Review, rename and test

Review

It goes without saying…but whenever you download and use any code or script from this site, or any site for that matter, you should review and understand what the code or script is doing before you attempt to use it.

Rename

Using the PowerShell scripts that I share as an example. I distribute these scripts as text files as it provides an opportunity for the script to reviewed, after which you can knowingly rename the file. This also prevents any hastily or accidental execution of the script.

Test

And as with anything you download from the internet – you should test it in a dedicated environment prior to any production environment.

Why WordPress and not SharePoint?

Many people have said to me “your using WordPress for your blog but you’re a SharePoint Consultant” and my response is typical “but why must use SharePoint – I guess you also have a problem with me using a Mac?”.

Yes I do work with SharePoint – in fact it goes beyond just working with it but we won’t go there. I have developed websites for many years and typical chosen to build these on the WordPress platform – it’s adaptable and responsive to the differing requirements and yet it doesn’t need weeks of custom development. Not only that but it was built for blogging and the user interface is more in tune to writing blog posts. Secretly I knew if I used SharePoint for my blog it would become more of a job than a hobby with all the extra work it would need.

SharePoint is just not the blogging platform for me – let’s just say when I’m blogging I want the night off!