Month: January 2012

Enhanced Search Migration Tool for SharePoint 2010
Enhanced Search Migration Tool for SharePoint 2010
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The SharePoint Enterprise Search Migration Tool (SMT), created by Microsoft, is a great little tool for moving/migrating search settings from one SharePoint Search Service Application to another, and even from a SharePoint 2007 SSP to a SharePoint 2010 SSA or FAST for SharePoint. The tool is available for download from the MSDN Archive – both as a binary and its source code. It is a console application that creates an XML when exporting the settings and uses the same XML when importing the settings, and it works great in a scripting environment. The SMT that’s available from MSDN Archive allows you to migrate Best Bets, Search Scopes and Site Collection Search settings

SharePoint Adoption rule #1: “Forget about SharePoint”
SharePoint Adoption rule #1: “Forget about SharePoint”
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Even if technology is providing the company with capabilities that it never had before, value is not realized before users start to embrase these capabilities – correctly – in regards to the job each individual is doing. People are generally not interested in any kind of change, unless the change will help them do their job better, faster or easier – and very importantly – they need to feel this themselves!

SharePoint: Useful or useless for corporate learning?
SharePoint: Useful or useless for corporate learning?
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Thought leader interview with Danny De Witte, an IT and Learning expert in Belgium

Danny, what is your background?

I started at Elsevier Training (part of the Reed Elsevier group), where we did some early work on PC learning. Then I was one of the co-founders of U&I Learning, which was one of the first Belgian e-learning companies, and I worked there for 12 years. About 2 years ago I joined Xylos, I wanted to broaden my work and one of the systems I wanted to work with was SharePoint.

Keynote Presentation Now Available
Keynote Presentation Now Available
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What better way to build on your knowledge, than with a keynote presentation from the European SharePoint Conference 2011. Offering you the first in a series of keynote presentations to download, starting with Mirjam van Olst and Spencer Harbar’s presentation on “Successful Deployment: Lessons Learned From the Field”.

Free Microsoft eBook to Download!
Free Microsoft eBook to Download!
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We are delighted to present a brilliant new eBook provided to us from Paolo Pialorsi which we hope you will enjoy. This eBook contains chapter 4 “Linq to SharePoint” from Paolo’s book “Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer”. Download your eBook now to see how it will help you as an individual, team or leader to excel in your organisation and make a difference as you start the New Year.

3 Things to Know Before Using SharePoint to Build Your Website
3 Things to Know Before Using SharePoint to Build Your Website
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If you are thinking about using SharePoint for Web Content Management (WCM) or Customer Experience Management (CXM) here are my three top points to consider to ensure your project is a success:

Starting any Microsoft SharePoint project can be a daunting task, especially when it’s the corporate website – it is generally a very high profile project. If you are thinking about using SharePoint for Web Content Management (WCM) or Customer Experience Management (CXM) here are my three top points to consider to ensure your project is a success:

An Introduction to the Content Organizer Posted
An Introduction to the Content Organizer Posted
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The Content Organiser is a new feature in SharePoint 2010 that provides the ability to move content based on a set of rules.
The Content Organiser can be activated on a per site bases and when activated creates a “Drop of Library” which is where you upload your documents and then have them moved based on the rules you create.

In this post we will take a look at how to activate the content organiser and make use of it by setting up a rule.

Encrypted e-mails causes corrupted Crawled Properties in SharePoint 2010 Search Service Applications
Encrypted e-mails causes corrupted Crawled Properties in SharePoint 2010 Search Service Applications
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I searched like crazy for a while to find where these came from, there was nothing in the logs of any kind related to this. I could not locate any documents related to the Crawled Properties. I could not delete them, somehow they are connected to some content (at least that’s what the system says), but there were no document samples. I created a new SSA and crawled the same corpus and the same (almost) corrupted junk crawled properties appeared.