Unique Document URLs in MOSS 2007

P.S.: There’s now a feature in SharePoint 2010 to address this: See http://blogs.technet.com/blairb/archive/2009/10/20/new-document-id-feature-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx I’m currently working on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 implementation at a large customer that uses LiveLink. They need a feature not currently available out-of-the-box in SharePoint, so these are some ideas on how we’re planning to do it. Most of the concepts were… Read more

Moving a content database from MOSS 2007 Beta 2 TR to RTM

If you’re upgrading your MOSS 2007 (Microsof Office SharePoint Server 2007) from Beta 2 TR to the final RTM release, you probably know you should be following the steps described at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/3df597d0-bad0-4c73-9c26-a10bb80449881033.mspx?mfr=true However, if you just want to move just MOSS 2007 Beta 2 TR content, there is a simpler way. You can simply move… Read more

Starting a course on .NET Framework 2.0 Foundation for MVPs

I have started today an MVP-targeted course on .NET Framework 2.0 core development. This is something Microsoft offers to the MVPs and I will be monitoring that class. If you’re interested in the MVP program, there are details at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com That eLearning is provided in a collection comprised of 7 individual courses. The collection is described… Read more

Steps to Configure a basic MOSS 2007 Farm (RTM)

I have finally gathered all the required resources to build my test server for MOSS 2007 (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) RTM.This includes hardware (an HP notebook with 2GB of RAM), software (Windows Server 2003 SP1, SQL Server 2005 SP1 and the RTM release of MOSS 2007) and time :-). My goal is to set up a… Read more

Changing a Site Collection URL

There is no out-of-the-box command in SharePoint to rename a site collection URL. So if you have a site created at http://team/sites/site1 and want to rename it to http://team/sites/site2, you will need to do a backup of the site collection, delete the site collection and restore the backup under a new site collection URL. The… Read more

Installing MOSS 2007 Beta 2 TR (or should I say upgrading?)

If you like the majority of the IT people out there, you’re not really fond of reading manuals and README files. When we need to install new software, we simply find the SETUP.EXE and start running it right away. For the latest update to the MOSS 2007 beta, that simply won’t cut it. MOSS 2007… Read more

Keeping up with discussions in MOSS 2007

I recently got a question about how one would keep up with a discussion hosted in Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007. There was the misconception that whenever a new item was posted in the discussion, everyone in the site would get a message. SharePoint, by default, does not send an e-mail to every user when new… Read more

Moving your MOSS 2007 databases to a larger drive

I was doing a small Proof-of-Concept with SharePoint Server 2007, using one server for the database (running SQL Server 2005) and another server for SharePoint Server. The problem is that the SysAdmin that installed SQL Server not only installed it on the C: drive but also let SQL creating new database on the C: drive…. Read more

Maintaining your MOSS 2007 SQL Databases

If you’re running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007), your’re also running a SQL Server, hopefully the 2005 version to get the best performance. MOSS will be creating all your databases for your, so you might thing you should not worry about maintaining those databases, right? Not really… Databases need proper care and, if… Read more

Steps to configure a basic MOSS 2007 farm

I’m working on a step-by-step procedure to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 (MOSS 2007), to allow my customer to create their environment by themselves. The main difficulty they have right now is the exact sequence to follow to get a basic infrastructure for team collaboration with self-service site creation, search and my… Read more