Introducing Steve Sheppard and his series on SharePoint Performance

Steve is one of the lead Escalation Engineers on my team.  This generally represents the highest technical level within Microsoft product support .  He has joined the SharePoint blogging community with a series of posts on SharePoint v3 performance optimization.  Steve has done a significant amount of work in this area recently as well as many other areas of SharePoint…

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How does SPSPORTAL provision without a folder?

After seeing the templateID detail (http://blogs.msdn.com/dwinter/archive/2006/07/07/659613.aspx) varkalav wanted to know since there is no SPSPORTAL folder in the 12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates folder, how does it map…   Here is my response:Just follow the path that the product does.  When we load, we deserialize all of the information in the webtemp*.xml files.  This truely is the starting point for…

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Introducing Scott Fellman

Scott is a Support Escalation Engineer (SEE) on my team.  SEEs are the non-bug component of Escalation Services which is “where the buck stops” within Microsoft product support.  He has joined the SharePoint blogging community with a few posts on outlook interop, but Scott works with everything so don’t expect to see a trend here.  Scott does a…

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SharePoint DST

Many of you have questions about DST and how SharePoint is effected.  The simple answer here is that beyond the OS patch, 2001 is fine, 2003 needs help, and 2007 (non-upgrade) is fine.  The primary article you need to read is KB933738 (http://support.microsoft.com/?id=933738).  This article was last updated late yesterday, although it first showed up…

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