SharePoint 2007 SP2 – Update

The SharePoint 2007 SP2 bugfix is ready: “ The update can be applied before or after Service Pack 2 installation.  If the update is applied prior to installing Service Pack 2 it will prevent the expiration date from being improperly activated during…(read more)

Using SharePoint for ECM requires careful prep

My article about ECM and SharePoint is just published : “Figuring out the best enterprise content management option for an enterprise is a multi-layer process that requires active contribution from all of the project's stakeholders. Many enterprises…(read more)

Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 SP2

Here you are! SP2s are here. You can find the announcement at the Product Group’s blog. Additional information and reasons to install are in Joel’s post: Performance Reliability/Stability Fixes 2. Browser support for IE 8 and improvements in tier 2 browsers (Firefox) 3. Reliability improvements in Indexing and Index Corpus 4. Security Improvements 5. New STSADM Commands including some to fix corruption and relationships (orphaning) BONUS! Pre Upgrade Checker! – 960577 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960577/ ) List of all Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server Pre-Upgrade Checker knowledge base articles.  This WILL Be required for the next version. I’ve downloaded them, today is … Continue reading Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 SP2

SharePoint 2007 SP2

It’s just announced: the SP2 is coming on April 28. The details and the full list of updates can be found here. Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2007,MOSS,WSS,MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0,SP,Service Pack,administration,development

Just published: Integrating document management systems into Microsoft SharePoint 2007

“When choosing integration, first ask yourself what you'll need to integrate. Documents are more than simple files. Their file format (.doxc, .txt, .pdf, etc.), content and metadata are also important. Decent DMS software handles those parts and makes them available to end users. Also determine what type of integration will best meet your business needs.” The full article can be found here. Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2007,DMS,document management system,integration

New BDC Book: SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog

A few weeks ago Brett Lonsdale has announced on his blog the new BDC Book (The Developers Guide to the Business Data Catalog) written by him and Nick Swan to “help people understand the Business Data Catalog and to be able to use the features of the BDC such as BDC Search, Business Data Column, Business Data Web Parts, and the BDC Object Model.  The book also covers subjects like OBA.” As you probably know, the goal of the BDC (Business Data Catalog) is to provide a general way to access our several LOB (Line-of-Business) systems and integrate their data … Continue reading New BDC Book: SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog

MOSS 2007 and .NET framework 3.5 SP1 – Second part

I've had an article about our .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 issue, where the Records Center went wrong after the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation. Well, that story comes back to my life again and again, so I had to search forward the issues. Well, Anders mentioned the loopback check in his comment as well as the Microsoft MCS recommended me to check that. (Un?)fortunately I’m too curious and the simple solution is not enough to me. I wanted to know: why? First of all, some facts: My post about this issue was written on October 31, 2008. Another post about … Continue reading MOSS 2007 and .NET framework 3.5 SP1 – Second part

Searching your SharePoint sites with Internet Explorer 8

IE8 has a very customizable Search Toolbar. Of course, the default search engine used by it is the Live Search, but you can manage the search providers in a very easy way. Just click on the “Find More Providers” menu: On that page you can find the most popular search providers like Google, Live Search, AOL, Yahoo!, etc. You can add them to your search toolbar with a simple click:   Moreover, on the right side of the screen you can find a very interesting section: “Create Your Own”. Here you are, that’s your friend if you want to add … Continue reading Searching your SharePoint sites with Internet Explorer 8

These days

There were a lot of interesting events and announcements in the world, while I’ve been with my baby daughter in the last days. In the meantime I’m reviewing some technical documents… So, here you are a short enumeration about the most important SharePoint-related news of the past days: SharePoint Dispose Checker: During SharePoint development there is a common thing to have disposa problems. These issues makes nightmares to the developers as well as end users because of the bad quality of codes. Fortunately, the SharePoint Dispose Checker has been available since the end of January: “SPDisposeCheck is a tool to … Continue reading These days

PerformancePoint Server

There was a very important announcement in the last days regarding the PerformancePoint Server 2007: this product will be the part of SharePoint Server Enterprise CAL instead of having separated licensing options. Of course, this takes effect to the future as well: “In the future, the monitoring and analytics capabilities will be included in the next release of SharePoint Server and will be available to SharePoint Enterprise CAL customers.” More information: Microsoft Business Intelligence strategy update and SharePoint Microsoft Business Intelligence Announcement Q&A Microsoft Business Intelligence Scorecards and Dashboards and Mysteries… oh my! SharePoint 14 and Office 14 Technorati Tags: … Continue reading PerformancePoint Server