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  • Blog Post: New White Papers for SQL Server Published

    A number of new white papers have been published relating to SQL Server and Microsoft or 3rd Party Applications: Configure disaster recovery across SharePoint farms by using SQL Server log shipping Create a disaster recovery farm in a geographically distributed data center for SharePoint Disk Partition...
  • Blog Post: How to become a SharePoint Professional

    Interesting post from Michael Gannotti on how to become a SharePoint Professional. Some good tips and resources. http://socialmedia.mikegannotti.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=203
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Connection Days

    At five locations in Switzerland from 28 September up to 8. October 2009, Microsoft Connection Days (ex Partner Days), an event for Partners and IT professionals will be held. This year, Microsoft Partners and now IT Professionals will have the opportunity, under one roof, to network and make interesting...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2007 SP2 – Bug with Product Expiry

    During the installation of Service Pack 2 (SP2), a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial installation 180 days after SP2 is deployed. The activation of the expiration date will not affect the normal function of SharePoint up until...
  • Blog Post: Swiss TechDays 2009 – Registration Open

    The Web Site and Registration is now open for Swiss TechDays 2009. http://www.techdays.ch In Bern (German and English), 8 and 9 April, there will be 5 tracks, role specific: IT Pro’s (2 Tracks) Development (2 Tracks) Architecture (1 Track) For the IT Pro’s, Current and interesting topics like Windows...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 Toolkit - v4 released

    Version 4 of the much loved Toolkit for MOSS 2007 has been released. Some of the new or improved functionality included in v4: Diagnostic Tool improvements Permission Reporting Tool Quota Management Command Security Configuration Wizard Further information about the Toolkit can be found on the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New TechNet Event Calendar Web Page

    Microsoft Switzerland now has a new page to show the TechNet Events/Seminars. http://www.microsoft.com/switzerland/server/de/events/default.mspx You now have an overview all off the Swiss TechNet events, including the Content, Session Description, Date and Venue. On each link from this page, you can...
  • Blog Post: Problems with the display of Search results (Search Server 2008 / MOSS)

    Some partners have reported problems with the Search results display. The 1st search request on a Search Portal on Search Server 2008 appears very quickly. The system shows the elapsed time as 0.05 seconds. So far, so good. If a user performs another search, this action takes 1-2 minutes to complete...
  • Blog Post: Test Microsoft Online Services for Free for 30 days

    On the 19th March, at x.Days, Microsoft Online was officially launched in Switzerland. Microsoft Business Productivity Online suite (BPOS) is this offering’s name which encompasses Services like SharePoint, Exchange and Unified Communications (IM, Presence and Live Meeting). Planned future enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Virtualizing SharePoint – Real World Experiences

    If you are thinking about (or have already) Virtualized Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, have a look the the Virtualization blog for some really good real-world experiences and guidance. http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/04/06/Series-on-virtualizing-SharePoint.aspx
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009

    October 19-22, 2009, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA The SharePoint Conference 2009 will be the first and the best conference to get in depth training on SharePoint 2010, from upgrade and migration to the business value of new platform features and functionality. Come and get early insight...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008

    The SharePoint Guidance has just been published on Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices Developer Center . This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications. The guidance contains a reference implementation (RI) that demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development...
  • Blog Post: Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services

    SSIS Developers often wonder how they can get information into, and out-of a SharePoint lists. There is a solution. Look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd365137.aspx for an explanation on the SharePoint List Source and Destination Sample available on Codeplex .
  • Blog Post: Adobe PDF iFilter for 64bit

    Eventually! Adobe has released a 64bit version of it’s PDF iFilter for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Up till now, your only options were Adobe’s 32 bit version, or buy the 32- or 64-bit version from Foxit Software . Feedback from...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Designer 2007 – Now Free!

    The SharePoint 2007 Designer is now available as a free download. For those who don’t know what SharePoint Designer is, visit she SharePoint Designer web page and have a look at the videos on offer. You can download the product from the same site.
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide – SharePoint Online

    You may want to Evaluate SharePoint Online (USA Site) ( Swiss Site ), but don’t know where to start. Well, the new IPD (Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide) for SharePoint Online is exactly the right thing for you. The document you are looking for on the web page is the “ SharePoint Online - Evaluating...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Service Pack 2 is available

    Today we shipped Service Pack 2 for: Microsoft Office 2007 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Highlights include: The ability to open, edit and save documents in version 1.1 of the OpenDocument Format for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These applications now let users...
  • Blog Post: iFilters for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows Desktop Search

    Quite often, customers and partners ask about iFilters. For those who don’t know what an iFilter is, well, when a Indexing Service needs to index the contents of a file, it needs to know what the format of the file is. A PDF file has a different format to a DOC or DOCX file. An iFilter file contains...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Conference 2009

    Do you know about the SharePoint Conference 2009 - the premier worldwide conference dedicated to SharePoint and related technologies? SharePoint Conference 2009 will be the conference to learn about SharePoint “14”. Who : If you’re an IT Professional, an IT Decision Maker , an Architect or a Developer...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk and SharePoint Server: Business Process Management and Optimization with the Microsoft Plattform

    Based on many requests, a Microsoft Partner training event will be presented by the Microsoft CPLS Partner AddOn. The training will focus on Business Process Management and Process Optimization in BizTalk, plus how SharePoint Components can be used to simplify the solution. For information on the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and PerformancePoint….better together

    It was just announced a few days ago that PerformancePoint Server will not longer exist as a stand-alone product. It's functionality will be integrated into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Exact details and the reasoning behind this are described below in the SharePoint Senior PM blog entry: What...