Heidi Grant Halvorson published a great article on the Harvard Business Review called How to Become a Great Finisher. I found this article to be particularly relevant and accurate in my own life. If we focus more on how far we have left to go, ‘To Go Thinking’, motivation is not only sustained, but it’s… Continue reading Stay Motivated with ‘To Go Thinking’
What a long title for a post, right? And with the current trend to scripting installs, why would anyone in their right mind manually configure anything in SharePoint. The truth of the matter is that I didn’t plan on configuring the Search Topology. In fact, this manual configuration was done as part of my poorly… Continue reading Manually Configure SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application Topology
“I’m new to SharePoint. I have a background in ColdFusion, HTML, Java, Ruby, C++, Photoshop, (insert previous life here), etc., and now I want to learn SharePoint. Where should I start?” If you are trying to learn SharePoint, even getting started can be a little intimidating. SharePoint information is available in many forms: books, blogs,… Continue reading How Should I Learn SharePoint?
Associations love acronyms, and the federal government likes to make acronym soup as well. Project Managers love acronyms more than anyone, so you can imagine the acronyms floating around the association dedicated to Project Managers: the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI has a few certification programs (PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PgMP), but the certification that I’ve had since 2006 is the Project Management… Continue reading PMP should be PiMP! Renewed my PMP!
While I’m not at TechEd Atlanta today, it’s good to see that The Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering Team announced that SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 is “on track for release at the end of June” 2011. While I’m sure there are plenty of bug fixes included, I’m specifically interested in the following updates that are… Continue reading Service Pack 1 announced for SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Project 2010, and Project Server 2010
I’m preparing a new series of blog posts specifically around moving to Office 365 Beta. What questions do you have? What specific topics would you like to read about? Questions or comments? Are you using 365 yet? Are you thrilled or miserable?
Getting ready to head home from sunny Orlando after having been at Avectra’s AUDC 2011 Conference. Overall, this was a really good experience. It seems that Avectra is maturing as a software company more every year. This year there was a lot of focus on the partner environment, the product(s) roadmap, and community involvement (the… Continue reading AUDC 2011 is over – SharePointConference.org is next week!
While some may think that the United States Government is pretty slow to react to technology trends, there is a recent site launch that indicates otherwise. The U.S. Department of the Treasury site is Microsoft SharePoint 2010 hosted in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Check out http://Treasury.gov
I’ve taken the plunge and am on the standing desk kick. I have been asked about it no less than 30 times, so I’m putting it in writing. For my health. I’ve made a lot of lifestyle changes over the last year. I’ve lost fifty pounds so far. This is just another small step to… Continue reading I’m now using a Standing Desk
Is SharePoint a good fit for an association? What about a charity? Should a non profit be using SharePoint? The typical consultant answer is “it depends.” First, let’s oversimplify SharePoint. SharePoint is software used to build websites. That’s it. However, SharePoint is more than just a single-purpose web site tool. It’s a platform that you… Continue reading Why would a nonprofit use SharePoint?