Learning Microsoft Office 2007

I was being asked about whether there are any free resources for learning Microsoft Office 2007 during the local launch event last Friday. Following are some starting points, with links to some free books, e-learning courses, and various virtual labs.


– The 2007 Microsoft Office System – Learning Portal



– First look 2007 Microsoft Office System (PDF)



– 7 development projects for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0



Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is released

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Team Suite (Standard, Professional , Team Edition), Team Foundation Server, and Express Editions are available, and can be downloaded at { http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1



Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista Beta will also be available within a few days, while the final release is expected to be available at Q1 of 2007.


===== For more information =====


– Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


Installation of SQL Server 2005 in Windows Vista – warning message on IIS feature requirement during System Configuration Check

During the installation of SQL Server 2005 in Windows Vista, the following warning message may appear during System Configuration Check (IIS feature requirement), indicating that IIS is not configured properly.


===== Warning message =====


Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is either not installed or is disabled. IIS is required by some SQL Server features. Without IIS, some SQL Server features will not be available for installation. To install all SQL Server features, install IIS from Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or enable the IIS service through the Control Panel if it is already installed, and then run SQL Server Setup again. For a list of features that depend on IIS, see Features Supported by Editions of SQL Server in Books Online.


===== Solution =====


1. Log-on with a user having administrative privileges, or invoke applications explicitly as the built-in Administrator using the command ‘runas /user:administrator cmd.exe’.


2. Install IIS 7 on Vista

–> Start

   –> Control Panel

      –> Programs

         –> Programs and Features

            –> Turn Windows features on or off

               –> Enable <Internet Information services>


3. Enable various features of IIS

–> Web management tools

   –> IIS 6 Management Compatibility

      –> IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

      –> IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility

–> World Wide Web Services

   –> Application Development Features

      –> ASP.NET

      –> ISAPI Extensions

      –> ISAPI Filters

   –> Common Http Features

      –> Default Document

      –> Directory Browsing

      –> HTTP Redirection

      –> Static Content

   –> Security

      –> Windows Authentication


4. Install SQL Server 2005.


5. Be reminded to apply SQL Server 2005 service pack 2. 


===== For more information ===== 


– You receive a warning message on the System Configuration Check page of the SQL Server 2005 Setup program on a computer that is running Windows Vista Beta 2 or a Server Core installation of Windows Server Longhorn http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920201 


– How to install IIS7 in Windows Vista Beta 2



– SQL Server 2005 SP2 is now available http://msmvps.com/blogs/martinpoon/archive/2007/02/20/sql-server-2005-sp2-is-now-available.aspx


– Installing SQL Server 2005 tools on an Windows Vista workstation


[Hong Kong] The business launch of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on 2006.12.15 (Fri)

The business launch of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will be held on 15 December 2006 (Friday), at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. There will be many giveaways, live demonstrations, and various break-out sessions on 6 different tracks (business, deployment, operational efficiency, security, productivity, and developing solutions).

Get ready for a better way to do your business. Go! and register now!

===== For more information =====

– Microsoft – Ready for a New Day [Hong Kong]