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Remain productive by honoring commitments

Have you ever wondered what happened to that high performing team that you had just a few months ago? Have you ever stopped to think about why it seems like the progress you were making at one time does not seem possible today? These insidious problems can sneak up on you before you know it.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/remain-productive-by-honoring-commitments/

 

 

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SharePoint Advisor Live! Day 1

I’m out at SharePoint Advisor Live!.  It’s good to get to talk to the other speakers to learn about how they’re using SharePoint in their worlds and talking to the attendees to learn about their challenges.  A few of the highlights from the day…

  • Echo for SharePoint (www.winapptechnologies.com) – A winform based application to migrate lists and web part pages from one site to another.  Currently only works on the local server (meaning they’re using the SP API).  No command line yet — so it won’t fit into automated deployments.  It does, however, manage to get past some of the issues that the two migration utilities that I’m working on are still having.
  • ParallelSpace (www.parallelspace.com) – Content migration utilities and security assessment utilities for SharePoint.
  • Microsoft/Domino connection (www.msdomino.net) – Allows for Domino/Notes to be shown in SharePoint.  Not clear on how it all works yet, the demo wasn’t fully functional yesterday when I went by but it’s definitely interesting.

There were some interesting conversations about off-line clients and rich clients for SharePoint.  Mostly the idea that Access might be a front end to SharePoint.  Specifically the thought of adding relationships to SharePoint list data was discussed.

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Not fit for print

OK, I give up.  I keep getting asked if I have a blog.  I get asked at work, at community events, and even in personal interations.  So I give up.  This represents the first entry in my new blog.

On a more positive note, as I’ve been thinking about what I would put on my blog, I’ve come up with some of the following ideas…

  • Stuff I want to remember and be able to search for (so I’m selfish)
  • Stuff that I can’t get a publisher to pay for
  • Personal updates that aren’t appropriate for articles

I’ll probably also post links to articles as they come up … at least as I think about it just in case you want to see all I’m writing.