What to look for in the next few months…

Over the next few months, you'll see a plethora of SharePoint technology related content. Here are 5 things to expect and look out for:

(BTW, I was recently interviewed by TechNet - you can listen to my interview at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/tnradio/archive/shah.mspx. Another interview I did was a couple months ago in New Zealand - you can listen to that at http://www.techedlive.co.nz/upload/teched_angus_arpan.wma. These interviews are completely unscripted.... I just noticed I say "uhm" a few times... :-))

1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 IT Professional courseware and exams. WSS 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server IT Professional courses should be available in March in various Microsoft training centers worldwide. In conjunction with the courseware, IT Pro exams will be available as well. As for developer training, you should see WSS and Office SharePoint Server developer training in the form of E-Learning. We will also release WSS and Office SharePoint Server developer exams.

2. Office SharePoint Server and WSS product guides. There are existing product guides out there for Office SharePoint Server and WSS, but they're a little light. In the next few weeks, you will see richer product guides that will go through features, point you to installation documentation and walk you through a subset of the features. 

3. Management, Capacity Planning and Information Architecture content. Customers and partners have requested information for Management and Information Archictecture best practices. While there's product documentation, we're going to release substantial information in the form of whitepapers over the course of the next few months. As for capacity planning content, there is existing content, but we plan to have more prescriptive content in the next few months. Keep your eyes open on TechNet!

4. Developer whitepapers and conferences. What does SharePoint technology mean for ASP.NET developers? How do you develop BDC applications? We're going to release content on that very topic and will have a presence at the VS Live conferences in San Francisco and Orlando!

5. SharePoint Technology Books. Last I looked, over 30 books are going to be released. Here's a list that a SharePoint MVP is maintaining that you can take a look at: http://www.asaris.de/sites/walsh/Lists/WSSv3%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx

Comments (3)
  1. Hi Arpan,

    Can you also provide us information about the following.

    Is there a easy way for implementing staging, that is how can a developer move his site content changes from development sharepoint to QA sharepoint server to production sharepoint server. And also is there a way to version control these.


    Prashant Danda

  2. arpanjha says:

    Hi Arpan

    I am also Arpan, and great to see your blog.

    Keep up the good work


    Arpan Jha


  3. Hi

    when i try to install MCMS 2002, i’m getting the following message

    You have chosen to perform a complete installation; however, the following component(s) cannot be installed due to dependencies on applications that are not installed on this computer:

    • Need ASP (required by MCMS Server)
    • Need Server Side Includes (required by MCMS Server)

    • Need Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2003 (required by Developer Tools for Visual Studio.NET 2003)

    • Need Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2002 (required by Developer Tools for Visual Studio.NET 2002)

    • Need Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package Version 3.0 (required by Site Manager and Site Stager)

    Do you have any idea to solve this problem.



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