Category: Services

WSS Hosting: Strike one against WH4L

One of the attractive SharePoint hosting packages I found was WebHost4Life. I had previous experience with them building a DotNetNuke site so I decided to try them for SharePoint. Creating a new hosting account took just minutes. However, I was led to believe that I was then going to be able to create my SharePoint site […]

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Posted in All, Services, SharePoint, Technology on Sep 20th, 2007, 1:53 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

You got some splinin’ to do

When MozyPro starts its online backup process, it cycles through a few different messages, including this one: Until now, I’ve never taken the time to learn what a spline is or exactly how one would reticulate it. As I understand it, the phrase means “forming a network of special functions.” What that has to do […]

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Posted in All, Services, Technology on Sep 8th, 2007, 7:17 am by David Schrag     

Hosted SharePoint: A provider comparison

A few clients of mine are seeking to build extranets — collaborative online environments that cross corporate boundaries. These sites will be used for password-protected sharing of documents, discussions, calendars, and other types of information. Although it’s possible for a small company to host its own extranet on Small Business Server, it’s not advisable. There […]

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Posted in All, Office Live, Services, SharePoint, Technology on Sep 7th, 2007, 4:46 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Need a Groove Server? Maybe, maybe not.

Here’s a good explanation of how the components of Microsoft Groove fit together. Although after reading this, I still have a question: Can people who buy Office Groove 2007 (retail box) or Office Enterprise (volume licensing) share data via the Internet as soon as they install Groove, or do they have to purchase GES? I […]

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Posted in All, Groove, Office 2007, Office Live, Software, Technology on Jul 31st, 2007, 7:07 pm by David Schrag     

Identity check time for my profession

Reflections a year after my taping of Vladfire …. There are many names for people and businesses who do what I do. IT consultant Trusted advisor Outsourced IT vendor Value added reseller (VAR) Value added provider (VAP) Managed services provider (MSP) Channel partner Solution provider God (on our good days) Those idiots (on our bad […]

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Posted in All, Business, Services on Jul 20th, 2007, 3:29 pm by David Schrag     

The Schlog and The Schrug have a new home

I don’t demand 100% uptime from web hosts. I expect it, but I understand that things happen. So it took not one, not two, not three, but at least four site-down situations before I gave up on ANHosting / midPhase, the original host of The Schlog and The Schrug. And those were just the outages […]

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Posted in About The Schlog, All, Services, Technology, WordPress on May 28th, 2007, 8:05 pm by David Schrag     

Persona non Yahoo

As an independent consultant, I rely on Yahoo! groups to converse with peers all over the globe. It’s a great technology, except when it doesn’t work as expected. For the last 24 hours or so, almost nothing I’ve e-mailed to my groups or posted directly to the groups via the web interface has shown up […]

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Posted in All, Services, Technology on Jan 26th, 2007, 11:23 am by David Schrag     

Five steps toward increased productivity

One in a series of posts on various things you can do with technology to make yourself more productive … Filter your company’s inbound e-mail. More than 90% of all the world’s e-mail is spam, according to one spam filtering service. If you block all that junk mail before it ever gets to your company’s mail server, […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Schlog Best, Services, Software, Technology, Windows XP on Jan 19th, 2007, 12:34 pm by David Schrag     

Best warning message I’ve seen in a while

This is from Mozy, an online backup service. You get this prompt after creating a password to encrypt the data that you want to back up. I’m currently evaluating the professional version of Mozy. If I like what I see, I will start recommending and reselling it to clients.

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Posted in All, Services, Technology on Jan 8th, 2007, 6:59 pm by David Schrag     

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