ISA / IIS / Biztalk / WSPS / MOSS Info for the Month of April



Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server


Forefront Threat Management Gateway, the Next Generation of ISA Server, Now in Public Beta

Get a first look at the Forefront Threat Management Gateway, the next generation of ISA Server, as part of the new Forefront codename “Stirling” integrated security system. This first look public beta provides Web anti-malware for enhanced protection against Internet-based threats, simplified management, secure connectivity, and support for Windows Server 2008. Download the public beta today.


Go and get the ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer (IsaBPA) version 6 now!


Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server TechCenter


Please note that if you have feedback on documentation or wish to request new documents - email


ForeFront Edge Security Forums at

Discuss ISA Server at the new Microsoft Forefront™ Edge Security forums, available at TechCenter


Internet Security and Acceleration Server Blog

The ISA Server Product Team Blog ( is updated on a regular basis. Latest entries include:


Understanding By-Design Behavior of ISA Server 2006: Buffering and Streaming Web Publishing Rule Content


Introducing a New Era for ISA Server


ISA Server 2006 form base authentication problem using UPN logon format on a multiple domain environment



Microsoft Internet information Server


SQL Injection Attacks on IIS Web Servers

You may have seen recent reports that have surfaced stating that web sites running on Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 have been compromised. These reports allude to a possible vulnerability in IIS or issues related to Security Advisory 951306 which was released last week. Microsoft...


IIS 7 Media Pack Web Playlists Customer Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) is Live

I am really happy to announce that Web Playlists CTP2 is now released. Web Playlists CTP2 builds on top of CTP1 release that we had in February. It has the following additional features Extensibility through custom providers – We are releasing interfaces to write custom providers for the Web Playlists...


Windows Web Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005

One of the things I'm most excited about Windows Server 2008 is the new Web-focused version of Windows called Windows Web Server 2008.  It is a special, low-priced version of Windows (only $469 retail, half the price of Standard edition and available anywhere Windows Server is sold) that is focused...


IIS 7.0 PowerShell Provider Tech Preview 1

Finally, IIS 7.0 has a PowerShell Provider! The IIS7 PowerShell Provider allows you to Create Web-Sites, Web Applications, Virtual Directories and Application Pools Change Simple Configuration Properties on Web-Sites, Application Pools, Web Applications and Virtual Directories Add and Change Complex...



BizTalk Server


BizTalk Server 2006 R3 blog announcement


New Case Studies

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. - Staffing Service Coordinates Sales Activities, Utilizes Business Intelligence with CRM Solution


California Teachers Association - Teachers Association Turns to Centralized Data Repository to Improve Member Service


Sheraton University City Hotel - Hotel Improves Guest Experience and Revenue Through Innovative Use of Technology


INA - Croatia-Based Oil Firm Enhances Operations, Achieves 100 Per Cent Accurate Retail Data


Computacenter - Computacenter Reduces Business-to-Business Order Processing by up to 40 Per Cent


Global Bilgi - Call Centre Agents Improve Performance 3.7 Per Cent with Real-Time Monitoring Solution


OTP Bank - Eastern European Bank Reduces Payments Integration Time by 85 Per Cent


Sharepoint Technologies


Microsoft Completes Tender Offer for FAST Search & Transfer

April 27, 2008: Microsoft

Microsoft’s plans to acquire FAST were originally announced Jan. 8, 2008. FAST will operate as a Microsoft subsidiary, with a dedicated enterprise search research and development center in Oslo, Norway, and offices throughout the world.


MOSS Adoption Exploding in Europe

April 03, 2008: CMS Wire

Looks like Europe also hangs out on the SharePoint bandwagon. This news is according to the content management association—


OpenXML has been approved as an international standard

April 02, 2008:


SharePoint altering ECM landscape, survey says

April 02, 2008: Network World

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 adoption is changing the face of content and document management, but is still not mature enough handle some jobs, according to a survey released by Forrester.


The CIO and Sharepoint

March 28, 2008: InformationWeek
Why should CIOs pay close attention to this particular Microsoft product (as opposed to the myriad others you support in your organization)? Because it's viral (meaning its use is probably growing in your company, whether you know it or not), and it needs to be managed closely to get the most of out it.


SharePoint Server Is Taking Businesses by Storm

March 26, 2008: Network World

Microsoft's SharePoint Server product is becoming the IT industry's new must-have technology, offering tools for building everything from collaborative applications to Internet sites.


Microsoft SharePoint Sales To Hit $1 Billion In 2008

March 3, 2008: InformationWeek

With more companies looking to make critical information easily accessible to and shareable with employees, Microsoft said Monday that it expects total sales of its SharePoint online collaboration software will surpass the $1 billion mark in 2008.


Microsoft To Offer Online Services To Businesses Of All Sizes

March 3, 2008: ChannelWeb

Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) will make its Microsoft Online Services available to businesses of all sizes, the company announced Monday, possibly bringing it into conflict with channel partners who resell Microsoft's Web-hosted applications to small and midsize businesses.





Microsoft Internet information Server


This is your single source for Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community. Have you created an IIS script that others can use? Login, then submit it to the DownloadCENTER.



BizTalk Server


BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials


BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer V1.1


Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack


Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Readme and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Installation Guide


Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Administration Tutorials


Biztalk Adapter Pack 1.0




Sharepoint Technologies


Localized Versions of VSeWSS 1.1

Localized versions of VSeWSS v1.1 have been released, adding support for Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.


SharePoint Load Tests

Here is a great new resource on MOSS load testing tools and VSTS Web and Load Test projects


Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 2

Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 2 is released.


DPM Search Backup White Paper

The DPM team released a whitepaper detailing how to backup MOSS search.





SharePoint Technologies


Extending the collaborative benefits of Microsoft UC and Sharepoint 

Learn about customization and integrated solutions that are emerging around the Microsoft® Unified Communications stack and how you can apply these capabilities to your organization and keep your company healthy during recessionary times

5/22/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/22/2008 1:30 PM


Momentum Webcast: Enterprise Content Management and Workflows in SharePoint Server 2007 (Level 100) 

Over the last several years, organizations have created a huge volume of unstructured content. This content often exists in a state of unmanaged chaos that prevents an organization from properly using these valuable assets for better knowledge sharing, improved customer communications, and increased process efficiency. Join this webcast to learn how enterprise content management (ECM) from Microsoft is a key component of an organization's infrastructure that can help companies overcome these challenges. Built on a well-integrated platform, ECM from Microsoft easily extends content management to every information worker in an organization through integration with familiar tools like the Microsoft

5/21/2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/21/2008 2:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes


TechNet Webcast: Managing Exchange Server and SharePoint Protection with Forefront Server Security Management Console (Level 300) 

In this session, we provide an in-depth technical review of the features within Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console that help administrators more easily manage their Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, and Microsoft Antigen protections for messaging and collaboration environments. We provide attendees with best practices for improving efficiencies around updating multiple malware signature engines, distributing configuration changes, and setting alerts. Also, learn best practices for deploying Forefront Server Security Management Console in a clustered environment

5/21/2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/21/2008 2:30 PM | Duration:90 Minutes


Best Practices for Managing and Securing SharePoint 2007 

This is a ‘must attend’ session for IT Professionals in any organization that has SharePoint 2007 in its environment.  World renown author and expert on SharePoint and Windows technologies, Rand Morimoto, will share best practices of what organizations with SharePoint 2007 from around the world are doing relative to: encrypting SharePoint document libraries managing SharePoint server and content virus protection providing realtime snapshot backup of SharePoint and SQL data enabling secured remote access to SharePoint sites and servers and monitoring SharePoint to maintain high availability and reliability of SharePoint environments. Rand will cover key Microsoft technologies such as: ForeFront for SharePoint Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) ForeFront Intelligent Access Gateway (IAG) System Center Operations Manager 2007  

5/21/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/21/2008 10:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes


TechNet Webcast: Forefront Security for SharePoint Content Filtering Drill-Down (Level 300) 

Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint protects SharePoint libraries against infected documents, but it also enables IT administrators to block the upload and download of out-of-policy file types and documents containing inappropriate keywords. Join this session for an in-depth view of the content filtering features within Forefront Security for SharePoint, including key filtering components and services, scanning options, and diagnostic tools.

 5/19/2008 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/19/2008 11:00 AM | Duration:90 Minutes


Momentum Webcast: The Enterprise Search Platform in SharePoint Server 2007 (Level 100) 

Providing the people in your organization with the ability to quickly find, use, and share the right information is critical to helping them make better business decisions, be more productive, and achieve greater business success. Information workers need to access information from across their desktops, the company network, and application databases, in addition to finding people and experts.  At Microsoft, we have a great appreciation for the business challenges associated with finding, using, and sharing information across the enterprise. To that end, we would like to invite you to this webcast on the enterprise search solutions in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007.

5/15/2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/15/2008 2:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes


MSDN Webcast: 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008: Reach Users with the 2007 Office System (Level 200) 

5/15/2008 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/15/2008 10:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes


TechNet Webcast: Securing SharePoint End-to-End with Microsoft Forefront (Level 300) 

Not always viewed as a security target, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 libraries are key repositories of corporate information.  Protecting this information and the users that access it – whether internally or externally – is a key security concern for companies today. In this session, we provide a technical overview of how Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, Internet Security Acceleration (ISA) Server, and Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) combine to provide end-to-end protection for SharePoint deployments. Learn how to block infected documents, scan for out-of-policy files, prevent attacks from Internet-based threats, publish SharePoint safely, and to use secure socket layer (SSL) VPN connections for improved performance and security.

 5/14/2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/14/2008 2:30 PM | Duration:90 Minutes



New or updated KB’s


Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server


Some Web proxy log records display incorrect information in the HTTP Status Code column when you review ISA logging data from a remote ISA Server 2004 management console


A report may not display HTTPS traffic in ISA Server 2006


Description of the ISA Server 2006 hotfix package: March 9, 2007


Firewall service stops responding intermittently in ISA Server 2006



BizTalk Server


FIX: The HTTP header field for a signed RNIF 2.0 document incorrectly contains the multipart/related value in BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.5 or in BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.0


FIX: You receive an error message after you configure BizTalk Accelerator for HIPAA 3.0 to send 997 functional acknowledgements in an EDI-to-XML project


FIX: A delivered message is continually resubmitted to a custom pipeline component in BizTalk Server 2006


You cannot add more than one map when you add inbound maps to receive ports or when you add outbound maps to send ports in BizTalk Server


FIX: Some output messages may contain incorrect data when you use BizTalk Adapter for J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne to process lots of messages in BizTalk Server 2006


MS08-017: Description of the security update for BizTalk Server Office Web Components: March 11, 2008


FIX: You may experience slow query performance or timeouts when you run HAT queries against a large tracking database in BizTalk Server 2004


FIX: The whole batch of messages is suspended if an exception occurs in the map for one of the records in the interchange in BizTalk Server 2006


FIX: Event ID: 5720 may be logged when you use the Message Enrichment Tutorial in BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 1.3


FIX: Error message when a Visual Studio solution contains several BizTalk Server 2006 projects: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object"


FIX: In BizTalk Server 2006, the FTP adapter may take a long time to transfer a file to an IBM AIX-based FTP server


FIX: Exception and error information is omitted in the NACK message from a Web service in BizTalk Server 2006


FIX: In BizTalk Server 2006 R2, you cannot use the MIME.FileName context property to rename an EDI file when you use the SMTP adapter to send the EDI file as an attachment


FIX: Error message when you try to add the "SWIFT Trailer.xsd" XML Schema file to a BizTalk project in BizTalk Server: "Failed to load schema"


FIX: You cannot click to select some check boxes in the installation wizard when you try to install BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 3.0 on a server that has BizTalk Server 2006 R2 installed


FIX: You may experience time-outs when you use a receive location to connect to a WCF service and you use the WCF request-response adapter in BizTalk Server 2006 R2


FIX: You may receive an event ID 5753 error message when you try to use the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 EDI functionality


FIX: You may receive error messages when you receive an X12 997 functional ACK in a BizTalk Server 2006 R2 EDI application


FIX: Error message when you use BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2.0 to process an MT361 message type: "The 'Line3' element has an invalid value according to its data type"


FIX: The size of a file is 0 bytes when the FTP adapter saves the file in a temporary folder in BizTalk Server 2004


FIX: The MessageBox_Message_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb job may fail and you may receive an "Event ID 208" message in BizTalk Server 2004


FIX: The BAM Portal request view display may be incorrect in BizTalk Server 2006 or in BizTalk Server 2006 R2


FIX: Exception and error information is omitted in the NACK message from a Web service in BizTalk Server 2006



SharePoint Technologies


Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2003


Error message when you try to expand an entry in a Grouped By view in Windows SharePoint Services, in SharePoint Server 2007, or in SharePoint Portal Server 2003: "<!-- #RENDER FAILED# -->"


A Web service call fails when you create a .NET Framework 1.1 application to use the QueryEx operation in SharePoint Server 2007 and in SharePoint Portal Server 2003


The Stsadm.exe command-line tool does not back up or restore user profile information in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003


Error message when you use the Rich Text Editor in a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 Content Editor Web Part on a Windows Vista-based computer: "An error has occurred in the script on this page"


Windows Sharepoint Services Version 3


Error message when a user clicks the hyperlink in the invitation e-mail that is generated when you add the user to a group in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Portal Server 2007


Error message when you try to manage a site collection in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007: "User cannot be found"


Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: March 27, 2008


Error message when you try to add KPI Web Part to a page in the French version of SharePoint Server 2007 or in the French version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "Impossible to add selected component"


No search results are returned after you detach and then reattach a content database in SharePoint Server 2007 or in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server


No results are returned when you search for German compound words or for German compound names in SharePoint Server 2007


Expensive Transact-SQL queries are generated in the back-end instance of SQL Server when you perform a search in SharePoint Server 2007


After you set the visibility of your profile attributes to "Only Me" on a SharePoint Server 2007 site, the profile attributes are no longer visible on the "My Site" home page


Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: March 27, 2008


Error message when you try to add KPI Web Part to a page in the French version of SharePoint Server 2007 or in the French version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "Impossible to add selected component"


How to create a custom e-mail alert alert handler in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server


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