Author Archives: david

Printing from 64-bit Windows 7 to a 32-bit XP or Windows 2003 print server

I’ve run into some issues configuring my 64-bit Windows 7 system so it can print to the printers attached to computers running 32-bit Windows XP or Windows 2003. I’ve run into 2 issues: The driver downloads on the 32-bit system … Continue reading

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Browser and wiki workflow independence with Liferay the open source “SharePoint”

July 4th, 2009; today is the US independence day. This has put me in a reflective mood. As I was thinking about the current projects that I’m working on, I thought about this… SharePoint 2007 is a great improvement over … Continue reading

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Why virtual machines should be the 1st choice to run your systems

Lately, I’ve been on phone calls with several companies to discuss whether they should run their applications on virtual machines or physical machines. Typically, some user or software person has been told the plan is to run their application on … Continue reading

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Software licensing in a “cloudy and virtualized” world

“Cloud Computing” is being called the “next big thing”. In 2008, Gartner Group identified “Cloud Computing” as one of the top ten disruptive technologies. I’m sure there is going to be a lot of FUD spread about what the “cloud” … Continue reading

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What I hope gets “fixed” in SharePoint 2010

There are some limitations in WSS 3.0/SharePoint 2007 that are hurting the adoption of SharePoint 2007 at my company. I’m sure that this is pretty common. Many users are familiar with WordPress and Foswiki/TWiki. My users are looking for easy … Continue reading

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