Excel Web Services Compatibility Checker – Automatically fix common errrors

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Excel Web Services Compatibility Checker is a great tool for when you’re trying to publishing Excel dashboards to Sharepoint and you keep getting various web services errors. This tool will check your workbook for compatability errors & also will autofix most errors if you choose. Typical error message: “The workbook that you selected cannot be … Continue reading Excel Web Services Compatibility Checker – Automatically fix common errrors

Software licensing in the National Health Service is about to get a lot more complicated, and a lot more expensive.

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Back in 2004 the Office of Government Commerce signed a massive deal with Microsoft to provide all desktop software within the NHS. This followed some very high-level lobbying from both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer when it looked like the health service might ditch Microsoft from desktop PCs. But the NHS enterprise agreement has now … Continue reading Software licensing in the National Health Service is about to get a lot more complicated, and a lot more expensive.

Government scraps £80m Microsoft enterprise agreement with NHS

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Unless you’ve already got your enterprise cals, Sharepoint 2010 projects in the NHS just became whole lot more expensive ! The government has scrapped the long-running NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) enterprise agreement (EA) software licensing deal with Microsoft after deciding there was no business case or budget to renew it. The EA, which was … Continue reading Government scraps £80m Microsoft enterprise agreement with NHS

SharePoint 2010 Deployment Considerations

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A challenge for IT Pro’s in SharePoint 2010 is getting to grips with the deployment options that SharePoint 2010 brings, this article deals with two considerations: . Physical Architecture . Installation and Configuration A successful SharePoint Design includes not only the deployment pieces but also other key architectural pieces such as the Information Architecture, Applications … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Deployment Considerations

RAMMap – How Windows manages memory, analyze application memory usage, how RAM is being allocated

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Have you ever wondered exactly how Windows is assigning physical memory, how much file data is cached in RAM, or how much RAM is used by the kernel and device drivers? RAMMap makes answering those questions easy. RAMMap is an advanced physical memory usage analysis utility for Windows Vista and higher. It presents usage information … Continue reading RAMMap – How Windows manages memory, analyze application memory usage, how RAM is being allocated

Populating an Infopath dropdown using a specific Sharepoint list view

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If you have a Sharepoint list containing multiple views, one view shows all approved items and another view shows all items that are pending approval. You have an Infopath form where you have a dropdown control that you want to be populated with only ‘Approved’ list items from your Sharepoint list. If you create your … Continue reading Populating an Infopath dropdown using a specific Sharepoint list view