News

SharePoint

A few people within the SharePoint community have created enhanced installation guides that contain very helpful screenshots and even a video screencast. See the downloads section for a list of these great resources.

IIS

Peek into Operations Magic on Microsoft.com Blog, Webcasts, and Whitepapers on IIS.NET
The pressure of running 100's of sites while maintaining above 99.75% up-time must be intense. Microsoft.com's (MSCOM) Operations Team has found the magical balance bet ...
http://forums.iis.net/1412427/ShowThread.aspx#1412427

MVP Ken Schaefer talks about IIS7 with Chewy Chong
Chewy Chong, part of Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE), cornered Ken Schaefer to talk about IIS7. With some discussion and demos, Ken shows you how si ...
http://forums.iis.net/thread/1405563.aspx

Pick Your Flavor: Channel 9 & Brett Hill bring to life all that is IIS
We've got it all: audio, video, education, and even editorial discussions. No matter what your interests are, there is a safe bet that Technical Ev ...
http://forums.iis.net/1403042/ShowThread.aspx#1403042

Jonathan Goodyear Marks IIS7 as the "Difference" in Windows Vista
There are many cool features in Windows Vista that might make one developer happy over another. For President of ASPSoft Jonathan Goodyear, though, it is clear he sees ...
http://forums.iis.net/1392889/ShowThread.aspx#1392889

Shipped! RC1 Out-the-Door! Learn from the all-new Updated IIS7 Articles
Windows Vista Release Candidate (RC) 1 is out the door with a fresh new build of IIS7. This is an exciting time for the IIS team as we draw near the full release i ...
http://forums.iis.net/1391795/ShowThread.aspx#1391795

Downloads

Sharepoint

MOSS 2007 Beta 2 to B2TR Patching Procedure (with screenshots)

http://blog.funknstyle.com/?p=542

WSS 3.0 Beta 2 to B2TR Patching Procedure (with screenshots)

http://blog.funknstyle.com/?p=545

MOSS 2007 B2+B2TR Slipstream Clean Installation Procedure

http://www.sharepointblogs.com/files/12210/download.aspx

MOSS 2007 B2+B2TR Slipstream Clean Installation Procedure (screencast; in Flash format)

http://www.sharepointblogs.com/files/12212/download.aspx

WSS 3.0 B2+B2TR Slipstream Clean Installation Procedure (with screenshots)

http://jopx.blogspot.com/2006/09/installing-wss-30-beta2-tr-slipstream.html

Still Using Office 2003? Make Sure You're Compatible

Are you still using Office 2003? Make sure you can open and edit the documents sent to you by colleagues who are using the 2007 Office system. Keep your installation updated and install the Compatibility Pack, and you can ensure that the new Open XML Formats of the 2007 Office system don't cause you compatibility headaches.
http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/converter.mspx

ISA

Firewall Client for ISA Server
Installs ISA Server Firewall Client software on 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=45855498-66ba-43d3-a8f1-37837d380389&DisplayLang=en

Localized HTML Error pages for errors 12221 and 12222
This update provides the localized HTML error pages for errors 12221 and 12222. The localized error pages were not provided with ISA Server 2006.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b07cba6e-115c-4051-abbb-533d0c650353&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk

BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials
The BizTalk Server 2006 tutorials contain detailed steps for implementing simple scenarios to give new users an experience of using a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a5f6ef4-aeb8-4d8d-a521-37333a875ce4&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Server 2006 Trial Software
Download the BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition Trial Software. BizTalk Server 2006 is Microsoft's premiere server for building solutions for business process and integration. BizTalk Server 2006, the fourth major version of the product, builds on the innovation and success introduced by the three previous versions—BizTalk Server 2004, 2002, and 2000.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ed8eccbe-5c90-4622-89d5-3986d69e1ee5&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.1 2006 Message Pack
Provides updated schema for BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.1 to comply with SWIFT industry standards for 2006
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=834c4c2e-a61d-41f0-b27d-3bb7c9017f19&DisplayLang=en

Migration Guide for the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2006 Message Pack
Provides documentation for updating the schema of the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to comply with SWIFT industry standards.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5f0a2355-b17f-479c-9b14-f784d5da9a95&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v.2.1 Service Pack 1
Provides a roll up of quick fixes to the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.1 since RTM.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e4dca895-e216-46b6-ae05-1902b8ff14ed&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.3 Service Pack 1 Migration Guide
Provides documentation on migrating to BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.3 Service Pack 1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a875de4-4430-47ae-b441-f3afecbfd184&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2006 v2.3 Message Pack
Provides schema updates for BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to comply with SWIFT worldwide 2006 Standards Release Guide Specification
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=95c8535b-cd6c-4727-8022-2741e3642b8c&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.3 Service Pack 1
Provides a roll up of fixes to the Biztalk Accelerator for SWIFT issued since RTM
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d89ad663-3df3-4d48-b838-fc772db556bf&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation Update (CHM)
Updated Documentation for BizTalk Server 2006 - CHM format
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3294ddaf-9f67-409f-a92d-2f6070dc0d1a&DisplayLang=en

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.1 Service Pack 1 Migration Guide
Provides documentation on migrating to BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT v2.1 Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=64371661-1b89-43e9-bb59-df27845b47a9&DisplayLang=en

Events/WebCasts

SharePoint

Mon, 02 Oct 2006 : Momentum Webcast: A Sneak Peek at Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the Cornerstone of the 2007 Office System (Level 100)
In this webcast, we explore some key features IT professionals are anticipating in the upcoming release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server applications that promotes effective organization by giving you comprehensive control over electronic content, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating better-informed decision making and information sharing. We discuss portal and search functionality and features like collaboration, business intelligence, business forms, and content management—including documents, records, and Web content. See how SharePoint Server 2007 enables you to support intranets, extranets, and Web applications across your enterprise within one integrated platform. Join this session to discover how these innovations provide you with powerful tools to make a strategic impact.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032308626%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Mon, 02 Oct 2006 : MSDN Webcast: Office SharePoint Server 2007 Business Data Catalog (Part 2 of 2): Developing Web Services (Level 200)
Beyond giving you the ability to integrate portals with enterprise data and applications with minimal code, the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 also introduces several specific development opportunities. In the second half of this two-part webcast, we show you how to create Web services that are fully optimized for the BDC. We also show you how to use BDC-registered metadata to create your own automatically-generated custom user interfaces.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032306988%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Tue, 10 Oct : VIP Web Cast – Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration
Find out how to empower your people and partner organizations to work together more effectively at a special VIP event designed for business executives and technology professionals.
This interactive web case is an effective way for you to learn how Microsoft products and technologies can help your teams:

· be productive from a range of devices and get simplified, integrated access to more types of communications, including e-mail, voice mail, fax, calendar and contacts.

· improve business efficiencies by enabling information workers to find and communicate with people in real time, via a secure, enterprise-grade environment.

· deliver improved business efficiencies and increased individual productivity by extending presence, IM and unified communications capabilities to partners, customers and suppliers.

· allow IT departments to deliver these messaging services with reduced cost and complexity  

· get the protection your organization demands, the anywhere access your people want and the operational efficiency you need

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032309379%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 : TechNet Webcast: An In-Depth Look at SharePoint Server 2007 Search Technology (Level 200)
Discover the new search features available in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. In this webcast, we look at the challenges IT professionals face when trying to support disparate information repositories, and how SharePoint Server 2007 can help address these issues. We also explore the other new features and the enhanced architecture of SharePoint Server 2007, including a look at some specific usage scenarios.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032309958%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 : TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Excel Services Technical Overview (Level 200)
In this webcast, we look at the new Excel Services, which is part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We show how Excel Services extends the capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 by allowing broad sharing of spreadsheets, in addition to improved manageability and security. Attend this session to learn how Excel Services enables you to reuse spreadsheet models through a scalable server-based calculation service and an interactive Web-based user interface. We illustrate how Excel Services provides a Web-based user interface for browser-based access and a Web services API for programmatic access, both of which have robust options for controlling what data is available to users and applications. Excel Services also takes advantage of the other capabilities of SharePoint Server 2007, including enterprise content management features like check-in/check-out, auditing, and versioning capabilities.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032309817%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

New KB’s

ISA

The Microsoft Firewall service stops responding to client computer requests and Event IDs 7034, 14057, and 1000 are logged after you publish an Outlook Web Access server in ISA Server 2004 (923765)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923765

Description of the ISA Server 2004 hotfix package: July 13, 2006 (922792)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922792

You receive a blank page when your Web browser submits a POST request to an ASP Web site over an ISA Server 2004 access rule that requires client authentication (922851)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922851

A memory leak may occur when you use ISA Server 2004 to publish a Web site that uses link translation (922790)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922790

Error message when you view an ISA 2004 SSL Web site: "Error Code: 500 Internal Server error. The context has expired and can no longer be used" (922635)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922635

Description of the ISA Server 2004 hotfix package: July 27, 2006 (923330)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923330

When ISA Server 2004, Standard Edition receives lots of requests, the program stops responding to requests (922946)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922946

When ISA Server 2004, Enterprise Edition receives lots of requests, the program stops responding to requests (920893)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920893

A large file download fails when an ISA Server 2004 SOCKS client computer uses passive mode FTP (923322)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923322

An ISA Server 2004 Web chaining rule may not redirect requests to the specified port (922899)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922899

The Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Setup log files (837347)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837347

Clients may receive an "Error Code 500 Internal Server Error" error message when they try to visit a Web site that you publish by using ISA Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004 (841664)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841664

Outlook Web Access Server Publishing in ISA Server 2004 (888714)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888714

Clients may receive an "Error 792: The L2TP connection attempt failed because security negotiation timed out." error message when they try to complete a VPN connection to ISA Server 2006 or to ISA Server 2004 (838438)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838438

How to permit PPTP clients to access the external network through ISA Server 2006 or through ISA Server 2004 (838245)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838245

How to configure the firewall policy if pcAnywhere is installed on a computer that is running ISA Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004 (838111)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838111

How to publish a Web server on a perimeter network by using ISA Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004 (838242)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838242

How to publish a Citrix Metaframe version 1.8 server by using Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004 (837739)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837739

Support for the Windows Server 2003 Network Access Quarantine Control feature in ISA Server 2006 and in ISA Server 2004 (888651)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888651

How to publish a Web site on a computer that is running ISA Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004 (885186)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885186

How to create a policy that enables only Web proxy clients in Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 or Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 (891241)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891241

How to enable POP3 access to an external POP3 server in ISA Server 2006 or in ISA Server 2004 (891234)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891234

Outlook Web Access Server Publishing in ISA Server 2004 (888714)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888714

The HTML pages that correspond to error code 12221 and to error code 12222 appear in English on a localized version of ISA Server 2006 (925003)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925003

Description of the ISA Server 2004 hotfix package: August 15, 2006 (923767)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923767

Error message in SecureNAT clients after you configure a Web chaining rule to forward HTTP as HTTPS in ISA Server 2004: "The target principal name is incorrect" (923318)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923318

When ISA Server 2004, Standard Edition receives lots of requests, the program stops responding to requests (922946)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922946

When ISA Server 2004, Enterprise Edition receives lots of requests, the program stops responding to requests (920893)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920893

BizTalk

BizTalk Server 2004 requires the .NET Framework 1.1
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=841405

FIX: The MSMQT adapter may unexpectedly stop processing messages if you experience database failure or intermittent connectivity issues in BizTalk Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918343

You see event ID 10034 in the Application log when you start an orchestration that uses the Business Rules Engine in BizTalk Server 2006 or BizTalk Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918443

FIX: Event ID: 5743 when you use the BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database to submit native SQL parameterized INSERT commands to an Oracle database table
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918854

FIX: In BizTalk Server 2006, the Flat File Disassembler component incorrectly probes the first flat file that is submitted when the "Count Positions in Bytes" property is set to Yes
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=919469

FIX: In BizTalk Server 2006, an exception handler may not catch an exception that occurs when an instance of SQL Server raises an error
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=919511

FIX: An event may be logged when you use BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=919607

FIX: You experience inconsistent behavior when you submit a zero byte file to an FTP send adapter in BizTalk Server 2004
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=921258

List of bugs that are fixed in BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2.1 Service Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=922264

FIX: A receive location that uses the POP3 adapter may be disabled unexpectedly when you receive a malformed message in BizTalk Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=922336

List of bugs that are fixed in BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2.3 Service Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=923603

FIX: You receive an error message when you try to route a published message to multiple solicit-response ports in BizTalk Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=923632

The BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications adapter that you use in the BizTalk application may fail at run time when you use a domain group to configure BizTalk Server 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=923650

BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2006 Message Pack 2.3 and BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2006 Message Pack 2.1 are available
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=925731

SharePoint

Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: September 1, 2006
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=924934

Error message when you try to add a search alert in SharePoint Portal Server 2003: "An error has occurred on the server"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=920823