Configuration Wizard – Failed to Connect

When specifying the SQL server, Configuration Database name and account for SharePoint you may see the following error Failed to connect to the database server or the database name does not exist. Ensure the database server is a SQL server, and that you have appropriate permissions to access the database server. To Diagnose the problem,…

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SharePoint – Sample Service Level Agreement (SLA)

This is a very basic sample of a service level agreement for SharePoint.  This would be more typical of providing an SLA to an internal department of an organization. Providing an SLA to an external party would probably include an additional set of items around penalties, charges, terms of use etc. SERVICE ITEM   SERVICE…

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SharePoint – Governance (Part 1)

Call to action – What parts of governance for SharePoint do you want to hear about?  I’ll post new topics based on user requests. Just create requests by posting comments at the bottom of this blog. (request it again, even if others have already asked for it. Its kind of like voting and the most…

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SharePoint 2007 – Incoming Email

There are many little “gotchas” with setting up incoming email for MOSS.  Just nit picky little things, normally they are all about email infrastructure, SMTP, etc. My advice below is to help you avoid taking your heart medication, it can be easy to set this up, but it can also be a hair pulling, eye…

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Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Training Material Roadmap

  Training Material Roadmap Author: Neil Thompson (neilth@microsoft.com)Site: Neil’s MSDN Blog pageDate: September 2007 Click here for the word document version of this document.   Abstract This document provides an extensive series of links to publicly available reference material for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 ® and Office SharePoint Server 2007®.  The intention of this document…

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SharePoint 2007 Training Material Roadmap

  This blog posting is a page designed to support basic feedback and management for the Training Material Roadmap that I created for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007). (Oct 16 2007) – Training Document Now Released!Word Document Version – Click HereWebPage Version (Limited Formatting) – Click Here You…

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