• Slow People Picker

    So maybe you have a slow people picker?  We did.  The network guy said “Let’s check which ports are being blocked.”  I thought “well, it’s working so I don’t know what good that’s going to do?  It’s just super slow.” but I bit my tongue and went through the motions.

    We saw that port 3268 was being blocked from SharePoint servers to AD.  We unblocked it and the people picker ran like the wind.  I was amazed.  Now that we knew the port number things became easier to find.  First thing I did was tweet about it.  Then we went and did some research.

    Our infrastructure was a little weird, they are . . . let’s say, firewall friendly.  Between the 3 servers in the SharePoint farm there are 3 firewalls and then between all that and AD there’s one going out and one before active directory.  The outbound firewall ...

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  • Google Wave RIP

    So Google officially came out and killed Wave.  Here is yet another technology that I've learned that has one away.  They claimed adoption, frankly I was waiting for it's release!  I was planning on speaking about it at the SPEVO conference in London, but I got volcanoed out but I was going to switch topics anyways. 

    Some of the problems stem from the browser war.  Chrome loosely interpreted an HTML tag while IE strictly interpreted it.  This meant that worked in chrome and not IE.  So that kind of killed the whole Google wave to SharePoint integration.  Another thing that got worse was they playback.  It sometimes got out sequence and didn't playback character for character like they promised.  In the beginning it was great because it was different by providing the user with the context of time.  Towards the end it was just another forum or discussion board. 

    It's really too bad ...

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