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Everyday IA – The Search for Hot Sauce

Today, I was tasked with picking up a bottle of Frank’s RedHot Sauce for supper. Once I entered the grocery store, I began scanning the large hanging boards that list the 6-8 types of items found in each aisle. My previous shopping experience lead me to look for the hot sauce near the ketchup and I know that ketchup is usually classified as a condiment. Unfortunately, I could not see “Condiments” on any of those large hanging boards. I did, however, see “Mexican” on one of the signs and thinking that perhaps hot sauce wasn’t far from salsa (they are both spicy), I ventured down that aisle. Alas, no hot sauce. Read more

RESOLVED: Encountering Error 1603 While Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

While setting up some new development workstations, we encountered an error during SharePoint 2013 + SP1 installation which we had seen again and again.

To recap: The prerequisites install fine, SharePoint Setup runs, and then seemingly at the last step, it fails with: Read more

Avoid Trying to Predict the Future with Cloud Scaling

In software development, we’re often required to make predictions about the future with little information. Read more

ECM Governance – Part Five

In this post, I will finish off the definitions of the different principles and then we can move on from there to venture more in-depth about ECM governance. Read more

Software is Meant to Evolve

Software is meant to evolve. As a consultant, I see many organizations that don’t fully consider this when planning and building systems. This has a negative effect on the quality of a solution and can even hold us back, leaving process stagnant and the business vulnerable for competition to disrupt. Read more

The Great Debate: Performance is Not Secondary

At DevFacto, we utilize the enterprise social networking tool, Yammer, on a daily basis. It is a great means to share information and to socialize with everyone in the company, regardless if they are working at a client site, in another city, or just down the hall. While we often post random but relevant (or sometimes irrelevant but highly entertaining) articles or links, every now and then we get into a great company-wide debate that deserves to be shared: Read more

401 ACCESS DENIED SharePoint 2007 Anonymous

“ACCESS DENIED 401.5” – On first load, canceling the prompt shows “401 ACCESS DENIED” but you can refresh the page and it works fine without any future prompt until app pool recycle.

I recently had the misfortune of trying to resolve an access denied issue in SharePoint 2007 running on a Windows 2008 OS, which means IIS 7.5 as the web host platform. The other web front end which was Windows 2003 with IIS 6 was working fine (don’t get me started on why they decided to mix and match the load balanced front end OS and IIS versions). Read more

Why Should I Care About Design Patterns?

I’ve occasionally come across developers who believe that the use of design patterns overcomplicates systems and results in code that is harder to understand. Read more