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How to get the most out of Microsoft Ignite 2015

March 16, 2015

Microsoft Ignite

The 5 Exhibit Hall Hacks to Make Your Conference a Success

You did it!

You convinced your boss that the investment in Microsoft Ignite 2015 was worth every dollar. You may have sold them on the 50% off certification exams or the rich content that will be covered in Chicago including Big Data, Intelligence, Cloud, Mobility, Productivity, and all of the other major changes coming down the pipeline or maybe you explained the partner and vendor relationships that can be made in person.

Whatever the reason, all that matters is you’re attending Ignite on May 4-8th! Congratulations!
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Customer Service Starts with your Attitude

March 13, 2015

good attitudeor “How to be a better you and make the world a better place in the process”

As a Support Manager at Fpweb.net and someone who’s spent most of their career being “front of house” with customers, I know that, no matter the industry, one constant will always remain – customers wanting good service.
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Help! My SharePoint Help Search is Broken

March 11, 2015

Was your SharePoint Help Search broken? Here’s why:

Recently, we had a ticket submitted to us regarding a SharePoint 2013 Foundation server who’s Help Search was in a broken state. Every time we tried to use the search, it would load a big nasty, multi-language error saying, “Sorry, the page you’re looking for can’t be found.”

Typically if SharePoint Help doesn’t work, it loads a blank white page, but, in this case, we get an error page.
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Understanding IIS Bindings Rules and Practices

March 9, 2015

A Helpful Intro to IIS Bindings

IIS BindingsLet’s make sure our servers are directing web traffic properly with some basic IIS Bindings rules and practices.

While IIS is a powerful tool for hosting sites on Microsoft Servers, we will only be going over the “easy” stuff in this article. However, it’s safe to say that before you perform an operation that requires you to edit the web.config file for a site, you may want to check IIS first since it will typically provide a GUI to do the same thing. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.
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Touch the Red Fence: How preparation breeds success

March 6, 2015

What Encountering Wild Boars Teaches Us About Being Prepared

wild boarI had the privilege of recently meeting a top fitness guru in Florida who trains a multitude of pro athletes and security officers.

Among his typical training duties, he explained that he likes to get to the root of what motivates, moves or hinders people. To that end, one day he decided to test the stress reaction of two different professions: NFL defense linemen and FBI agents.
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