Curt Spanburgh


Curt Spanburgh is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP and owns One Solution Group, a Dynamics CRM consulting firm. He has worked with Microsoft applications for more than 20 years and moderates the Microsoft Dynamics Support forum at

Lessons Learned from the Case of the Missing Tool
When a tool vanishes from a .NET developer’s computer, an IT support specialist solves the problem, learning two important lessons in the process.
When Microsoft Outlook Means Business! 3
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online offers a range of options for working with Dynamics CRM data from within Microsoft Office Outlook, making it easier for professionals to use the cloud to perform business tasks wherever they are.
Review: Axceler ControlPoint 4
If managing your SharePoint footprint is giving you indigestion, Axceler ControlPoint could be the tonic you've been looking for.
Outlook 2010: A One-Hour "First Contact" 3
Curt Spanburgh previews Outlook 2010 and finds larger, vision-friendly icons, buttons, and options; simplified rights management; improved conversation tracking; and SharePoint integration.
Do You Need a Shrink? 9
A Windows IT pro gets his database transaction logs under control and starts to overcome his irrational fear of SQL Server.
"Well, This Is Another Nice Mesh You've Got Me Into" 6
Part cloud application, part sync tool, part remote desktop, Microsoft Live Mesh brings your far-flung personal computing resources into an easily accessible "ring" of devices.
Unbounded Printing Services for SharePoint 1
Tired of SharePoint’s printing limitations? This product offers enhance print services that make it easier to print SharePoint documents.
<i>Windows IT Pro</i> Detective Agency: Who Killed the Microsoft Dynamics Server? 3
A hard-boiled IT consultant unravels the mystery of a messy Microsoft Dynamics server crash with SQL Server overtones.
SharePoint Backup Tools - 12 Nov 2008
Executive Summary: Whether you administer a single Microsoft SharePoint server or a large farm, there's a backup and recovery solution tailored to your needs. We tested the latest offerings from Quest Software, AvePoint, Syntergy, and Symantec, and found a wide array of capabilities and features for users of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007).

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SharePoint Backup Tools - 29 Oct 2008 8
Whether you administer a single SharePoint server or a large farm, there's a backup and recovery solution tailored to your needs.
Do You Drive a Hybrid? 5
A "hybrid" IT solution, which uses both SaaS and onsite applications where they best fit, could be a commonsense choice for your business.
Don’t Shoot the Application 7
When troubleshooting a client's application error, I had to look outside the application to find the problem.
A Day in an IT Consultant's Life 1
An IT consultant's life has its ups and downs--here's the story of one day, composed to the tune of the Beatles song, "A Day in the Life." Hit it, boys!
SaaS: It’s Closer Than You Think 4
Online applications such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online are on the front lines of anytime, anywhere computing—and make business sense.
Twelve Angry Techs - 16 May 2008 9
Follow an IT team through a late-night troubleshooting session involving Microsoft CRM, SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft IIS, and Kerberos.
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