Color Picking in SPD

For all the bashing we give SharePoint Designer, there are some very cool, though poorly documented, features. For example, have you ever found yourself creating a style sheet from a graphic provided by a designer? Did the designer give you every hex color value? Would you like to be able to select the exact color…

Yes, I’m still alive

December has flown by so far and I have not been able to post a single thing! Looking back, I am actually surprised I squeezed out four posts last month – hectic is one word that can be used to describe my current project schedule. What is that phrase, the light in the tunnel is…

QuickTricks: Remotely Uninstall ConfigMgr Agent with PsTools

Looking for a quick way to remotely uninstall the Configuration Manager agent from a system? Try this: Psexec \\computer –u domain\user c:\windows\system32\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.exe /uninstall A successful result looks like: C:\windows\system32\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.exe exited on (computer) with error code 0. The PsTools are available for download at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx. I have found these to be invaluable when remotely performing actions…

Free Online SQL 2008 Training

I have been meaning to post this for a while, but you know how work gets in the way…. This came out in some of the Microsoft newsletters and as a poster in SQL Server magazine: www.getonthecase.com The sessions offered online are as follows: Working with asynchronous data in SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008…

SQL 2008 Intellisense

In my post, Why use aliases?, I spoke in favor of using a certain syntax in your SQL programming, particularly because SQL Server 2008 gives you almost no reason not to with integrated Intellisense. One little note for those who may have run into a frustration while developing – Intellisense in SQL 2008 does not…

SharePoint and the Seven Words

I am often asked by Human Resource folks about “obscene content” in a SharePoint environment. However the content gets in, they don’t want it to be found. There are utilities like Forefront that will perform content filtering for SharePoint, but most fall short of filtering “everything”. For example, Forefront only filters documents, not list items,…