February ’08

Seattle → Amsterdam → The Hague → Seattle (TechReady6) → SharePoint Conference 2008.

February has been an amazing month for myself and SharePoint, having the opportunity to promote the platform in Europe and discuss security and data protection with SharePoint in Seattle at TechReady6, a whitepaper published, and a birthday in between 😉.  I won’t be presenting at the SharePoint Conference (I always say that and always find myself doing so), but will be present at the conference and represented during the Ask the Experts session on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Hall 4AB (Washington State Convention and Trade Center), stop by say hi and bring your questions.  This is shaping up to be one of the best conferences dedicated to SharePoint Products and Technologies I can recall.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Just Published – Whitepaper: Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies

I’m pleased to announce the general availability of my most recent whitepaper, “Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies”.  This whitepaper describes the recommended maintenance strategies for the databases that host content and configuration settings for SharePoint Products and Technologies.

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Announcing the Beta Release of the SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool

In the past several weeks, I’ve traveled along the west coast and overseas discussing governance as it applies to SharePoint Products and Technologies and am delighted to announce the availability of the beta of the SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool.

The SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool is single reporting application that can be used to mitigate SharePoint Products and Technologies server proliferation by scanning the network for server machines with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and/or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 installed.  The SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool leverages SQL Server Reporting Services to generate detailed reports on the location, content, and usage of the SharePoint Products and Technologies and incorporates an open model to enable administrators and IT Pros to create and generate custom reports tailored to their environments and the information pertinent to them.

To learn more about the SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=103035 or download the beta release on Microsoft Connect at https://connect.microsoft.com/programdetails.aspx?ProgramDetailsID=1600.