Installing SQL Reporting Services and MOSS 2007 on the Same port ( default : 80)

If you have both MOSS 2007 ( Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) and Reporting Services ( not in SharePoint integrated mode) installed on the same IIS virtual server, then you have to make the below updates in web.config for them to work 1)      In the Root web.config to comment out the below. Otherwise the reportserver will…

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Convergence EMEA 2007

Convergence EMEA 2007 concluded today at Copenhagen. I presented Enterprise Portal session yesterday afternoon and did a repeat presentation by popular demand again today morning. Very good turn around for both sessions and got my all time high scores. It looks like most of the attendees liked my humor sprinkled throughout the session and the…

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Gartner’s top 10 strategic technologies for 2008

The gartners’ top 10 strategic technologies for 2008 list  includes many things that Enterprise Portal exemplifies  such asUnified communications, Business process management ( content and document management, collaboration capabilities, , business intelligence activity monitoring and management), Mashups, Web platform and Real world web. I will showcasing these and many other key aspects of Enterprise Portal in…

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Opening Enterprise Portal page in a new window from the Quick Launch

By default the links on the left navigation ( Quick Launch) in Enterprise Portal opens up in the same window replacing the current page.If there is a need to open up specific pages in a new window , )for example you are viewing the sales order list page and the Sales Report link on the…

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Ax 4.0 Platform – a big leap forward…

It’s been more than a year now since AX 4.0 was released. The reception so far has been fantastic. Recently I came across a document listing some of the framework improvements that we did in Ax 4.0. This is not a comprehensive list and does not include the app enhancements. There are documents available in…

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Cookies in X++

Cookies are often used in web applications to maintain some data on the browser machine and sent back to the server everytime across multiple page visits from the same site/domain untill it expires. The user can set the browser option to accept cookies or not. So before using cookies,  these considerations along with other security and privacy…

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Forms Based Authentication ( FBA) in WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007

1. Configure SharePoint Central Admin  Login to SharePoint Central Admin Go to Application Management / Application Security / Authentication Providers and Change the Web Application to the one which needs to be configured for Forms Based Authentication Click zone / default, change authentication type to forms and enter ActiveDirectoryMemebershipProvider under membership provider name ( for…

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WSS Setup for EP – Basic or Advanced Mode ?

Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal supports both Advanced mode and Basic mode installation of WSS. “Advanced” is the recommended approach for production systems.The difference between Basic and Advanced mode of SharePoint is well documented by SharePoint documentation http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/winsharepointadmin/HA011607841033.aspx.   The limitations in Basic mode ( which uses WMSDE) includes lack of sql mgmt tools ,…

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Customizing Master pages in Enterprise Portal

One of the frequent question that I get is how to customize the top navigation of SharePoint page to look the same as Enterprise Portal navigation. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms476046.aspx details how to customize master pages in SharePoint and apply it to all sites. Not all the pages uses the default.master as the master page. The pages that…

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EP KB Articles

Thanks to Larry Reski, here is the list of KB articles related to enterprise portal. The KB articles are avialble in PartnerSource and CustomerSource. KB Number KB Article Title 922923 You cannot grant a user access to an existing Enterprise Portal site after you assign a user relation to the Enterprise Portal Web site in…

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