Find training videos using Microsoft Desktop Player

Microsoft just released a public beta of the Microsoft Desktop Player.  It’s a Silverlight application (which can be download as a WPF app to go offline) that provides access to hundreds of resources including webcasts, podcasts, whitepapers and more across Microsoft technologies. You can access the beta here: http://www.microsoft.com/click/desktopplayer/ Or try it out Right Here!…

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PowerShell Cmdlets on Bing Visual Search

Bing now has a Visual Search for PowerShell cmdelts! On the left there are Refiners used to narrow down your selection by Category, Verb, Noun, and other groupings.  After clicking on a cmdlet, you get a details “help” pane on the right with example usage and the top web results (typically TechNet or MSDN reference…

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List all CustomActions in the Farm

Here’s a great little script that I used to list out all of the Custom Actions available in a farm.  What’s great about the script is that it returns the CustomActions in XML so you can vary the output.  My favorite is using the Out-GridView cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 2.0. From there can you can…

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Join the Launch: Visual Studio, Office and SharePoint 2010

  Join us for a free, in-person event you won’t want to miss Join a select group of IT professionals for a launch event near you, and find out about all the great new and enhanced features coming your way with Microsoft® Office 2010 and SharePoint® 2010. Discover how Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 can…

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SharePoint 2010 Claims-Based Auth with ADFS v2

I have a really cool 2010 lab environment at home and one of the things I wanted to do was to make sure I was able to demo SharePoint 2010 ‘s claims-based authentication capabilities, especially using ADFS v2. I was amazed at how straight forward the process was.  Just a few lines of PowerShell and…

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Backup Documents in SharePoint Using PowerShell

I use SharePoint in my lab at home and recently started organizing all of my personal documents in there as well.  The one thing that always concerns me is the safety of those files living in a lab environment on a Beta/RC product. So, to ease my nerves, I wrote this simple little script which…

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