Going Global

Apologies for the gap in posts, we’ve been v. busy – honest.  We’ve been talking to SharePoint engineer teams in the US and decided to pool our resources and have a global blog that all engineers could post to.  So we are moving from Technet.  Lawrence Liu has created us a MOSS blog site on the official SharePoint community site called ‘From…

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Windows XP SP1 and SharePoint 2003 Hotfix Trouble

SharePoint users at my customers’ site were complaining the other day that any Office 2003 documents would not load from a SharePoint 2003 site through IE 6.  In fact IE would just freeze up and then have to be closed with extreme force.  All other non office documents were fine. The clients were Windows XP SP1 and not all…

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MOSS and TempDB

Had lots of questions recently asking how MOSS uses Tempdb in SQL Server 2005 because we need to work that info into our farm designs and plan for performance and capacity.  Right now, the answer is ‘I dunno’- not for sure anyway.  There is nothing MOSS specific published regarding tempdb.    I’ve been told that you should just think of MOSS…

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Fox IT launch 64 bit pdf ifilter for MOSS

Foxit PDF IFilter is designed to help users index a large number of PDF document and then quickly find text within these documents.  The PDF document include files, emails with attachments or database records.  Download here : http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/ifilter/index.html#downloadifilter

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MOSS and SQL Mirroring – Advice from Technology Specialist

Bill Baer has started a series of blogs on the subject of SQL 2005 Mirroring as one solution for failover and disaster recovery. Part one covers and intro and the basic concepts in excellent technical depth. You can find the article here : http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/archive/2007/04/23/sql-server-2005-database-mirroring-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007-part-1-introduction-overview-and-basics.aspx  

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SharePoint 2007 Performance White Paper

I don’t know about everyone else out there but something I get asked all the time about MOSS is to provide some indication of performance on hardware platforms. Well HP have (once again) done the donkey work for us and produced a fairly comprehensive white paper here :     http://h71019.www7.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/cache/497613-0-0-0-121.html   A good read…

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Internet World Host SharePoint Pavilion

I’d just like to let you know about the SharePoint pavilion that we are running as part of Internet World happening next week from 1st – 3rd of May, showcasing solutions from some of our best SharePoint ECM partners. You can register for free on the Internet World Site.   For a full agenda take…

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Forefront Blog

Noticed for Forefront Engineering Team have started a blog this month. Forefront is the server side anti-virus solution for SharePoint and Exchange.  It scans documents as they are up and down loaded from SharePoint.    If you interested in seeing what Forefront can do, take the Forefront Virtual Lab  

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SharePoint Virtual Labs

My Team is pushing virtual labs as a quick and easy way for our customers to skill up on SharePoint features.  There are over 70 SharePoint related labs for anyone to take for free.  You get 90 minutes to run through the lab tasks and manual in PDF for reference.  You then follow step by step instructions to complete…

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Fun with RSS

My customer wanted to use the MOSS out of the box RSS web parts to use feeds from external sources, like CNN, BBC etc., as well as internal sources, a local Community Server. They ran into a few problems:   Authenticated RSS Feeds MOSS RSS web parts only support anonymous and Kerberos authentication. When they…

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