SharePoint 2007 Protocols and Ports

In researching how to deploy MOSS into a customer’s data centre, I needed to find out exactly what and how was being communicated between the various MOSS servers. Surprisingly, Microsoft.com is a bit light on details, although there is a reasonable “security hardening” document available on TechNet. The winner for me was this post from…

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Installing the TFS Process Template Editor

After an extended absence, I returned to hacking customising TFS Process Templates today. Last time I dabbled in this space, the Process Template Editor was a standalone application. It’s now part of the excellent Team Foundation Power Tool. One problem… I installed the Power Tool and couldn’t find the Editor anywhere. After a quick look…

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Iisapp.vbs: IIS application query script

Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock, but today I was shown a neat script for IIS 6 that displays the process IDs and related application pools for all IIS worker processes. The script is “iisapp.vbs”. It’s just the trick when trying to discover which rogue web application is actually chewing up my resources (in…

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Microsoft Certifications – Are they worth it?

It’s that time of year where I really need to move on my training objectives I set out at the beginning of year. In a rush of blood, I decided to update my .NET certifications to the latest and greatest. One question that comes up in discussions from time to time is whether it’s worth…

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You need to do a root cause analysis

A couple of days before Christmas, I found myself in the emergency department of my local hospital with an Atrial Fibrillation. Think of it as feeling like you’re running a marathon while you’re lying still. To correct the problem, my doctor decided to knock me out and zap me to “reboot” my system. This parallel…

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ASP.NET AJAX Ships

This is great news. I’ve been waiting on this one for a while. I’m currently pondering what one of my major customer’s application delivery methods might be in the future. This is another option to throw into the mix. Details can be found at AJAX : The Official Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Site and Scott Guthrie’s blog.

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First Canberra VSTS User Group Meeting

We had a great turnout this morning. Thanks to everyone that attended. If you haven’t had enough of me, attached is my slide deck (as an mht file) on “Migrating VS2003 Users to TFS Source Control”. For those that couldn’t make it, this outlines some of the experiences I had on a recent migration project….

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Renaming/Nuking TFS Fields

Last week I found myself creating a custom work item and needed to add a few new fields to TFS. That wasn’t anything special in itself, but when I decided to change the names of my new fields (I’m blonde after all), things became more interesting. It turns out that TFS can only have one…

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