Date archive for 2011

The Top Ten Reasons Why I Love SharePoint

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 30th 2011 - 3 Comments

Since it’s the end of the year, it seems like everyone is publishing top ten lists, so I might as well jump on the bandwagon.  This isn’t really a summary of my top ten “whatever” that occurred over the past year, but rather just a general list of the things I love about SharePoint. A while back I was talking...

My Two Cents on the “What Is a SharePoint Developer” Debate

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 16th 2011 - 3 Comments

Although I’m relatively new to the SharePoint Community (I just started blogging and actively tweeting earlier this year), I’m not new to SharePoint, or more specifically, SharePoint development.  I’ve been developing on SharePoint for over 4 years now, first with MOSS 2007 and now with SharePoint Server 2010.  So...

Tips for a well-designed, great looking SharePoint team site

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 8th 2011 - 2 Comments

We recently rolled out SharePoint 2010 to our users. One thing we’ve repeatedly been asked for by our users are tips and best practices on how they can make their team sites look the best they can while still being user-friendly. I wrote an internal blog article on the subject, since in addition to SharePoint, I also have a passion...

Orphaned site issue when attempting to backup/restore a SharePoint site collection

by Wendy Neal - on Dec 6th 2011 - 4 Comments

Last week a colleague of mine was attempting to perform a site collection backup and restore using PowerShell so he could move a site collection to a different web application.  We’ve been able to do this successfully with other site collections before without issues, so we were a bit stumped when all of a sudden he encountered...

An Aspiring Food Critic’s Review of #SPC11: The Bacon Was Awesome!

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 18th 2011 - 1 Comment

I always wanted to be a food critic.  OK maybe not really, but I do love food, so I thought I’d give a unique perspective to the SharePoint Conference 2011 with my take on the food that was served, specifically on the food that was in the specialty diets section. Interestingly enough, my tweet that garnered the most attention while...

#SPC11 Session: Hallmark Retail Connect – Connecting Hallmark Gold Crown Stores

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 17th 2011 - 3 Comments

This is a session that I wasn’t able to attend live at the conference, and I’m just now finally finding the time to catch the recorded presentation.  This session is very interesting to me because my company recently launched a dealer Extranet in SharePoint 2010 that appears by the description of this session to be very similar...

#SPC11 Session: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective SharePoint Developers

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 4th 2011 - 2 Comments

Session #SPC208 – Tuesday, October 3 @9:00 am – presented by John Rymer, Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Introduction Custom application development is crucial to ensure you get SharePoint’s full value.  SharePoint is a strategic investment, and if you are to realize full payback and get the most value,...

#SPC11 Session: Oranges, Rocket Ships and Six Pack Abs – What Your SharePoint Corporate Portal is Lacking

by Wendy Neal - on Oct 4th 2011 - 1 Comment

It ended up being a game time decision for my first session at #SPC11.  I literally made the decision as to which session I would attend as I was walking back to the  Convention Center after taking a break after the Keynote.  The other contender was Creating Beautiful and Engaging Web Sites with SharePoint 2010 presented by Randy Drisgill...

Sessions I’m attending at #SPC11

by Wendy Neal - on Sep 11th 2011 - 3 Comments

After much consideration, hair pulling, and sleepless nights, I’ve finally narrowed down my session choices for SharePoint Conference 2011.  I’m still doubled up on a couple time slots, so I’m not sure how I’m going to manage that.  I’m hoping that all the sessions will be available online post conference. So...

Live blogging at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference #SPC11

by Wendy Neal - on Sep 1st 2011 - 1 Comment

SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim is now less than 5 weeks away! I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be live blogging for SharePointEduTech at the biggest SharePoint event of the year, SharePoint Conference 2011 (SPC11) in Anaheim from Oct. 3-6.  Last week Dave Coleman put a call out to conference attendees to provide...