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Jeff Cate
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Attended Carson-Newman College
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Thorny problem that took months for us working with MS Support to solve.  Aaron has basically created some missing documentation for Microsoft with this post.
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Hi Dave,

Interesting that you just worked on this.  Me too.  I have a PHP-based web site and needed to push form data into ClickDimensions.  Got it working fairly well using the Form Capture feature and PHP code.

One thing that bothers me is that Form Captures won't work if there is no cookie value - e.g. visitor does not allow cookies.  I asked ClickDimensions what to do about this, and their answer is that it is essentially my problem to solve, not theirs.

I was thinking about coming up with a dummy value in my code for the scenario where the cookie is not set in the visitor's browser.  It seems like this cookie is primarily used for Page View tracking, which I could accept less than the most accurate results if this ever happens.  What I don't want to ever happen is to have a visitor submit a form on my website and then we never get the form data.

You have any ideas on this?
Obtaining the Visitor Key from the ClickDimensions Cookie to be used with a programmatic form capture into Dynamics CRM
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I have also experienced the same challenge. Basically what I have done is when my handler gets the form fill and the visitor key is null it is populated with a hard coded value for a dummy lead.

I then have a workflow that fires that creates the new lead amongst other things. 
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Great 5-minute video on the features of the Free Edition of SharePoint Site Provisioning and Governance Assistant.  If you like what you see, you can read more and download the free product at http://goo.gl/BQOhhT
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This new free SharePoint add-on represents significant new features that you can add to your on-premises SharePoint 2010 or 2013 deployment.  The two best things about it (from an administrators standpoint) is 1) it is super easy to install and configure, and 2) it is free, with no strings attached.
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I wrote this blog post this week to try to get people thinking about the value of SharePoint Managed Metadata again.  FYI, this great feature is available with on-premises SharePoint as well as SharePoint in Office 365.
I can remember sitting in the session at SPC 2009 in Las Vegas where the Microsoft Program Manager in charge of the SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Service Application proudly proclaimed that Managed Metadata was the best ne...
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I happen to know that there will be some really good news for SharePoint Administrators at the end of this blog series.  This is Part 1 of 3.
A better way to create SharePoint sites is a topic that has been around as long as SharePoint itself.  There are many pain points to the process that any SharePoint administrator, and user for that matter, go through.  Let’s ...
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Inspired to write this post about how "creating good systems is HARD" regardless of whether you are using on-premises software or cloud services.
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Neat hack, Robert!  I can see a business with a quick and dirty need to display a conditional visual indicator on any kind of SharePoint List items, finding this a great way to go.
Business Intelligence is a hot button with most managers and executives these days, because the immediacy of having real-time data turned into actionable insights is priceless for strategic decision-making. In a recent class ...
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Good list from an experienced farm admin.
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If you are a SharePoint Pro, DO NOT skim past this.  This add-on is free with absolutely no strings attached and it can provide significant value to any SharePoint deployment.  

The product has been on the market since 2007 and has a small, but loyal group of customers.  We want to increase the adoption so that more people get value out of it, and are providing some of its core functionality now for completely free.
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This is article #2 in this series.  Aaron Wood, the author, has one more to go and it will be an exciting one for SharePoint server administrators.  Hint: it will have the word "free" in its title.
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"Differences Between Power BI and SharePoint BI" http://feedly.com/e/ucWwtPVk

Best detailed rundown I've seen.
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  • PremierPoint Solutions
    Founder and President, 2003 - present
  • PC Serv, LLC
    Founder and President, 1996 - 2003
  • Accenture / Andersen Consulting
    Senior Manager
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Introduction
I am the Founder and President of PremierPoint Solutions (formerly SharePoint Solutions) which is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

One thing that all of these years in IT has taught me -

Any new technology that gives business people the ability to solve their problems more quickly than having to go through a central IT organization, is going to be a BIG HIT!

In my opinion, that's the reason SharePoint has been such a runaway success.  Your rank and file business person (I consider myself one of those in addition to being an IT Professional), has long been tired of the IT bottleneck and wants to be able to do more for themselves.

A little background on me -

I have been working in the IT industry for 30 years, after receiving a degree in Accounting and Computer Science.  I started my professional career at Arthur Andersen & Co in the Consulting Division (now Accenture) and have worked in a variety of IT positions at different companies over the years.

I founded SharePoint Solutions (now PremierPoint Solutions) in 2003 and the company has been a pioneer and leader in advanced SharePoint Training, SharePoint Consulting and SharePoint Software Add-Ons since then.
Education
  • Carson-Newman College
    Accounting and Computer Science, 1977 - 1981
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