Stream media from your SharePoint Site with Windows 2008 Media Services

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, Windows

Tweet Wouldn’t it be great if you could deliver digital media content including Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV) from your SharePoint site without buffering issues and poor viewing experience.  We must admit that SharePoint itself isn’t great in handling and storing digital media in particular large Video files and we can blame SQL for that!  Even though you can host WMV’s in document libraries just like any other file, features such as fast streaming capabilities effectively eliminating buffering time, and reducing the likelihood of playback interruptions due...

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Bring a web application closer to the desktop via Prism

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Firefox, Windows

Tweet Although not necessarily a blog topic of choice I couldn’t resist myself  to not introduce Mozilla’s Firefox latest extension for “Prism”.  This little add-on allows you to convert a website to a desktop application in a matter of a couple of clicks.  The web applications that immediately came to mind included Google Apps, Facebook and YouTube. So I went ahead, downloaded the add-on from here and installed it on my Firefox browser (currently running Firefox 3.5b4 on my MAC OS X).  From here it’s pretty straight forward, you browse to the site you want to convert as a...

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AD LDS, SharePoint and Forms Based Authentication

Posted by on Apr 30, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, Windows

Tweet Ever wanted to provide clients or other external parties such as vendors, affiliates etc access to your SharePoint Sites without having to provide them with a Windows Active Directory Account?  Luckily, SharePoint provides you with the ability to setup multiple authentication providers and in today’s post I will provide you with step by step instructions on how this can be easily achieved utilising Windows 2008 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) formerly known as Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). Previously, the most common method of  providing...

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Windows 7 is coming to a store near you …

Posted by on Mar 5, 2009 in Windows, Windows 7

Tweet Well, it sounds like a life time ago that I first started investigating the next and greatest thing since sliced bread, yes Windows Vista.  After a 5 year gap between operating system versions, there was a lot of hype around Windows Vista and how much better it is than Windows XP.  Many argue against that and have not yet gone down the route of implementing Windows Vista into their networks or on their home PC’s.  XP has better start up times, ummm, yes if you are running XP on today’s hardware, but how about we run XP on a Pentium 4 with 256 RAM and compare that...

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