News

BizTalk Server

Wipro - IT Services Company Reduces Costs, Expands Opportunities with New Cloud Platform

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006700

Bygghemma.se -Home improvement e-tailer supports growth, market expansion with Commerce Server 2009

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006730

FRENDS Technology -Finland-Based ISV Creates Orchestration Monitoring Solution for BizTalk Server 2009

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006671

InFocus -Display Leader Increases Productivity and Savings with Integrated ERP and CRM Solution

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000006625

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Download FastCGI Update for Better Performance of PHP on Windows

Many PHP community applications being used today by Web developers to build Web sites for businesses. IIS has worked hard to make our platform a first class citizen for hosting PHP applications in addition to our ASP.NET integration. The “core” of our...

http://blogs.iis.net/mailant/archive/2010/03/23/download-fastcgi-update-for-better-performance-of-php-on-windows.aspx

Now Customers Can Actually Locate Your Resources with URL Rewriter 2.0 RTW

Today, Microsoft announced the final release of IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RTW . Now the first reason might be obvious why you would want to rewrite a URL – when you are at a cocktail party with loud music and tasty appetizers and a potential customer asks...

http://blogs.iis.net/windowsserver/archive/2010/03/11/now-customers-can-actually-locate-your-resources-with-url-rewriter-2-0-rtw.aspx

IIS URL Rewrite 2.0 – Release to Web

The IIS URL Rewrite Module 2.0 – RTW is available for download . IIS URL Rewrite v2.0 is an incremental release that includes all the features from version 1.1 , and adds extensibility support and outbound response rewriting. More specifically, v2.0 can...

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2010/03/11/iis-url-rewrite-2-0-release-to-web.aspx

Important update for IIS 7.0 FastCGI module

FastCGI module in IIS 7.0 has been lacking some of the features and bug fixes that are available in IIS 7.5 FastCGI module and in FastCGI Extension 1.5 on IIS 5.1 and IIS 6.0. The reason why this happened are explained in the post about FastCGI Module...

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2010/03/10/important-update-for-iis-7-0-fastcgi-module.aspx

More Performance Improvements in WinCache 1.1-Beta

Since the WinCache Extension for PHP has been released last year it has been widely deployed by customers who run PHP on Windows OS and it has proven to provide a substantial performance boost for PHP applications hosted on Windows-based web servers....

http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2010/03/04/more-performance-improvements-in-wincache-1-1-beta.aspx

SharePoint Technologies

SharePoint 2010 Launch Date

2010-03-05: Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

May 12th, 2010 is the launch date for SharePoint 2010 & Office 2010. In addition, we announced our intent to RTM (Release to Manufacturing) this April 2010.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2010/03/05/sharepoint-2010-office-2010-launch.aspx

SharePoint 2010 More Cloud Friendly Than Past Versions

2010-03-03: CIO

SharePoint's many moving pieces have not traditionally fit neatly into the cloud. But SharePoint 2010 addresses that problem — with three key changes.

http://www.cio.com/article/563963/SharePoint_2010_More_Cloud_Friendly_than_Past_Versions

SharePoint Beta Gets Olympic Tryout

2010-03-03: CNET

Although still in beta, the latest version of Sharepoint has already made it to the Olympics.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10463102-56.html

Winter Olympics: A Showroom for Bing, Office, SharePoint

2010-02-26: CIO

More enterprises are seeing the benefits of layering social networking tools into SharePoint. How can you customize SharePoint and make it more social? Two large organizations share tales from the trenches.

http://www.cio.com/article/558513/Microsoft_SharePoint_Enterprises_Get_Boost_by_Integrating_Social_Tools?source=rss_news

 

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

Manage Excel Services trusted locations  

This article explains how to manage the default trusted location for a SharePoint Server 2010 farm. It also explains how to add, configure, delete, and edit existing trusted locations for Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191194(office.14).aspx

Manage Excel Services connections  

This article explains how to deploy Excel workbooks with external data connections using Excel Services. It provides details for managing both trusted data connection libraries and trusted data providers.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191200(office.14).aspx

Manage Excel Services authentication  

This article explains how to manage Excel Services settings using the Central Administration site.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191192(office.14).aspx

Manage Excel Services with Windows PowerShell  

This article explains how to use the Windows PowerShell commands with Excel Services. It also provides several sample commands.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191201(office.14).aspx

Configure Secure Store Service for Excel Services  

This article explains how to configure and manage the Secure Store Service for Excel Services. It also provides details for setting permissions and accounts to use the unattended account with Excel Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191191(office.14).aspx

Plan visual upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article discusses the new visual upgrade feature in SharePoint Server 2010. You can choose to preserve the look and feel of sites during an upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, or you can move all sites to the new user interface.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191199(office.14).aspx

Create a PowerPivot data connection (PerformancePoint Services)  

This article describes how to create a data source connection to PowerPivot using PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191197(office.14).aspx

Create a SharePoint List data connection (PerformancePoint Services)  

This article describes how to create a data connection to a SharePoint Server 2010 using PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191195(office.14).aspx

Create a SQL Server table data connection (PerformancePoint Services)  

This article describes how to create a data source connection to a SQL Server table using PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191190(office.14).aspx

Create an Analysis Services data connection (PerformancePoint Services) 

This article describes how to create an Analysis Services data connection in PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191198(office.14).aspx

Create an Excel Services data connection (PerformancePoint Services)  

This article describes how to create a data source connection to Excel Services using PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191193(office.14).aspx

Create an Excel Workbook data connection (PerformancePoint Services)  

This article describes how to import a workbook using PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191202(office.14).aspx

Create data connections (PerformancePoint Services) 

This article provides an overview on creating data connections to external sources using PerformancePoint Services.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff191196(office.14).aspx

Plan for backup and recovery (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article has been updated to include a link to a planning worksheet, and includes updated information about choosing a backup solution.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261687(office.14).aspx

Backup and recovery overview (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article has been updated to more fully describe granular backup, and how SharePoint Server 2010 backup works with the SQL Server FILESTREAM remote BLOB storage provider.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663490(office.14).aspx

Configure and use the Lotus Notes connector (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes the process for installing and configuring the Lotus Notes connector for SharePoint Server 2010.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff463593(office.14).aspx

Language packs (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This technical reference article lists the language packs that are available for SharePoint Server 2010.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff463597(office.14).aspx

Restrict or enable access to a service application (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes how to restrict access to a service application by assigning and removing service accounts. It also describes how to reestablish local farm-wide service access to a service application.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff463596(office.14).aspx

Diagnostic logging in Business Connectivity Services overview (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes how to use diagnostic logs on servers that are running SharePoint Server 2010 and on Microsoft Office 2010 client applications to troubleshoot issues related to Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. It also describes how to use Activity IDs to trace issues to external systems.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff463594(office.14).aspx

Versioning, content approval, and check-out planning (SharePoint Server 2010) 

This article describes how to plan to use versioning, content approval, and check-out functionality in SharePoint Server 2010 to control document versions throughout their lifecycle.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262378(office.14).aspx

Records management overview (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes records management and provides an overview of the process of planning for records management.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261982(office.14).aspx

Create a file plan to manage records in SharePoint Server 2010  

This article describes the contents of a file plan and summarizes how to create one for your organization.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261708(office.14).asp x

Plan how records are collected (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article reviews techniques that you can use to declare active documents to be records.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263464(office.14).aspx

Physical records planning (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes how to plan to use SharePoint Server 2010 to manage physical records.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263416(office.14).aspx

Planning for eDiscovery (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes how SharePoint Server 2010 supports eDiscovery.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff453933(office.14).aspx

Plan Visio Services security (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes security for Visio Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It has been updated to provide additional information about available security options.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663483(office.14).aspx

Create a Visio Graphics Service service application proxy (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes how to create a Visio Graphics Service service application proxy. It has been updated to clarify when such a proxy can be created by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee524060(office.14).aspx

Configure Visio Graphics Service global settings (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes the various global settings for Visio Graphics Service. It has been updated to include more information about cache and recalculation options.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee524061(office.14).aspx

Configuring Visio Graphics Service trusted data providers (SharePoint Server 2010)  

This article describes Visio Graphics Service trusted data providers configuration. It has been updated to provide more detailed information about the included trusted data providers.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee524056(office.14).aspx

Resolve accounts across multiple forests  (MOSS 2007)

Published: 2010-03-18

This article describes how to resolve user accounts across multiple Active Directory forests, particularly for People Picker and social features.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd279546.aspx

Downloads

SharePoint Technologies

Microsoft Office Web Apps (Beta)

Microsoft Office Web Apps are new web-based tools that extend the Microsoft Office 2010 experience to a supported browser. Office Web Apps enable you to view, do light editing, and share your Office documents from virtually anywhere. With these online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote you’ll always have the tools you need, wherever you are.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=27d81b1c-18ae-4983-8e1c-224bb747eb99

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: Unlock Mainframe Assets Using SharePoint and BizTalk Host Integration Server (Level 300)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032440363&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

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

Corporate Project Solutions presents Discover Microsoft SharePoint Seminar (featuring SharePoint 2010)

Free of charge

Date: 7 April, 11 May & 2 June 2010, 13:00

Location: Buckinghamshire & London

Event Category: Onsite Event

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

Products: Microsoft Enterprise Reporting, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032439220

Simpson Associates presents A Brief Insight into SharePoint 2010

Free of charge

Date: 8, 22 & 27 April 2010 08:00

Location: York, Solihull, and London

Event Category: Onsite Event

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

Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft solution offerings, Microsoft technologies

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032442338

nSynergy Ltd presents an Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint

Free of charge

Date: 14 April 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=1032425202

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.

http://www.sharepointbestpractices.co.uk/index.html

Core presents SharePoint 2010 – A comprehensive Overview – Learn from leading SharePoint Experts

Free of charge

Date: 21 April 2010, 09:30

Location: London

Event Category: Onsite Event

Audience: IT Decision Maker, IT Manager, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners

Products: Microsoft Content Management Server, Microsoft Enterprise Reporting, Microsoft Office Communicator, Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft technologies, Web Development, Web Services, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Workflow Foundation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032443741

ICS Solutions presents An Introduction to SharePoint 2010 – What’s New?

Free of charge

Date: 29 April & 11,20 May 2010, 10:00

Location: Basingstoke

Event Category: Onsite Event

Audience: Architect, IT Decision Maker, IT Manager, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Influencing BDM

Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032447426

BSG Ltd presents Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Evaluation Masterclass - The Key Facts and Capabilities which make SharePoint 2010 unmissable

Free of charge

Date: 19 May 2010, 09:15

Location: London

Event Category: Onsite Event

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

Products: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032446321

Core presents SharePoint 2010 – A comprehensive Overview – Learn from leading SharePoint Experts

Free of charge

Date: 19 May 2010, 09:30

Location: London

Event Category: Onsite Event

Audience: IT Decision Maker, IT Manager, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners

Products: Microsoft Content Management Server, Microsoft Enterprise Reporting, Microsoft Office Communicator, Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft technologies, Web Development, Web Services, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Workflow Foundation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-GB&eventid=1032443744

New KB's

BizTalk Server

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 EN: FIX: BizTalk 2006 Accelerator for HL7 1.3 cannot send an HL7 message when you configure the MSH field to override the MSH3 field for the receiving party

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979146/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The EDI batching orchestration does not release batches on time in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976926/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: You cannot deploy a BizTalk Server application in Visual Studio when the Restart Host Instances property is set to True

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979438/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2006 R2 EN: FIX: The IIS worker process crashes, and MDNs are not sent to the sending party when you use the AS2EdiReceive pipeline in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980712/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: "Tracked message with id: <message id> should not exist in multiple locations" error message when you try to view message details for a tracked message event in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977141/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: An orphaned BizTalk DTA service instance is created unexpectedly after a BizTalk orchestration handles an exception

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978796/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: A BizTalk Server 2009 receive location that uses the WCF-BasicHttp transport type does not work if the endpoint address contains an embedded space

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979264/EN-US

BizTalk Server Ent 2009 EN: FIX: "xlang/s engine event log entry: Exceptions.Types.InterceptorException" error message when you run a BizTalk orchestration after you upgrade BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980950/EN-US

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: You receive a COMException exception when you run ASP.NET Web applications in IIS 7.0 on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977453/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: "Keyset does not exist" error message when you try to change the identity of an application pool by using Internet Information Services Manager from a remote computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977754/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: The MIME mapping list cannot be parsed by using the legacy ADSI provider in IIS 7.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981124/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.0 EN: FIX: You receive the error message "HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized" sooner than expected when you try to log on to an IIS 7.0 Web site by using invalid credentials

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981280/EN-US

Internet Info Services 7.5: FIX: You experience several issues when you use Powershell cmdlets or AppFabric features in IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980423/EN-US

Internet Info Svr 6 AL: Error message when you access a Web site or a virtual directory that is hosted in IIS 6.0: "HTTP Error 401.1"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979892/EN-US

SharePoint Technologies

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Anonymous users are prompted for authentication when they use Explorer View to view a document library in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977860/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: No search results are returned when you search for content in an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site that contains German umlauts in the URL

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979157/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): January 18, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979271/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): January 18, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979345/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: The "quickdeployjobs" property in a target site is overwritten in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979353/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update server hotfix package: January 18, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979435/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: You cannot add members to a distribution group that is created across forests when the Incoming e-mail message feature is set up in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979565/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: The Manage Content Source page times out intermittently in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979814/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: When a draft version (0.x) of a page is crawled in Office SharePoint Server 2007, subsequent incremental crawls ignore that page when it is published to a major version (1.x)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980041/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: A .mht file is corrupted after you upload the .mht file to an Office SharePoint Server 2007 document library

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980079/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: The Search Results page does not display the Items in a shared folder in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980083/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Offline files are crawled unexpectedly in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980085/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Error message when you use the “stsadm.exe -o migrateuser” command to change the name of an Active Directory security group in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: "Error to migrate user profile"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980477/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: Error message when you access an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site by clicking “View My Site” in Office Outlook: "User not found"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980478/EN-US

Office SharePoint Server 2007 ML: An application crashes when you run the application to implement word breaking in Office SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980480/EN-US

SharePoint Server 2010 AL: You cannot upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 on a server farm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981495/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update server hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): January 18, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979434/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Dari text is unexpectedly displayed by using left to right text-direction in Windows SharePoint services 3.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980220/EN-US

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Updates are available for December 2009 time zone changes for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980479/EN-US