Tagged: Announcements


WSRP Toolkit for SharePoint Released

Microsoft has recently released the Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Toolkit for SharePoint.  For those of you out there who are “knee deep” in SharePoint and are facing challenges around data integration with 3rd party portal platforms like BEA AquaLogic Portal, IBM WebSphere Portal, and SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal, then this toolkit is for you! The toolkit provides sample code for producging WSRP conformant data from SharePoint lists and libraries.  In addition to the...


Unity v1.2 for Silverlight Released

  Quick Links MSDN Site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd362339 Community Forum: http://codeplex.com/unity Description: The Patterns & Practices team has recently released a port of the Unity Application Block to Microsoft Silverlight 2.  This release includes the following capabilities and packaging: The single Microsoft.Practices.Unity.dll file in the Silverlight version contains all the classes from the three separate desktop DLLS: Microsoft.Practices.Unity.dll, Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2.dll, and Microsoft.Practices.Unity.StaticFactoryExtension.dll.  You only need to reference and deploy the one assembly in your Silverlight projects. Becase of...


Microsoft Dynamics Incubation Week in Reston, VA

  For those of you out in the blogsphere who is local to the Northern, VA area and has a startup business, or is contemplating building a new business around the delivery of business solutions, a co-worker of mine, Sanjay Jain, recently made an announcement of a great event, called the Dynamics CRM Incubation Week, that’s being held at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston VA (my old stomping grounds) from 12/15/2008 to 12/19/2008.  The event will cover the...


Microsoft Web Platform Beta

Last week, we officially launched the beta release of the Microsoft Web Platform, which includes the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (WebPI), and the Microsoft Web Application Installer (WebAI). The “Web Platform Installer” is a download manager that drastrically simplifies the download process and installation of the Microsoft Web Platform. The “Web Application Installer” enables the installation of several popular Open Source applications to run on top of Windows. The installers are available for download from...


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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