ULS Viewer, for SharePoint 2010 Troubleshooting

My friend Dan Winter posted 2009 SharePoint Toolbox Review today on his blog. Within the post, the best tool I like is the ULS Viewer. If there’s an election of SharePoint Administrator troubleshooting tools, I would vote it as the president! So what is ULS? It stands for Unified Logging Service. Mr. Winter explained that…

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SharePoint 2010 Beta with FILESTREAM RBS Provider

You may have already been busy trying different new fancy features of SharePoint 2010. Time to try something really hardcore for IT Pro! Remote Blob Storage is always what people are asking for – to put blob objects outside of SQL Server database, directly on file system or on some storage solutions like Documentum and…

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Install Language Packs on Windows 7/Vista

If you are evaluating SharePoint 2010 Beta on Windows 7/Vista, you may also want to try language packs on it. The language packs were not released with other beta bits on 11/18 publicly, but now they are available. Beta Language Packs for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta and SharePoint Server 2010 Beta are now So when…

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SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Key

Please do note this is BETA keys, not for trial, not for RTM. This should not be used with any implementation. I leave this post here just for record, nothing more. [11/18/2010]   In case you can’t find it on download page after registration page: SharePoint Server 2010 Beta(Enterprise Client Access License features) product key:…

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OS Environment Comparison for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Evaluation

SharePoint Server 2010 can be installed on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You can find installation steps for different OSes on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx . So is there any difference between these OSes when you want to play with SharePoint? Here’s a table to compare different configuration. If you…

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Update Center for Office Products is now online

The update center for Office and SharePoint is online now. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587.aspx From now on, things like patches and updates will have an official place to communicate. You can subscribe to the RSS feed OfficeAndRelatedProductsUpdates if you want. I will stop doing the long CU blog post on SharePoint team blog. We will post a notice…

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Public Download for SharePoint 2010 Beta Products

  Finally! Please note the OS requirement of SharePoint Fundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 should be Windows Server 2008 x64 and Windows Server 2008 R2 only. We are working to correct those pages. The prerelease (beta) version is for evaluation purposes only.  Upgrade to the final release version is not supported. SharePoint Foundation 2010…

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Installation Notice for SharePoint 2010 Public Beta

[3/9/2010 – WCF fix need to be installed after .Net Framework 3.5.1 is enabled (since it’s a WCF fix, which is part of .Net Framework. Otherwise it cannot apply to the system. This fix will be automatically downloaded and installed by pre-requisite installer in RC/RTM build) [12/7 – +Office Web Apps on Win7]  [11/23 –…

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October 2009 Cumulative Update Packages for SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are published

The server-packages of October 2009 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are ready for download. October 2009 Cumulative Updates introduce more rules on Pre-Upgrade Checker, which can help customers to prepare the upgrade of their SharePoint farm to SharePoint 2010. Download Information Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 October 2009…

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