The cloud isn’t the problem–Part 2: When complex technology meets process…

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Cloud

Hi all Welcome to my second post that delves into the irrational world of cloud computing. In the first post, I described my first foray into the world of web hosting, which started way back in 2000. Back then I was more naive than I am now (although… Continue reading

The cloud is not the problem–Part 1: Has it been here all along?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Cloud

Hiya I have been meaning to write a post or three on cloud computing, and its benefits, challenges and eventual legacy. I’ve finally had some time to do so. This series will span over a few posts (not sure how many at this stage) and will focus mainly… Continue reading

The end of a journey… my book is now out!

About bloody time eh? The Heretics Guide to Best Practices is now available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iUniverse.   ] In Paul and Kailash I have found kindred spirits who understand how messed up most organizations are, and how urgent it is that organizations discover what… Continue reading

Why SharePoint training sometimes doesn’t deliver (and what to do about it)

Send to Kindle I was surprised to see the recent SharePoint Fatigue Syndrome post got some traction in the interweb. As it happened, that particular post was kicking around in an unfinished state for months. The thing is, its not the only “home truth” type of post that I have… Continue reading

SharePoint Fatigue Syndrome

Hiya I have been wrong about many things – I am happy to admit that. In SharePoint land, one of my bigger naive assumptions was that in early 2007, I figured I’d have maybe a 6 month head start before the rest of the industry began to learn… Continue reading

Troubleshooting SharePoint (People) Search 101

I’ve been nerding it up lately SharePointwise, doing the geeky things that geeks like to do like ADFS and Claims Authentication. So in between trying to get my book fully edited ready for publishing, I might squeeze out the odd technical SharePoint post. Today I had to troubleshoot… Continue reading

More classes planned and clearing the air…

Hi all I have a couple of important community service type announcements to make. How do I know I’m attending a legitimate Seven Sigma Class? Sometimes the training marketplace can be confusing with various organisations offering various courses. Ask any attendee of the SPGov+IA class and they will… Continue reading

Whatever you do, do not ignore legacy

On the twitterverse recently, someone stated that because of a problem of excessive SharePoint site sprawl, they were going to institute a new site approval process. On the surface this remedy seems to be perfectly reasonable. After all, there is a clear problem that has emerged and in… Continue reading