News

Biztalk Server

American Apparel - Retailer Boosts Sales 14%, Cuts Inventory Management Costs 35% with RFID Solution

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005318

RBT - Council Transforms Revenues and Benefits Service Delivery with Enterprise Service Bus

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005298

Skandia - Online Banking and Insurance Provider Dramatically Enhances Web Performance

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005294

Fred IT Group - Electronic Prescription Exchange Boosts Productivity and Reduces Medication Errors

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005221

Powerco - Power distributor switches server infrastructure and cuts costs

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005244

4 Different ways to process an XLANGMessage within an helper component invoked by an orchestration Part 1

http://blogs.msdn.com/paolos/archive/2009/09/10/4-different-ways-to-process-an-xlangmessage-within-an-helper-component-invoked-by-an-orchestration.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

IIS Database Manager – Version 1.0 Released!

Today, the IIS team is releasing version 1.0 of the IIS Database Manager. It allows you to administer website and web application databases with the existing connection string or a custom client connection with an IIS UI extension. Major Features: Viewing...

http://blogs.iis.net/rlucero/archive/2009/09/25/iis-database-manager-version-1-0-released.aspx

New IIS Web Extensions for Web Site Developers and Web Server Administrators

I am very proud to announce our September 2009 release of IIS Web extensions! This September launch includes the RTW release of Web Deploy 1.0 , Web Platform Installer 2.0 , and IIS Database Manager 1.0 , as well as the pre-release versions of Application...

http://blogs.iis.net/mailant/archive/2009/09/24/launch.aspx

A big day for Web pros: WebsiteSpark, Web PI and more!

Today we’re launching a number of really cool things for Web developers.   WebsiteSpark WebsiteSpark is a program designed to jumpstart Web development for individuals or small companies who make a living on the Web.  The program is free to...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/09/24/a-big-day-for-web-pros-websitespark-web-pi-and-more.aspx

Six Ways to Help Customers Extend their Web Sites

Wow – do we have a bunch of announcements for you! If you care about Web sites, read on. From really cool media scenarios, to making it easy getting started on the Microsoft Web Platform, to advanced tweaks to your Web site – we have something for all...

http://blogs.iis.net/windowsserver/archive/2009/09/24/six-ways-to-help-customers-extend-their-web-sites.aspx

Microsoft Launches New Open Source CodePlex Foundation

Microsoft’s strategy with open source has evolved over the past several years as we strive to make Windows the platform of choice for customers.  My team has participated in that process first hand, we’ve worked hard with the PHP community to ensure...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/09/10/microsoft-launches-new-open-source-codeplex-foundation.aspx

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta

Download the New Windows Cache Extension for PHP Beta Perhaps you are a Web Developer or a Web Hoster who on the one hand likes PHP. But on the other hand you like Windows. It’s OK. It’s not a contradiction. Now you can run your PHP applications even...

http://blogs.iis.net/windowsserver/archive/2009/09/01/download-the-new-windows-cache-extension-for-php-beta.aspx

Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP – Beta

Today IIS team has released the beta of the Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP . The Windows Cache Extension for PHP is a PHP accelerator , that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on the Windows operating systems. Any PHP application...

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2009/09/01/windows-cache-extension-1-0-for-php-beta.aspx

SharePoint Technologies

U.S. Government's Official Website Powered by SharePoint

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

The Forrester Wave: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009: Microsoft Continued as a Leader

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

Webcast Oct 8: Use Bing Maps with SharePoint Server for a Better View of Your Business

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

SharePoint 2010 Gets a Thumbs-up

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

To Secure SharePoint, Make Sure You Get User Authorization and User Management Right

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

AvePoint Introduces Free Tool for Item-Level SharePoint Restores from SQL Server and DPM Backups

Free module delivers full fidelity, item-level restore capability from SQL Server and DPM backups, providing customers with granular SharePoint content recovery

http://www.avepoint.com/news/2009/07/01/avepoint-introduces-free-tool-for-item-level-sharepoint-restores-from-sql-server-and-dpm-backups/

Documents

Biztalk Server

Scaling a Production BizTalk Server Environment

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee377067(BTS.10).aspx

SharePoint Technologies

Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007

This article has been updated with information about the August Cumulative Update.

Updated: 2009-09-24

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263467.aspx

Configure a server farm for minimal downtime during software updates (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

This article describes how to update Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 farms with minimal downtime. By following the procedures in this article, you can update servers to add the latest service pack or cumulative update without incurring significant downtime for users.

Updated: 2009-09-17

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee514459.aspx

SharePoint intranet portal governance (white paper)

This sample governance plan helps users outline the administration, maintenance, and support of an Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment in an enterprise. The plan is based on a fictitious company that is implementing collaboration, Web content management, and an intranet portal that includes departmental portals.

Updated: 2009-09-17

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee476991.aspx

Monitor and troubleshoot storage performance

This article lists the performance counters that we recommend that you use to monitor the performance of the SQL Server databases that are running in your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment. Also listed are approximate healthy values for each counter.

Updated: 2009-09-03

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723635.aspx

SharePoint Internet presence governance plan (white paper)

This sample governance plan is designed to help illustrate how to use the functionality of Office SharePoint Server 2007 for a public Internet site. The fictitious company in this paper plans to use the functionality to ensure that site content is consistent, updated in a timely manner, branded in line with corporate standards, and tightly controlled.

Updated: 2009-08-27

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449547.aspx

Downloads

Biztalk Server

Microsoft BizTalk Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=389FCB89-F4CF-46D7-BC6E-57830D234F91&displaylang=en&displaylang=en

Microsoft Internet Information Server

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.

http://www.iis.net/downloads

SharePoint Technologies

ProcDump v1.5

Proc Dump, a general process dump utility great for capturing worker process (w3wp.exe) hang\crash dumps. Includes hung window monitoring and unhandled exception monitoring.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/dd996900.aspx

Disk2VHD **Coming Soon**

Disk2VHD enables on-line export of volumes into VHD format for use in VPC or Hyper-V, allowing customers experiencing issues to provide images of their systems so that CSS can diagnose the problem without costly steps attempting to reproduce the issues in-house. It uses shadow copies to obtain consistent images of volumes while the source system continues to operate and possibly modify the volumes.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

DocAve v5 for SharePoint 2007:

Free module delivers full fidelity, item-level restore capability from SQL Server and DPM backups, providing customers with granular SharePoint content recovery

http://www.avepoint.com/resources/free-trial-downloads/

Events/Webcasts

Biztalk Server

Business Process Integration Videos

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

SharePoint Technologies

October 2009

Webcast Oct 8: Use Bing Maps with SharePoint Server for a Better View of Your Business
September 18, 2009: Microsoft

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

Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009

The SharePoint Conference 2009 will be the first time Microsoft will publically share all of what SharePoint 2010 has to offer. Get to listen, talk and network with Microsoft Product experts, SharePoint MVPs, Customers, top Industry Analysts and over 140 SharePoint Partners.

http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx

November 2009

Understanding Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Free of charge
Date: 26 November 2008, 18:00
Location:
Event Category: Live Meeting On-Demand
Audience: Additional Information Worker, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, Non-Tech Influencing BDM
Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032395058

TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture Session 9 – SharePoint as the Strategic Platform for the Enterprise
Free of charge
Date: 27 November 2008, 02:00
Location:
Event Category: Live Meeting On-Demand
Audience: IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist
Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Windows Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032393353

All upcoming Events\Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/events/default.aspx

New KB's

Biztalk Server

BizTalk 2006 Adapters Host Sys: FIX: Error message when you use the BizTalk Adapter for DB2 to process an updategram message against an IBM DB2 database in Host Integration Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968985/EN-US

BizTalk Server Dev 2006 EN: A hotfix is available that enables you to clear the BAM data from the BAMPrimaryImport database instead of having to archive the data to the BAMArchive database in BizTalk Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971984/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 EN: FIX: BizTalk Server 2006 or BizTalk Server 2006 R2 experiences low performance when you execute an SQL query that refers to the "ActivityID" field in the bam_ActivityName_CompletedRelationships table

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973770/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: A hotfix is available for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 that enables support for AS2 File name preservation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951203/EN-US

BizTalk Server LOB Adapters 2006: FIX: Error message when you use BizTalk Adapter for J.D.Edwards EnterpriseOne in BizTalk Server: "Error occurred during initialization of VM"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974617/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 EN: FIX: Error message in BizTalk Server 2006 in the Application Event log when you use a SOAP send port and messages are not sent successfully: "OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971799/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 EN: FIX: An Acknowledgement (ACK) is not sent back to the source application when you use BizTalk Server Accelerator for HL7 v1.3 in a BizTalk Server 2006 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974836/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: MDNs are not sent to the sending party in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952202/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Message type MT941 and message type MT942 fail XML validation when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT Message Pack 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969147/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The tracking data is not moved as expected from the BizTalkMsgBoxDb database to the BizTalkDTADb database in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969870/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Description of a hotfix that enables Microsoft BizTalk Adapter 3.0 for mySAP Business Suite to support user impersonation and logon tickets while connecting to SAP systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973683/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Per-instance pipeline configuration in a request-response MLLP receive location is not executed correctly for a custom send pipeline when you use BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 2.0 in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974265/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: BizTalk host instances may crash with a System.OutOfMemoryException exception message in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975118/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2009 EN: FIX: Error message when you set the Service Name to "eba.step2!pu1" when you configure the FileAct transport properties in BizTalk Server 2009: "Service Name Format is Incorrect"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972624/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2009 EN: FIX: Error message when you receive EDI interchanges by using the EDI receive pipeline in BizTalk Server 2009: "Fatal error encountered in EDI Disassembler, error information is GetTempFileName Failed"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973387/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2009 EN: FIX: Event ID: 4119 is logged in the Application log or the whole batch is suspended if any message in the batch contains a parsing error in Microsoft BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for HL7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973910/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2009 EN: FIX: Enabling tracking on an MLLP receive port or BTAHL72XReceivePipeline fails to save the inbound message when you use Microsoft BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for HL7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973911/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2009 EN: FIX: A Request Response Receive Location that uses an MLLP adapter does not work correctly if you configure the per-instance pipeline properties for the custom send pipeline when you use Microsoft BizTalk 2009 Accelerator for HL7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974728/EN-US

SA for BizTalk SWIFT Ent 2.3 EN: FIX: MT54x messages are not validated correctly when you use the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2008 Message Pack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973230/EN-US

SA for BizTalk SWIFT Ent 2.3 EN: FIX: SWIFT messages that contain an invalid 19A field may not be validated as expected when you use BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2008 Message Pack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973242/EN-US

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: The isolated configuration file for an application pool contains configuration data for Web sites of other application pools in IIS 7.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971047/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: Event ID 9000 and Event ID 9006 are logged when you restart the Application Host Helper Service on Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975340/EN-US

Internet Info Svr 6 AL: The file change notifications are lost when the FTP service that is installed in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 runs on MSCS

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975306/EN-US

SharePoint Technologies

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Information about the Office Server Search topology in Pre-Upgrade Checker in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957408/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Error message when you try to run a search query in SharePoint Server 2007 by using the SOME ARRAY clause: "Your Query Malformed"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973101/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package): September 9, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973399/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: The value of the PluggableSecurityTrimmerId registry key is not updated after you register a custom security trimmer in SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973408/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: When you run a search in a custom scope in SharePoint Server 2007, no result is returned for a multiple value lookup field

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973872/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: An incremental crawl does not obtain moved items and moved folders if you use the SPFolder.MoveTo method to move the items and the folders in SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973875/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: You cannot change the name of an Active Directory security group in SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974550/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Information about the Windows SharePoint Services Search topology in Pre-Upgrade Checker in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957407/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Error message when you try to run a query in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972955/EN-US