Mobile People Search

Every so often I get asked about creating a corporate phonebook or mobile phonebook for SharePoint. I have been doing a lot of planning sessions this week and needed something creative to do, so here’s something fun. I decided to create a lightweight people search page for mobile devices.   I created the page starting…

SSIS Adapter for SharePoint

  Kevin Idzi of Microsoft was kind enough to leave a comment on my Extracting SharePoint Data using SSIS post informing me of Integration Services enhancements posted on CodePlex. I had been delaying posting as I wanted to have a full sample showing it in use, but between work and buying a new house recently,…

Cached Plans and Performance

After putting up a primer post about statistics last week, my mind has now jumped to another facet of performance: cached plans. Cached plan objects, whether they are for procedures, ad-hoc statements, views, etc., can have both a negative and positive effect on system performance. There are some general guidelines for when you will want…

The loss of a legend

It saddens me to report that the SharePoint community has lost a legend. Patrick Tisseghem passed away suddenly in Sweden on Wednesday. If you have not heard of Patrick, he was a SharePoint MVP and GREAT GUY! He was a prolific contributor to the SharePoint community. The author of many SharePoint books, most recently “Inside…

Whitepaper on SQL 2008 Features

With all the new features in SQL 2008, it is easy for me to call 29 pages an executive summary. Kevin Kline, SQL Server MVP, has put together a top ten list that goes into relative detail on the following ten points: SQL Improvements Developer Improvements Reporting Services Improvements Compression Data Types and Data Storage…

IIS Error

Often I blog things so that I can stop searching for them. I run across this error all the time…and then have to search for the KB with the fix. When opening IIS Manager you click on the Web Sites folder and receive the following error: The path specified cannot be used at this time.…

More on Solid State Storage

If you aren’t subscribing to Database Weekly, then I would highly suggest it. It is a simple news aggregator sponsored by Red Gate, and pulls most of its stories from SQLServerCentral.com. Today, via the Database Weekly e-mail, I received notice of another article posted on solid state storage; in particular, this article references some interesting…