News

SharePoint Technologies

Looking for SharePoint 2010 training?

http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/spotlight/default.aspx

Announcing the SharePoint Diagnostic Studio

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=971

Telecom company embraces social computing and streamlines formal learning

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000006924

SharePoint: The First 10 Years - Q&A

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/gg981684.aspx

Internet Explorer 9 supported for SharePoint 2010 Products

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx

Using SharePoint as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/Blogs/GetThePoint/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=461

Small business productivity videos for Office 365 and SharePoint Online

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-online-small-business-help/introductory-videos-for-sharepoint-online-HA102604632.aspx

Enterprise productivity videos for Office 365 and SharePoint Online

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/introductory-videos-for-sharepoint-online-HA102604631.aspx

Building Windows Phone 7 applications with SharePoint 2010 Products and UAG

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=556bcac3-c122-4e5a-8661-706389d68b87&displaylang=en

How to Grow Your Business in a New Region with SharePoint Online

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/how_to_grow_your_business_in_a_new_region_with_sharepoint_online

Biztalk

Partezis - Innovative Mission-Critical Solution for Hospitals Is Based on the Microsoft Platform

Partezis developed an integration solution for hospitals called HealthLink. After evaluating technologies from SAP, Siemens, and Lawson, Partezis developed HealthLink on the Microsoft platform, including Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009. BizTalk Server 2009 helped developers create innovative functionalities more quickly. The HealthLink solution eliminates single points of failure for mission-critical dependability and can be customized by Partezis customers.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-BizTalk-Accelerator-for-HL7/Partezis/Innovative-Mission-Critical-Solution-for-Hospitals-Is-Based-on-the-Microsoft-Platform/4000009427

Movistar Colombia - Leading Telecommunications Provider Boosts Innovation, Availability, and Speed

Tier-1, mobile telecommunications provider Movistar Colombia wanted to enhance customer satisfaction by delivering consistently fast system response times and new web-based offerings. To achieve this, Movistar needed to increase the flexibility and transparency of its mission-critical IT infrastructure—and simplify development. In 2009, the company engaged Microsoft Services and third party iT Synergy to help implement a service-oriented architecture built with Microsoft technologies including Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009. As a result, Movistar has tripled the number of account refills it processes each day, which equates to U.S.$1.5 million in monthly revenue. The mission-critical solution also delivers 99.99 percent availability, enhances customer service, facilitates innovation, speeds time to market, and delivers the agility and global scalability needed to realize business goals.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-Services/Movistar-Colombia/Leading-Telecommunications-Provider-Boosts-Innovation-Availability-and-Speed/4000009288

Tenaska - Energy Firm Transforms Data Collection and Analysis with Innovative New Solution

Tenaska Capital Management, LLC (TCM), an affiliate of energy company Tenaska, provides acquisition and energy asset management services to private equity funds. Because of manual data-gathering and reporting processes, analysts spent too much time finding critical data. TCM deployed an innovative and flexible data solution based on Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise. Analysts now spend 50 percent less time collecting data, and TCM can grow more effectively.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-SQL-Server-2008-R2-Enterprise/Tenaska/Energy-Firm-Transforms-Data-Collection-and-Analysis-with-Innovative-New-Solution/4000009251

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OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

SharePoint Online for Office 365: Developer Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4387e030-73dc-48e7-ac95-abc043b9335a

Downloads

SharePoint Technologies

SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v2.0

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=718447d8-0814-427a-81c3-c9c3d84c456e

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/Virtual Events/Virtual Labs

SharePoint 2010

IT Manager Webcast: An Inside Look at Finance at Microsoft: Leveraging Technology (Level 200)

5/5/2011 9:30 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Join us for an inside look at finance at Microsoft. During the webcast, we demonstrate how teams use Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to collaborate and optimize the workflow of financial processes for month end close, integrating controls including Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and earnings releases, compilation of board reports, and audit preparation. Learn how quick, easy, and cost effective SharePoint is. It helps your financial teams do more with less, resulting in reduced costs, increased productivity, and more time to analyze information and provide business insight to make smarter decisions.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032484789&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Operational Governance (Level 200)

5/6/2011 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

The unprecedented popularity and usage of Microsoft SharePoint Server has left many organizations with the daunting task of effectively managing and supporting SharePoint environments so they don't grow beyond control. In this webcast, you learn how SharePoint operational governance is an integral component of deploying and maintaining a successful SharePoint Server environment. You learn the components of a governance plan, including what organizations must typically think about to be effective--what should be governed, who should govern it, and how it should be implemented.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032485141&culture=en-US

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

5/12/2011 12:00 PM & 5/26/2011 12:00 PM Time zone: (GMT-07:00) 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=1032480382&culture=en-US

IT Manager Webcast: Implementing Social Computing at Microsoft (Level 200)

5/19/2011 9:30 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft IT recently deployed Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with an enhanced user experience by improving MY sites and providing a useful, relevant, and secure news feed. Hear how managers recognized the social features in MY sites, and learn what was needed to understand how the social aspects were positioned within the rest the environment. Topics in this webcast include a discussion of SharePoint 2010, the impact on the employee culture and expected social computing adoption rates, and how to integrate the services with other offerings.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032484409&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Enabling Managed Metadata for Information Discovery at Microsoft (Level 300)

5/17/2011 9:30 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we describe how taxonomy is governed and maintained in our Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 intranet platform, as well as how it is used to meet internal stakeholder business needs. Hear how syndicated content types are being used and how the whole managed metadata service is coming together to improve the information discovery experience at the company.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032484793&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Built Its Internal Social Video Platform (Level 300)

5/24/2011 9:30 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Are you faced with the challenge of providing video and podcasting services? Are you curious about how to design rich portal experiences that easily present both community and governed assets in context and drive social contribution? This IT Showcase explores how we built Microsoft's internal solution on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 by leveraging SharePoint 2010 social, search, and managed metadata services to drive compelling solutions and content using social capabilities as the common fabric that connects.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032484795&culture=en-US

Business Insights Webcast: Increasing Collaboration and Transparency around Financial Processes (Level 100)

5/25/2011 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Watch this webcast to see how Propex is using Tagetik 3.0 to deploy a solution for budgeting and forecasting processes to realize their business goals. Also hear how Tagetik and Microsoft have teamed up to deliver a single collaborative performance management (CPM) platform (Tagetik 3.0 enabled by Microsoft SharePoint) to drive business performance throughout the organization while maximizing existing investments in Microsoft technologies. This solution delivers pervasive corporate performance management and business intelligence in an organization at a low cost, fosters teamwork and communication, and promotes better financial and operational decisions companywide.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032484760&culture=en-US

BizTalk Server

MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating and Configuring BizTalk Schemas

3/14/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to create a new BizTalk project, create an XML schema, create a flat file schema, and generate a schema from an XML message instance. Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481366&culture=en-us

MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating Pipelines

3/14/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to configure a Send Pipeline to encrypt outgoing messages, configure a send port with the encryption pipeline and certificate, examine the interchange message to be disassembled, configure a receive pipeline to disassemble a message interchange, configure a receive location to use the pipeline, submit test messages, and enable and test recoverable interchange. Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481367&culture=en-us

MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications

3/14/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to assign a strong name key to an assembly, configure the application deployment property, build and deploy a BizTalk application, manage ports by using binding files, manage applications by using MSI packages, move resources and ports between applications, and manage applications by using BTSTask. Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481368&culture=en-us

MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Integrating with Adapters

3/14/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to publish an InfoPath form to a SharePoint Library, configure and test the HTTP receive Adapter, configure and test the FTP Adapter, and configure and test the SharePoint Adapter. Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481369&culture=en-us

MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Monitoring Business Activity

3/14/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to monitor business activity by using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM). Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481661&culture=en-us

MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Routing BizTalk Messages

3/14/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to add an existing schema and map to the project, promote schema properties, create a Receive Port and a Receive Location, create a Send Port for all orders, create a Send Port for cash Orders, create a Send Port for credit orders, and test the Port configuration. Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481370&culture=en-us

MSDN Virtual Lab: Migrating a Windows Forms Application to Silverlight

3/9/2011 12:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

After completing this lab, you will be better able to examine an existing project, distinguish fields, create a New Orchestration, create Orchestration Ports, and build, deploy, and test the BizTalk application. Note: By registering for this Virtual Lab - you will receive a one-time follow up call from a Microsoft representative to inform you of special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the Virtual Lab. (more)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032481668&culture=en-us

New KB's

SharePoint Designer 2007

The Data Form Web Part will not create a new list item in SharePoint Designer 2007 if all the SharePoint FormField controls are removed or are converted to ASP.NET controls.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2470053

How to specify validation for a field on a form and how to specify a validation error page for a form in SharePoint Designer 2007 and in FrontPage 2003.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891816

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Changing the Encryption Type on SharePoint is not supported

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2515448

MOSS 2007 Parent Child Farm Service Pack Upgrade Supportability

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517898

A query times out if it takes more than 10 seconds to return the search result in Office SharePoint Server 2007, Search Server 2008 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496365

SharePoint Server Foundation 2010

Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): February 22, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2479788

Adding Searchable File Types to SharePoint Foundation 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2518465

Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (SharePoint Foundation server-package): March 3, 2011.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2475880

OneNote 2010 clients may be unable to synchronize with a SharePoint Foundation 2010 server that is under heavy load.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505501

Servers removed from the farm still appear in Health Analyzer reports.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2521397

Profile Synchronization Failing - Event ID 6801.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2520394

A site collection is missing from the search results if it is moved from one content database to another content database in SharePoint Foundation 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494097

Incorrect data is returned when you perform a search on a managed property that was created automatically for a number type column in SharePoint Foundation 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464408

SharePoint Calendar cannot retrieve calendar items from Exchange servers in another forest.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982992

"The language of this installation package is not supported by your system" error message when you try to take a SharePoint 2010 external list offline to Outlook 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983010

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (srvproof-xx-xx.msp): February 22, 2011.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483233

Support for modifications to the user profile configuration settings via the FIM Client (MIISClient.exe) that ships with SharePoint.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517937

Errors in Office Web Apps and SharePoint 2010 When Services Are Not Started.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2467002

Claims to Windows Token Service (c2WTS) not starting after rebooting server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512597

A query that contains an Order By clause does not return all results when you issue the query on a managed property in SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496287

Unable to Activate Security Token Service Application - Event ID 8306.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2520344

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package): March 3, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2475878

Unexpected symptoms occur when you create a My Site page in SharePoint Server 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2503931

The contents of base64 fields are not displayed when you view external list items in SharePoint Server 2010.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983009

BizTalk Server

Tracking information unavailable for MessageContextPropertyBase promoted properties within Orchestrations when received from Flat File Disassembler in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983391

Failed messages are routed incorrectly by a send port that has BAM tracking enabled in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983387

Error message when you use the "XMLReceive" pipeline in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981967

Messages are received out of order in ordered delivery orchestration during dehydration or rehydration in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981748

Memory leak in the Dllhost.exe process that hosts the MQSAgent2 COM+ application when you use the MQSeries adapter in BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2501601

"Invalid 'id' attribute value: Duplicate ID attribute" error message when you use the XMLReceive pipeline or the XMLTransmit pipeline to receive or to send messages in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979709

SQL scheme is not updated when you install a hotfix that updates the BizTalk Server databases if a BizTalk Server group is renamed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505632

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 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980712

A custom application stops responding when it uses the Submit adapter to submit more than 100 messages on a server that is running BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980453

Error message when you use BizTalk Adapter for PeopleSoft Enterprise to send a component interface to a PeopleSoft system: "A cross object system conversion error occurred"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978156

The BizTalk Server host instance crashes when you use a dynamic WSS send port

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978059

The content of a MIME or S/MIME document is lost in BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977529

A hotfix is available that enables BizTalk Adapter for TIBCO EMS to support ordered message delivery and SSL connections in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 and BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977331

Data in the TDDS_FailedTrackingData table is not deleted by the DTA Purge and Archive SQL Server Agent job in BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977289

The "BTSTask AddResource" command and the "BTSTask ListApp" command return inconsistent LUID formats in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976613

The BizTalk Server FTP adapter does not retrieve files successfully from an IBM AIX-based FTP server that is set to the fr_FR locale

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967606

The BizTalk Server FTP adapter does not send messages and event errors occur when the FTP send port uses "QUIT" as the AfterPut command in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or in BizTalk Server 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959631

You cannot add more than 100 groups to the ENTSSO Application Users group for an affiliate application

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2480369

Event ID: 208 is logged, and the MessageBox_Message_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb job may fail in BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970231

Unused subscription predicates are not purged from the NotEqualsPredicates table of the BizTalkMsgBoxDB database in BizTalk Server 2006 and in BizTalk 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967931

Event IDs 5812, 5743, and 5754 are logged when you use BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 2.0 or Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 1.3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961020

The MessageBox_Parts_Cleanup_BizTalkMsgBoxDb SQL Server Agent job takes a long time to finish in BizTalk Server 2006 or in BizTalk Server 2006 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959495

The TrackedMessages_Copy_BizTalkMsgBoxDb SQL Server Agent job fails

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951657

The CPU usage remains high for a long time on a computer that is running SQL Server and BizTalk Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944234

Routing failure reports are not removed from the <BizTalkHostName>Q_Suspended table on a BizTalk Server 2006 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941690

Importing an .msi file or starting a BizTalk application takes a very long time or fails in BizTalk Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977976

Errors occur when the AS2 Decoder decrypts an AS2 or EDI message that does not contain a MIME Content-Type header in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2467136