I Want You To Guess Accurately

When estimating performance and capacity, there are no guarantees except for the guarantees that you build for yourself. This means that, despite all the documentation, no one, no piece of paper, will ever tell you how your environment is going to behave in the real world. The systems involved are too complex for those types…


I Didn’t Even Know That That’s What That Was

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1105 NPR had a great story on Morning Edition about the history of the Vocoder. A new book has been written that describes its origin, it’s eventual adaptation into a musical instrument, and it’s current use, influence, and overall legacy. I was fascinated – I didn’t even know that that’s what that sound was.


O’ Properties, Where Art Thou?

In software development, laziness is a virtue. The lineage of software is sometimes surprising. The fact that seemingly unrelated systems and software can exhibit the same behavior can imply relationships that – in reality – may or may not exist. That they may feel very real is an altogether different matter. What is not in doubt is…


Multiple Authentication Methods in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2007, you were limited to a single authentication mechanism per AAM zone. With SharePoint 2010, this is still the case when dealing with “Classic” mode authentication, but in Claims-based authentication scenarios, the limitation of a signle authentication mechanism per zone is removed. In SharePoint 2010, you are able to configure multiple authentication providers,…

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How to annoy your audience

Things to not do during a presentation: If you are using a web conferencing/presentation tool that supports the upload and display of PowerPoint decks, take advantage of it. Your end users will get a signifigantly better experience than you just sharing your desktop and running PowerPoint on it. Most of these tools understand and can…


Resources!

Using AAM URL redirection as part of the upgrade processhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee720448(office.14).aspx Configure forms-based authentication for a claims-based Web applicationhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806890(office.14).aspx Determine upgrade approachhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263447(office.14).aspx Performance and capacity managementhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262971(office.14).aspx