News

Biztalk Server

Associated Press - News Cooperative Creates Touch-Friendly Mobile News Service for Windows Phones

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005570

 

Molina Healthcare - Health Plan Supports Growth, Controls Costs, and Reduces Complexities with Licensing Plan

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005577

 

Loomis Armored US - Cash Handling Firm Uses Mobile Applications to Deliver Data to Customers and Their Banks

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005549

 

Petróleos Mexicanos - PEMEX Creates Document Workflow Solution with SQL Server 2008 and BizTalk Server

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005455

 

Microsoft Internet Information Server

General availability of Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2, with IIS 7.5

As of today, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is generally available for purchase. This latest release of the Windows operating system contains IIS 7.5, which provides a set of enhancements and new functionality on top of the IIS 7 Web server platform...

http://blogs.iis.net/mailant/archive/2009/10/22/general-availability-of-windows-7-amp-windows-server-2008-r2-with-iis-7-5.aspx

 

Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP – RC

The Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP – Release Candidate is available for download. The release contains functionality and stability improvements and it is believed to have the quality level suitable for production deployments. Install the Windows...

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2009/10/20/windows-cache-extension-1-0-for-php-rc.aspx

 

ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 are here!

The ASP.NET and Web tools for Visual Studio teams have been cranking away on this release all year long and we’re excited to launch Beta 2 today!  MSDN subscribers can download it today …it will be available for everyone on Wednesday.  There...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/10/19/asp-net-4-and-visual-studio-2010-beta-2-are-here.aspx

 

Microsoft Ajax Library Preview 6

The ASP.NET team has been cranking away on more AJAX goodness…this time with a significant update to the Microsoft Ajax Library – Preview 6.  This update includes updates to our client-side AJAX library that can be used with any type of Web application...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/10/16/microsoft-ajax-library-preview-6.aspx

 

Provide a Better Web Site Experience with Faster Response Times

Have you ever hummed the Jeopardy theme song while waiting for a Web site to download - even on a high-speed Internet connection? Sometimes the problem is OUT of your control – whether it is an Internet traffic jam, scheduled maintenance, or some other...

http://blogs.iis.net/windowsserver/archive/2009/10/14/provide-a-better-web-site-experience-with-faster-response-times.aspx

 

Webinar: How to Deliver True HD with Silverlight and IIS Smooth Streaming

On Thursday, October 15th, we will be presenting a webinar entitled "How to Deliver True HD with Silverlight and Smooth Streaming." During the one-hour webinar, we'll cover the following topics... What Smooth Streaming is and why it is the future of online...

http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno/archive/2009/10/14/webinar-how-to-deliver-true-hd-with-silverlight-and-iis-smooth-streaming.aspx

 

IIS Media Services 3.0, including IIS Live Smooth Streaming, has been released

What Just Happened? We just released IIS Media Services 3.0, a set of extensions for Internet Information Services 7 (IIS) that provide an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform. This includes the new IIS Live Smooth Streaming and the separate...

http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno/archive/2009/10/12/iis-media-services-3-0-including-iis-live-smooth-streaming-has-been-released.aspx

 

Available Jobs: I’m looking for an AWESOME design engineer

I am looking for a super-star designer, to work full time @ Microsoft and report directly to me. This position will oversee the design architecture and visual branding of some of the most important visual assets of the Microsoft Web Platform. I am looking...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2009/10/07/i-m-looking-for-an-awesome-designer.aspx

 

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

 

 

SharePoint Technologies

Microsoft Unveils SharePoint Server 2010 and Showcases New Functionality

October 19, 2009: Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/oct09/10-19MSSharePointConf09PR.mspx

 

Describing SharePoint 2010 in 1 Sentence, 8 Categories and 40 Feature Areas

October 19, 2009: Microsoft

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/19/sharepoint-2010.aspx

 

Don't be Caught without a SharePoint Recovery Solution

October 12, 2009: InfoWorld

http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/dont-be-caught-without-sharepoint-recovery-solution-739

 

 

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

Five Ways SharePoint Can Save You Money

This paper provides information on how you can use SharePoint Products and Technologies to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximize the return on investment (ROI) from your expenditure on enterprise solution platforms. These platforms can include portal solutions, collaboration tools, document management platforms, and search tools. This information is relevant to business and technical decision makers who are considering or planning how to consolidate infrastructure, reduce support costs, or streamline business processes.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/everybodysbusiness/howmany/collaborate.aspx?wt.srch=1

 

Configure Office SharePoint Server Search to crawl Lotus Notes (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 enables shared services administrators to crawl Lotus Notes documents that are stored in Lotus Domino databases and hosted by a Lotus Domino server.

Updated: 2009-10-22

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262927.aspx

 

Prepare to crawl Lotus Notes (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

This article provides the procedures for preparing Office SharePoint Server 2007 to crawl Lotus Notes content. You must do the procedures in the order listed.

Updated: 2009-10-22

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261820.aspx

 

 

Downloads

Biztalk Server

Version 10.15 of MessageBoxViewer Tool is available

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

 

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

LogViewer Feature

All those log files in the [..]\12\LOGS folder are hard to look at, now you can use a browser-based viewer snapin to simplify the task. This adds a new link to the Central Administration Operations page that lets you pick & filter the log files. http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/2008/06/11/SharePoint-Debugging-and-Logging-Tips-and-Tricks.aspx

Download: http://www.codeplex.com/features

 

Disk2VHD  v1.2

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/ee656415.aspx

 

 

Events/Webcasts

November 2009

 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 - 3 Hour Seminars
Free of charge
Date: Various
Location: Microsoft Reading & Basing stoke

UK's first SharePoint 2010 seminars offering a unique blend of technology, strategy and pragmatic experience. Including live demonstrations of the new features, interactive discussion of the new architecture and in-depth analysis of the business opportunities and challenges

 

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

 

 

December 2009

 

Deployment Planning Days Overview
Free of charge
Date: 18 December 2008, 13:30
Location:
Event Category: Live Meeting On-Demand
Audience: Additional Information Worker, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, Non-Tech Influencing BDM
Products: Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032397205&EventCategory=5&culture=en-GB&CountryCode=GB

 

 

Future Event

 

SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference
Fee charged
Date: 19-21st April 2010
Location: London, QEII

This 3 day SharePoint 2010 Evolution Conference, consists of over 50 Sessions dedicated to SharePoint Professionals at every level from IT Pro, Developers, Designers to Project Managers and Executives.

 

All upcoming Events\Webcasts

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

 

 

New KB's

Biztalk Server

BizTalk Adapter for mySAP 2.0 EN: FIX: Error message when you use BizTalk Adapter 2.0 for mySAP Business Suite: "Unable to cast object of 'xxxx'"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939885/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 EN: FIX: A Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) activity is not rolled back when the send port fails in delivering the output message in BizTalk Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942024/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 EN: FIX: BizTalk Server host instance stops unexpectedly and restarts because of a System.OutOfMemoryException exception in BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948238/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Error message when you receive an MIME/SMIME document in BizTalk Server 2006 or BizTalk Server 2006 R2: "Item has already been added"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937173/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: BizTalk Server 2006 R2 does not display the correct MDN Status in an AS2 message and the correlated MDN status report when the MDN contains the error "unexpected-processing-error"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950673/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You receive an error message when you configure the "BizTalk EDI/AS2 Runtime" option in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950868/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The FTP adapter cannot parse a LIST response that is in non-English format in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950980/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The EDIFACT document is suspended if it contains a UNH2.5 segment in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952195/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: BizTalk Server Administration displays incorrect or blank application name for some orchestration instances after you add a new MessageBox database in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952310/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You receive a NullReferenceException exception when you use the Call Orchestration shape in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973430/EN-US  

 

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: Error message when you use the POP3 adapter in BizTalk Server 2006 R2: "The POP3 adapter received a response line from a server that contains more than 512 characters"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975826/EN-US  

 

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: POST data is not available for native handlers in IIS 7.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972541/EN-US  

 

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: How to redirect requests from HTTP to HTTPS or to the OWA virtual directory in IIS 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975341/EN-US  

 

SharePoint Technologies

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the update for the Brazilian Portuguese proofing tools in 2007 Office servers: September 08, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972952/EN-US  

 

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of SharePoint Server 2007 ASPX page source code access

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976829/EN-US