New ebooks: Getting Started

Thank you for your input on my previous blog post about e-reader formats. Two of our downloadable books are now available as .mobi and .epub files, the most requested formats. Click the following links to go to the main download page, and then click Download next to the format of your choice. Getting Started with SharePoint…

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SharePoint documentation as e-books: tell us what you think

We’ve been hearing from some of you at conferences and in email that you want to be able to take TechNet content offline on your e-readers (Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and so on). We’re starting to figure out how to do that, and we’d love more input. Please leave a comment about which…

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How do you use our posters?

We’d like to know how you use the posters we have up on TechNet: SharePoint Server 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199(office.14).aspx  SharePoint Server 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287835.aspx Do you print them on a plotter, or in a smaller format? Would you like them to be available to order in glossy format? Is there any other…


Stsadm Silverlight interactive application

Hello, I am a technical writer for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. I would like to announce that an Stsadm Silverlight interactive application is now available on the following TechNet Web sites:   Ø  Stsadm Technical Reference for SharePoint Server 2007: o    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/cc948709.aspx Ø  Stsadm Technical Reference for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0:…

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New Download: Visio Stencils for Design Architecture Posters

By popular request, we have packed up and created a download for the stencils that we used to create many of the SharePoint Technical Diagrams. These models are created using Office Visio 2007. You can modify the Visio files to illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies in your own environment….


Using MIS with SharePoint? Blatchington Mill School shows how to do the job.

I recently completed a technical case study with a school in the UK: Blatchington Mill School (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335971.aspx). This is the second school I’ve worked with in the UK. I was attracted to this solution by the sophisticated use of reporting that ties into the school’s MIS system. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: 1….


NEW! Best Practices Resource Center for MOSS; WSS CHM Download

Many issues that customers run into with Office SharePoint Server 2007 can be traced back to a small set of specific design problems. The SharePoint Customer Advisory Team and the Microsoft Consulting Services team for SharePoint have collaborated to bring you a set of guidelines that lay out the best practices for success with Office…


Hunting for backup, recovery, or availability information? Look no further!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes, creating diagrams and articles to help you back up and recover MOSS, and plan and configure availability solutions. We’ve finally published and collected them into a resource center that you can bookmark and come back to. In one location, you can now find: Planning and how-to content for…


You asked for it, you got it: .chm builds of library content

A frequent request from customers and partners is to create a download that contains all of the content from our technical library in compiled help format (CHM). Well, it took a while, but due to some positive changes in our authoring environment, we can now build .chm files of our content. Now live and available…