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7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss

7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss


Everyone has a boss. Even if you "work for yourself," you're still an employee to your client.

A big part of maintaining the boss-employee relationship is to never allow a boss to think you dislike your work, are incapable of doing it, or--worse--consider it beneath you.

These sound like no-brainers, but many statements heard commonly around the workplace violate these basic rules. Looking for an example? Here are seven heard in workplaces all the time. They may seem ordinary, even harmless. But try reading these from your boss's point of view. You'll see right away why it's smart to never allow these seven sentences to pass your lips:

"That's not my job." You know what? A lot of bosses are simple souls who think your job is to do what's asked of you. So even if you're assigned a task that is, indeed, not your job, refrain from saying so. Instead, try to find out why your boss is assigning you this task…

SharePoint 2010 Search vs FAST Search Server 2010

I did a comparison between SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 and also for certain search needs, identified certain 3rd party tools! - This I thought would be useful to many!
 Download from this link
http://www.sendspace.com/file/3kd8se

External Sites Search in SharePoint 2010!

External Sites search in SharePoint 2010 is definitely far improved than 2007, a site which had about 7 pages got indexed completely within a minute in my Windows 7 Machine! - Almost every word has become searchable!

SharePoint 2010 releasing 12 May 2010

According to Microsoft, SharePoint 2010 along with Office 2010 releasing on 12 May 2010! I am eagerly awaiting the same!

Site Actions - Create and Edit Menus not appearing in Team Site

Today, in my SharePoint Site, Create, Edit Menus under Site Actions, New Menu, New Users menu - basically all New menus stopped working in my libraries and lists!!!

The action that we had performed earlier was that - we had stopped a just started backup (using the stsadm command). The stsadm command had just locked the site and before the backup could complete, we had closed the command window.

So all we had to do was to unlock the site collection using

stsadm -o setsitelock -url http://servername -lock none

This was a great lesson!!!

STSAdm Backup Script not working in Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler

I have my SharePoint backup script created as a backup.bat (batch file stored in 12\bin folder) and the same script that was working in a Windows Server 2003 machine did not work in Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler.... oops, that was really painful and the worst part is the task history is not reporting any failure. It was finally a silly problem - I had to just add cd c:\Program files...12\bin folder line above the stsadm backup command! - it is not working like a breeze!!!

SharePoint 2007 Explorer View in Windows Server 2008 x64 not working

Today, I had a strange problem - the SharePoint 2007 sites that were working fine in Windows Server 2003 environment were migrated to Windows Server 2008 x64 environment and the Explorer View in all document libraries stopped working!!!!

After hours of search, I found that I had to Remove the WebDav Publishing Feature from the Server Manager (under Web Server Role) and viola!!! :) Explorer View Started Working!!!

Great lesson learn!