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SharePoint Technologies

Duet Enterprise Virtual Launch Summit

During the virtual summit you will hear Microsoft and SAP customers, partners, and executives talk about how Duet Enterprise increases productivity and business agility by enabling IT and business users to extend and consume SAP processes and data in SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise and Microsoft Office 2010.

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=961

SharePoint journeys

Have you heard? We launched a unique online video contest called SharePoint journeys, which is a platform for our customers and partners to tell us where they are on their SharePoint “journey,” as well as the unique ways they’ve used SharePoint to enhance their organizations. http://www.sharepointjourneys.com. Through these videos, we want SharePoint professionals to share and review their work, inspire each other to think about SharePoint in new ways, and take the next step on their journey. Right now the site only allows for submissions, but as videos come in we will turn on the interactive pieces of the site that will allow for social media sharing, commenting on videos, and the ability to embed videos into personal blogs.

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=959

Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products

The new TechNet page provides resources for IT professionals who are responsible for installing software updates on SharePoint 2010 farms.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx

Videos: SharePoint in Education

This article showcases two sets of interviews with people who were responsible for implementing a solution using SharePoint on their school portal site. Using mostly out-of-the-box features, both solutions improved not only the user or customer experience but also the experience of those administering ongoing tasks that are part of their jobs.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/videos-sharepoint-in-education-HA102040592.aspx

New video: Use tags and notes in SharePoint Server 2010

The video takes a scenario-based approach to how you use the tagging and notes features of My Sites in SharePoint for your daily work.

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/Blogs/GetThePoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=442

BizTalk

Videojet - Technologies Marking-System Manufacturer Takes Charge of Service Management with Integrated Solution

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-BizTalk-Server/Videojet-Technologies/Marking-System-Manufacturer-Takes-Charge-of-Service-Management-with-Integrated-Solution/4000008992

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Web Farm Framework 2 now available for free download

The IIS Team has released the WebFarm Framework 2.0 (http://www.iis.net/download/WebFarmFramework). This free download is designed to help administrators who manage farms of servers provision content, settings and more. Check out all the benefits of this great add-on!

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2011/01/21/web-farm-framework-2-now-available-for-free-download.aspx

Great tips for Developers by Scott Guthrie

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2011/01/03/vs-2010-sp1-beta-and-iis-developer-express.aspx

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

Microsoft Press: Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks

This excerpt from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion explores the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and how to use Windows PowerShell to accomplish some basic administrative tasks.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg550867.aspx

Microsoft cloud services help U.K. schools

Learn how Microsoft Online Services facilitates delivery of courses across seven separate schools.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-Office-Communications-Online/Lincoln-Specialist-Schools-Group/Online-Services-Facilitates-Delivery-of-Courses-Across-Seven-Separate-Schools/4000007627

Downloads

SharePoint Technologies

Planning guide for sites and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Part 1

Subjects include site security, governance, and enterprise content management.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=10104E47-7DFE-4AE5-A9EA-459E6AEBD34E

Planning guide for sites and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Part 2

Subjects include business intelligence, site creation, web content management, and enterprise search.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=11a9eacd-78c9-442e-aa5a-ee66d9cd5f77

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Microsoft Internet Information Server

IIS Express 7.5

This is a simple and self-contained version of IIS 7.5 that is optimized for developers. You can run IIS Express 7.5 as a non-Administrator!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=abc59783-89de-4adc-b770-0a720bb21de

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

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

2/3/2011 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.   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=1032472129&culture=en-US

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

2/17/2011 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.   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=1032472130&culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Ecosystem: SharePoint 2010 Developer Overview (Level 200)

On Demand

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has many new developer-oriented features. Developers can build collaboration applications on the platform features of SharePoint 2010, the new tools for SharePoint 2010 make developers more productive, and the new hosting options for SharePoint solutions provide more flexibility in deployment. In this webcast, we discuss SharePoint 2010 from a developer’s perspective and provide an overview and code-based demonstrations of the major new features for building user interfaces, building on the data platform, and general programmability.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032474387&CountryCode=US

MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Ecosystem: Integrating SharePoint with Windows Phone 7 (Level 200)

1/31/2011 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

With the release of Windows Phone 7, many developers are starting to look to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to develop phone applications. In this webcast, you learn how to develop SharePoint applications that make it possible for a mobile workforce to collaborate on the go. You also see how to authenticate with SharePoint using Microsoft Silverlight and how to access SharePoint data using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) data services and web services.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032474388&culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Ecosystem: Integrating SharePoint with Office 2010 (Level 200)

2/2/2011 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 provides a rich platform for integrating Microsoft Office 2010 solutions of all types. In this webcast, you learn how to integrate Office 2010 and SharePoint in different ways, from no-code solutions using SharePoint Designer to rich client add-ins that access SharePoint data via the Client Object Model and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) data services. You also learn how to take advantage of Microsoft Office server-side services and the Open XML software developer kit (SDK) for document assembly and fixed-format document generation

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032474390&culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Ecosystem: Integrating SharePoint 2010 and CRM Online (Level 300)

2/22/2011 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a match made in heaven. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft provides out-of-box document integration with Microsoft SharePoint 2010, but customers are increasingly looking for ways to integrate these two technologies further. In this developer-focused webcast, we look at how you can bring Microsoft Dynamics CRM data to SharePoint using web parts, Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS), web services, and more. We also demonstrate the BCS adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and an end-to-end online application connecting Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Azure. If you want to understand how to integrate SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, then you don't want to miss this webcast..

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032473318&culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Business Intelligence and SharePoint Server 2010 with Kevin Goff (Level 200)

2/9/2011 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides many opportunities to render data from business intelligence (BI) applications. In this episode of geekSpeak, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Kevin Goff shows examples of building BI content in SharePoint Server 2010 by using PerformancePoint Services, Microsoft Excel Services, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and PowerPivot. By the end, we'll see an integrated dashboard in SharePoint with content from all of these tools. This geekSpeak is hosted by Glen Gordon and Rachel Appel. This series brings you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format hosted by Microsoft developer evangelists. The experts also answer your questions.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032476367&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Architecting a Global Human Resources System Using SharePoint, Azure, and Duet (Level 300)

2/15/2011 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we describe how Microsoft architected its human resources web content platform using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Windows Azure, and Duet for connecting to its SAP ERP enterprise resource planning application. The portal is an ongoing project, and we review the past and future roadmap, discuss the benefits of current technologies, and offer recommendations relevant to other enterprise-level human resource systems managers.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032474008&culture=en-US

Get a taste of the benefits of signing up to MPR–three FREE days of SharePoint 2010 development training Feb 9th to 11th

February 9-11th 2011

Take 1 minute to register today if you are UK based and work for a company that creates software products and want to dig into SharePoint 2010 development for FREE with a great UK based SME (subject matter expert).

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukisvdev/archive/2011/01/25/get-a-taste-of-the-benefits-of-signing-up-to-mpr-three-free-days-of-sharepoint-2010-development-training-feb-9th-to-11th.aspx

TechNet Webcast: Using Office and SharePoint to Take Control of Marketing Spend and ROI (Level 100)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Attend this webcast to learn how Hitachi Consulting helped a global consumer electronics company increase its total marketing spend visibility, eliminate ineffective marketing spend across all profit-and- loss divisions, and create an automated closed-loop system for better measuring marketing execution. Discover how the electronics company used its existing Microsoft Office software technology to create a robust marketing resource management solution and take control of its marketing spend and return on investment.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032473250&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Ecosystem: SharePoint Online – Developing Solutions for the Cloud (Level 300)

On Demand

Microsoft SharePoint Online moves Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to the cloud. With that move, SharePoint developers are now empowered to build collaboration solutions that run in the cloud using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Silverlight 4, JavaScript, and Workflow using the SharePoint platform they know and love. In this webcast, you learn how SharePoint Online development is the same as developing for SharePoint 2010 and where the key differences lie. When discussing the differences, we cover common solution patterns for developing solutions to work within the differences while still building powerful solutions. We also discuss how to build SharePoint Online solutions using Sandbox Solutions so your code is ready to run in the cloud from the start.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032473277&CountryCode=US

New KB's

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

SharePoint Publishing feature does not support "Save Site as Template" option

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492356

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010

"List from Spreadsheet" using SharePoint Designer 2010 throws "An unexpected error has occurred"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492798

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

The SharePoint 2010-supported sandboxed environment does not support the export of Web Parts that are developed in that environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2393956

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint 2010 Ratings Synchronization Timer Job errors in Publishing/Consuming MultiFarm Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494058

You cannot render a page of a binary large object file that contains CSS styles in a SharePoint Server 2010 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466049

Event ID 8306 is logged on the SharePoint Server 2010 front-end Web server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465996

The values in a multi-valued string property are missing in the EditProfile.aspx page in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2456870

The search results page throws an exception when a name in a document metadata column contains "&", "<", or ">" characters in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464368

The search scope is displayed in English instead of the localized language in a SharePoint Server 2010 non-English tenant site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464348

The search crawler does not use the crawl target WFEs to crawl the host header site collections when the crawl target feature is enabled in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466018

"Ambiguous attribute flow from multi-value to single" error message on certain user profiles when you perform a full synchronization against AD DS in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458470

Vwa.VwaPage.getPosition returns the same value regardless of the position of the page in the viewport

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2414992

BizTalk

TechNet Webcast: 4th February 2011. Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 4: Dan Rosanova on Biztalk (Level 200)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032476340&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US