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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”.

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.

Taking Advantage of Social Computing in SharePoint 2010
Taking Advantage of Social Computing in SharePoint 2010
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Social computing is the topic de jour. End users want it, enterprises apparently must have it. But what does it all mean? What is the enterprise applicability of these largely consumer-focused technologies? With all the focus on efficiency, cost cutting and doing more with less, does it make sense to offer users what may be nothing more than a productivity-sapping application boondoggle? And once these tools are deployed, what can a company do to track usage and productivity? What are the best practices for managing SharePoint social computing in the enterprise?

Three Degrees of the SharePoint Community Challenge
Three Degrees of the SharePoint Community Challenge
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Six Degrees of Separation.” It was one of those catch phrases of the last 20 years. There are 6 degrees to Kevin Bacon, and those in Hollywood where you can connect him to any actress based on his work. Now the challenge I propose to you is to see if you can find someone active in the SharePoint Community anywhere in the world that is more than 3 degrees from me. In addition, going into a new community, find the leader and you’ll find the connection to the rest of the community. We are all about 3 degrees of separation and in many cases there is no separation, we are at 2!