Framework for Non-Dummies

Welcome to the inaugural post for my new Catapult Systems Blog.  I’ll be presenting two themes: Architect’s Corner – where we’ll discuss patterns and practices for .NET development. Terry’s Bookshelf – where I’ll review new and classic books on software design and .NET programming.   We’ll start both themes with a focus on Microsoft’s ADO.NET…

OpsMgr Tuning – IIS Discovery Probe Module Failed Execution

Alert: IIS Discovery Probe Module Failed Execution Issue: Non-recurring failure across multiple servers in the environment. Discussed here at http://www.eggheadcafe.com/conversation.aspx?messageid=32202280&threadid=31903288 with no resolution. This is occurring in IIS MP version 6.0.6539.0. We have approximately 115 IIS servers with 85 alerts of this type occurring weekly. Digging into these led to a list of object discoveries…

TechEd 2009 MVP Interview

Heather Kostes, Business Group Lead from Microsoft interviewed me for the Microsoft MVP Program at Tech•Ed 2009. Of course I blathered on about Social Networking and Search. I love SharePoint because I enjoy showing clients how to use the tools they have to build business value. (I think that message came through…:)   Anyway, it…