SharePoint 2010 October CU fails to configure

I was recently patching some servers when I ran into an issue with the October 2011 Cumulative Update updating on all of the servers. It would get to 17% and fail. When I looked in the Event Logs, there was an error from SPUpgradeJobDefinition that has some standard text followed by localStoragePath. This is a…

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Extending Outlook applications into Exchange

  For smaller offices or departments, Outlook forms can act as a CRM or task management system in the absence of a formal system. However, what happens when your forms + filing system gets popular and needs to scale beyond your cubes? Data entered in Outlook forms is automatically replicated to Exchange and the data…

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Security Development Lifecycle (baking it in)

Security, like User Experience, is not something that can be bolted on, provided by an add-in, or added after the fact. Truly secure, survivable systems have to be designed in that manner all the time. The SDL focuses on Education, Process Improvement, and Accountability. Education – teaching developers secure design principles and secure coding techniques…

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Choosing a search technology for SharePoint projects

Has the question of SharePoint Search vs. FAST Search come up in your planning sessions? Do your users have requirements that can “only” be met with FAST Search? Is Search Server Express an appropriate decision in your environment? Microsoft has provided a range of enterprise search products so teams have options when deciding how to…

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