OK. You never create standalone servers. I know. But, let’s just say you *did* have one, maybe for development or test, and let’s say you had such an environment on your laptop, and also let’s say your machine had an embarrassing name that you needed to change before you next demoed SharePoint stuff on it… OK, you get the picture.
UPDATED: Fix Slow SharePoint 2010 System Performance with the CRL Check
Sometimes you need to install SharePoint 2010 in an environment where the servers do not have an effective Internet connection. This posses a big problem.
Here’s a common use case: a user in your company is complaining about how frequently they receive Alerts from content added to SharePoint 2010 Lists.
Yes, there are quite a few tools out there, and some folks suggest using Control Point or something expensive for this requirement. But in principle you don’t need those tools.
I was recently asked how to remove the Editor Parts (Appearance, Layout, Advanced, etc) from custom Web Parts.
One strategy is to implement your own Editor Part and mark the built-in ones as not Visible.
I’ve put an events calendar showing upcoming SharePoint Show tour dates here: http://joelblogs.co.uk/tour-dates/. I’ve got 10 shows booked in between now and the end of the 2011 in the UK and Sweden, some for SharePoint Administration and some for SharePoint Development.