Microsoft SharePoint

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got

Many people attribute this quote to Anthony Robbins and before him Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, and even Mark Twain. Regardless of the origin, what matters is the point it makes. If you want to change the end result, you need to change the way you do things.

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Integrity Data’s U-LINC and Rockton Software’s Inspector – Even Better Together

You’ve wanted flexible workflows and notifications within Microsoft Dynamics® GP forever and have finally got Integrity Data’s U-LINC® installed and running with one of our pre-defined templates or have worked with our crack implementation team to create a workflow just for you, but now you’re ready to dive in and begin creating your own workflow integrations.

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Looking Good: Software Options for Searching Microsoft SharePoint Data

Companies have invested in Microsoft SharePoint and other Microsoft business applications over the past years. They may even have some of these systems integrated in a few meaningful ways. But, how easy is it to find data within these systems?

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Upper Management: Using CRM 2011 and SharePoint 2010 Integration to Improve Document Management Capabilities

An organization’s efficiency and effectiveness depends on business systems that drive its processes from start to finish. Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides the ability to manage these processes, whether it falls into the area of customer acquisition, customer management or customer

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Management Reporter report in Microsoft SharePoint fails to bring up the report

Issue: Opening a Management Reporter report in Microsoft SharePoint fails to bring up the report and the page is blank.

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Failed to start service SPSearchServiceInstance on this server after completing upgrade.

Came across an interesting one yesterday. We had a client getting ready to upgrade from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. The only problem with doing the straight database detach and attach upgrade was that WSS 3.0 was still on SP1.

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SQL 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft has announced compatibility information for SQL Server 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics GP. With SQL Server 2012 general availability coming in early April, this is great news! GP will be supported for version 2010 only; GP 10 and all GP 10 web applications will not be supported with Microsoft SQL Server 2012. For Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, you need to be on the latest hotfix, which is 11.00.1914.

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I need to coordinate and plan to train my employees…where do I start?

When faced with the need to coordinate training for your employees, having a flashy training room with ergonomic chairs, a polished trainer, and training manuals is not always a tangible solution. While this picture may not be tangible, it doesn’t negate the fact that you need to get people using the software, using it correctly, and helping your company meet its business needs with the software. Below, I have listed four general concepts that will hopefully help guide you in the right direction if you are faced with the seemingly daunting task of coordinating a training plan for your organization.

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Effective Training Techniques: tell me, show me, and now have me do it!

So, you have implemented your form customizations, migrated your data, and from a technical perspective, you have crossed the proverbial t’s and dotted the i’s; however, how do you plan on getting people to use it?! While Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is a certainly a very flexible and functional application; it is aesthetically interesting; and one may say pleasing to the eye, it is certainly not the Field of Dreams. In other words, just because you build it, they are not necessarily going to come and use it.

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Failed to Start Service SPSearchServiceInstance Error Message During Upgrade

Had an issue the other day that threw me for a loop. We were getting ready to upgrade from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. The only problem with doing the straight database detach and attach upgrade was that WSS 3.0 was still on SP1.

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