Daylight Savings in Australia

My first project at Microsoft (way back in 1998), led by the (in)famous Mike “Fang” Seyfang, was to work out why all the ministers in the state government were turning up one hour late to meetings (especially embarrassing for the Minister of Punctuality). Turned out that little old Adelaide (which also is famous for having pretty…

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"Living the Beta life" or "How I learned to love Dogfood"

One of the reasons I really love working at Microsoft is the opportunity to “eat your own dogfood”. This means trying out our software, and thereby finding problems, before our customers do. I always try to be one of the edge cases, chowing down on the dogfood as early as I can. This can often…

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FAQ: Indexing Acrobat files on a Small Farm or higher

This one comes up quite a bit, and causes one of those “wait, I know, I know, of course!” moments every time I’m about 85% through explaining the solution. The IssueYou want to index Adobe Acrobat files. You have installed the Adobe Acrobat iFilter on the index server, and you are able to successfully search…

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FAQ: Creating a Site Context Search Box that Uses Portal Search Results

Going to start posting up a few Frequently Asked Questions I tend to get as I travel around meeting customers. The first one? “How can I use SharePoint Portal Server Search from within a WSS team site” Here is the article: Sample: Creating a Site Context Search Box that Uses Portal Search Results And here…

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