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While I have always been a die hard fan of my Surface 2 and Surface RT, when the Surface Pro 3 was announced I was pretty excited.  As someone that travels a lot, I question every item that goes into my bag.  I am done with carrying around an 8 pound Lenovo W520.  With the shift of SharePoint to the cloud with Office 365, I hardly ever need to run a local virtual machine any more.  I found I could get a lot done on the road with my Surface 2.  It has all the Office applications I need plus runs a variety of apps.  However, the once place I had issues is when I needed to use a proprietary VPN to connect to a client.  Although Windows 8.1 has made great strides in this area, most companies don't upgrade their VPN servers very often so I have yet to get the native VPN support to work anywhere.  I need a device that I can use like a laptop while still meeting my tablet ... (more)

How to: Fix content types that won’t unpublish from a content type hub

I’ve been doing a lot of work with content type hubs and sharing them between multiple SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 farms.  The main thing I took away from this experience is that.  Content Type publishing is easy to break and hard to fix.  In my particular case, I ended up with content types that were published by one Managed Metadata Service Application and I wanted them to be published by another service application instead.  If you just change the settings on your Managed Metadata Service Application proxy before unpublishing the content types, you are going to end up ... (more)

Office for iPad: Good new for Office 365, bad news for Surface RT

If you saw one of the many tweets yesterday, you know that Microsoft announced Office has been released for iPad.  I'm sure this pleases a lot of iPad owners.   For those without Office 365 subscriptions though, you will soon realize that you only have access to read and view documents.  To make edits with an iPad and Office 365 subscription is required.  I am sure a lot of you out there will be disappointed by this since most companies still operate on-premises. I think this is absolutely great for adoption of Office 365 though.  Think about it.  When it comes to organizations,... (more)

How to: Use the SharePoint 2013 Content Enrichment Web Service

The Content Enrichment Web Service (CEWS) allows you to extend the functionality of SharePoint 2013 Search.  Using CEWS, a developer can send the values of managed properties to an external web service and return new or modified managed properties to include in the index.  The process involved implementing a custom WCF service and then registering it with PowerShell.  The PowerShell cmdlet specifies which properties go into and out of the service. This post has been cross-posted to MSDN Code where you can download a working sample and deploy it. This example will take the value... (more)

Surface Pro 3 Unboxing

My wife and I rushed to the UPS facility to pick up our Surface Pro 3 devices this morning.  I just wanted to take a few minutes to show the unboxing before I post my full review coming up. The Surface Pro 3 arrived in a gigantic box compared to it’s size. Peaking inside, it was tucked away behind protective padding. Hiding beneath was the new Surface Pro 3. The box itself looks similar to its predecessors with a large number 3 on it. The back of the box has all of the specs and details about the device.  I picked the i5 / 8GB / 256 GB model. The box slides out to the right af... (more)