Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Another SharePoint Services Update

I upgraded the server hosting the blog to WSS 3.0 RTM yesterday. Some small problems since I had been running TR2, but it worked out OK. Now I am just waiting for the Norwegian language pack to become available so that I can migrate the sites that are in norwegian.

Also have a few new posts ready, that I have written offline in the past two weeks. I could not upload them directly beacuse I have upgraded my firewall to ISA 2006 and it had to be reconfigured.


Blog back online!

I finally got the blog back online (did anyone even notice that it was gone?).
I have completed an upgrade of the server that hosts the blog and am now running Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 Beta 2 Technical Refresh, intead of the old cBlog template for WSS 2.0.
I must say WSS 3.0 looks good. Looking forward to testing it some more. The bad news is that there is yet no language template for Norwegian, which is my native language, so all the other sites on the server are not yet available.
I will be back with more posts soon.

Outlook tip

Just discovered a new hotkey in Outlook that I previously did not know about. When typing names in the To field you are often presented with the drop down list of previously resolved addresses from the Outlook local cache. This cache is stored in a file usually called outlook.nk2 in you userprofile directory tree. But if you have not previously used the address and want Outlook to try to resolve it you can press CTRL+K. This is the same as pressing the Check Names button on the toolbar.

Meeting with Jesper Johansson from Microsoft

I just found out that I am invited to a lunch and later dinner date with Microsoft’s security guru Jesper Johansson. Jesper is a principal figure in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing program and is a frequent and popular speaker at the major Microsoft conferences such as TechEd and IT Forum. I have spoken with Jester at IT Forum before, but always very shortly and with thousands of people present. This time it will be only me and my colleagues from the Norwegian Microsoft TechNet Speaker Community. It will be a great opportunity to pick Jesper’s brain about security, a subject I feel strongly about, and anything else the conversation might turn to.

I am also invited to a seminar the next day where Jesper will be keynote speaker as well as hold some in-depth sessions. That also sounds very interesting.

I had the same oportunity earlier this year when I was invited to dinner with John Craddock and Sally Storey, but I had to cancel because I was going to Barcelona for a week 🙂

If you want to know more about Jesper Johansen and what he is up to (I recommend it), you can check out his blog: