October 2013 Internet Rollup: SharePoint & IIS

News – SharePoint Technologies

Event Receiver Doesn’t Work in Sandboxed Solution

SharePoint Conference 2012 sessions now available on Channel 9

SharePoint Conference registration is now open!

  • This is what you’ve been waiting for. Registration for SharePoint Conference 2014 is now open to the public through the Registration page of the SharePoint Conference website. Don’t miss out as the biggest SharePoint Conference on the planet takes over the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 3-6th. This is your chance to get an all-access pass to everything that the conference has to offer, from the best sessions to the latest and greatest technology, to unbeatable access to Microsoft pros and industry experts, and much, much more. http://blogs.office.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2013/09/18/sharepoint-conference-registration-is-now-open.aspx

Start working social with Yammer

New languages, stores, and offerings for Office and SharePoint apps

Create SharePoint 2013 development environments quickly on Azure

NEWS – Microsoft Internet Information Server

New features in ARR (Application Request Routing) 3.0

Application Request Routing (ARR) is a proxy-based routing module that uses HTTP headers, server variables, and load balance algorithms to determine how to forward HTTP requests to content servers. The release of ARR 3.0 in July 2013 contains a few new features, as well as bug fixes. The following information describes the new features and how to use them, as well as general information about ARR 3.0 http://blogs.iis.net/erez/archive/2013/09/16/new-features-in-arr-application-request-routing-3-0.aspx

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Documents – SharePoint Technologies

eDiscovery Flow Across SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and File Shares

Test Lab Guide: Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab

Social feature support for SharePoint Server 2013

Discover SharePoint

Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Host-named Sites for SharePoint Server 2013

Enterprise search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

NEWS – Microsoft Internet Information Server

Prepending www to 2nd level domain names

Updating my HTML Application for Configuring your WebDAV Redirector Settings

Let’s fix production troubleshooting

How to Create a Blind Drop WebDAV Share

Require Client Certificates in IIS 7.5

Certificates on the rebound

Downloads – SharePoint Technologies

Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB2817315)

Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (KB2810067)

Security Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (KB2760589) 64-Bit Edition

Security Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (KB2760589) 32-Bit Edition

Downloads – Microsoft Internet Information Server

IIS DownloadCENTER

  • This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community. http://www.iis.net/downloads

 

Cheers,

-Ivan

SharePoint 2013 Migrations with metalogix verse MetaVis

One of the larger disappointments I have had this summer is the number of crashes using the new Content matrix from metalogix seems to deliver when moving simple WebApps and Site Collections from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013. I mean simple like having a single Custom Site definition, a few Custom WebParts, with lots of ECM using Choice Site Columns and Custom Content types and all Branding is already deployed

Its almost embarrassing except that I designed and deployed all of the hardware from the SAN Configuration to the F5 Load Balancers and all hardware in between. In addition, I scripted the entire build for DEV, UAT, and PRD and luckily we rocked during the last two migrations one using of all tools Bulk List migrator from Bamboo Solutions and the last time using metelagix SSMM.

I guess my concern is: though metalogix is now one of the dominant players in SharePoint the quality of the migration tools from them seem diminished. I have multiple crashes per day, failure to move simple pieces of content like list items and documents, where it will now take three iterations per job in order to finally get it right.

As much as I dislike having to learn additional tools as there is never enough time I will begin testing MetaViz this weekend and I am greatly saddened that I would have to do so. But on with the show, I realize it makes sense to have a common interface for all of the metelogix products, I would only beg them to not do so at the cost of the value of the products in their own right.. I will let you know how this all works out in the next few weeks. As we have an end date of March 2013…

This project also includes building a One World taxonomy  and is takes getting a lot of people together to mostly agree on the majority of the terms your business will be using. We did a great Job in 2008 with the Global Communications Group in charge of technical Publications, Translation and more, now we just have to do the same for the rest of the company and support multiple languages with follow the sun data centers. So its all kinds of fun and march is not very far off.

I am sure I will be sending out another Blog or two this week but just in case you don’t have a chance to read those have a Very Happy Halloween

Cheers,

-Ivan

SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 Property Promotion and Demotion

Property Promotion and Demotion

Over the next couple of weeks I will be building a SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint 2013 VMs.. Then using Office 2010 and Office 2013, moving documents between the three SharePoint Environments while using 2 separate content types with several site columns on all 3 environments. I will be making video logs and posting them on Youtube.

The only reason I am doing so is because I see so many people on the forums still have a very difficult time of getting there metadata to either promote top SharePoint or Demote into the documents correctly and I have not had an issue with this since SharePoint 2007 and Office 2003. The funny part is when I ask a forums guest if they have downloaded the 250 files he receives from his employees with the correct metadata embedded in the properties of the document the only reply I receive is it used to work in SharePoint 2007. the first video should be out no later than the end of the week with the second to quickly follow. At the end I am going to break property promotion and demotion on purpose, just for fun…

 

Cheers,

-Ivan

Join us at TechEd North America 2014 in Houston, TX, May 12–15

TechEd North America 2014 - May 12-15 / Houston, Texas
 
 

Join us at TechEd North America 2014

Registration opens on November 5.

Register by December 31 to take advantage of the Early Bird price of $1,895 and save $300!

Welcome to the TechEd Community!

For more than 20 years, TechEd North America has been the largest annual Microsoft event for IT professionals and corporate developers. It provides the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage, and help secure a connected enterprise.

Born from the specific, deep technical needs of a subset of the IT community focused on systems management, the Microsoft Management Summit was created by the community itself. It has grown from an event focusing on SMS and managing PCs to an event that covers the Microsoft vision across PCs, devices, and data center and cloud computing—focusing on key investments being made in Microsoft System Center, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, and more.

One Enterprise Event

We are excited to announce that in 2014, we’re bringing together the best of TechEd and MMS at TechEd North America in Houston, TX, May 12–15. We will continue to provide these two powerful communities with the rich experience and deep technical content they expect, while expanding the opportunities to interact with other professionals across the breadth of Microsoft technologies.

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TechEd North America 2014 will be your source for the latest news, trends, resources, and deep technical education that make you experts in your field.

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-Ivan

Ivy-Bridge Processor LGA-2011 x79 Chipset with Windows Server 2012 R2

This was a lot more fun than I had planned, I thought cool I will get a LGA 2011 board with 8 slots of the Corsair Vengence 2133mhz 8GB chips, a new Ivy Bridge Processor, mother board, a Cooler Master HAF Case, I already had a couple of NVIDIA 570s, Corsair Power Supply’s so for under a 1.5k I was able to buy a new server though admittedly I had a few of the parts, the new 22nm Ivy Bridge Rocksimage.

The first thing that went wrong is that the board wouldn’t boot, though everything was wired properly, to make sure it was the mother board, I purchased a MSI X79-GD45A and had the same issue.

I now knew it had to be the BIOS, and another trip to the store to purchase a Sandy Bridge Processor Xeon E5-3950 and replaced the Ivy Bridge Processor I7-4890, I had been using and everything booted….

Then Updated to the latest BIOS, replaced the Sandy Bridge Processor with the Ivy Bridge Processor and the system mostly worked except for the Ethernet adapter

I say mostly working due to Intel’s unique concept of disabling the installation of the 82576V Ethernet Adapter Driver Installation from ALL downloadable installation packages including the OEM motherboard manufacturers. including both Asus and MSI x79 Motherboards use Intel’s 

Asus P9X79 Pro

 

Since both boards use an x79 Intel Chipset and the same 82579V Ethernet Adapter, this shouldn’t be an issue right and you will not have an issue if you install a desktop OS. But I needed the extra RAM to run Hyper-V and was installing Windows Server 2012 R2, when you attempt to install the drivers for the the Intel 82576V Ethernet Adapter, you will not be able to do so.

 

MSI X79A-GD45

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During the installation of the Ethernet Adapter you will receive a screen pop up that states “You do not have an Intel Network Ethernet adapter installed” Intel doesn’t want to have a Server OS installed using the the 82576V Ethernet Adapter which looks 90 percent of all motherboards using X79 Chipsets use, so after you have paid up to $400 for the board and up to $1100 for the Processor, and $1200 for memory from trusted OEMs / ISVs  you will only be allowed to install one Ethernet Adapter in the PCIeX1 slot is you are running server software.

 

Before Deletion of lines 47 – 49

imageAlso, the Motherboards OEM Disks did not have Drivers for Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows server 2012 / 2012 R2.

After Deletion of Lines 47 – 49

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Download the PROWinx64.exe from Intel’s website, and extract it to C:\Apps.

Then edit the e1c64x64.inf from C:\Apps\PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS64, remove the 3 lines beneath [ControlFlags] lines 47 – 49, and Copy lines 60 through 63 to line 72. and save the file. (please see before and after screen shots below)

Before Copy of Lines 60 – 63

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After Copy of lines 60 – 63 , to Line 72

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The next issue will be the Hash value will not match the Certificate since the CRC value has changed due to modification of the  e1c64x64.inf file, Right Click from File Explorer and Choose to delete the e1c64x64.cat file that contains the certificate.

Then right click on This PC or Computer, Advanced System Settings, Startup and Recovery, Settings, Click the Check Box, Time to display recovery options when needed, Click OK twice, and reboot the server.

Prior to the server restart and just after POST press F8 then Choose Boot with Device Driver Signing Disabled. Once you have logged in to the OS, Press the Windows Key + X, Choose Device Manager, Right Click on your Computer Name, Add Legacy Hardware, Click Next, Choose Install Hardware that I manually Select from a list, Click Next, Choose Network adapters and Click Next, Click Have Disk, Browse to C:\Apps\PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS64 and choose the modified e1c64x64.inf file.

Once the 82576V Ethernet Adapter Device driver is installed, test and reboot the server the reboot resets your server to requiring all drivers to be signed by the OEM / ISV.

I hope this helps anyone attempting to use the new IVY Bridge Processors with the X79 Chipset as I could have saved a lot of time if there had been any documentation from the OEMs, or Microsoft or from any one at Frys on this issue..

Bottom Line LGA-2011 with the x79 Chipset is NOT Ready for Prime Time until the motherboards that are in stock have been sold and replaced with motherboards that contain the newer BIOS and either Intel improves the x79 Chipset, modifies the Driver Installation Package, or Scraps x79 Chipset all together.

As much as I would like to have 128GB of RAM on my Desktop I don’t need it (yet) and I think most of the people using the boards may be using them to run Server Software which obviously Intel has chosen NOT to support. Oh, and I guess I forgot to mention there not any PRE-POST Beeps that let you know if there is an issue and there isn’t an integrated video card I any of the LGA-2011 X79 Chipsets I have reviewed.

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-Ivan