Archive for June 2011

SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Finally Released!

Finally, finally, and finally!  SharePoint 2010 SP1 has now been officially released to the public.  Why does this excite me?  You know the length and process of getting SharePoint systems up-t0-speed with patches?  Believe me; they take time.   The good news is that all the cumulative updates are now including so now I can clear off 2.5 gigabytes of drive space to keep the other patches around. 

But please review these white papers located in the list below.   There is a required SQL Server patch associated to the Service Pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26573

Office365 Launched Today

It’s official.  Microsoft launched Office 365 today.  In my humble opinion, its going to change the IT game with regard to fundamental change in infrastructure support.

Click here to visit the official website.

 

SharePoint 2010 In Plain English Video

Another must have SharePoint admin tool – ULS Viewer

As many of you are aware, reviewing log files are a necessary practice in our information technology industry.  But your standard NotePad on a Windows Server just cannot keep up when it comes to reviewing log files.

This tool has been around since 2009.   However, I when diagnosing a SharePoint 2010 farm, it was the tool of choice to help find the problem.  Here is the link.

Must have command for your system admin toolbox – GPRESULT

I was in need of getting detailed network information in a development/DMZ environment with heightened security.   In particular, Domain Controller information.   I did a lot of NSLOOKUP’s and PING’s to the gateway and dns servers to see what name(s) returned.  I got zero results.  (Very tight security.  🙂 )

 

 

[box type=”info”]My buddy pointed me to the command GPRESULT.exe. It’s a built-in executable for Windows operating systems.

I was able to get a detailed report of the NIC card and the network settings.  A great tool to use![/box]

[box type=”info”]Click here for the Technet article on how to use it. [/box]

[box type=”bio”]Another special thanks to John Chism on his advice.[/box]