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Rob Foster's House of Southern-Fried SharePoint and other ramblings on enterprise technologies September 2008 Entries
Surprising Results for a BDC Survey
The Lightning Tools team did a recent survey on the usage of the BDC in organizations. The results of the survey were quite shocking to me as I thought that most people would use the BDC integration for searching their line of business data. The results indicate that search came in a distand 3rd next to BDC web parts and list integration (for list columns). Get the survey here. I know that I will be using the results of the survey to refine my approaches to using the BDC as it appears to paint a ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:25 AM

Quick SQL 2008 DB Analysis Script
I've been playing around with SQL 2008's Intellisense features and ran across a few of the "sys." ('sys dot') functions that are very useful. Naturally, I cracked open one of the ambiguous SharePoint content database and started running some analysis queries about the database. I came up with a very high-level and then a more detailed level SQL script that you can use for some very quick database analysis. No this is not as robust as a tool that you can buy that does deep analysis, but it does give ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 9, 2008 9:40 AM

SharePoint Pod Show Episode 4 is up!

Get it here.

We are talking with Rob Bogue about SharePoint Governance, Engagement, and Taxonomy!

Posted On Monday, September 8, 2008 10:53 AM

The Passing of Patrick Tisseghem
We just got word that one of our fellow SharePoint MVP's and community leaders Patrick Tisseghem suddenly passed away this morning. Patrick left a mark on the SharePoint community and influenced a lot of people around the world. Patrick will be missed very much and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. There is a posting on the U2U site (the company in which he co-founded) about his passing. ......

Posted On Friday, September 5, 2008 9:33 AM

Connect at Lightning Tools
<disclaimer> I co-host the SharePoint Pod Show with Nick Swan and Brett Lonsdale, who both work at Lightning Tools, but that doesn’t affect my feelings about their new service. </disclaimer> I want to just get the word out on the new service offering from Lightning Tools called Below is an excerpt describing the site (yes, I copied and pasted directly from the site): “This site enables the users of Lightning Tools web parts and products to have an impact and ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 3:18 PM

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