News

Microsoft Internet information Server

Improvements to FastCGI in IIS 7.5

Following improvements have been made to FastCGI module in Win7 (and Win2K8 R2). 1. Monitor changes to a file We have added ability to monitor changes to a file for each FastCGI process pool. Module will recycle FastCGI processes for the process pool...

http://blogs.iis.net/ksingla/archive/2009/01/22/improvements-to-fastcgi-in-iis-7-5.aspx

Microsoft Web Platform Installer v1.0 Released!

I’m excited to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer v 1.0 .  The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that makes it very easy to download and install Microsoft's entire Web Platform in one step,...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/01/21/microsoft-web-platform-installer-v1-0-released.aspx

Now Online: Comprehensive IIS7 Technical Reference

If you’ve ever tried to find information on how to install a particular IIS7 feature, or how to configure it using the IIS Manager tool, AppCmd.exe, the new Microsoft.Web.Administration interface or WMI provider, this post is for you.  Every IIS7...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/01/20/now-online-comprehensive-iis7-technical-reference.aspx

How to Run Windows & IIS in the Cloud on Amazon EC2 (in 15 mins)

Choices abound for those looking for a place to run Web applications on Windows.  The purpose of this blog post is to show a quick walkthrough of how to setup your first Windows computer in the cloud on Amazon EC2.  If you’re already familiar...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/01/13/how-to-run-windows-amp-iis-in-the-cloud-on-amazon-ec2-in-15-mins.aspx

IIS7 in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 includes new additions to the IIS7 Web server, adding fit, finish, and a few extras to the best IIS platform ever. For the last year and a half, the IIS product team has been working hard on building IIS extensions on top of the...

http://blogs.iis.net/mailant/archive/2009/01/11/iis7-in-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

SharePoint Technologies

Microsoft Business Intelligence strategy update and SharePoint

January 23, 2009: Sptblog

PerformancePoint scorecarding and dashboarding capabilities will now become part of SharePoint Enterprise CAL and available to customers who are on SharePoint SA. This means that customers who want to deploy PerformancePoint can do so today at no additional cost.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/01/23/microsoft-business-intelligence-strategy-update-and-sharepoint.aspx

How to create a SharePoint slipstream using the latest updates

January 8, 2009: Sptblog

This post provides the process for creating a slipstream installation source that uses the December 2008 CU as an example.  You can simply replace the December 2008 CU with the February 2009 CU, April 2009 CU, and so on going forward because the process will be the same.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/01/08/how-to-create-a-sharepoint-slipstream-using-the-latest-updates.aspx

10 Best Intranets of 2009
January 5, 2009: Useit.com
In total, the 10 winners were built on 26 different products—substantially fewer than the 41 used in 2008 or the 49 used in 2007. Most impressively, fully half of the winning intranets used SharePoint, especially the recent MOSS platform (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007).

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/intranet_design.html

Downloads

Biztalk Server

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Help

Newly released documentation for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 in two formats: CHM and HxS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d4e6a9d40-dbfc-4474-826a-ddeca287e57d%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AIF BizTalk Adapter Configuration White Paper

The Application Integration Framework (AIF) BizTalk Adapter Configuration for Data Exchange white paper is a comprehensive guide to configuring the AIF BizTalk adapter available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dedc62433-5b21-4f74-b065-b075ba6dc86d%26displaylang%3den

Using Custom Behaviors with the BizTalk WCF Adapters, Part 1

This white paper is the first of two papers that discuss how you can use WCF custom behaviors to customize message processing in BizTalk Server 2006 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1f08f250-48a5-4331-8b7f-b1adfdf8dc38%26displaylang%3den

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Documentation (update)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4e6a9d40-dbfc-4474-826a-ddeca287e57d&DisplayLang=en

MessageBox Viewer Tool version 10.0 available

http://blogs.technet.com/jpierauc/pages/msgboxviewer.aspx

Microsoft Internet information Server

IIS DownloadCENTER

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.

http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=3

SharePoint Technologies

Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3de7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21%26displaylang%3den

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

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 2

Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 2 helps business protect their Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 collaboration environments by eliminating documents containing malicious code, confidential information, and inappropriate content.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3de06453b8-b2dd-4177-969c-2f89aa841e11%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3de7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a%26displaylang%3den

Office SharePoint Server IT Pro content CHM

Downloadable CHM version of SharePoint Server content on TechNet.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dba006584-711d-4ce7-9e1f-181aedf6434a%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3de7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21%26displaylang%3den

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a%26displaylang%3den

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 IT Pro content CHM

Downloadable CHM version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 content on TechNet.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dc9d6c8c5-8a62-4961-8c1b-df08b667b1c4%26displaylang%3den

Events/Webcasts

SharePoint Technologies

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!

http://www.sptechcon.com/

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.

http://www.sharepointbestpractices.com/

FASTforward '09

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

Video: SharePoint Conference 2008 (Past Event)

Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman

presentation, Bill Gates discusses the industry trends and SharePoint Server's unique position to address the issues facing organizations today.

http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0803/32300/Sharepoint_32300_030308_MBR.asx

New KB's

Biztalk Server

BizTalk Adapter MQSeries 2.0 EN: FIX: The MQSeries Adapter seems to crash if the MQSeries Queue Manager restarts or is unavailable for some time

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949133/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Text nodes in outgoing WCF message templates are ignored by the WCF Adapter in a BizTalk Server 2006 R2 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957622/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The SWIFT disassembler misses the message trailer part or a parsing error occurs when you run the SWIFT disassembler in Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958737/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You receive parsing and validation errors in some Category 0 message types when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959067/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Message types MT535, MT564, and MT566 fail the BRE validation when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959143/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You receive an error message when a computer that is running BizTalk Server 2006 R2 tries to receive an IDOC message from SAP by using the WCF-based SAP adapter

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959251/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You experience high latency when you set a general purpose port output value or BizTalk RFID loses events on a computer that is running BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959526/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: 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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959631/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Error message when you submit an MT564 message that contains both the OPST qualifier and the CLAS qualifier in Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2008: "Message failed parsing; cannot be serialized"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960912/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You receive an error message when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2008 to process messages that contain the VEF, GHS, SDG and MZN currency codes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961072/EN-US

Microsoft Internet information Server

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: A hotfix rollup is available for IIS 7.0 to support the .NET Framework 4.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958854/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: The applicationHost.config file is corrupted in a shared hosting environment in IIS 7.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960412/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: The folder hierarchy for a subdirectory is displayed incorrectly when you open the virtual directory in Visual Studio 2005 or in Visual Studio 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960563/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: Requests that contain unescaped percent signs (%) can be used to bypass the request filtering module in IIS 7.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960728/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: Access Violation occurs when calling adminManager.SetMetadata

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961721/EN-US

SharePoint Technologies

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Users cannot create a new variation of a page that they created in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959122/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Error message when you click Checked out to me in the "Manage Content and Structure" page after you filter the picture library by a custom column: "Cannot find column [repro]"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960254/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver.msp): December 19, 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961176/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: You cannot browse to an SSL-secured Office SharePoint Server 2007 site or to the Search Settings page for a Shared Services Provider

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962928/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: 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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959616/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: E-mail messages that contain subjects that are larger than 124 characters are dropped when they are grouped by subject in a document library in a Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959617/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: The "request for access" messages are sent to an incorrect address when you use unique permissions on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 subsites

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960295/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: You cannot set new alerts for the Project List when you use the "Someone changes an item that appears in the following view" option in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960296/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): December 19, 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961175/EN-US