Install SharePoint 2010 Development Environment on a clean Windows 7 SP1 Machine

Step Notes: 1. Install SQL Server 2008 R2 2. Install Visual Studio 2010, but uncheck the SQL Server 2008 Express option. 3. Install Visual Studio 2010 SP1. 4. Install IIS and check all of the possible necessary IIS components. 5. Add <Setting Id=”AllowWindowsClientInstall” Value=”True” /> into /Files/Setup.config.xml under SharePoint 2010 Installation File folder. This option…


I’m back

Sorry I have been absent here for almost 3 years already!! Actually my life and work changed a lot during the past 3 years. I worked on consulting and pre-sale for other products and technologies in Microsoft. But that’s life. Recently I changed my role again, and now I’m back to the SharePoint world! I…


TechEd HK 2008, See you there!

This year’s Tech.Ed, I will deliver two English sessions at Hong Kong on Dynamics Track:   BAP352: Building Workflow Processes with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online: BAP350: Building SaaS and On-Premise Line-of-Business Applications with Microsoft Dynamics Application Development Platform   I will mainly focus on the released Dynamics CRM 4.0 and Dynamics AX…

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About Submit Infopath form data to Microsoft SQL Server database

Lots of friends were asking for how to submit form data directly into the SQL Server via Form Services/Form Server, after reading my How to Configure Form Service/InfoPath to allow external SQL Data Connection. Please let me clarify something here:   For browser-compatible form template, there is no direct way to allow the form to…

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How to Configure Form Service/InfoPath to allow external SQL Data Connection

Recently lots of Microsoft partners and customers are interest in the Form Server/Form Services in MOSS 2007. It will enable us to render our InfoPath forms into web page to make our clients access and submit it at everywhere(including using mobile devices).   One of the basic steps of that is to configure it correctly,…

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Upgrade Toolkit for WSS Sites and Templates Guide Published

Microsoft has published the Upgrade Toolkit for WSS Sites and Templates Guide at 4th,Jan 2007. Personally I suggest our partners or customers read it firstly before upgrading or migrating your current WSS v2 to v3. Below is the detail introduction:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A70BD8F8-A0F0-4D00-9010-8E40B7C98F68&mg_id=10095&displaylang=en Brief Description Guidance and tools to enable IT Pros to upgrade custom Windows® SharePoint®…


How to Remove or hiding items in List toolbar in Sharepoint Server 2007

Last week one ISV asked me that he wanted to hide/remove the “New” or “Actions” menu of the Document Library Toolbar in Sharepoint 2007, maybe this would be great needs for you, now I post the way to realize this: To realize this, you need to override the .ascx based toolbar templates by using a custom template that…

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Office Sharepoint Installation Issue

When you install the Office Server Beta, setup fails while creating the configuration database with the following error message: The language is not supported on the server. This issue happens if you install Beta 2 on a server that previously ran an earlier or current Beta build. You should start Beta 2 with a clean…


Office Project Server 2007 Note

Note   For this Beta 2 release of Office Project Server 2007, starting the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service may generate the following error: Thread was being aborted. If so, or if you are using the command line to start the service, execute the following command at the command prompt:<sys drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>stsadm…


MOSS 2007 Beta2 Installation Issue

Issue Description:  When running the configuration wizard for Sharepoint 2007 I get an error on step 4 saying: System.InvalidOperationException: This access control list is not in canonical form and therefore cannot be modified.  How to solve this problem:  This issue will occur if you are using Sysinternal’s Newsid utility to reset the SID of the…