News

Biztalk Server

Sahara India Life Insurance

Insurance Company Deploys Integration Solution and Eliminates Paper Movement and Delays in Ad-hoc Document Requests

The Sahara Pariwar’s latest foray in the field of Life Insurance is under Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd. (Sahara Life). It has invested in Life Asia, an application for core policy administration. However, the application was restricted in scenarios where ad-hoc duplicate documents (premium statement, duplicate receipt and unit statements) are required by the customer. What Sahara Life needed was a Web based application, which could service these requests. With help form Microsoft, it created an application using ASP.NET, which integrates with Life Asia with other applications using BizTalk® Server 2006. This allows the servicing of ad-hoc document requests from the Life Asia production server.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/-/Sahara-India-Life-Insurance/Insurance-Company-Deploys-Integration-Solution-and-Eliminates-Paper-Movement-and-Delays-in-Ad-hoc-Document-Requests/4000008650

 

Postal Company Gains Flexibility and Expands Services with a Service-Oriented Architecture

Österreichische Post AG (Austrian Post) is Austria’s leading provider of postal and logistics services. When the company’s computing technologies began to hinder its efficiency and growth, Austrian Post decided to implement a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Built with the Microsoft Application Platform, the new solution replaces Oracle and MySQL database software but uses other existing components, new applications, and systems from external parties. With its SOA, Austrian Post has reduced the time required to connect to disparate systems from weeks to hours, increased employee productivity, cut IT and operational costs, and realized a return on investment (ROI) in three years.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-Office-SharePoint-Server-2007/sterreichische-Post-AG/Postal-Company-Gains-Flexibility-and-Expands-Services-with-a-Service-Oriented-Architecture/4000008458

 

Solution Provider Streamlines B2B Connections Using Cloud Services

Codit, an independent software company specializing in business integration solutions, wanted a platform that could help reduce the cost and complexity of integrating its customers’ applications and data. Codit turned to the Windows Azure platform to create its Cloud Connector. It not only achieved its goals for its customers, but also gained an agile development environment and pay-as-you-go business model for growing its customer base.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-BizTalk-Server/Codit/Solution-Provider-Streamlines-B2B-Connections-Using-Cloud-Services/4000008528

 

Microsoft Internet Information Server

WebMatrix Beta – Beta 3 Released!

Just a few short weeks ago, we shipped WebMatrix Beta 2 . We fixed a lot of bugs and stabilized the product overall in that release. Beta 3 is different. There are all sorts of new features to try out! Download WebMatrix Beta 3...

http://blogs.iis.net/rlucero/archive/2010/11/09/webmatrix-beta-beta-3-released.aspx

 

Final beta releases of WebMatrix and MVC3 now available!

I just got off stage at TechEd Europe in Berlin where I announced the availability of the final beta of WebMatrix and MVC 3! What a blast! If you haven’t checked out WebMatrix or MVC 3 yet, now is a great time to do it. WebMatrix...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2010/11/09/final-webmatrix-and-mvc-3-beta-now-available.aspx

 

IIS Media Services 4 released

Last week my team delivered another amazing update to IIS Media Services with the announcement of general availability of our 4th major release. IIS Media Services is a free and completely modern way to deliver streaming video on the Web. It is so popular...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2010/11/07/iis-media-services-4-released.aspx

 

IIS Media Services 4.0

IIS Media Services 4.0 was released yesterday, just in time for Streaming Media West . Coming just one year after the previous major release, IIS Media Services 4.0 allows you to encode once and deliver adaptive streaming content to three screens across...

http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno/archive/2010/11/01/iis-media-services-4-0-released.aspx

 

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...

http://blogs.iis.net/chriskno/archive/2010/10/28/microsoft-pdc-2010-streaming-now-using-iis-smooth-streaming.aspx

 

SharePoint Technologies

October CU for SharePoint 2010 has been rereleased

Microsoft have released updated packages for the October 2010 Cumulative Update. The new packages contain a fix for a problem found in the initial October 2010 CU release.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2010/11/18/october-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-rereleased.aspx

 

Connecting Lync to SharePoint

SharePoint 2010 and Lync 2010 offer an extensible platform to build rich applications that deliver unified communications and collaboration. For example, workflow solutions with the ability to click to communicate instantly with others in the approval chain to make a decision, sales portals that launch team sites with new opportunities and invite the account team to an online meeting, line of business applications with document management and the ability to work in real-time with others and the list goes on and on. Experience these products together the way we designed them. The Lync experience makes SharePoint better and more importantly makes all our work more productive and impactful.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/11/18/connecting-lync-to-sharepoint.aspx

 

Published Intranets in SharePoint Server 2010

A published intranet site is a site that is internal to an organization and uses the publishing features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to host content for the entire organization. This is usually the main communications site or portal for the organization. Typically, such a site is not available to external users. The site is usually branded and is not a collaboration mechanism, but rather a place to consolidate information that needs to be widely shared with the whole organization.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sharepoint/gg241215.aspx

 

Documents

Biztalk Server

BizTalk Adapter Pack: Connecting LOB Systems and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

This whitepaper demonstrates how easily, quickly, and securely you can design an information system to share business data from your line-of-business (LOB) systems with your business partners, remote employees, and end users. By using Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server along with your LOB systems, you can build and deploy a robust, secure enterprise information system without writing any code!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd442475.aspx

 

Downloads

Biztalk Server

MP2010

Provides schema updates for BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to comply with SWIFT worldwide 2010 Standards Release Guide Specification.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=93f03e68-f408-448c-afaa-249720ca1501

 

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f8bb78c7-72c8-46ba-ad52-6cde4258bf37

 

Update for Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On v4 (KB2252691)

This update corrects an assembly registration that causes a failure when .NET 4 is present on the system

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=46fa6c65-531a-4c9f-99f9-7af3fac098a6

 

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

 

 

Events/Webcasts

SharePoint Technologies

How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle 

9th December 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

In this session we will discuss and demonstrate the role that TFS plays in the effective management of SharePoint implementations and custom development.  Requirements, testing, version control, and deployment of custom features for SharePoint will be demonstrated using TFS and VS 2010.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032460004&culture=en-US

 

TechNet Simulcast Event: SharePoint 2010 Firestarter (Level 200) 

2nd December 2010 6:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Join us for this free, full-day event and learn about SharePoint 2010’s new features, upgrade path, deployment options, Office Web Apps, and maintenance and virtualization. Sessions include SharePoint 2010 for IT Pros, Upgrading Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010, Understanding and Deploying Office Web Applications & SharePoint 2010 Virtualization and Maintenance

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032459775&culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Digital Marketing with FAST, SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Level 100) 

7th December 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, the Slalom Consulting Los Angeles team, discusses and demonstrates a practical solution for surfacing large amounts of structured data from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (beta) using Microsoft FAST Search Server for Internet Sites and Microsoft Silverlight.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032469803&culture=en-US

 

How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle 

23rd December 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

In this session we will discuss and demonstrate the role that TFS plays in the effective management of SharePoint implementations and custom development.  Requirements, testing, version control, and deployment of custom features for SharePoint will be demonstrated using TFS and VS 2010.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032460005&culture=en-US

 

ARCast.TV - Extending SharePoint Capabilities to the Mobile Platform

On Demand

In this interview Microsoft speaks with H3 Solutions to discuss what they have done to extend SharePoint capabilities to the mobile platform beyond what SharePoint 2007 and 2010 provide out of the box.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/ARCast.TV/ARCastTV-Extending-SharePoint-Capabilities-to-the-Mobile-Platform

 

Setting Up a SharePoint Developer Virtual Machine

On Demand.

It's easy to get started with SharePoint 2010 development using the Information Worker Virtual Machine (VM). Here you will learn all of the tips and tricks to get the VM up and running. The Information Worker virtual machine is a Hyper-V based VHD file that has everything you need to build SharePoint solutions already installed. The VM includes Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Exchange 2010, and more.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/SharePointSideshow/Setting-Up-a-SharePoint-Developer-Virtual-Machine

 

Silverlight meets SharePoint 2010

On Demand

Silverlight does not only brings a rich experience to SharePoint 2010 but it can also play a functional role in it. To most people this means Silverlight-based web parts. But Silverlight can be more than that. Silverlight applications can be integrated in all SharePoint artefacts like navigation, master pages, application pages and custom field controls. In this webcast you will see how to integrate Silverlight in a custom field type and in a custom list definition.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/liese/MSDN-Live-Meeting-Silverlight-meets-SharePoint-2010

 

New KB's

Biztalk Server

The SWIFT_NetworkRule267_Policy policy validates MT535 messages incorrectly when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009 Message Pack in BizTalk Server 2006 R2, BizTalk Server 2006, and BizTalk Server 2004

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983219

 

Summary of 64-bit support, operating systems and SQL Server versions supported by BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926628

 

Cumulative update package 3 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286501

 

Microsoft Internet Information Server

FIX: The internal IP address of an IIS 7.0 server is revealed if an HTTP Request that does not have a Host header or has a NULL Host header is sent to the server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967342

 

FIX: Requests for URLs are not traced in IIS 7.0 and in IIS 7.5 after you enable the UseUrlFilter flag

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2414971

 

SharePoint 2007

A user's presence information does not appear correctly in People search results intermittently

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2448575

 

SharePoint 2010

Error message when you start Outlook 2010: "The SharePoint external list could not be configured correctly"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983017

 

You cannot open a BDC Administration page in SharePoint Central Administration for SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983021

 

In the SharePoint Central Administration BDC Administation page, you receive "An unexpected error has occurred" when you try to create a profile for a BDC entity

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983011

 

A "mailto:" link does not work when a Word document is converted to a SharePoint Publishing webpage in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2429740

 

Managed Metadata column on SharePoint 2010 list doesn't display values add from term store

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2439274

 

Walkthrough: Developing SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Visual Studio 2010 using InfoPath 2010 Forms that get deployed as "Workflow Enabled"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2446194

 

"An unexpected error has occurred" is displayed when creating an Indexed column on SharePoint 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2451636

 

Event ID 6301 logged in Application log if you run the User Profile Synchronization service with a BDC connection on a SharePoint 2010 Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435284

 

DateTime Filters assume UTC

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2463163

 

Unable to modify web parts - properties pane disappears

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2459850