Investec Uses Customised System to Double Revenue Without Increasing Support Staff
4-page Case Study posted: 10/14/2010
Investec Bank (Channel Islands)—a specialist provider of offshore private banking services—wanted to improve its core banking technology and manage its growing intermediary business more effectively. Vega Solutions replaced the bank’s previous banking system with a customised banking solution called Vision Online, based on Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server. Investec has doubled its revenue since 2004 without needing any extra back-office staff since the software went live. In the meantime, Vega Solutions has provided further enhancements. This has included integration with the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) network using Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT, and online banking giving customers straight-through processing for payments.
Britvic Soft Drinks
Soft Drinks Business Cuts Support Calls by 50 Per Cent with Proactive IT Strategy
2 page Case Study posted: 09/29/2010
Britvic Soft Drinks is one of the largest drinks companies in the United Kingdom (U.K.), with brands including Pepsi and Tango. It wanted to increase system performance and reliability, and worked with Microsoft Services Premier Support to develop a proactive management strategy. The IT team receives advice and technical help from Microsoft experts and support professionals. Since starting the new strategy, system performance has improved and support calls have fallen by 50 per cent.
ICM Asia Pacific
ICM harnesses the power of cloud computing and BizTalk Server
4-page Case Study posted: 09/29/2010
ICM Asia Pacific developed an integration and connectivity solution based on Microsoft technologies and BizTalk Server 2009 that enabled it to better serve its own customers.
IT Company Helps Banks Integrate Systems, Cut Costs with Rapidly Deployable Solution
4-page Case Study posted: 09/20/2010
Fundtech, a global IT services provider, offers automated payment systems and cash management solutions to more than 1,000 banks and corporations worldwide. The company’s European banking customers need to comply with the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) initiative, which standardizes euro payments and mandates electronic payment processing. These customers must make sure that their payment systems are SEPA-compliant. To help them meet these challenges, Fundtech developed a new payment solution, based on Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, and other Microsoft technologies. The solution adds SEPA processing to existing payment systems. It also supplies developers with built-in tools to make their work easier and gives customers fast-deployment capabilities. Additionally, the solution provides high availability and helps customers reduce costs.
Microsoft Internet Information Server
Microsoft PDC 2010 – Streaming Now using IIS Smooth Streaming
Today is the start of the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2010, and you can view it now – live or on-demand – at www.microsoftpdc.com . Powering the streaming at PDC is IIS Smooth Streaming, part of IIS Media Services . As usual, there...
WebMatrix Beta - Beta 2 Released!
Yesterday, we released a refreshed Beta 2 for WebMatrix. It contains a number of bug fixes and feature improvements over Beta 1. Highlights include: New and updated Razor templates Feedback and bug fixes as suggested by the community on Microsoft...
PHP on IIS: get the latest security updates now
This morning Microsoft has released a security update that addresses the ASP.NET Security Vulnerability . The PHP applications running on IIS are subject to this vulnerability if ASP.NET is enabled in IIS. IMPORTANT : Even if PHP applications on IIS do...
SharePoint 2010 Governance
Governance is a key component to ensuring the success of your SharePoint 2010 deployment. Represented by a set of established processes, procedures, and stakeholders, a well designed and implemented governance plan promotes adoption, ensures participation, and maximizes ROI. By using the governance techniques, best practices, and recommendations available below, you can align your policies for using SharePoint 2010 with your culture and goals while still enabling teams and individuals to effectively collaborate and share information.
SharePoint Online and Office 365
Today Office, Exchange, Lync and SharePoint provide the productivity backbone for many organizations. With these products, companies are already seeing great results and high ROI. With Office 365 we’re proud to announce the next step in the future of productivity, bringing together these capabilities in an always-up-to-date cloud service. It provides businesses of all sizes with professional grade productivity solutions at a predictable monthly cost.
SharePoint Online Planning and Administration
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service for businesses of all sizes that helps them create sites to share documents and insights with colleagues, partners, and customers. Rather than install and deploy SharePoint Server 2010 on premises, businesses can subscribe to SharePoint Online to provide employees with the collaboration, business intelligence, and information management capabilities available.
Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals
The field of viable portal vendors has narrowed considerably, dropping from more than 50 vendors in 2003 to fewer than a dozen in 2010. However, the consolidation of traditional portal vendors doesn't necessarily mean the commoditization of the market. In light of pressing business needs to improve the user experience across channels, and amidst the innovations of Web 2.0 and the cloud, making the right portal choice is more important than ever.
SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search IT Professional Training
This Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search training course for IT Professionals provides a series of videos and hands-on labs that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Learn about crawling and indexing content, and defining the user experience.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-070 - Vulnerability in ASP.NET Could Allow Information Disclosure (2418042)
This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read data, such as the view state, which was encrypted by the server. This vulnerability can also be used for data tampering, which, if successfully exploited, could be used to decrypt and tamper with the data encrypted by the server. Microsoft .NET Framework versions prior to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 are not affected by the file content disclosure portion of this vulnerability.
October 2010 CU for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 has been released.
On the 25th October the product group released the October 2010 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 product family. The KB articles are not yet available (as usual it will take a couple more days to get these through the required release process) but the fixes can already be downloaded.
Making the right Choice for Enterprise Integration
BizTalk Server 2009 Operations Guide
Improving Fault Tolerance
BizTalk Server 2009 Hyper-V Guide
Remote BLOB storage for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
A whitepaper describing the use of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to optimize database storage resources.
SharePoint Server 2010 Operations Framework and Checklists
This document details the operational processes, tasks, and tools that are required to operate and maintain a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment. It explains how the management of SharePoint Server 2010 fits in with the overall Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) model. It will help you design your approach to operational management and give you the means to implement processes and procedures that help keep your environment running smoothly. The white paper includes checklists for daily, weekly, and monthly operations tasks.
IT Compliance Management Series
The IT Compliance Management Series—a combination of IT Compliance Management Libraries for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Microsoft System Center—provides prescriptive guidance that helps IT pros configure Microsoft products to address specific IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) requirements.
WCF LOB Adapter SDK
The Microsoft© Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line-of-Business (LOB) Adapter SDK provides for a simplified programming model on top of the WCF Channel Model by adding metadata browsing, searching and retrieving functionality, and development tools for generating and testing adapter code.
BizTalk 2010 Training Kit
BizTalk Server 2010 Now Available
This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community.
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.
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.
Office 2010: Product Guides
The Office 2010 product guides provide an overview of what’s new in your favorite Microsoft Office programs and a deeper look at benefits across all Office 2010 programs, as well as Office Web Apps and Office Mobile.
TechNet Search Connector
Exposes search results from the TechNet website in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
The Register Search Connector
Exposes search results from The Register in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
MSDN Search Connector
Exposes search results from MSDN in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Flickr Search Connector
Exposes search results from the Flickr photo-sharing site in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Google Blog Search Connector
Exposes search results from Google Blog Search in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Encyclopedia Britannica Search Connector
Exposes search results from the Encyclopedia Britannica in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Wikipedia Search Connector
Exposes search results from Wikipedia in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Yahoo Images Search Connector
Exposes search results from Yahoo Images in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Yahoo News Search Connector
Exposes search results from Yahoo News in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Yahoo Search Connector
Exposes search results from Yahoo in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
YouTube Search Connector
Exposes search results from YouTube in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Bing News Search Connector
Exposes search results from Bing News in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Google News Search Connector
Exposes search results from Google News in a Microsoft Enterprise Search environment
Microsoft Office 2010 Performance
White Paper document providing overview of Office 2010 Performance and Hardware investments
Upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2010: Why and How
Monday, November 01, 2010 8:00 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Team Foundation Server 2005 and 2008 brought a whole new perspective on collaborative development to the application lifecycle process for many organizations. Although the tool has made a tremendous impact for source control management, automated builds and automated testing, the adoption of TFS as a repository for managing requirements and test plans has been slower to take off. Project managers and Quality Managers will be excited to get a look at TFS 2010 and learn more about the new features such as test case management, hierarchical work items, improved integration with MS Project, improved TFS administrative tools, and improved reports and dashboards.
Migrating from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server 2010: Why and Pre-migrating Planning
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 8:00 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Development teams are increasingly finding themselves needing to do more with less. Project managers, quality assurance, and upper management are expecting more planning, collaboration, and communication from the development team. TFS provides an integrated application lifecycle management tool that allows developers to interact with all roles in the application lifecycle without the need to switch from one tool to another. With TFS developers can understand requirements, version control source code, automate builds, and deployments. Distributed and cross-functional teams make it even more important to have a solid version control tool that provides remote access for global teams. Visual Source Safe users are finding themselves in need of a more robust repository to support their development efforts.
How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle
Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
SharePoint has made tremendous impact in the enterprise for several reasons –affordability, ease of implementation, and rapid application deployment opportunities. For these same reasons SharePoint has introduced risk in the organization because effective development practices are not viewed as necessary or useful for SharePoint deployments. SharePoint is a powerful platform for Rapid Application Development (RAD) and often has an even shorter lifecycle than traditional RAD projects.
TechNet Webcast: Deploying SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites with Social Media Features (Level 200)
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
How do you launch a uniquely designed, full-featured, social-media enabled Internet site in a month? It’s fast and easy with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites. Join us to learn how Blue Rooster partnered with the Windows 7 Professional marketing team to launch an edgy, public-facing website with social media features in less than 30 days, without cutting corners. Hear both sides of the story: from the client's business challenges and goals, to how the design and development teams created the solution to address them. Walk away with creative ideas for implementing many robust features of SharePoint, including: flexible templates, adaptive video streaming, simple content management, and social media aggregation tools.
Migrating from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server 2010: Migration and Post-Migration Steps
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Development teams are increasingly finding themselves needing to do more with less. Project managers, quality assurance, and upper management are expecting more planning, collaboration, and communication from the development team. TFS provides an integrated application lifecycle management tool that allows developers to interact with all roles in the application lifecycle without the need to switch from one tool to another. With TFS developers can understand requirements, version control source code, automate builds and deployments. Distributed and cross-functional teams make it even more important to have a solid version control tool that provides remote access for global teams. Visual Source Safe users are finding themselves in need of a more robust repository to support their development efforts.
Monday, November 08, 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
TechNet Webcast: Learn How to Use SharePoint 2010 to Manage Your Digital Marketing Campaign (Level 100)
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
The current economic climate and the shift of marketing from traditional media to Internet-based digital marketing are driving companies to invest heavily in their Internet assets. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 can be used to build highly immersive, compelling experiences for customers that can help to improve the effectiveness of digital marketing. In this webcast, we show you how you can use SharePoint 2010 to centralize, organize, and manage all your images, rich media, and documents from one location, and we demonstrate how to easily build and publish customized landing pages rapidly.
Presenters: Sathesh P Subramaniam, Senior Project Manager, Aditi Technologies and Stefan Persson, Digital Marketing Consultant, Aditi Technologies
Microsoft Media and Entertainment - Digital Content Management Solutions
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Consumer consumption of digital content has crossed the tipping point. Today over two-thirds of all Netflix subscribers use Netflix’s streaming service. XBOX Live subscribers have access to thousands of hours of video, music and games, and the battle is on for who will dominate the living room for digital media. Today, media and telecommunications companies must bring Digital Content Management to the forefront of their business as a common thread across much of their organizations – production, home entertainment, digital distribution, legal and marketing. Digital Content Management has had to evolve to become more adaptive, more integrated, more social and more efficient which is in direct contrast to many existing legacy systems.
Join Jake Winett, Director of Industry Solutions for a conversation about Digital Content Management solutions from Microsoft. Jake will discuss how these solutions allow Microsoft partners to enable media and telecommunications companies to consume, track, manage, and deliver digital assets such as images, audio, documents, and video, while integrating key features such as business processes, business intelligence, workflow and social networking to help extend DCM as a mission critical LOB application. The session will also include various examples of how partners have adapted the Microsoft DCM methodology to solve customer challenges.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:00 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
TechNet Webcast: Outside the Firewall: Learn How SharePoint for Internet Sites Can Help Your Organization (Level 100)
In this webcast, we discuss how Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites (FIS) is used for digital marketing purposes on public sites and other interactive media. We illustrate trends and latest implementations, discuss best practices, and provide relevant examples in the marketplace. We also identify how non-traditional marketing media, such as mobile applications and web slices, integrate with SharePoint technology.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
TechNet Webcast: SharePoint 2010: Using Digital Capabilities to Promote Your Brand (Level 200)
The digital marketing choices you make today can give your organization a strong, flexible foundation to create powerful consumer experiences long term. In this webcast, marketing industry experts from Avanade discuss why companies are investing in the new Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint digital marketing platform for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Join us to discover the advantages of this new platform, including enhanced web content management capabilities, interactive brand management and digital campaigns that personalize the user experience, expanded use of digital media (blogs, Really Simple Syndication [RSS] feeds, e-newsletters, forums, etc.), and improved search engine optimization rankings, globalization, and internationalization.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
TechNet Webcast: Maintain Your Website, and Maximize Your Digital Marketing Strategy (Level 100)
In this webcast, learn how Microsoft web solutions can bring your systems together to decrease costs and the time IT requires to maintain your company's website. This webcast presents case studies of organizations that are currently using this approach and a demonstration of a site that showcases best practices for the public-facing web. By using technology that you already own, you can build a customer web solution that is cost effective and easy to use.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
We're All In at PDC10
Here at PDC10, it's all about the Cloud and Windows Azure. And with last week's announcements about Office 365, you can see that Office and SharePoint are serious about the cloud as well. In this episode, we talk with Steve Fox and Chris Mayo who have been doing a lot of work leveraging Azure services and data in SharePoint solutions and building solutions on SharePoint Online. Watch as Steve talks about how to get started with developing solutions using Windows Azure and Chris discusses SharePoint Online from a developer’s perspective
Migrating BizTalk Server from one domain to another domain is not supported
A BizTalk Server Group Hub page takes a long time to refresh after one node goes offline in a BizTalk 2009 & BizTalk Server 2006 R2 host clustering environment
An access violation occurs when you perform a complex custom query on an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site or a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site
URLs from the second crawl are incorrect when you perform a full crawl on two sets of content sources in Office SharePoint Server 2007 or in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
MS10-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint could allow information disclosure
Description of the Office updates: October 12, 2010
SharePoint performance degradation with a large number of unique security scopes in lists
MS10-072: Description of the security update for Office SharePoint Server 2007: October 12, 2010
SharePoint 2007: Migrate user - Could not load user migrator assembly
SharePoint 2007: Getting object ID's using Sharepoint Central Administration
SharePoint 2007 and Internet Explorer 8 has problems with "Sign in as a different user" does not clear ASP.Net Session object
SharePoint 2010 Reusable Content Type Issue Changes from SharePoint 2007
You cannot configure SSL for the synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010
"The filename or extension is too long." error message in the crawl log when you perform a crawl on a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site or a SharePoint Server 2010 site
The search function does not work after you upgrade the search service application in SharePoint Online when using an upgrade command in PowerShell
You cannot synchronize an OU that has the same name as its parent domain in SharePoint Server 2010
A crawl fails on Internet websites that support anonymous authentication and NTLM authentication in SharePoint Server 2010 or in SharePoint Foundation 2010
Unable to connect to IBM DB2 8.2 data source from Visio Services
An MIIS server crashes when you perform an incremental synchronization for LDAP in SharePoint Server 2010
The AND.DB() function or the OR.DB() function cannot contain more than 40 parameters unexpectedly in a SharePoint 2010 site
Access Services cannot process a query expression that is based on user-defined parameters in SharePoint Server 2010 or in SharePoint Foundation 2010
Event ID 3 is logged in the Application log if you run the User Profile Synchronization service after you install hotfix package 2281364 or 2352342 in SharePoint Server 2010
The crawl overlap does not work correctly in the Host Header mode in SharePoint Server 2010 and in SharePoint Foundation 2010
The DBCS file name in the Crawl Log page is encoded unexpectedly in SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010
A URL of a content source is replaced incorrectly by a URL of another content source when you perform a full crawl on a SharePoint Server 2010 site or on a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site
SharePoint 2010: Unable to create User Profile connection with Windows 2000 Domain Controllers
How to save a site as a template in SharePoint 2010
BDC Exception thrown during SharePoint Workspace sync if External list's Data Base table fields have some special chars
Business Data Connectivity connectors in a partitioned environment in SharePoint Server 2010 or in SharePoint Foundation 2010
FIX: "Sys.ArgumentNullException" error occurs when you open a drill through report in a Report Viewer Web part if you use the SharePoint Integrated mode in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
You receive the error "Cannot import this web part" when you try to import an exported Tag Cloud Web Part in SharePoint 2010
You cannot add a Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerRunTime.dll reference to a WCF project in Visual Studio
You cannot restore the last version of a file from a SharePoint 2010 document library
SharePoint 2010: Values entered in Enterprise Keywords column are not saved for Office 2007 and 2010