Dumping MOSS 2007 Variations – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I talked about my current customer’s decision to abandon the use of the variations feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 after we encountered several major issues prior to deployment. The first issue that I described is the incompatibility of out-of-the-box (OOTB) content types and variations. Refer to…

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Dumping MOSS 2007 Variations – Part 1

Shortly before I headed out to the airport last Wednesday, I received the fateful email from my customer notifying us that they have decided to abandon using the variations feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. Note that the original release date for our solution was October 19th — and the decision to cut…

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Copying a SQL Server Database to Another Environment

A couple of weeks ago I was troubleshooting a performance problem with the variations feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and I needed to copy the content database to another environment for further analysis and testing. An easy (an unobtrusive) way to “snapshot” a database and copy it to another environment is to…

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Variation Logs Paging Bug

It’s embarrassing how my blog posts rapidly died off after this past June. However it’s even more embarrassing to disclose the paging bug when viewing the Variation Logs page in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. [By the way, my intent is to jump back on the blogging bandwagon over the next couple of weeks….

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