Author Archives: Rob

Cannot connect to the configuration database

Following a series of Windows Updates to your server you may encounter an issue connecting to your Sharepoint website. If the site comes up with the message “Cannot connect to the configuration database” then this is the result of one … Continue reading

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From 30,000 feet

One thing that you learn in life is that no two people will see or hear the same thing and that really fascinates me. It all comes down to perception and emotional intelligence, in my humble opinion. The fact is … Continue reading

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Time to look around

I have been a little quiet of late due to some heavy work commitments which have been keeping me very busy. This is something I feel a little guilty for as it has meant that I have had to neglect … Continue reading

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Sharepoint 2010 backup with Powershell

Always one for trying to get things automated then I wanted to get backups of my new Sharepoint 2010 website automated. Previously I have not had a great experience of this, as I never tried a restore of the backup … Continue reading

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Lost in the fog

Outside it is really foggy and has been throughout today and yesterday, so much so that the MetOffice has described it as ‘Dense Fog’. Quite apt really as that’s the way I have been feeling for the last couple of … Continue reading

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Vick vaporub

I took Tom to the doctors today as he’s had a real cough this last week and been spiking quite high temp’s.  While Nurofen is keeping his temperature in check he was getting no better so it was a trip … Continue reading

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Sharepoint Foundation 2010 and Sharepoint Workspace

Having re-launched my love affair with Sharepoint since the introduction of Sharepoint Foundation 2010 I really do love it. Much of the work that I have done previously when out and about have been using Dropbox which has worked great … Continue reading

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So what!

That has to be the single most annoying thing that could be said to you when talking to a potential prospect, so why would anyone say that? Some time ago I was doing some work with a good friend of … Continue reading

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Motivation

What get’s you going in the morning? This morning I was up at a little after 6am and got myself ready to go out running. When I got downstairs and looked out of the front window the ground was thick … Continue reading

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Why I go to conferences

I have just got back from the TCA and CompTIA EMEA 2010 conference in London. Most folks think that these types of events are a ‘jolly’ away from the office and it really isn’t work, I can tell you that … Continue reading

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