Daily Archives: November 8, 2010

Flight delayed, so I set up SharePoint User Profile Synchronisation

Still at Melbourne Airport waiting for my flight to Perth (delayed from 8:30pm to 11:00pm). Figured I would use the time productively to work on a job that I’ve had on my backlog for a few weeks – configure user profile synchronisation between Active Directory and SharePoint 2010.

I’ve been using two resources as my guide:

The SharePoint Dev Wiki is more of a rough and ready guide that assumes that you aren’t really shooting for a super secure configuration. The TechNet article assumes that you are setting this thing up for use by the CIA. Neither was true for me – I wanted something that was a fairly basic configuration but still relatively secure. I got there in the end but I have to say it is a bit of a painful process. Still – learning something always involves a little pain.

HDMI to VGA Cables

I’m hanging out in the Virgin Blue Lounge, about to head over to Perth for a few days. I’m going to be helping a customer with some ALM strategy and seeing what I can do to kick-start a project. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to catch up with some of the Readify lads over there as well.

Before I went to the airport I needed to stop by the shops to pick up a HDMI to VGA cable – think I could find one? Apparently they don’t exist – there seems to be a few HDMI to DVI cables but not to VGA. Apparently VGA is a dead technology – which I am quite happy about, but unfortunately I don’t think anyone has told the projector manufacturers and I don’t think all those companies with data projectors deployed in their offices are going to upgrade until they get an unacceptably high number of people walking in without the ability to use the projectors.

Oh well, I’ll get I’ll need to use Plan B for my meetings Smile