• Is it so wrong to seed your GUID?

    I don’t know how wrong it is to seed your GUID.  But I did it just for fun and here it is http://wildwires.com/Products/GUID.aspx

    I got tired of looking at impersonal GUIDs and I wanted something familiar to look at.  I thought I wonder what if I high jacked a few of those characters for my self.  So I grabbed the first 16, there are 32 in all.  The first 16 I can put in just about anything I want.  The last 16 is the number of seconds since my birth.  So if someone has the first 16 characters and me and at the same exact second in there life as me creates a guid,  well then I guess we’ll have a duplicate.

    On the upside, I can get an understanding of what it is I’m looking at and hopefully I’ll be able to do my work faster.  I was making ...

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  • Finding Every Server That Has SharePoint Installed

    For whatever reason SharePoint teams sites tend to popup all over the network.  Somehow marketing gets a server. Marketing then installs SharePoint on it themselves.  Marketing becomes dependent on the data SharePoint houses.  This usually underpowered and fault intolerant server crashes and burns.  The data is lost.  Organization suffers.

    This is just one scenario, but there are many reasons why you don’t want SharePoint weeds in your network.  Licensing.  The “What did you know and when did you know it factor” to name a few.  @buckleyPlanet posted a microblog on twitter.

    “Are there any community/3rd party replacements for the #SharePoint Asset Inventory Tool?” was the entire post that started me thinking about all that.  At the time I had totally forgotten about this tool.  Apparently it’s gone.  I don’t know why, but the links I got to give me a 403.  It could be misplaced or removed without notice.  ...

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  • Experiences with my SharePoint development farm

    So I’ve been building out a new development farm and trying a few things out on it here and there.   I’ve experimented with the dynamic ram in Hyper-v.  The database server got so messed up he didn’t even know he was running sql.  I set it back to a static amount, rebooted and all was right with the world.  I had two web front ends and the surprise there was both web front ends have to be up if you want the .wsp solution to install correctly.  I spent all my time today getting bginfo set up just the way I wanted it.  I guess the first thing to do is describe my environment.

    First off I had to make a choice between Hyper-V and VMware.  At the time I built the host my client was mostly using Hyper-V, or so I was told.  It turned out later that they ...

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  • Cheap office 365 pricing

    Alls you gotta do is . . . .

    Become a registered partner or higher, then from there join online services as a competency and then cloud services and you get office 365 free for a year and then it's half price after that if you don't meet the sales quota.


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