News

Biztalk Server

Unia - Labor Union Tightens Accounting, Improves Member Outreach with Integrated Solution

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006252

GameStop - Video Game Retailer Improves Online Experience, Store Traffic with E-Commerce Upgrade

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006245

Florida State College at Jacksonville - College Eases Process Development, Creates a “Culture Shift” in Process Improvement

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006217

BizTalk Server 2009 R2 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) Enrollment

http://blogs.msdn.com/biztalk_server_team_blog/archive/2009/12/10/biztalk-server-2009-r2-technology-adoption-program-tap-enrollment.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Overcoming the Challenges Enterprises Face with Streaming Video

On Thursday, December 10 th , 2009, please join me for a free live Web broadcast on ways to use new and existing media technologies to solve video delivery challenges in the enterprise. If you are considering how to deploy high-quality live and on-demand...

http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno/archive/2009/12/08/overcoming-the-challenges-enterprises-face-with-streaming-video.aspx

SharePoint Technologies

Software Development Predictions for 2010

2009-12-24: InfoWorld

SharePoint 2010 is going to prove irresistible for many small businesses. 

http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/software-development-predictions-2010-464

Microsoft SharePoint Add-ons Offer Tantalizing System Tweaks

2009-12-15: Network World

SharePoint 2010 may be on Microsoft's immediate road map, but users churning away on the current 2007 platform can still juice their rollouts with a host of add-ons that make the existing version seem new again.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/121509-microsoft-sharepoint-add-ons.html?page=1

IT Manager Explains Groundwork Strategy for Major SharePoint Rollout

2009-12-08: NetworkWorld

Melanie Rutberg isn't waiting on SharePoint 2010 to hit the streets; instead she is laying the groundwork so she can dive into its features when it ships next year. 

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/120809-richardson-company-sharepoint.html

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007  

Updated: 2009-11-05

This article has been updated with information about the October Cumulative Update, which contains several hotfixes and improvements to the Pre-Upgrade checker.

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

Administer variations

Updated: 2009-11-05

This article has been updated to note that if you want to add nonpublishing pages to the Pages library, you must create the variations labels and hierarchies before adding nonpublishing items to the Pages library.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770241.aspx

SharePoint guidance for SQL Server database administrators (Downloadable book)

Published: 2009-10-29

This book is a guide for database administrators who implement or maintain Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It provides guidelines for improving the performance of Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions that run on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. It also provides information about key considerations for configuring storage and SQL Server 2008 before installing Office SharePoint Server 2007; the required steps in installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 when using DBA-created databases; backup and recovery considerations for Office SharePoint Server 2007, including what can and cannot be protected by SQL Server 2008 backups; and maintaining and monitoring SQL Server 2008 databases that support a Office SharePoint Server 2007 implementation

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721075.aspx

Planning and Monitoring SQL Server Storage for Office SharePoint Server: Performance Recommendations and Best Practices (white paper)

Updated: 2009-10-29

This paper provides key recommendations and best practices to help administrators of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 plan and monitor their Microsoft SQL Server 2008 storage requirements to support optimal performance and operation of their server farms. The paper has been updated to address the capabilities of SQL Server 2008.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263261.aspx

Downloads

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

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format

An updated downloadable .chm file for the entire of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 library is now available. This download includes all content in the TechNet library as of November 30, 2009.

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

Search Engine Optimization Toolkit

This Toolkit helps Web developers, hosting providers, and Web server administrators to improve their Web site’s relevance in search results by recommending how to make the site content more search engine-friendly.

http://www.iis.net/expand/SEOToolkit

Download SharePoint 2010 Beta

Find out how this integrated suite of server capabilities can help your organization by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight.

http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/try-it/Pages/Trial.aspx

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  v1.3

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

Biztalk Server

MSDN Webcast: Road Map for BizTalk Server: Business Automation and Integration Server (28th January 2010)

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032438720&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

MSDN Webcast: Business Process Automation: Connecting People, Applications, and Devices (14th January 2010)

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032438716&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

SharePoint Technologies

January 2010

Technology Associates International Limited presents Microsoft Project EPM 2010 Overview: An overview of the next release of Project Server and the EPM 2010 Solution.

Free of charge

Date: 21 January 2010, 13:45

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Event Category: Onsite Event

Audience: Academic, IT Decision Maker, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Influencing BDM

Products: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution, Microsoft Office Project, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft technologies

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032434661

Accenda Ltd presents Making the most of SharePoint

Free of charge

Date: 27 January 2010, 09:30

Location: London

Event Category: Onsite Event

Audience: IT Decision Maker, Non-Tech Influencing BDM

Products: Microsoft Office InfoPath, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032438302

nSynergy Ltd presents an Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint

Free of charge

Date: 27 January 2010, 09:30

Location: London

Event Category: Onsite Event

Audience: IT Decision Maker, Tech Influencing BDM

Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032425201

Technical School: Sharepoint for SMBs

Free of charge

Date: 27 January 2010, 16:00

Location:

Event Category: Live Meeting

Audience: Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, Marketing - Partners, Sales - Partners, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners, Training - Partners

Products: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032433881

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 Acc for SWIFT 2009: FIX: “CountryCode” is missing in the 50F “Ordering Customer” field in InfoPath forms for MT103 and some other message types when you use the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976119/EN-US

BizTalk Adapter Host Sys 2.0 EN: FIX: Message tracking does not work if you enable the "Request message before port processing" tracking option on the MSQC receive port

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976306/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 EN: FIX: You cannot consume a Web service in BizTalk Server 2006 if the WSDL file of the Web service references another WSDL file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948089/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 EN: FIX: A warning is logged when you use the MQSeries adapter in a dynamic receive scenario in Microsoft BizTalk Server: "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BF)"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951673/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: Error message when you configure a UDDI database on a named instance of SQL Server in BizTalk Server 2009: "Unable to connect to the Database Server"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975684/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: Error message when you receive an EDI message in BizTalk Server 2009: "Duplicate Control Number"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976554/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: You experience various problems when you develop a BizTalk project that references another BizTalk project in Visual Studio on a computer that is running BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977428/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The TrackedMessages_Copy_BizTalkMsgBoxDb SQL Server Agent job fails

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951657/EN-US

BizTalk Server Std 2009 EN: An error occurs when you check message flow on a completed orchestration if a BizTalk Server 2009 tracking database is hosted on a named instance of SQL Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976172/EN-US

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Internet Info Services 7.5: How to configure uploads for IIS Web applications

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979124/EN-US

SharePoint Technologies

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update Server hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977023/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Dlc-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977024/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977026/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Offfiltx-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977265/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977022/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (WSS server-package): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977027/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp, Wssmui-en-us.msp): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977731/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Wssmui-en-us.msp): December 15, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977732/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): December 27, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978210/EN-US