Server upgrades, War, Peace, and other trivialities

I’ve been visiting the seamy underbelly of Windows Server a lot recently. In particular, I’ve installed (and uninstalled and reinstalled and backed out) a set of services without achieving a successful upgrade… my goal is now re-set to get the dev system running the way it was a month ago. What am I still grateful [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • March 12, 2014

6 Adoption Lessons from SharePoint Governance for any solution

Consumable: something you internalize. Adoption: adds a new responsibility that tags around after you.  At spTechCon I enjoyed the presentation Creating a Consumable SharePoint Governance Plan by Susan Hanley.   Susan shared a living list of SharePoint governance questions: these are on her landing page at  Susan promises frequent updates, so it’s worth it to retrieve the latest [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • August 14, 2013

Enterprise Search: ready to replace Document Management?

Should a medium or small law firm invest in a Document Management System? Yes. Enterprise search sounds so powerful… can that be used instead?  Could you instead leave everything as it is, where it is, and apply Enterprise Search to make it accessible firm-wide? I don’t know of a search solution yet, that eliminates the need for a DMS. What does [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • February 27, 2013

Clearing Internet Explorer’s history and cookies

The following steps will walk you through clearing out the browsing history and cookies from Internet Explorer, in a way suitable for clearing a server before major software installation. Or, you might use these steps if you’re having trouble client-side and you need to be sure that you’ve retrieved the most recent version of a [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • December 20, 2012

Release Testing – Content Migration series

Adapt your testing Look for families of bugs Is the fix worth the risk? Adapt your testing Revise the thoroughness of testing up or down depending on the actual quality being delivered. If every revision reveals a new problem, or breaks something that worked earlier, you must be very diligent in testing top to bottom [...]...
  • Author: Cersys
  • December 6, 2012

Test Planning – Content Migration Series

Test strategies for error detection: Use end-to-end release test scenarios. Test all aspects of the imported solution. User testing for business data issues. Burn-in testing. Numeric tests Use numeric tests to find omissions based on unexpected causes. There should be 28 files in the A folder, 61 in the K folder, 4 in the Z [...]...
  • Author: Cersys
  • December 6, 2012


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