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Q & A Log…

Question: Please mention SharePoint Saturday Hartford CT on January 29th 2011 - http://sharepointsaturday.org/hartford/default.aspx
Answer: We will let the audience know about community events at lunch time. Thanks for the reminder
Question: are phones on mute incase i need to switch to a different line
Private Answer: If you dialed into the conference bridge, you are in listen-only mode.
Question: Is there a dial in number for the conference audio?
Private Answer: To listen to the audio via telephone, please dial 800-227-8104, PIN: 0288
Question: Do you need Office 2010 for SharePoint 2010 to work? Will SharePoint 2010 work with Office 2007?
Answer: Yes, you can use Office 2007 with SharePoint 2010. Sharepoint 2010 and Office 2010 are specifically designed to work together so addititional features will be available. SharePoint can be used as a repository for any number of different document versions and types
Question: how to have the image in the top of the page above site icon just like contoso which you are showing please?
Answer: That is more of a customization question. Customization is beyond the scope of today's discussion. You may want to pay close attention at lunch when we talk about upcoming events like SharePoint Saturday. To find the directions you can do a quick BING search to learn how to do specific tasks. MSDN article for customizing styles http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms551040.aspx
Question: Can you have more than 1 blog per person that is directed to different groups in your organizations? For instance, Staff, Students or Faculty or ALL?
Private Answer: yes, and one way to do it is to organize it with different sites such that the url will be different
Question: Can we have both Office Web-Apps and MS Office 2010 together for the same instance of SharePoint 2010?
Answer: yes, once office web apps are installed, configured, and activated, users will have options to open in browser and office apps, we will tlak about this in session 3 and some in session 4 as well
Question: Have we lost audio???
Private Answer: I still have my audio. Check your connections???
Question: can I exit this meeting and re-enter?
Private Answer: yes. you can
Question: Did you know there is a local SharePoint User Group meeting next week? Registration open for the 12/8/10 #Boston Area #SharePoint Users Group! http://bit.ly/BASPUG - Sign Up Today! #BASPUG
Answer: FYI
Question: what is PowerPoint Broadcase site, when we install office web-apps, will it get activated?
Answer: during installation of office web apps, a site collection and a broadcast site are created. by default the broadcast site is http://sharepoint-box-url/sites/broadcast, and the associated service applications are also created and configured, it should be activated by default, and additional sites can be created as well, session 3 bob iwll talk about the architecture and demo the feature.
Question: We are implementing SP Foundation on a single WFE server with a separate SQL server. The search function doesn't return results on our Team Site, either at the root level of the site or any of the subsequent Team Sites within the root... but it does seem to be functioning (the services are all running). At a high level is there something that we should check (i.e. permissions)?
Private Answer: opening a support incident with sharepoint support is what i will do, we are not the best resources for this
Question: Will the new search engine be able to crawl content external to SharePoint?
Answer: It depends on what you mean by external to SharePoint. If you mean documents on other Partner sites you can create associations to do those sites. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/enterprisesearch/archive/2010/03/09/business-data-search-crawling-associated-external-content-types.aspx.
Question: So you couldn't pull in content from fileshares, or websites that aren't hosted by SharePoint?
Answer: Yes, you can crawl external file shares http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262926(office.12).aspx#section3
Question: Can you show again what is in argument file and how to use it
Private Answer: Sorry, could not get that question in
Question: Installing from a network share
Answer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686793.aspx
Question: Unfortunatley, I was unable to attend this meeting from the start. I noticed that Live Meeting states this is being recorded. Would it be possible to download the full presentation, and if so how would I go about getting a copy of it?
Answer: We are recording the sessions and will make them available online. You can watch my blog blogs.technet.com/danstolts for links to the video's once they are posted. You can download the presentations now by click on the three pages icon on the toolbar (right of your speaker/microphone icons) to download them
Question: Do you recomend an inplace upgrade or a side by side upgrade? Are there any advantages of eihter?
Answer: There are lots of differences The biggest difference is the amount of down time and the amount of customization will have an impact on your decision. I have a video posted on my blog that talks much about this. Planning for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2010/08/30/planning-for-office-2010-and-sharepoint-2010.aspx
Question: I will look at the video. Thank you!
Private Answer: The on demand of this webcast will be available soon at - http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/simulcasts.aspx
Question: I am able to install and configure RBS (Remote BLOB Storage) for the any (one) Content Database, when configuring for the 2nd Content Database, when I run msiexec /qn /i rbs.msi REMOTEBLOBENABLE=1 FILESTREAMPROVIDERENABLE=1 DBNAME=<ContentDbName> FILESTREAMSTORENAME=FilestreamProvider_1 ADDLOCAL=EnableRBS,FilestreamRunScript DBINSTANCE=<DBInstanceName>>, I am getting simply a RBS Window as if some parameter is not correct? I am referring; 1. For 1st content db: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748631.aspx 2. For 2nd content db: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748641.aspx
Private Answer: are you running 32bit? did you do the initial steps to setup SQL? you are pointing to RBS.msi instead of RBS_X64.msi. Does your .msi file exist. is it in the current folder? Hope this helps. If not, I would have to suggest that you call Microsoft directly for support. This is way beyond the scope of what we can provide during a webinar.
Question: Thanks for your reply. FYI; it is the same RBS_X64.msi for the 1st time and for the 2nd time. I am trying out immediately after installing and configuring successfully for the 1st Content Database.
Private Answer: sorry I could not be any help on this one
Question: i apologize...where do we find the scorecard for those attending online?
Answer: https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WelcomePage.aspx?EventID=1032459775&culture=en-US - that is the link to the online eval that will also be posted at the end - please take some time to fill it out
Question: Do you have any information on a Verizon Windows 7 phone?
Answer: Q1 2011
Question: How about US Cellular
Answer: I do not know for sure but my understanding is all of the providers will have it out by end of Q1 2011.
Question: from MS online office web-app, can we store that document either to sharepoint online or on premise sharepoint?
Answer: yes, you can save it as a local file, online (skydrive) or sharepoint
Question: The autosave feature in Excel 2010 (webapp)...is that same autosave feature available in regular office 2010 for Excel?
Answer: Yes, [kind-of] the technology is different but the end result is the same
Question: can we install office web-apps now to the already using sharepoint 2010 instance from past 6 months?
Private Answer: yes, and followed by PSCONFIG
Question: Is there any step by step blog/article on configuring sharepoint 2010 for mobile?
Private Answer: mobile pages should be automatically generated
Question: Is there any step by step blog/article on configuring sharepoint 2010 for mobile? yes, i know pages get automatically generated. but we need to do some configuration at central administration and/or even in the network right? I am asking from intranet sharepoint portal perspective 🙂
Private Answer: search technical library on 'mobile' for instance and you will get all the informaiton you need.
Question: what all settings he has done to get the sharepoint content on his mobile?
Answer: You might want to start your search here http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/office/sync-documents-in-office-mobile-faq.aspx
Question: is that Dan speaking?
Answer: windows phone 7 guy on the mic
Question: do we get these videos for ondemand offline viewing?
Answer: live meeting is recorded and should be available a few days later, some of Yung's demos are in a process to be published i nyung's blog in a few days
Question: Is there any sample document management using sharepoint 2010 application available?
Private Answer: microsoft.com has fuly loaded vhd available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=67f93dcb-ada8-4db5-a47b-df17e14b2c74&displaylang=en
Question: whats the name of windows phone 7 guy .. tony something
Answer: Anthony Kinney
Question: It is Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD , I am asking, SharePoint 2010. Many document management features are new in 2010 🙂
Answer: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=751fa0d1-356c-4002-9c60-d539896c66ce
Question: can you please provide me / us the powerpoint broadcast URL here? venkat.kl@live.com
Private Answer: sorry, did not get the url before that session was over
Question: how long this Simulcast Event is there? already it is 1.46 midnight here in Bangalore, India. 🙂 want to attend virtualization session 🙂
Private Answer: it is scheduled to go for another hour
Question: I missed the requierment of document editing: Can you do simul-editing from a network share? Or is SharePoint/LiveDrive required
Answer: The file must be on sharepoint or skydrive. It cannot be a locally shared file
Question: Is there any step by step video / article / blog on making sharepoint 2010 virtualize?
Answer: try http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx
Question: Dan's Blog address?
Answer: Http://blogs.technet.com/danstolts or http://DanStolts.com
Question: which virtualization product is best suited for SMEs?
Answer: Depends on your needs. Hyper-V is the best in general but Boot2VHD with Windows 7 is a great solution for many different scenarios where you need the ability to use functions like sleep and hybernate which are not available on a Hyper-V machine. http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2010/10/06/virtualization-tour-native-boot-to-vhd-boot2vhd-dual-boot-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx or 4 part series http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2010/03/29/native-boot-to-vhd-part-i-of-iv-overview.aspx
Question: Is the following correct: External - access to your physical drive. Internal - has access to all your virtual machines - no Internet access. Private is?
Answer: External has access to your external NIC (can communicate beyond the host to other network hosts), Internal is for VM's to communicate with each other and with the host, Private is for VM to VM communication only. No Host connectivity via network with prvate network (unless you bridge which kind-of defeats the purpose. Private is used mostly for sandbox and development/testing
Question: where can we find background info
Answer: http://blogs.technet.com/b/johnbaker/archive/2006/02/15/419644.aspx
Question: What is the name of the utility for background information?
Answer: BackInfo http://blogs.technet.com/b/johnbaker/archive/2006/02/15/419644.aspx
Question: No goodies for online attendees? 🙂
Private Answer: Online attendees are entered into a drawing for an XBox Kinect bundle
Question: Is there a secret to copying large files (VHD,ISO) fast?
Answer: RichCopy... Watch my blog for more infomation about the tool. download available at: HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe <http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/d/0/fd05def7-68a1-4f71-8546-25c359cc0842/HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe> (5,896 KB)
Question: The steps to have Virtual environment are: Install OS. Patch It. Install Anti Virus/Fire Wall. Install applications to use in the environment. Sysprep - how? What are other steps
Answer: watch my blog. http://DanStolts.com Working on a post on how to sysprep. for now check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577
Question: will the Q & A and presentations be available online
Answer: will be posted on my blog later today http://blogs.technet.com/danstolts

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