Microsoft Internet information Server
Start-up your Web business with Microsoft BizSpark
Starting up a Web business, especially in this economy, isn’t easy. Microsoft wants to make it easier. A few weeks ago we announced Microsoft BizSpark , a new program specifically for Web start-ups which makes it very easy to get access to…
Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!
I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI). Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including…
Top 10 Microsoft Stories of 2008
December 15, 2008: Information Week
Having bid farewell to Bill Gates, Microsoft tempered its appetite for Yahoo, tweaked Vista, leapt into cloud computing, allowed a peek at Windows 7, and warmed up to open source. SharePoint is featured as the 10th story: The SharePoint Phenomenon.
A New Approach To Collaboration And Enterprise Content Management
December 13, 2008: Information Week
Oceans of unmanaged content are swamping companies. It’s time to rethink ECM and collaboration to keep your head above water.
Lotus and SharePoint: Side by Side
December 12, 2008: Windows & Net Magazine
Microsoft SharePoint has quickly become the dominant player in the collaboration software market.
SharePoint ‘is military choice’
December 12, 2008: One Stop Click
Microsoft SharePoint is increasingly being used by national defense forces to meet their distinctive security needs, it has been revealed.
Insurers Must Take Advantage of the Economic Climate to Realize Future Gains
December 12, 2008: Insurance & Technology
SharePoint and IBM WebSphere Portal are just two examples of platforms that support collaboration right out of the box.
Document Scanning and Microsoft Sharepoint Improving Businesses
December 12, 2008: AJP Online
Document management software Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007, with the aid of document scanning is effectively managing documents and supports many systems for Microsoft-focused organizations.
Blogs\ External sites
SharePoint Reviews – Independent reviews of SharePoint products, custom web parts, solutions etc…
From the Field Blog – live action direct from the field as reported by some of Microsoft’s top SharePoint engineers
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.
SPGhostTool – Tool to fix broken setup path values in files without having to modify the database
WSS PM recently released a codeplex tool that you may find useful for fixing ghosted file issues in SharePoint. The tool uses the PRIME APIs to export and import an individual file to fix up the setup path value. Since it is relatively easy for a user to break this value and become permanently unable to re-ghost the file, hopefully this will help. http://www.codeplex.com/SPGhostTool
SharePoint Technology Conference
January 27–29, 2009: Burlingame, CA
For three exciting days in January, you’ll be eating, drinking, sleeping, talking and living Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. The first day at SPTechCon is filled with intense full and half-day workshops, half in the morning, half in the afternoon. The next two days are filled with more than 50 break-out classes to choose from. Build your own custom program!
SharePoint Best Practices Conference
February 2–4, 2009: San Diego, CA
The SharePoint Best Practices Conference eliminates design, deploy, organization and administration confusion, replacing disorder with Clarity, Direction and Confidence.
February 9–11, 2009: Las Vegas, NV
3 days of compelling discussion on the evolving business environment and how search is enabling companies to succeed. http://www.fastsearch.com/l3a.aspx?m=1134&amid=14562
All upcoming Events\Webcasts
Microsoft Internet information Server
FIX: Description of a hotfix that extends the functionality of the Web Management Service for IIS in Windows Server 2008
FIX: Error message when you try to administer a remote IIS 7.0 server and the impersonation level of the calling thread is set to Identify: “Exception Details: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Access is denied”
FIX: Error message when you try to use IIS 7.0 Manager to edit a web.config file that contains an XML fragment which includes xmlns: “Cannot write configuration file”
You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or IIS 6
FIX: IIS 7.0 may experience access violations or memory corruption if a filter module uses the IHttpRequest::SetUrl API
FIX: Requests that contain unescaped percent signs (%) can be used to bypass the request filtering module in IIS 7.0
FIX: The IIS 7.0 pipeline does not handle the return code from ISAPI correctly when it tries to redirect from the SF_NOTIFY_URL_MAP notification
FIX: Error message when you try to import the bindings file in BizTalk Server 2006: “Failed to update binding information”
FIX: Some elements that contain space characters in a message may be reset to empty when you use the BizTalk Server Adapter for WSE 2.0 in BizTalk Server 2004 or in BizTalk Server 2006
FIX: The WCF service that is generated may cause the IIS worker process to crash in a BizTalk Server 2006 R2 environment
FIX: You cannot create a HOST instance when your user account is a member of BizTalk Server Administrators group in SQL Server
FIX: The BizTalk Server FTP adapter does not send messages and event errors occur when the FTP send port uses “QUIT” as the AfterPut command in BizTalk Server 2006 R2
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): December 16, 2008
Version history is not maintained correctly in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 when changes are made simultaneously by different users in attached list item documents and in “multiple lines of text” fields
The CustomListView rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker can warn that customized list views that will not be upgraded
The CustomFieldType rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 can warn that customized field types will not be upgraded
The ModifiedWorkflowActionsFile rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 can warn that the default declarative workflow actions file was changed
The CustomWorkflowActionsFiles rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 can warn that custom .ACTIONS files exist in the farm
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Wssmui.msp): December 16, 2008
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package (WSS server-package): December 16, 2008
The ModifiedWebConfigWorkflowAuthorizedTypes rule in Pre-Upgrade Checker for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 can warn that Web.config files contain modified authorized types for workflow
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
You cannot enable the Publishing feature in SharePoint Server 2007 after you delete an out-of-box standard permission level
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver.msp): December 19, 2008
Users cannot create a new variation of a page that they created in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): December 16, 2008
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver.msp): December 16, 2008
Error message when you try to save a site as a template in SharePoint Server 2007: “Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file”
MS08-077: Description of the security update for SharePoint Server: December 9, 2008
MS08-077: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server could cause elevation of privilege