02 Dec

You Are Running Out of Reasons Not to Learn PowerShell

Anyone who has worked with me for any length of time has heard me speak ad nauseam about how PowerShell is the greatest thing to come to the Windows ecosystem since Active Directory. Yet there are those troglodytes who insist on clicking away in the GUI, ignoring the speed, efficiency, and consistency that come with Read more…

27 Jan

Leveraging SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office to Expedite Proposal Development

Join Kraft Kennedy’s Rich Westle for an ILTA webinar entitled “Leveraging SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office to Expedite Proposal Development”. When:Friday, February 10, 2012 Time:12:00 – 1:00 Eastern Register: Click Here to Register ANSOR Legal Marketing and Experience Suite helps law firms of all sizes maximize their Microsoft investment while accelerating the proposal development process. Read more…

22 Nov

Using Gmail for Business Continuity in Custom Apps

When preparing for disasters, one thing to consider is what would happen if your SMTP servers went down, and applications that needed to send critical emails were unable to.  We recently had a situation where some custom applications needed to continue to send mail, even though internal SMTP servers would be down.  As long as you have access Read more…

01 Jul

Auto Launching a Published Desktop from the Citrix Web Interface

The Citrix Web Interface allows you to publish desktop applications as links on a web page.  If only one link is published, such as a “Windows 7 Desktop” link, then users will have to come into the web interface and manually click on the link to launch it.  It’s easy however, to update the code Read more…

07 Jun

Getting Outlook Meeting Reminders In Focus, Over Other Applications

The Problem – Hidden Outlook Reminders In Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010, reminder windows pop up in Outlook, but they do not steal the focus if you are working in another program.  For example, if you currently working in Word or Internet Explorer, you won’t see a reminder window if one pops up, since you’re Read more…

03 May

Outlook private items – Not as private as you might think

A common situation in organizations is to make calendars public, so that employees can see other employee’s availability, and collaborate better.  Users may also delegate rights to other users to view their messages, tasks, and contacts.  In these situations, people may rely on marking sensitive items private to hide them from other users.  In Outlook or OWA, Read more…

25 Dec

Importing Employee Photos into MOSS 2007 MySites

Most of the information in an employee’s MySite profile comes from the Active Directory profile import, which is set up in the SharePoint Shared Service Provider.  However, this can be tricky with employee photos since links to photos are not normally stored in Active Directory.  An easy way around this if you don’t want to store Read more…

24 Sep

Introduction to BlackBerry Development

Research in Motion (RIM) offers two ways of writing applications for BlackBerry devices–Native Java, and the Microsoft Visual Studio plugin.  As a VB.Net developer, I was tempted to go the Visual Studio plugin approach, but I decided against it for the following reasons: It’s geared more towards rapid forms-based applications that communicate by web services. It Read more…

13 Jul

Audience Targeting in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, based on AD Groups

WSS does not have a user profile service and does not allow any kind of native targeting of content to users in different groups. This is one of the more serious limitations of WSS, especially for corporate intranets, where pages might need to be customized for users in different offices. MOSS, on the other hand, Read more…