Monthly Archive: August 2008

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SharePoint Best Practices Resource Center Launched

The Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 has been recently launched on our TechNet site.  The intent of the site is to provide a resource for guidance and best practices in efforts to avoid common pitfalls and keep your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment available and performing well.  The best practices cited within the resource center is based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the SharePoint Product Team.  

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New versions of SharePoint SDKs Released

Version 1.4 of the SharePoint Server 2007 SDK and the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK has been released. What’s new in the 1.4 release of the SharePoint Server SDK? Installation enhancements: You now have a choice of installation path when you’re installing the SDK. Browse to your preferred folder during setup. The default installation path for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server SDK is <%Program Files%>\2007 Office System Developer Resources. Start menu navigation: This release features...

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Changed blog feed over to FeedBurner

I’ve just moved my blog feed over to FeedBurner.  For those of you out there who aggregate posts on this blog, please update to my new feed.  This blog still supports the original DasBlog-based syndication service so those who are currently aggregating shouldn’t be affected at all.  But for new vistors who wish to aggregate, please use http://feeds.feedburner.com/LamontHarringtonsBlog as your new feed.

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How Microsoft manages it’s large web server farms: Microsoft AutoPilot

Came across this blog post by Dare Obasanjo, PM on the Windows Live Team, about our approach to data center management where he highlights a paper written by Michael Isard of Microsoft Research, called Autopilot: Automatic Data Center Management, which describes the technology that Windows Live and Live Search uses to manage their web server farms. The paper provides a high-level overview of AutoPilot, while Dare’s post goes into more of its practical implementation.  Both...

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