MOSSIG Meeting

The MOSSIG meeting on Wednesday evening was really interesting. Tim Wragg provided an informative rundown on the hi-lites and lo-lites of Tech Ed 2006 and Ben Walters re-presented one of his InfoPath presentations he gave at Tech Ed. The third presentation for the night was scheduled to be on Groove in the workplace but the…

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Enhance Office 2007 Installations

The Microsoft SharePoint product group have posted a great summary of community contributions around B2TR, especially the articles around enhancing the installation by slipstreaming the B2TR into the one installation media. This will save heaps of installation time for those numerous virtual server environment we all need to setup. http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/09/15/756692.aspx

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Installing Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR)

The SharePoint product team have just posted a very important blog about the steps required to install B2TR. Before you do anything with the Tech Refresh (due out very soon), you must read this article.

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Variations in MOSS 2007

I have been involved in building Multilingual websites in MCMS since late 2002. This was achieved with considerable development effort and by using one of two design patterns in MCMS: Single Channel hierarchy; where each posting contained every language to be displayed in multiple placeholders. Multiple Channel hierarchies; where individual postings of matching content in…

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Mapping MCMS terminology to MOSS

Those that currently develop MCMS 2002 sites and want to move over to MOSS 2007, will need to understand the equivalent terminology in the new platform. The information below provides a list of MCMS terms and their equivalent term in MOSS 2007. MCMS 2002 MOSS 2007 Template definition Content Type Template page (.ASPX) Page Layout…

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MOSSIG Meeting – September 2006

Next Meeting is at CITC, Level 1, 257 Collins Street on September 27th 2006 6:00pm. It has been a very busy month. Tech Ed 2006 was run in Sydney and there were a substantial number of breakout sessions along the Office stream. TechEd 2006 – Highlights Tim Wragg, Professional Advantage Tim will be presenting some…

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Web Content Management Links and Resources

Andrew Connell an MCMS MVP has compiled a very comprehensive list of links and resource around Web Content Management in MOSS 2007 and MCMS 2002. Definitely one for bookmarking.

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CMS Assessment Tool

For those who currently operate MCMS 2002 sites and are considering the move to MOSS 2007, it has never been easier. As I have stated previously, migration is a two step process, step one being the content and step two being the site code. Content is migrated to MOSS using the content migration tool. During…

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Free Willy

A fellow MOSSIG member Tim Wragg has written an article about my spoils at the recent TechEd event in Sydney. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight that the spoils have all but been given to charitable homes, my son Ethan, daughter Jayde and fellow colleagues at SDM are all enjoying the many…

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TechEd 2006 – Was fantastic

Last week I attended TechEd 2006 in Sydney. It was fantastic. I was able to attend some excellent sessions on MOSS run by Arphan Shah and Angus Logan. I especially enjoyed the session on Web Content Management and also the one on upgrading MCMS to MOSS by Chris Johnson. During my time in Sydney I…

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