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Server Upgrade and Migration Tool for Microsoft Office InfoPath

The Server Upgrade and Migration tool allows a SharePoint farm administrator to change hard-coded URLs in InfoPath form templates, UDC files, and content types to ensure that the form templates continue to work correctly in the following circumstances: When performing a gradual upgrade from Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0… Read more

December Cumulative Update for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 is now available for download!

December Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is now available for download:  December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0December Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office ServersMore information can be found here.  … Read more

Quick Deploy link is disabled even when user is a member of Quick Deploy group and Quick Deploy job is enable for the Content deployment path

I was asked by couple of my customers, why the "Quick Deploy" link under Tools on Page Editing toolbar is disabled even though the user is a member of "Quick Deploy Users" group and Quick Deploy job is already enabled for the Content Deployment path:   Solution: After modifying the change make sure to approve… Read more

Customizing High Confidence Search Result for People search in MOSS 2007

OOTB when searching for a person using “PreferredName”, “WorkEmail”, “UserName” and “AccountName”, along with the core search result (Displayed via Search Core Result webpart) person’s information is also displayed using “Search High Confidence Results” webpart (Same webpart used for Best bet) as exact match. By default following properties are included in the high confidence search… Read more

Patterns and practices for SharePoint is published on MSDN

This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation that is named the Contoso Training Management application demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle management challenges. This guidance discusses the following: Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging. Design tradeoffs for common decisions… Read more

check for publisher’s certificate revocation slowing down SharePoint

While working on an engagement deploying a medium farm on Windows 2008 with no internet connection I noticed a considerable performance hit causing by check for publisher’s certificate revocation which is on by default. Basically by having this option set, all managed code go through a cert check against crl.microsoft.com (Certification revocation check) by .net… Read more

MOSS 2007 Best Practices articles are now live!

Recently I collaborated on a SharePoint Collaboration best practice article which just got published on Technet along with a series of great articles on Operation, Publishing, Search and My Sites: ·         Ops: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850692.aspx  ·         Pub: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850698.aspx ·         Collab: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850694.aspx ·         Search: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850696.aspx ·         My Sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262706.aspx… Read more

SharePoint 2007 Customer Evidence Update

Here is a great video on how TVGuide is leveraging MOSS 2007 enterprise features for its Online Video Guide (One of the MOSS projects that truly yours was involved along with a team of great folks here in U.S and India!): Media Company’s Fast, Relevant Internet Video Search Drives Business TV Guide took advantage of… Read more