Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Leaving Blogspot - Go to http://blog.expertpointsolutions.com

Hi All,

I finally came to terms with the fact that I don't like how blogspot uploads images and how you have to reference them ... is it difficult ... no, but it takes time.  Too much time actually, I was greatly discouraged from blogging after a while.  Wordpress has been refreshing, find my new blog at http://blog.expertpointsolutions.com

Also, blogspot wasn't letting me know when I was receiving comments ... I was not really getting back to anyone as such.  Things are changing, come check out the new blog.

Thank you,

Brian Culver
Friday, January 21, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Performance at the Houston SharePoint User Group

Hi All,

I did the technical presentation on Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at the Houston SharePoint User Group over SharePoint 2010: Boost the Performance of SharePoint Today!

The turn out was fantastic.  I can't thank you enough for coming.  As requested by many, I am posting my slides and the scripts used during the demo.
Presentation Summary:
Is your farm struggling to serve your organization? How long is it taking between page requests? Where is your bottleneck in your farm? Is your SQL Server tuned properly? Worried about upgrading due to poor performance? We will look at various tools for analyzing and measuring performance of your farm. We will look at simple SharePoint and IIS configuration options to instantly improve performance. Mr. Culver will discuss advanced approaches for analyzing, measuring and implementing optimizations in your farm.

Here are the slides and scripts I used to demo:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

First SharePoint Saturday in Houston

Today is a great day here in Houston. We are having our first SharePoint Saturday today. Over 400 people registered, the conference area is looking great. I met the speakers last night and we had a lot of fun even after the dinner. Today, I am presenting two sessions:

  • SharePoint 2010 Performance: Boost the Performance of SharePoint Today!
  • SharePoint 2010 Extranets & Authentication: How will SharePoint 2010 connect you to your partners?

I look forward to meeting our SharePoint community in Houston. Off to the conference.
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Presented at SharePoint Tech Dives Last Night

So last night, I had the pleasure to present at the SharePoint Tech Dives (http://www.sptechdives.com/) group on "Building a SharePoint 2010 Extranet using Claims Based Authentication". I had a whole lot of fun and I enjoyed the crowd. They had many great questions and feedback. We also had a good time following the presentation at Rajun Cajun.

Here is a link to the slides:
Thursday, April 22, 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 RTM is on MSDN

So I make my coffee, get on my laptop and I think ... I should check out MSDN (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions) to see what new goodies are there ....

I notice a download for SharePoint Server 2010. And yes! It is the RTM bits ... no more BETA2 bits. Go get your bits. I am grabbing mine ... so wait and don't slow down my download. ;) Good day to all btw.

File Name: en_sharepoint_server_2010_x64_dvd_518634.iso
Date Published (UTC): 4/22/2010 8:49:57 AM Last Updated (UTC): 4/22/2010 8:57:09 AM
Available to Levels: VS Pro with MSDN Premium (Empower); Developer AA; VS Premium with MSDN (MPN); VS Pro with MSDN Premium (MPN); MSDN Universal (VL); BizSpark Admin; BizSpark; VS Ultimate with MSDN (VL); VS Premium with MSDN (VL); VS Premium with MSDN (Retail); VS Ultimate with MSDN (Retail);
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Presenting at FEDSPUG April 1st via LiveMeeting

Topic: How will SharePoint 2010 connect you to your partners? SharePoint 2010 Extranets and Authentication
How will SharePoint 2010 allow organizations to collaborate and share knowledge with clients and partners? SharePoint empowers organization to build extranet sites and partner portals inexpensively and securely. Learn what exactly is claims based authentication and how can to use it. Learn about the new multi-authentication mode in SharePoint 2010. Learn how SharePoint 2010 can help your organization open its doors to its clients and partners securely.

This is a livemeeeting presenstation, come join us.
April 1st from 1PM-3PM Central
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Extranets and Authentication: How will SharePoint 2010 connect you to your partners?

Here is the SlideShare Presentation I made at the San Antonio SharePoint User Group: