Monthly Archive: December 2007


WSS and MOSS SP1 has been released

Microsoft has recently released SP1 for both Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.  For a list of what’s included in the service pack, you can view the SP1 whitepaper posted to Microsoft’s TechNet website.  This information will be important from both a business and technical perspective as it relates to support installing SP1.  There’s also a KB article that’s recently been posted that provides invaluable information about SP1. Important Note: WSS 3.0 SP1...


ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview Released

Microsoft has recently released the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP.  The extensions add new runtime functionality to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET, including (taken from the ASP.NET 3.5 extensions site): ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET MVC provides model-view-controller (MVC) support to the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime, which enables developers to more easily take advantage of this design pattern. Benefits include the ability to achieve and maintain a clear separation of concerns, as well as facilitate test driven development (TDD)....


Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training

The final and complete edition of the end-user Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training is now broadly available to customers, in the Download Center. The training comes with rich set of videos, tutorials and articles that help end users learn the basics of SharePoint’s workloads. The kit can be installed directly to individual machines (stand alone edition), or directly onto a SharePoint environment (portal edition). IT Departments, or even groups such as HR, Corporate Learning, and...


Integrating SharePoint Server 2007 with Community Server Membership Databases

I’ve posted in the past my up and down feelings about Telligent System’s Community Server platform.  Over the past few years, I’ve seen it grow into a very solid product, and have commended Rob (via e-mail) on the fantastic job he and his firm have done in bringing Community Server to market. But what has always stuck with me with regards to Community Server are the many similarities in functionality with SharePoint Products & Technologies and how I’ve always...


Microsoft Live Labs Volta Announced

Microsoft recently announced an experimental developer toolset for building multi-tier web applications using existing and familiar tools, techniques, and patterns, called Microsot Live Labs Volta. Volta’s declarative tier-splitting enables developers to postpone architectural decisions about distribution until the last possible responsible moment. It enables new end-to-end profiling and testing for higher levels of application performance, robustness, and reliability. In effect, Volta extends the .NET platform to further enable the development of software+services applications, using existing and...

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