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BizTalk Server

Case Studies

Vail Resorts - Resort Streamlines Skier Check-In, Improves Data Collection with RF Technology

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004666

 

Tallard Technologies - International Distributor Sees ROI, Customer Satisfaction Soar with SOA-Based Solution

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004448

 

Superbuild - Building Estimator Speeds Time-to-Market, Gains Flexibility, from Software + Services

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004388

 

Microsoft Internet Information Server

 

FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1 – RC

Today IIS team has released the FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1 – Release Candidate. This version is based on FastCGI Extension 1.0 and it adds several important improvements and features. The release is believed to have a quality...

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2009/06/24/fastcgi-extension-1-5-for-iis-6-0-and-iis-5-1-rc.aspx

 

Patch for Dynamic IP Restrictions for IIS 7 - Beta

Dynamic IP Restrictions (DIPR) was created to give users a tool to help mitigate the effects of DOS attacks and certain brute-force password breaking attempts. The Out-Of-Band (OOB) feature description is (perhaps more elegantly) outlined on this page...

http://blogs.iis.net/krolson/archive/2009/06/08/patch-for-dynamic-ip-restrictions-for-iis-7-beta.aspx

 

Announcing: IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit Beta 1

Today we are releasing the IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit . The IIS SEO Toolkit is a set of features that aim to help you keep your Web site and its content in good shape for both Users and Search Engines. The features that are included in this...

http://blogs.iis.net/carlosag/archive/2009/06/03/announcing-iis-search-engine-optimization-toolkit-beta-1.aspx

 

Download the New IIS SEO Toolkit Beta

Jun 03, 2009

Download the New IIS SEO Toolkit Beta Do you ever wonder what it would be like to tirelessly explore the Internet as a search engine crawler? What would you find? Would the sites you meet help you or are you on your own? Would the sites tell you where...

http://blogs.iis.net/windowsserver/archive/2009/06/03/download-the-new-iis-seo-toolkit-beta.aspx

 

SharePoint Technologies

 

Service Pack 2 Update

The public update for SharePoint Service Pack 2 expiration issue is now available for download.

June 26, 2009: Microsoft

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/06/25/service-pack-2-update.aspx

 

Enterprise 2.0: Spotlighting SharePoint's Wide Reach

Social networking applications in the enterprise span industries as diverse as education, the military, and software development.

June 24, 2009: Information Week

http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/social_network/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218101161&subSection=News

 

Explore the mini-site that spotlights SharePoint Social Computing

June 22, 2009: Microsoft

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/social/Pages/Default.aspx

 

Social Computing Meets Product Development

Social computing gives information workers new ways to create value together. Blogs, podcasts, and other social media help them capture and share knowledge, enhancing innovation and teamwork.

June 12, 2009: Product Design & Development

http://www.pddnet.com/news-maa-computing-meets-product-development-061209

 

The Votes are in: SharePoint a clear winner for Web Content Management for ASP.NET Pro Readers

More than 8,000 aspnetpro.com visitors voted on approximately 300 products in 25 product categories.

June 1, 2009: ASP.NET Pro

http://www.aspnetpro.com/articles/2009/05/asp200905rca_f/asp200905rca_f.asp

 

SharePoint 2010: Preliminary System Requirements Announced

May 10, 2009: Microsoft

We've heard loud and clear that you want system requirements information as early as possible to assist in your budgeting and planning, so we're happy to announce (and confirm) some preliminary system requirements for SharePoint Server 2010.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/07/announcing-sharepoint-server-2010-preliminary-system-requirements.aspx

 

SP2 for Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services Now Available
April 28, 2009: Microsoft
Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services is now available for download.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735839.aspx#SP2

 

SharePoint Steers Companies Through Economic Downturn
April 23, 2009: Fresh Business Thinking
Leading IT experts have claimed that companies across the UK will be making a 'smart investment' by adopting Microsoft SharePoint during the credit crunch.

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/business_advice.php?AID=2375&Title=SharePoint+Steers+Companies+Through+Economic+Downturn

 

SP2 for Office 2007 and MOSS Arrives April 28
April 16, 2009: Redmond Developer News
On April 28, Microsoft plans to release Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2007, along with SP2 releases for some of its server products. Two of the servers that will get SP2 updates are Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/7-0&fd=R&url=http://reddevnews.com/news/article.aspx%3Feditorialsid%3D10777&cid=1333065667&ei=O-LnSbL7BYOSggP5semDBw&usg=AFQjCNHeHuoXy3mr1gAHTLhIfSjQjw4r4w

 

Announcing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
April 15, 2009: Microsoft
PressPass spoke with Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Information Worker Product Management Group to find out more about how the next version of Office related product will deliver a synchronized experience across devices and provide greater choice and flexibility for customers.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Apr09/04-15Office2010.mspx

Microsoft Offering SharePoint Designer for Free
April 2, 2009: ChannelWeb
Microsoft has decided to give away Office SharePoint Designer 2007 for free in order to get more organizations thinking creatively and building customized applications on the SharePoint platform.

http://www.crn.com/software/216402552

 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer is now a free download!
April 2, 2009: Microsoft
SharePoint Designer 2007 now available as a free download.

http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/details/b259df52-9b96-4f3a-9e70-78429c129858

 

Downloads

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Bing API Web Page Error Toolkit

Re-architected to maximize deployment ease and minimize impact on your server

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=deca3e03-4f93-46d1-affc-493c0e02eb63

 

IIS DownloadCENTER

This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community.  Read more about the Microsoft Extensions.

http://www.iis.net/downloads

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a  

 

Security Update for Excel Services for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (KB969737), 64-bit Edition

A security vulnerability exists in Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, 64-bit Edition, that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened on the server. This update resolves that vulnerability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=b7b6e611-2c5d-4639-add9-972055789ecd  

 

Security Update for Excel Services for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (KB969737), 32-bit Edition

A security vulnerability exists in Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened on the server. This update resolves that vulnerability.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=862e6ad1-8124-4060-93b1-2b882ef5ce3d  

 

SharePoint IT Pro and Developer Training

A printable sheet of Training Resources for Developers and IT Pros for Learning SharePoint

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=d41140ab-0ea3-47c7-be56-f42424166608  

 

Office SharePoint Server IT Pro content CHM

Downloadable CHM version of SharePoint Server content on TechNet.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=ba006584-711d-4ce7-9e1f-181aedf6434a  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=c9d6c8c5-8a62-4961-8c1b-df08b667b1c4  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21  

 

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/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

 

UrlScan 3.1

UrlScan 3.1 screens all incoming requests to the server by filtering the requests based on rules that are set by the administrator. Filtering requests helps secure the server by ensuring that only valid requests are processed.

http://www.iis.net/extensions/UrlScan  Example use: http://blogs.msdn.com/rakkimk/archive/2009/06/12/urlscan-rejecting-the-request-depending-on-the-user-agent-string.aspx

 

 

Migration Manager for SharePoint

Migration Manager 2.0 provides a solid migration project management framework on top of Microsoft Content Migration API and the stsadm utility that automates and streamlines content migration for SharePoint 2007 (both MOSS and WSS 3.0) deployments.

http://sharepointforall.com/blogs/team/archive/2009/06/11/sneak-preview-of-migration-manager-for-sharepoint-2-0-part-i.aspx

 

SharePoint Diagnostics (SPDiag) Tool v1.0 for SharePoint Products and TechnologiesWhat does this tool do?

The SharePoint Diagnostics (SPDiag) tool v1.0 greatly simplifies the process of gathering and analyzing troubleshooting data, and can significantly reduce the time needed to diagnose issues. SPDiag v1.0 provides administrators with a unified interface for troubleshooting SharePoint performance issues, and saves collected data and reports to a SQL Server database.

Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit v3.0 x86: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141504 

Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit v3.0 x64: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=142035 

SharePoint Diagnostics Tool (SPDiag) User Guide: http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details.aspx?familyid=1C222804-51C7-4BB5-AE3D-89C68AD27A78&displaylang=en

 

SQLDiag and PSSDiag

PSSDIAG is also a diagnostics utility used to collect profiler trace, perfmon data for SQL Server. PSSDAIG was created to troubleshoot SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 issues. It evolved into SQL Server 2005 sqldiag.

http://sqlnexus.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=PSSDiag

 

Pre-upgrade scanning and reporting for future releases (Windows SharePoint Services)

The Upgrade Checker will scan your SharePoint Server 2007 deployment for many issues that could affect a future upgrade to SharePoint 2010, ships with SP2.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd793607.aspx

 

Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

To avoid common pitfalls and keep your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment available and performing well, follow these best practices based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the product team.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb736746.aspx

 

SharePoint Disaster Recovery Advisor Tool Now Available as Freeware!

What does this tool do?

Reads your farm configuration from the database backup or from the live config database, Lists all the servers, databases and services in the farm. Verifies availability of all these components in real time, Verifies and re-creates appropriate SQL Server logins to enable SharePoint services access to the databases, In a DR situation, advises on the psconfig.exe commands needed to provision SharePoint front end, Central Administration, and application servers

http://sharepointforall.com/blogs/team/archive/2009/03/06/sharepoint-disaster-recovery-advisor-tool-now-available-as-freeware.aspx#143

 

Site Administrator Repository Query Tool

This tool allows you to run simple and quick queries from the Site Administrator repository, which includes information gathered about systems, as well as configuration information on Recovery Manager for SharePoint and Migration tools.

http://sharepointforall.com/media/p/8.aspx

 

SharePoint PowerShell PowerPack v1 Feb 2009

This download includes 4 PowerPacks.

SharePoint PowerPack - List the SharePoint Webs, folders, and List, and monitor the SharePoint usage.

SharePoint Farm PowerPack - Monitor your SharePoint farm servers, services, web services and web applications

SharePoint Remove Access PowerPack - PowerPack which connects to SharePoint over its webservices

SharePoint Navigator PowerPack - allows you to display the properties of the local farm, get a list of servers running in your farm, list SharePoint services and monitor the status and which services needs upgrade, and list the web services and web applications.

http://sharepointforall.com/media/p/38.aspx

 

SmartTools for SharePoint

The SmartTools for SharePoint project is a collection of SharePoint extensions to make your life as a SharePoint user, developer or administrator a little bit easier!

http://smarttools.codeplex.com/

 

Dive in with our latest free training

Download our new training right to your desktop or have your team download it to your SharePoint Server.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA102488011033.aspx

 

Events/Webcasts

 

SharePoint Technologies

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Designs and Creates Enterprise Publishing Portals Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Level 300)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Join this session to learn valuable lessons and strategies from the implementation of MOSS 2007 publishing portals at Microsoft.  Learn planning and development approaches for rich publishing portals. See customizations and lessons learned in the process of building these flexible, extensible platforms across the Microsoft enterprise. Walk away knowing how to more deeply leverage, customize, and extend native MOSS 2007 functionality.             

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032417603&culture=en-US  

 

MSDN Webcast: Knee-Jerk Reactions to Proactive Solutions: Improved SharePoint Performance (Level 300)

Friday, July 10, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Attend this webcast to learn one dozen easy-to-implement performance tips for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We discuss a wide range of topics from adjusting out-of-the-box settings to identifying memory leaks in custom code. We also describe several ways to proactively improve the user experience and squeeze more performance out of a SharePoint Server farm. Anyone currently designing a SharePoint Server implementation can benefit from this webcast.

Presenter: Dennis Bottjer, Solution Architect/MVP, SpringPoint Technologies

Dennis Bottjer is a solution architect at SpringPoint Technologies (www.myspringpoint.com), a Microsoft Gold Partner. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for ASP and ASP.NET and an International .NET Association (INETA) membership mentor. Before joining SpringPoint, Dennis worked for the Bank of America and was the president of the Jacksonville, Florida, Developers User Group (www.jaxdug.com). He is the current president of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group and vice president of the Developer Round Table (www.developerroundtable.com). Dennis routinely presents at user groups, community events, and technical conferences, and he regularly blogs at www.dennisbottjer.com and actively tweats (www.Twitter.com/dbottjer).

View other sessions from: SharePoint Server: Connect People, Processes, and Information

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032417629&culture=en-US  

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Scaled Enterprise Services by Standardizing Business Processes and Integrating a Global Tools Platform (Level 300)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

When the Enterprise Services group committed to more than doubling its business, it realized that its existing processes and tools could not support the projected growth. Join this session to see how Microsoft IT (MSIT) provided a standard set of robust business processes and an integrated global tools platform, using Microsoft Office applications as the interface.  The solution reduced core transaction costs and incorporated compliant policies, such as SOX, directly into processes. Tools and processes are integrated, reporting integrity is high, and engagement management is streamlined.             

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032417612&culture=en-US  

 

TSG presents TSG Microsoft SharePoint Express Workshop
Free of charge
Date: 7&8 July 2009, 09:30
Location: Multiple UK Locations
Event Category: Kettering\Solihull
Audience: IT Professional
Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

http://www.tsg.com/page.aspx?id=81

 

System Center Technologies with Exchange Server 2007 & SharePoint Server 2007
Free of charge
Date: 9 July 2009, 16:00
Location:
Event Category: Live Meeting
Audience: Partners
Products: Other

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032419014

 

BSG Ltd presents Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Masterclass - an introduction to SharePoint 2007
Free of charge
Date: 23 July 2009, 09:15
Location: London
Event Category: Onsite Event
Audience: Architect, Business Decision Maker, Business Professional, Partners, Technology Decision Maker
Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032408109

 

All upcoming Events\Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/learning/events.mspx

 

 

BizTalk Server

BizTalk Server 2009 Virtual Labs

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnbpi.aspx?tab=virtuallabs

 

New KB's

BizTalk Server

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The number of concurrently running orchestrations in BizTalk Server reaches 250, and you experience poor performance after you install the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 or a later version of the .Net Framework

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961810/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Error message when you try to deploy BAM update when partitioning is enabled for an existing activity: “All queries combined using a UNION, INTERSECT or EXCEPT operator must have an equal number of expressions in their target lists”

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=969558

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: A Message Disposition Notification (MDN) is not received when the compression feature is enabled for the AS2 adapter in Microsoft BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=970075

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Event ID 14014 is logged in the BizTalk Server Application log and BAM Alerts are not sent as expected

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=969217

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Arithmetic overflow exception after you run a BAM activity for a long time in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2: "Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963690/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server LOB Adapters 2006: FIX: Slow performance when you use the BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database as a receive adapter in Microsoft BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971274/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Binding configurations for some binding types are not saved in the WCF-Custom adapter or in the WCF-CustomIsolated adapter in BizTalk Server Administration Console

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967036/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You receive a NullReferenceException error message after you rehydrate an XLANG orchestration that was running for a long time in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967939/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 FTP adapter randomly stops retrieving files from an FTP server until you restart the BizTalk host instance

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968016/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Messages of the System.Xml.Xmldocument type that are sent from orchestrations are suspended with a routing failure report when you specify the Direct Binding type for the ports in the orchestrations in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968654/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Error message when you view the EDI Batching Report in BizTalk Server 2006 R2: "This operation failed while accessing at least one of the Message Box databases"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970292/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: Error message when you use the HTTP.NET SDK Sample Adapter to send messages in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2: "The adapter failed to transmit message going to send port "httpnet" with URL "http://<URL>""

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972175/EN-US  

 

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: The FastCGI module does not process requests after you enable the CPU Limit feature for an application pool in Internet Information Service (IIS) 7.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970208/EN-US  

 

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: IIS Manager does not display the user interface in the language of the remote server when you connect to a remote Internet Information Service (IIS) 7.0 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970772/EN-US  

 

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: A server certificate renewal request that is created in Internet Information Services 7.0 is invalid

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971832/EN-US  

 

SharePoint Technologies

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: No item exists at http://SERVER/SITE/mypage.aspx?ID=1. It may have been deleted or renamed by another user

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972225/EN-US  

 

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): May 22, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971262/EN-US