SharePoint 2007 and Windows Server 2008

With SharePoint SP1, SharePoint 2007 supports Windows Server 2008. The MOSS & WSS evaluation guides have been updated with installation instructions for Windows Server 2008. We also published a Resource Center on TechNet with information for WS08 & SharePoint @ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735844.aspx. Recently, we released a whitepaper that does a great job highlighting the benefits of WS08…

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Announcing the SharePoint Best Practices Series

[Cross-posted from the SharePoint Team Blog] Over the last few months, the SharePoint product team has released a number of resources, updates and made supportability announcements to help our customers and partners deploy SharePoint solutions. Recently, we released the Infrastructure Update that provides fixes and even a new set of Search Federation features. We also…

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Advanced SharePoint Videos and Whitepapers

We just posted advanced SharePoint videos and whitepapers on TechNet @ http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/f27b1c10-aa0f-421b-8c8f-0ed52be863d71033.mspx. This is a BIG deal and a great value to our customer and partner communities! The following is a table of topics and links. We plan to add to this list so keep visiting the TechNet page: Title Streaming Video White Paper Overview:…

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Recent SharePoint WCM articles

We recently released two MSDN articles that address some key topics in Web Content Management. This guidance is based on real world customer experience. Special kudos to Avneesh Kaushik (Microsoft Consultant) and Beck Andros (Senior Editor) for putting these articles together! How to Create a SharePoint Server 2007 Custom Master Page and Page Layouts for…

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Upgrading an MCMS 2002 Application to SharePoint Server 2007

Quick FYI. Upgrading an MCMS 2002 Application to SharePoint Server 2007 is now live in the MSDN Library. Note It is now a two-part article to meet ODC & MSDN length restrictions for readability. Title: Upgrading an MCMS 2002 Application to SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 1 of 2) URL: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb466172.aspx Title: Upgrading an MCMS 2002…

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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…

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SQL Server 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 support whitepaper

There’s a very straightfoward article written that outlines WSS and SPS support for SQL Server 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA100806971033.aspx. If you haven’t seen it, take a look.

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SharePoint Portal Servery Discovery Kit available

You can find the SPS 2003 Discovery kit at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=03607516-cbec-4724-b4a4-aa7f09304ba5&displaylang=en. A few places in the kit, it assumes you have used the build book. For example, one of the utilities (sample code available) as the domain name hardcoded. You’ll have to change the value to make it work on your own server if you didn’t…

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SharePoint Portal Server Discovery Kit

One of the pieces of feedback that I have received from partners and customers is that they don’t immediately understand the value that SharePoint Portal Server provides over Windows SharePoint Services. We have several whitepapers that address this topic but we always received feedback that it still wasn’t crystal clear. To address this, we are…

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SharePoint SDK and Whitepapers

Randall Isenhour’s team is doing some great work at Microsoft for SharePoint developers. Check out some of the new things that they have released! Browse/View the SDK in the MSDN Library: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/spptsdk/html/SPSDKWelcome_SV01017094.asp?frame=true Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa3e7fe5-daee-4d10-980f-789b827967b0&DisplayLang=en This upgrade includes more than 200 new topics, including: SQL Full-text Search Syntax Protocol Handlers Reference and Overview An…

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