WSS v3 and MOSS 2007 SP2 Released

Overnight the product team released SP2 for WSS v3 and MOSS 2007.  After installing this service pack, SharePoint customers can benefit from performance, stability and availability improvements. IE8 is also put into level 1 support. In addition, SP2 introduces a new stsadm operation preupgradecheck (also known as the Upgrade Checker) to check if the farm…

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Silverlight 2 Now Available

At the recent TechEd in Sydney Craig Harrowfield and I gave a presentation on enhancing the user interface (UI) and experience (UX) of SharePoint by using Microsoft’s Silverlight 2.0 technology.  During the demonstration we focussed on Silverlight 2 Beta 2.  Yesterday Microsoft announced the long awaited availability of Silverlight 2 to all consumers Worldwide.  Many…

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Customising the Document Information Panel in Office

The Document Information Panel is a feature of Microsoft Office 2007 Word, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint.  This feature is designed to allow users to enter information about the document they are working in.  This information can then be used as live fields throughout the document and can even be delivered and…

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Cardiolog 2007 for SharePoint 2007 (Lite version is free)

Intlock have been in the market since 2005, selling its SharePoint Usage Report solution. Intlock have developed a web analytics reporting solution for SharePoint 2007, it is called CarioLog 2007.  There are three models of the solution; Lite, Professional and Enterprise.  The basic set of reports (Cardiolog Lite) is completely free, and you can add…

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Looking for SQL Server Upgrade information

Now that MOSS is officially supported on SQL Server 2008, you might be looking for information on how to upgrade to SQL Server 2008.  Below are some useful links that may assist; Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677622.aspx How to: Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 (Setup) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144267.aspx Using Upgrade Advisor to Prepare for Upgrades http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms144256.aspx

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Virtualization Support for SharePoint Products and Technologies

On the SharePoint Team Blog this morning is an exciting announcement about support for SharePoint technologies in a virtualised environment.   Most importantly is our support for 3rd party virtualisation software. "Today we’re excited to announce support and licensing updates for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 running in virtual machines….

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Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint Released to CodePlex!

Today Microsoft released the source code for the Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint—based on the Silverlight Beta 2 release. The Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint provide a way for developers to better understand how to integrate Silverlight applications with SharePoint. Silverlight is an incredibly popular technology and with the increase in SharePoint adoption we’re finding an increased…

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MOSS now supported on SQL 2008

The SharePoint Team have announced that SharePoint is now officially supported running on SQL Server 2008 (http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/08/15/sql-server-2008-support-for-sharepoint-products-and-technologies.aspx). "You may already be aware of the recent RTM announcement of SQL Server 2008. We are happy to announce that Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 & Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 now support SQL Server 2008. Our documentation…

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A list of Post SP1 Hotfixes

Spencer Harbar has a great article that lists the hotfixes that have been released since SP1 which he is keeping up to date.  I will stress as per Spencer, "You shouldn’t deploy these willy nilly unless you are experiencing issues – it’s best to wait for the regular "roll up" packages." Click here for more…

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Microsoft SharePoint Developer Resources

Microsoft have a great resource for SharePoint Developers, MS SharePoint Developers.  You can watch videos casts, read white papers, download VPCs and learn lots from the How to Develop series.  Check out this highly valuable resource.

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