Starting to play with SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets

Hello, As you may know, SharePoint 2010 ships with Windows PowerShell. Being an automation geek, passionate by process, services and tools, I began to have a look at the INCREDIBLE possibilities brought by this architectural choice. To start, I just retrieved the available cmdlets from SharePoint cmdlets: Launch SharePoint 2010 Management Shell Type Get-Command –PSSnapin…

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Stop and Go with SharePoint 2010 on your workstation

Hi, As many of you learned, you can now setup SharePoint 2010 on a development workstation. It’s not supported for production, but for development, learning and demo that definitely rocks! As you may imagine, I tried this up and really have fun with it since (especially with Office Web Applications). SharePoint 2010 on your workstation!…

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SharePoint 2010

Hi, As you may know, SharePoint 2010 is here. It was presented during SharePoint Conference 2009 that took place in Vegas few days ago. You can imagine I test and evaluate it internally for months now, but can only talk about it since few days. Contributing to the build of a new product/release is really…

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The checkbox that saves you hours

Hi, Being a geek is expensive, even if you work at Microsoft. You always want to test, assess, and use the latest concepts and technologies. So hardware budget, and personal time consumption is very high. Being a real one (even if my budget is always too short), I recently changed my Home PC for a…

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Sharepoint at home: few learned tips to share

Hi, Like few geeks at Microsoft, I host my own server infrastructure at home. Even if wife and sons do everything they can to bring it down (like complaining on the noise, or tearing the cables), I maintain this up and running, playing and learning a lot. In my infrastructure, I host my a MOSS…

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SharePoint and IT Pros: few possible improvements to ease their lifes

Hi, Few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to express to the SharePoint Product Management team various ideas I have around SharePoint and IT Pros audiences. Based on my different experiences and engagements with customers, the discussion was very interesting. I often thought back on topics we could cover, as Microsoft, to ease the life of IT…

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Sorry for being silent during the past weeks

Hi there, For those of you following my little posts, you noticed I’ve been silent for the past 2 months. This happened due to personal issues with my new born son Tom. Tom is born on May 19th and he’s really cute. Unfortunately, he arrived with a rare and complicated disease, that popped up 2…

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MOSS 2007 SP1 with Infrastructure update slipstream optimization

Hi, Few months ago, I posted a little step-by-step tutorial to generate an ISO file to have a “ready to use” up to date source for MOSS 2007 setup (this post is still here). The setup of this binary source is VERY long, and I looked for ways to improve this. To remember, the Full…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: Synthesis

Hi, This long post series raised interest from many of you. Thanks for that. I was asked few times to provide a little synthesis and the scripts used, so here they are: Steps : Planning Decisions Windows Server 2003 unattended setup Unattended DC promo Active Directory preparation & SQL Server 2005 SP2 setup SharePoint prerequisites…

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White Paper on unattended / scripted MOSS 2007 setup is available !

Hi all, From various customer engagements, few months ago, I realized Microsoft had to bring in one place a way to industrialize MOSS 2007 environments setup. Once available in a coherent and unified resource, it could benefit equally SP developers, knowing their work will deploy more easily, and the administrators, being able to dramatically improve…

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