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Tweet We’re all bombarded with documents and emails and other reading material every day, and some of it contains information we’d actually like to remember and make use of. I often download the free Microsoft books, especially the free downloadable SharePoint books, and each book may be hundreds of pages. I’m grateful for all the […]

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Free SharePoint books downloadable from Technet

Tweet Technet is really a goldmine of totally free information about Microsoft products, including SharePoint, but sometimes we find ourselves searching the internet and reading article after article and wishing we had a way to organize SharePoint information so we could put our hands on it when we need it. Well actually Technet has FREE […]

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SharePoint Backup Failed

Tweet Object SharePoint_Config failed in event OnBackup. For more information, see the spbackup.log or sprestore.log file located in the backup directory. SqlException: Cannot open backup device ….. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.). BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally. (Between the word “device” and “Operating” was the path to my backup folder and the actual backup […]

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Log in as a different Windows account to SQL Server Management Studio

Tweet There are times when you’ll need to use Windows authentication to get to SQL Server Management Studio, but the Windows login is not the one you’re currently logged into your computer with.  Perhaps you’re a consultant or IT worker and you have logins in several different domains.  Or if you’re working with an application […]

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Installing SharePoint Server 2010 – free video!

Tweet This video by Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP, MCT, shows how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010, including creating your first Site Collection. Video: Installing SharePoint Server 2010

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How to find the Report Data tab in SSRS after closing it

Tweet Today I was rocking along in SSRS 2008R2 and then absent mindedly closed the Report Data tab by clicking the x at the top corner!  When I go to the View menu, I do NOT have the choice of Report Data. Never fear. I’ve found a few ways to get it back.  One way […]

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One or more parameters required to run the report has not been specified

Tweet I wrote a report in SSRS 2008 R2 last week and published it to a reports library on SharePoint 2010 (SharePoint-integrated Reporting Services).  The report worked well, but then the users decided they didn’t want a couple of the parameters.   I got back into BIDS and removed the two parameters from every place they […]

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Check out free SharePoint webinars for expert help on specific topics

Tweet I get a lot of emails from vendors urging me to register for various upcoming SharePoint webinars, but much of the time those webinars are created to highlight the 3rd party vendor’s product that they believe will enhance my use of SharePoint. I’m sure many of those products and webinars are real treasures, but […]

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SharePoint 2010: Shared Application Architecture

Tweet This is part 4 of 4 in a SharePoint 2010 series on the Microsoft Learning channel on YouTube:

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SharePoint 2010: Using the Central Administration Console

Tweet This is part 3 of 4 in a SharePoint 2010 series on the Microsoft Learning channel on YouTube:

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