Published Workflow Issue

November 24, 2009

I was experiencing an issue where after publishing a workflow to the workflow server the page that would come up where your supposed to see your webform or project was showing a “Page cannot be displayed” error. A quick MySupport incident and a phone call from SYMC support found the issue that .NET 3.5 SP1 was installed.

The solution is to uninstall 3.5 SP1, 2.0, and 1.1. I then rebooted and reinstalled in reverse order up to 3.5 WITHOUT 3.5 SP1. After double checking the associations in ‘default website’ in IIS Manager and an iisreset I was good to go.

First Workflow…Check

November 23, 2009

Just finished off my first workflow with the help of a user submitted video on Symantec Connect. Pretty simple workflow really, it’s a basic hardware request. I really like the interface, I just have a lot more learning to do. Anyone else using Workflow?

Hardware_Req_WKFLW

Workflow 7.0

November 21, 2009

It’s that time of year, just in time for the holidays and our fiscal year has ended and the new one has begun. New fiscal years mean new budgets and hopefully some new solutions or consulting help for existing solutions for us lucky ones. This year we have been fortunate enough to have budgetary approval for workflow solution.

We’ve obtained the licenses and today I setup the solution in the SMP and installed the server/designer on our freshly built workflow server. That’s about as far as I’ve gotten for now but I’m curious – What is the first process you setup or had built with your brand spankin new solution?

tl;dr – What is the first thing you did with workflow 6/7?

Search Federation

November 5, 2009

One of the new lesser publicized features in Windows 7 is called Search Federation. If a website uses the OpenSearch standards you can create an XML file and save it as a .OSDX file so that Windows will recognize it.

Search federation for example allows you to search Wikipedia from within Windows Explorer. There are several connectors already available, you can find them at the bottom of this article. One thing to note is even if a site doesn’t use open search, you can search it using live search.

You can see it in action with the preview pane open here:

Win7Search

Free Hyper-V book

November 5, 2009

You can pickup a free copy of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V by going here. Thanks to NetApp for putting on this promotion, you must register by November 20th, 2009.

The New Efficiency

November 5, 2009

Yesterday I attended a New Efficiency event in Kansas City put on by Microsoft to help get the word out about Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange Server 2010. The event was packed, I’m guessing somewhere around 400 people or more.

Overall, it was a pretty solid event. It sure helps that they gave out a free copy of Windows 7 ultimate. It was nice to get to listen to MS Technical Evangelist Kevin Remde speak, he had some great presentations.

You can checkout Kevin’s blog here.