BI Musing

What is BI? There are a lot of definitions for what business intelligence stands for and what scope it encompasses, in fact, the definition seems to depend on your entry point into the business intelligence arena – implementer, consumer, maintainer, etc. What pushed me to make an entry on this subject is a discussion I…

Web 2.0 and People Who Get It

I spend a lot of my time working with great companies that want to get better. They keep striving for how they can improve incrementally in all areas of endeavor. It it this passion for "baby steps" rather than the "grand slam" that makes them great. I call it "continuous improvement" other call it "restlessness",…

More about indexes…..

In my prior post, I covered some of the basics of defragmenting your indexes – an essential for database performance maintenance. But for some, the question may more likely be: how do I even get to indexes? I have seen so many situations where indexes are an afterthought, and lucky if they even get applied…

Search XSL Samples on CodePlex

I have created a project on CodePlex for sharing the XSL samples I have created in my search demonstrations. I have ideas for other samples that I will post as I have time to develop them. If anyone out there is interested in participating just download a sample so you can review how I documented…

Publishing Page Settings Errors

I often find that after I migrate a site from one URL to another the publishing pages retain their reference to the original page layouts. This causes a problem when you try to open the Page Settings page. Fellow MVP Gary Lapointe has written a number of STSADM Custom Extensions and solved this problem with…