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Jeff Cate
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Technologist and businessman

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Jeff Cate commented on a post on Blogger.
The thing that is particularly egregious about this is that we are a paying customer of this cloud service.  This is not the scenario where we are using a free cloud service.

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First thoughtful article I've seem to come out in support of SharePoint On-Premises for the future.

Attended sessions today at #MSIgnite on OneDrive for Business and #Office365 Groups. Being a long-time SharePoint pro, it almost seems like we are taking a step back to file shares in terms of metadata and information architecture.

The emphasis is on sharing documents with teams quick and dirty. I like the "quick" part of it, but the "dirty" part seems like users will just be encouraged by Microsoft to create past sins again. Whatever happened to metadata? 😢

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Jeff Cate commented on a post on Blogger.
Hard to say what the motivation is.  Could be engineering issues or could be marketing strategy or something else.  We'll probably never know, but at least we now have a date we can plan around!

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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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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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Jeff Cate commented on a post on Blogger.
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?

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Jeff Cate commented on a post on Blogger.
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.

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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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