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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


Processess running on a MOSS 2007 Beta 2 box

I configured a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 (MOSS 2007) server and I was trying to better understand the processes that run on it. I used two computers, one running all WSS/MOSS services and the other running AD and SQL. The WSS/MOSS server is running Windows Server 2003 EE SP1 in a  Virtual…


Tips for Excel Services Beta 2

I just wanted to share some things that I learned while implementing a proof of concept on Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) 2007 beta 2 and more specifically regarding the Excel Services feature. First of all, if you got the beta for MOSS, Excel Services will be available as soon as you configure a Shared…


Outlook and SharePoint integration

There are several integration points between Outlook 2003 and SharePoint (both Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003). Here they are: Calendar synchronization You can synchronize your data in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with data from Windows SharePoint Services, so you can keep a local copy of the team calendars from your team’s SharePoint…


SharePoint Server 2007

How I’ve been spending my time later? Playing with SharePoint “v3” Beta 1. Sorry, I should have said SharePoint Server 2007, since it’s already been properly announced at My current effort is to implement a scenario where you have a parent portal and a few geographically dispersed child sites. The main idea is to keep the…