6/26/2005

Visual Basic 6.0 Resource Center: Free Book - Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET

Visual Basic 6.0 Resource Center: Free Book - Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET is is the complete technical guide to upgrading Visual Basic 6 applications to Visual Basic .NET, covering all upgrade topics from APIs to ZOrders. It shows how to fix upgrade issues with forms, language, data access, and COM+ Services, and how to upgrade applications with XML Web services, ADO.NET, and .NET remoting. It also provides big-picture architectural advice, a reference of function and object model changes, hundreds of before-and-after code samples, and a CD packed with useful examples. 21 chapters free EROL

6/24/2005

Products - The Dot Net Factory

Products - The Dot Net Factory Active Directory WebManager’s interface is easy to use and optimized for speed. Native Active Directory tools require navigating through multiple nested screens to perform common account management tasks. AD WebManager features a grid-based design that allows grouping, sorting, and searching on user and group attributes. AD WebManager even allows you to view and modify useful business information in Active Directory’s user attribute fields that are not displayed through Microsoft’s administration tools.

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide

Download details: Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide: "Guide for installing, configuring, managing, and maintaining Windows SharePoint Services." Date Published: 6/23/2005 Version 1.6
The following topics have been updated:
Internet Explorer Enhanced Security and Windows SharePoint Services + Backing Up and Restoring Web Sites EROL

6/23/2005

The XML Bible, 2nd Edition

The XML Bible, 2nd Edition: "The XML Bible, 2nd Edition"

Download details: Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework 1.5 Resource Kit

Download details: Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework 1.5 Resource Kit The Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework 1.5 Resource Kit includes tools, documentation, and sample solutions. The Resource Kit is a useful aid for new or experienced Information Bridge Framework solution developers.

6/22/2005

Products - The Dot Net Factory

Products - The Dot Net Factory: "The Dot Net Factory's SharePoint Explorer is an Internet Explorer add-on that provides users with an easy to use way to navigate any SharePoint Portal or Windows SharePoint Services site. SharePoint sites suffer from a lack of a unified hierarchical view of what sites you have access to, how to get there, and where you are in the hierarchy. SharePoint Explorer is the first client-based product to address this navigation issue for browsing any SharePoint site. SharePoint Explorer displays an explorer-like navigation tree of the Areas, Sites and Sub-Sites for the servers you select. SharePoint Explorer also provides powerful features for administrators, including links to common administrative tasks. For an administrative user, these task links are presented in the Admin Tasks node. "

IT's Showtime

IT's Showtime L'IT-Showtime

6/21/2005

Download details: Exchange 2003: Outlook Web Access Web Administration

Download details: Exchange 2003: Outlook Web Access Web Administration: "The Outlook Web Access (OWA) administration tool provides web-based UI for all administrator tunable OWA settings. It provides a list of all servers in the domain and allows administration of OWA settings on all Front-end and Back-end servers. The tool ensures that settings are correctly written to the server's registry and provides inline documentation for all configurable features." Best way to work with SPS when you need OWA (and also Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool + Customizing Microsoft Outlook Web Access + Increase Outlook Web Access Performance
)
EROL MVP SPS

Tech�Ed 2005 Webcast Series: Learn, Solve, Grow

Tech�Ed 2005 Webcast Series: Learn, Solve, Grow: "Portals
On-Demand Webcasts
TechNet Webcast: Getting Back to Normal: SharePoint Backup and Disaster Recovery (Level 300)
TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Performance and Capacity Planning Best Practices and Lessons Learned (Level 300)
TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Best Practices for an Implementation (Level 300)
Enjoy this EROL

Branding Sharepoint Portal Server for your own company

Branding Sharepoint Portal Server for your own company: "One of Matt's ideas I *really* liked was using a transparent .gif as the logo, but then having the logo embedded in the background. So imagine this header..."

Download details: Managing SharePoint Products and Technologies Performance at Microsoft

Download details: Managing SharePoint Products and Technologies Performance at Microsoft: "Detailed discussion of how Microsoft deployed Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to create an integrated enterprise-wide portal and team collaboration solution."This Note on IT describes Microsoft IT's post-deployment experience managing the performance of this large SharePoint Products and Technologies environment, their lessons learned and the best practices.

6/19/2005

HowTO Quickly Access Web Part Management Page

HowTO Quickly Access Web Part Management Page: "If you're ever having an issue with the view of your page and your need to get to the web part maintenance page to quickly reset a personal view back to the default shared view, simply amend the url with "?contents=1"
I.E. http://myserver/mysite/default.aspx?contents=1
I recently had an issue with personalized views and used this page as an alternative to going into SQL and blowing out the views there. It's a much safer route to go." Nice solution useful thanks Mark Kruger.

Downloads

Downloads: "Collutions Beta Workspace Downloads" cyou can tests : MY Sites + cPage Viewer + cPasseword, great EROL

Download details: Server Performance Advisor 2.0

Download details: Server Performance Advisor 2.0: "Performance diagnostic tool for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 SP1" Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Performance Advisor provides several specialized reports, including a System Overview (focusing on CPU usage, Memory usage, busy files, busy TCP clients, top CPU consumers) and reports for server roles such as Active Directory, Internet Information System (IIS), DNS, Terminal Services, SQL, print spooler, and others. Better to see also Windows Server 2003 TechCenter and also Performance monitoring How To...

6/18/2005

Mart Muller's Sharepoint Weblog

Mart Muller's Sharepoint Weblog Article in SharePoint Advisor, found via Michael about SharePoint user adaption. A must read for everyone that has to deal with SharePoint and Users!

"SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 are a powerful enabler for information worker productivity; they enable collaboration, knowledge management, information sharing, version control, and application integration. However, nothing's changed when it comes to the importance of wooing users to SharePoint. Here's why:

6/15/2005

SharePoint Solutions - SharePoint 2003 Training

SharePoint Solutions - SharePoint 2003 TrainingDownload Sample Course Materials
(Note: All sample course materials are property of SharePoint Solutions and subject to copyright laws. The sample course materials are provided for evaluation purposes only. They may not be copied and/or distributed to any person other than the individual registering on this page.) EROL

6/14/2005

Download details: April 12, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version)

Download details: April 12, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version): "Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Small Business Server 2003 , Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2
Other software: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later; MSXML 3.0; Windows Script Host; Windows Installer 2.0 or later."

Potential Search in SharePoint

6/13/2005

Google Search Web Part

Google Search Web Part: "Google Search Web Part
Mark Wagner
http://blogs.crsw.com/mark
June 10, 2005
Article: http://blogs.crsw.com/mark/articles/1009.aspx
Downloads
I have provided two downloads.
Google Search Web Part Package
Google Search Web Part Source Code "

OpenCanal - Microsoft .NET Free Source Solutions created by the Internet's Best .Net Developers

OpenCanal - Microsoft .NET Free Source Solutions created by the Internet's Best .Net Developers: "OpenCanal is a subsidiary of Parallelspace Corporation, a leading provider of business collaboration solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, Live Communications Server and Groove Virtual Office.
OpenCanal offers free source developers and SharePoint customers and partners 3 key offerings:
OpenCanal Distribution of SharePoint free source tools.
OpenCanal Services for support, training and consulting
OpenCanal Community for community-based discussions and self-service support "

OpenCanal Community

OpenCanal Community

IPattern.com (Maxim V. Karpov)

IPattern.com (Maxim V. Karpov): "TechEd05 is over! I didn't go, but I am hopeful to make it to PDC05 later this year. SharePoint V3 is in the works and I would love to get my hands on some of its demos and even begin playing around a bit. We'll see if I can pull that one off ;-)"

6/11/2005

The Goldfish Bowl : SharePoint Storage Overview � MSDE vs WMSDE vs SQL Server 2000

The Goldfish Bowl : SharePoint Storage Overview - MSDE vs WMSDE vs SQL Server 2000 Nice to have some info, between MSDE and WMSDE

Microsoft Tech Ed 2005 @ SYS-CON.TV

Microsoft Tech Ed 2005 @ SYS-CON.TV SYS-CON.TV: Studio Interviews
Microsoft Tech Ed 2005 By SYS-CON TV - Studio Interviews - June 7, 2005 09:00 AM- EROL

TechEd Podcast From The Microsoft Podcast Team

TechEd Podcast From The Microsoft Podcast Team:

Download details: Planning and Deploying Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003

Download details: Planning and Deploying Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003: "Detailed discussion of how Microsoft IT partnered with the Office, Exchange, Windows, and SharePoint product development teams to develop a testing and deployment strategy that delivered Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 to nearly 70,000 computers within the corporation. The testing strategy, which utilized a large, carefully configured control group of several thousand users, has led to a robust product that has been rigorously tested in a real world environment. The deployment validated key productivity and functionality enhancements in Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 products, dependent Line of Business applications, and related products such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Best practices from the deployment are detailed." Nice doc. and PPT on this subject EROL

6/10/2005

Unique World Software�

Unique World Software: TIPS SharePoint provides users with a single view and access to all their corporate information (including TRIM records & documents, file server, email, collaboration site and intranet) within the rich, easy to use SharePoint interface.

destinationKM.com: Enterprise Portal Program Management

destinationKM.com: Enterprise Portal Program Management: "The enterprise portal program is a collection of projects that need a well-established sequence with a recognized beginning and ending. It is important to deliver frequently and celebrate successes. The focus of the enterprise portal is found in the individual project plans, where each one is established to achieve an identified objective in a specified time frame. Several established parameters such as time, cost, available resources and quality standards need to be adhered to as the identified tasks of the enterprise portal projects are completed." see also Portal Mag. a Nice mag on this subject - Microsoft Collaboration Overview
It's not just an extension of Office's brand strength, says report; legitimate offering partakes in contextual collaboration paradigm

6/08/2005

SharePointPodcast # 15 - 8.6.2005

SharePointPodcast # 15 - 8.6.2005: "Direkter Download: SPPD-2005-06-08 9,1 MB"

Tech Ed - Day 2 - Tuesday

Tech Ed - Day 2 - Tuesday: "My next session was a SharePoint Workflow Lab with one a MetaLogix partner, Captaris ". A late night cabana session on Best Practice for SharePoint Development got of to a bad start when the scheduled expert didn't show.

Mart Muller's Sharepoint Weblog - More details on Office & SharePoint track at PDC

Mart Muller's Sharepoint Weblog - More details on Office & SharePoint track at PDC: "What's New in 'Office 12' and Windows SharePoint Services 'v3'
Enterprise Content Lifecycle Technology and Extensibility
Assembling, Repurposing, and Manipulating Document Content Using the New Office File Format
Developing an End-to-End Document Workflow Solution Using Office Client and Server Technologies
Outlook Integration: Building Messaging and Collaboration Solutions with New 'Outlook 12' Extensibility
Advancements in Document, Content, and Data Storage in Windows SharePoint Services 'v3' Platform
Creating Office Application Customizations with Visual Studio Tools for Office 'v3'
Surfacing Your Application's Line-of-Business Data in Office Clients
Surfacing Your Application's Line-Of-Business Data and Actions Within Enterprise Portals
Programming Against Microsoft Office System Search Technology "

SharePoint Thoughts - A blog centered on Windows� SharePoint� Services

SharePoint Thoughts - A blog centered on Windows SharePoint Services: "On June 9th from 12-1:30pm US PST, I'll be speaking at the Bay Area SPS Users Group monthly session about SPUserUtil.
The Live Meeting details are as follows: Meeting Details
Subject: SPS User Group Meeting - SPSUtil w/User Migration
Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join
Meeting ID: JRR97T
Attendee Key: SPSATTEND
Role: Attendee
Audio Conferencing (Toll): +1 (866) 500-6738
Participant Code: 641076
For additional information regarding the Bay Area Sharepoint User Group, please visit their website:
http://nbaysps.sharepointsite.com/default.aspx . If you can't make it into the live meeting at this time, I'll provide the link to the recorded session once it's available. I'll also post the PPT I'm working on for this to this site. - Keith Richie"

6/07/2005

TechEd Day 1

TechEd Day 1: "ARGH! I was hoping for a bit of enthusiasm in the morning and possibly another Developers! Developers! Developers! rant from SteveB. Oh well, guess I'll watch the webcast." say TIM in his BLOG this morning, I'm waiting for this Webcast... EROL

Robert McLaws: FunWithCoding.NET - Longhorn Edition : FINALLY! We can blog about IIS7

Robert McLaws: FunWithCoding.NET - Longhorn Edition : FINALLY! We can blog about IIS7

6/06/2005

Download details: Project Server 2003 Administrator's Guide

Download details: Project Server 2003 Administrator's Guide: "Updated Chapter 6, Managing Windows SharePoint Services to include information on the Project Server custom site groups and saving a site to a site template. " EROL

6/05/2005

FitzBlog : There's an Office/SharePoint Development Track at This Year's PDC...

FitzBlog : There's an Office/SharePoint Development Track at This Year's PDC...: "If you're trying to figure out what Office 12 and SharePoint Services v3 will mean to your users and your infrastructure, wait for a later event; we'll be releasing more infomation in a steady stream after the PDC watershed event. But if you're a developer, get thee to The City of Angels this September." The fact that there’s an Office/SharePoint Development track at this year’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, CA from the 13th from the 16th of September is a big break for you, for us, for everyone.

6/04/2005

Graphical Wonder: SharePoint Theme

Graphical Wonder: SharePoint Theme A great solution Amamde Murphy's XBOX Blog in first on this solution... (Shane has posted a link to a free theme he developed for WSS this week. It's available for download on our company's website. And I REALLY didn't hound him...I just like to share. :-) The instructions for applying this theme are listed on his blog.) EROL

Infotech Canada - Connecting People with Technology

Infotech Canada - Connecting People with Technology

6/03/2005

CRN | Breaking News | CMS+SPS

CRN Breaking News Microsoft Readies Server Changes CMS +SPS: "The company is moving toward converging SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) and Content Management Server (CMS) functionality into a single 'server system,' due in 2006, CRN has learned. " EROL MVP SPS

SharePoint 2003 Sizing and Configuration Tool V2.0

SharePoint 2003 Sizing and Configuration Tool V2.0: "The SharePoint 2003 Sizing and Configuration Tool Version 2.0 has been updated to include the new HP BladeSystem configurations as well as other enhancements. The Sizer Tool was developed based on knowledge gained during extensive characterization of Microsoft SharePoint 2003 in the HP Solutions Engineering performance lab in Nashua, N.H. and builds on HP's collaboration with Microsoft and the HP SharePoint Performance Whitepaper. The tool follows the sizing and 'thought' process that HP support teams use when working with partners, customers and HP account teams to determine appropriate SharePoint configurations."

6/02/2005

Microsoft Belgi� & Luxemburg - MSDN - Building Web Parts the Smart Way: Starting with the SharePoint SmartPart

Microsoft Belgique & Luxemburg - MSDN - Building Web Parts the Smart Way: Starting with the SharePoint SmartPart

The Lotus Notes Application Analyzer a nice tool, when you are considering a migration from Lotus to SharePoint

Application Analyzer for LOTUS by MS: "The Lotus Notes Application Analyzer helps in determining the size and scope of Lotus Notes application migration projects. The tool consists: the Data Collector and the Data Processor creating reports with application complexity and scale indicators, and migration recommendations." Quite a nice tool, when you are considering a migration from Lotus to SharePoint.

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Help Partners Build Revenues

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Help Partners Build Revenues: "Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies help partners build revenues.

There's a reason Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is one of the fastest-growing Microsoft products of all time. Because the portal platform, which includes SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services, can deliver immense value to companies trying to compete in today's fast-paced environment, more and more organizations are turning to this platform for business solutions. As a result, partners who have mastered the design and implementation of solutions that utilize SharePoint Products and Technologies are finding new ways to build their bottom line. " Real-World Case Studies :
All of these benefits and features add up to a great opportunity for Microsoft partners. By utilizing SharePoint Products and Technologies, partners are able to build their revenue by responding to customers’ demands for portal solutions. Here are a few examples of real-world business solutions created by Microsoft partners that incorporate SharePoint Products and Technologies. Barclays Bank - Artemis Corp... EROL

6/01/2005

Fitz is dropping more bits about SharePoint v3... and SharePad!

Fitz is dropping more bits about SharePoint v3... and SharePad!

MSDN Events and Webcasts:

MSDN Events and Webcasts:: "PDC05 offers six tracks:
Presentation: Latest innovations in user experience technology: drill into 'Avalon,' ASP.NET 2.0, Internet Explorer 7, and integrating with Windows 'Longhorn.'
Data & Systems: Advancements in data access, storage, and server technologies, including deep dives on SQL Server 2005, SharePoint Services, and 'WinFS.'
Communications: The infrastructure for connecting applications and systems. Go deep on new innovations including 'Indigo,' IIS 7, peer-to-peer, and real-time communications.
Office: Developer features and technologies in the next versions of Microsoft Office System clients and servers.
Tools & Languages: 'Longhorn'-wave tools, languages, and application extensibility, and the latest on Visual Studio Team System.
Fundamentals: Platform advancements in 'Longhorn' and .NET Framework that enable world-class applications, emphasizing security, compatibility, deployment, reliability, manageability, and performance. " Nice info, great news on SPS... EROL