Virtual Partner Day – Collaboration and Unified Communications (for EMEA Partners)

Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th November 2010: Virtual Partner Day – Collaboration and Unified Communications   Partner Technical Services are pleased to present this special Live Series event. This virtual partner day provides the opportunity to attend a choice of 26 live meeting sessions helping you to sell and deliver Microsoft collaboration and unified communication…

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OCS/UC – How to get user presence information (userstate and machinestate)

Recently I received a request to prepare a sample code that can produce user presence from OCS server. Users can change their state as “Away” or “Busy” when in reality they are very much available. OCS tracks this in backend DB as userstate (state set by the user) and machinestate (state he really is in). I found…

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How to get an incoming PSTN phone no. from communicator window (UC/OCS)

Unified Communication gives you option to configure your PBAX with OCS Server and Communicator. This way you can receive incoming calls using Communicator and it shows a balloon with the incoming phone no. Recently I receive a request to deliver a sample code capable to extract the telephone no. from the Communicator. The person has…

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Find all SharePoint groups an AD user is member of

It’s quite easy to find the SharePoint groups each user is member of by object model. SPUser.Groups will give you the collection of groups the user is member of. But if this user is a member of an AD group and that AD group is added as a member of the SharePoint group then that…

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Custom WCF Service for SharePoint 2010

Its easier to implement a custom WCF service application for SharePoint 2010. At least its no longer required to create HTTP Module to make SharePoint understand what to do with a file with .svc extension, as we used to do with SharePoint 2007. I recorded a demonstration I delivered to one of our partners showing how to deploy…

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MOSS 2007 – backup and restore keywords and best bets

If you are using standard stsadm backup and restore process, you must have seen keywords and best bets do not carry forward with the backup content. The reason is simple, although you configure keywords and best bets at the site collection level, but the data get stored in the content db of the SSP. So…

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