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For those of you who remember Vyapin Software Another of my favorite tools for providing as built documentation to clients…
One of the larger disappointments I have had this summer is the number of crashes using the new Content matrix from metalogix seems to deliver when moving simple WebApps and Site Collections from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013. I mean simple like having a single Custom Site definition, a few Custom WebParts, with lots of ECM using Choice Site Columns and Custom Content types and all Branding is already deployed
Its almost embarrassing except that I designed and deployed all of the hardware from the SAN Configuration to the F5 Load Balancers and all hardware in between. In addition, I scripted the entire build for DEV, UAT, and PRD and luckily we rocked during the last two migrations one using of all tools Bulk List migrator from Bamboo Solutions and the last time using metelagix SSMM.
I guess my concern is: though metalogix is now one of the dominant players in SharePoint the quality of the migration tools from them seem diminished. I have multiple crashes per day, failure to move simple pieces of content like list items and documents, where it will now take three iterations per job in order to finally get it right.
As much as I dislike having to learn additional tools as there is never enough time I will begin testing MetaViz this weekend and I am greatly saddened that I would have to do so. But on with the show, I realize it makes sense to have a common interface for all of the metelogix products, I would only beg them to not do so at the cost of the value of the products in their own right.. I will let you know how this all works out in the next few weeks. As we have an end date of March 2013…
This project also includes building a One World taxonomy and is takes getting a lot of people together to mostly agree on the majority of the terms your business will be using. We did a great Job in 2008 with the Global Communications Group in charge of technical Publications, Translation and more, now we just have to do the same for the rest of the company and support multiple languages with follow the sun data centers. So its all kinds of fun and march is not very far off.
I am sure I will be sending out another Blog or two this week but just in case you don’t have a chance to read those have a Very Happy Halloween
Property Promotion and Demotion
Over the next couple of weeks I will be building a SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2013 VMs.. Then using Office 2010 and Office 2013, moving documents between the three SharePoint Environments while using 2 separate content types with several site columns on all 3 environments. I will be making video logs and posting them on Youtube.
The only reason I am doing so is because I see so many people on the forums still have a very difficult time of getting there metadata to either promote top SharePoint or Demote into the documents correctly and I have not had an issue with this since SharePoint 2007 and Office 2003. The funny part is when I ask a forums guest if they have downloaded the 250 files he receives from his employees with the correct metadata embedded in the properties of the document the only reply I receive is it used to work in SharePoint 2007. the first video should be out no later than the end of the week with the second to quickly follow. At the end I am going to break property promotion and demotion on purpose, just for fun…
This week on Channel 9…..SharePoint 2013!
Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/
Documents – SharePoint Technologies
SharePoint 2013 Links, Downloads and Resources
Downloads – SharePoint Technologies
SharePoint Server 2013 Preview http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973397
New KB’s Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
MS12-050: Description of the security update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: July 10, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596911
SharePoint Designer 2010 – None this month
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 – None this month
Its been an awesome month starting with the public release of SharePoint Server 2013, Windows Server 2012 RC, Visual Studio 2012 RC, and the RTM of SQL Server 2012. 2012 is shaping up to be an awesome year thank you Microsoft.
Just a quick update on my upcoming speaking schedule with more details to be provided soon…
SharePoint Saturday Redmond WA. September 22nd 2012
As I mentioned I will provide more details after the September 1st when the first draft of the second edition of Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 with O’Reilly is due…
A recent, isolated issue was discovered in the SharePoint 2010 Products April 2012 Cumulative Update that could result in an HTTP 500 error when users delete objects to include documents, lists, and Webs and a new object is created using the same path where the original object remains in the Recycle Bin.
The following packages were affected:
KB2598151 – SharePoint Server Package
KB2598152 – Project Server Package
KB2598321 – SharePoint Foundation Package
KB2598304 – Wss-x-none.msp
This issue has been resolved in the revised packages. The revised packages include support for resolving issues related to the originally published updates.
SharePoint Foundation 2010
SharePoint Server 2010
We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and security updates that were included in the previous SharePoint Server 2010 update package releases.
Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): April 24, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598151
For this year’s SPSDenver event, we will be having two full days – a SharePoint Friday hosted by COSPUG on November 11th and a SharePoint Saturday on November 12th. Like always, we’ll have many MVPs plus some SharePoint Certified Masters (MCMs) and some popular speakers from around the country who you are sure to love. We plan to make this an amazing event with tons of great information, great speakers, great food, great sponsors, and lots of fun before, during, and after.
Registration for SharePoint Friday and Saturday Denver 2011 is now open. Space is limited to 350 for Friday and Saturday, and then ShareSki has a limit of 50 on Sunday: http://spsdenver2011.eventbrite.com/
Also don’t forget about SPSUtah the next event SharePoint Saturday in Utah You can register at http://spsutah.eventbrite.com or by clicking on the registration link to the right. Tell your friends and your co-workers to sign up now to reserve their spot for this inaugural (and free) event!
In addition,I hope to see you all at the SharePoint Saturday in Austin. Come spend a day at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center with fellow SharePoint users, enthusiasts, experts, and collaborators.
And bring the whole team.
The company or organization that brings the most team members will win a $250 SharePint tab at the time and location of your choice. If the winning team brings a CxO/Principal along, we’ll bump the tab up to $500.
SharePoint Saturdays ROCKs. it’s a chance for all of us to interact with all of the other SharePoint people in each city and answer questions and help more folks learn SharePoint and enhance the skills of those already proficient.