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On the side when I’m not doing SharePoint development, I help recycle/repurpose old computers for donation or for friends and family. I discovered some facts and a quick fix to make sure that Windows Update works. Facts about Windows Update on a Windows (7) machine joined to a domain with a GPO configured to set […]

As I continue to work in SharePoint 2010 and enhancing our corporate Intranet, I’m getting more creative with my basic workflows built out of SharePoint designer. And as workflow logic complexity increases, it also becomes more error prone. Besides creating lots of extra log entries scattered throughout my workflows, I stumbled upon a clever idea […]

Recently I added some email notification workflows to a SharePoint Custom List to send out status updates each time an item’s status is updated. No rocket science here, as far as designing the workflow in SPD. However, I did run into one glitch: the end users receiving the email notifications were getting two emails at […]

YouTube URL Tricks

June 19th, 2013

Disable Related Videos. &rel=0 View high quality videos. &fmt=18 (stereo, 480 x 270 resolution) &fmt=22 (stereo, 1280 x 720 resolution) for even higher quality. Embed Higher Quality Videos. While the above trick works for playback, if however you want to embed hig quality videos you need to append &ap=%2526fmt%3D18 &ap=%2526fmt%3D22 Start video at specific time. […]

In my continuing development of SharePoint (and without any formal training) I stumbled upon a solution something that has bugged me for a LONG while. And it also had some M$ Gold partners baffled since we were both early adopters of SharePoint 2010… Here’s the situation: When creating a custom data view in SharePoint Designer […]

A couple of months ago I started documenting issues I had with my Atrix in my post: Motorola Atrix with Gingerbread Update triggers infinite loop on forwarded emails. This has now occurred on two Moto Atrix devices from AT&T and one Moto DROID from Verizon within our organization running Exchange 2010. Here’s the fix! From […]

Here is a little tangent from the usual Tech blogging. A friend of mine asked me to help spread the word of the need for Host Families for Japanese College Students in Portland, OR. Here is the “emergency” request: Currently I am working for a non-profit homestay organization, ANDEO International Homestays. We are expecting about […]

Recently my company made the decision to upgrade to SharePoint 2010 and it has fallen on my shoulders to migrate all data. Not being a full time programmer/developer, I’ve made many “hacks” to SharePoint 2007 to make it behave the way our executives wanted. One of them being a SharePoint calendar tied to LOB data, […]

I have a vanilla install of Windows Server 2008 Standard R2, and was attempting to set it up as my Database Back End for SharePoint 2010. Unfortunately, at the end of a lengthy install, I get the error message from SQL Server Install (SQL Server 2008 Standard) that the install of Reporting Services failed and […]

If you have recently upgraded to Windows 7 and are now interacting with SharePoint sites, you might have noticed that even a small document of 50k takes forever to open from a SharePoint document library. Initially I didn’t notice this problem even though I was running Windows 7 for the past 6 months. I have […]