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How can you tell if your SharePoint server is a Farm or Standalone? Check the registry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR... Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS" There will be an entry for "ServerRole" which will tell you the installation type Stand Alone -SINGLESERVER Farm Stand Alone -WFE Farm Complete -APPLICATION Check the registry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR... ......

Now that I switched to Ultimate, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate on my work laptop from a VHD. I am able to boot back to XP if needed, and my original harddrive is now my D: drive. it's great. IT is happy because I didn't muck with their image. I'm happy because I'm running Win7. All is good. Here's how I did it: http://www.sevenforums.com/... ......

Unfortunately, after spending way too many hours trying to make this work, I just learned that you can not setup Windows 7 to boot from a VHD with Windows 7 professional, only Ultimate and Enterprise. This isn’t a show stopper, but it’s definitely a setback. I really wish I started with Ultimate to begin with. This was a big waste of time. I was getting: ......

I’m attempting to create a duel boot on my laptop using a VHD of Windows 7. I heard you could do this, but then I found this great article on http://www.SevenForums.com that describes it in great detail - How to Create and Attach a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows 7. I’ve already created the VHD of Windows 7. That seemed extremely painless, but extremely ......

Are there any other GeeksWithBlogger heading to the SharePoint Conference ......

For those of you in the Atlanta area that are big time gamers, here is your chance to get a sneak preview of a great first person shooter game that is being developed in Alpharetta, GA. If you live in the area, you should definitely check this out. Some good friends of my at Hi-Rez Studios are putting together a a chance to get a sneak preview at there ......

I've finally arrived!!! Three years ago as we were building our house I had the whole thing wired with CAT-5. Everyone said I was crazy since WiFi was working so well. I responsed with, "yeah, WiFi is great for my laptop, but when I'm streaming my TVs through my computer, I'll be happy it's hardwired". For the past year I've been streaming my movies ......

It's official! I'm now registered for the BI Conference 2008 in Seattle from October 6-8, 2008. I'm very excited about this event. It looks like there are going to be some good sessions, although I was hoping they would some MDX sessions. Looks like you have to wait for PASS Community Summit 2008 for those. The likelihood of me swinging a second trip ......

I am one of the fortunate ones who had the opportunity to evaluate SlickEdit. I happened to choose the Visual Studio plug in, as I use exclusively Visual Studio for development. My first thought was, “Where is it?” This tool is integrated with Visual Studio so well that you think it is part of the product. Obviously my second question was “What hasn’t ......

I received a broadcast email today from Xobni announcing that they have released Xobni for Outlook to the masses. You can download it here: http://www.xobni.com/download and read about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008... To give you a little understanding of the people behind Xobni, I want to fill ......

One of the things that I think is unusual about Xobni is that they have a place for photos in the corner. Who is going to take the time to configure all of these. In my opinion, no one. So here's my idea... Link this to Email2Face. I don't think there is a hugh number of people in their database yet. If products like this begin to link to it, it will ......

I'm really enjoying Xobni.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it.  I have a few additional invites I'm willing to share.  First come first serve.  Leave a comment if you are interested. 

 



After using Xobni for a full day at work, I am very excited. I've turned several friends onto it and they love it too. I was disappointed for the first few hours as I thought it wouldn't update all of my history, but slowly it seemed to do that. It is truly an impressive application. Few things missing... it needs to better display the contact info. ......

I won Stupid prize number 15 in the Community Credit February contest. I never thought I would be so excited to be in 15th place, but I was. I am getting a copy of Microserfs. 15th place would be more disappointing if there weren't so many rock stars out there raking in the points. 15th place is awesome! :) ......

I've finally downloaded Xobni for my Inbox.  (see link on my blog).    I've been hesitant to put it on my work laptop, until I heard that Microsoft is backing this.  So far it looks awesome.  I'll give it a few days and write a review.

I copied a bunch of movies on to my blackberry using Media Studio for Blackberry. I have a 2 gb card in it, so I can fit 4 movies at high quality. I had this great idea. I found a female to USB Female A To USB Mini Male B 5 Pin Adapter on Amazon for $6, and I thought I would be able to store additional movies on my thumb drive and copy them to and from ......

One of the things that used to drive me crazy with PerformancePoint was that I could only fit two drop down parameters on the top of a dashboard. I finally found this post that explains how to adjust it. It works great. Then tonight, I was trying to do it again and I had to search forever for it, so here it is. Preserved forever. If you need to change ......

Aseem Nayar posted a Documentation Map for Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 at the following link: http://office.microsoft.com... It's great to see that the documentation is starting to flow. Here's a link to some training videos too. http://www.microsoft.com/bu... ......

As I wrote about yesterday, I am in the process of building out virtual images with PerformancePoint. I figured out how to rename the server and have both SharePoint Services and PerformancePoint work (see yesterday's post.) Today, while working with the server, I realized that none of my Proclarity views were working. I tried several things and finally ......

I'm in an running Virtual images for development and demos that are stand along PerformancePoint Servers. They are running Windows Server 2003, SQLServer 2005, SharePoint Services 3.0, and PerformancePoint Server. I have a development environment and a DMZ environment that can each run 5 instances of the Virtual image. To make this setup easier, we ......

Here's part two of Stephen Swoyer's article on PerformancePoint Server. Great quotes! :) http://www.tdwi.org/News/di... http://www.esj.com/business... ......

Check out this article that I'm quoted in, "Users Give PerformancePoint a Big Thumbs-Up". I've seen it under two links: http://www.tdwi.org/News/di... http://www.esj.com/business... It's a nice piece by Stephen Swoyer about PerformancePoint Server ......

Today has been an interesting day. The hard drive on my laptop died. It has been acting up for a few days and I kept saying "I need to back everything up before it dies". Well, that didn't happen and it's dead. I went down to our IT group to see if that had any utilities to help me out. Make a mental picture of this.... It's around 4pm on a friday afternoon. ......

Thanks to the great new features by Jeff, http://blog.workdog.org now points to http://geekswithblogs.net/workdog.

Thanks Jeff !!!

 



One of my new year's resolutions was to start blogging on a more regular basis, and here I am on January 16th with my first post of the year. It's amazing to look back over the past year and see how much technology has changed, at least in my little world. I have been an xml geek for the better part of this century (sounds more impressive that way than ......

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