mardi 31 mars 2009

SLAM! SharePoint List Association Manager - Home

 

Most developers who have used SharePoint as an application development framework have run into the realization that SharePoint is NOT a relational database. In fact, the accepted wisdom is if you need relational tables, use ASP.NET/SQL straight-up, not SharePoint.
Enter SharePoint List Association Manager (SLAM). In short it allows you to define relationships (one to one, one to many, many to many) between SharePoint lists (or Content Types) and then leverage those relationships in webparts or custom field types using familiar and straight forward SQL queries.

SLAM! SharePoint List Association Manager - Home

Prexens : Your SharePoint partner - project

 

About Charting for SharePoint

Charting for SharePoint is a set of powerful features allowing you to enhance your WSS or MOSS portal with advanced and exciting charts. Plug it to your SharePoint list or your Web services and make your SharePoint portal finally meaningful to your management team!

Important note to 1.0 RC1 users
1.0 RC1 expires on 1 Apr. 2009, please upgrade to 1.0 RC2 now! No need to clean-up anything when moving to 1.0 RC2, simply use the setup wizard to upgrade all relevant packages.
Project roadmap

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samedi 28 mars 2009

Microsoft SharePoint - Free User Clustering Web Part by AvePoint

 

NEW DocAve v5 for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0! - Download Now!

See it in action

Video demonstration of the User Clustering Web Part
View a short video demonstration of the User Clustering Web Part

As SharePoint deployments grow, the number of users increases exponentially, and SharePoint along with its permissions and securities, becomes more and more difficult to monitor. As user adoption of SharePoint increases, understanding of the implicit user relationships, along with permissions and securities configurations, becomes quite complex. The DocAve SharePoint User Clustering Web Part provides an easy-to-use centralized interface to receive vital information about your SharePoint users and groups.
User and group clusters are graphically displayed in the SharePoint web part, and users or groups with the most relevant permissions are listed with options to add users as colleagues.
Free and simple to install, both Administrators and end-users can obtain greater insight and intelligence on user and group permissions in SharePoint, ensuring more effective collaboration, and proper permissions management.

Key Advantages of the ‘Users With Similar Permissions’ Web Part:
Total Awareness of Vital SharePoint Permissions

SharePoint User Clustering Web Part on DocAve

Flexible options and plan configurations for defining clustering rules lets administrators identify and analyze end-users based on permissions rights via a graphical topology display that groups user-sets by both discrete authority and permissions parity. With DocAve’s User-Clustering Web Part, end-users have a better understanding of users that have similar permissions.
Intelligently Group SharePoint Users According to Permissions
This powerful new web part provides key insight on user permissions with a real-time, graphical display of permission clusters. Easily visualize and monitor your SharePoint users and their permissions. Locate other users with permissions that most closely match your own.
Accelerate Adoption of SharePoint as a Social Networking Platform
Discover and rank similar or relevant users, and add them as colleagues, increasing the speed and quality of collaborative activity.
Assess the Impacts of Permissions Modifications
Easily assess the impact of making permissions configuration changes. Similar users or groups may require similar permissions and security updates. The DocAve User-Clustering Web Part provides customers with the visibility to ensure that groups or sets of users have the proper rights to the content they require for optimal productivity.
Download Now: Free User Clustering Web Part for SharePoint 2007
The SharePoint Discovery Tool and User Clustering Web Part are available free without limitations and will not expire. All other DocAve modules are enabled for a 30 day trial.

Microsoft SharePoint - Free User Clustering Web Part by AvePoint

jeudi 26 mars 2009

Just Published: Major Update to the MOSS and WSS Downloadable SDKs (8/22/2007)

Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Just Published: Major Update to the MOSS and WSS Downloadable SDKs (8/22/2007)

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What's Your - EQ? www.equilibrium.com

 

MediaRich® Hot Folder provides the power of the MediaRich CORE in a simple, drag and drop, low cost deployment. It is fault tolerant, so you can process massive jobs overnight with no worries.

MediaRich Hot Folder contains a dynamic Hot Folder system powered with MediaScript flexibility:

  • Create MediaRich scripts to perform an almost infinite number of processes (crop, colorize, composite, convert, optimize, etc.)
  • Drop, batch process and deliver from any mounted folder
  • Parallelize for first in first out, reserve threads for tasks, priority thread management by Hot Folder
  • Batch monitoring
  • Includes dozens of MediaScripts for instant usability
  • Automatically generate thumbnails
  • Automatically generate superpaletted gif animations with intelligent scene detection
  • Automatically transcode videos in parallel to as many formats as needed
  • Automatically insert pre-rolls and post-rolls
  • Automatically composite bugs and bumpers
  • Automatically create clips of any length and size
  • Expand with any Quicktime codec
  • Ingest from native .mxf, .m2t, .mpeg2, .mpeg, .mpg2 (both SD and HD), any Windows Media, any QuickTime movie, any .flv, .3g and more
  • Expands to integration and massive scalability from within CMS, Web infrastructure or DAM integration with the full Media Server option
View the over 300 supported image and video file formats.  

Available for Mac and Windows Servers.

What's Your EQ?

mercredi 25 mars 2009

10 SharePoint Theme WSP - Daniel's Blog

 

10 SharePoint Theme WSP

For those who wish to download the SharePoint Themes as a single WSP, I have created a single WSP with 10 features in it.

Taking on board Randy & Sezai suggestions (Of which I agree whole heartily) that these themes should of been released as a WSP file, i found myself building it from all 10.

Unfortunately due to these not being my original works, you will have to use this package AT YOUR OWN RISK.

I am also unable to officially support this package, however if you do have a question, I am more than happy to take it on board and answer it if able/when time permits.

On a final note, please be sure to first test this package on your testing environment before you deploy these to your production environment.

You are able to download the zip file by clicking here.

Enjoy!

10 SharePoint Theme WSP - Daniel's Blog

samedi 21 mars 2009

Ten Themes for SharePoint

Download details: Ten Themes for SharePoint

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mercredi 18 mars 2009

Download details: VSeWSS 1.3 Mar 2009 CTP

 

This is the SharePoint developer tools for Visual Studio 2008. These tools are suitable for use with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It includes project and item templates for common SharePoint artifacts, it includes build, packaging and deployment for SharePoint solutions and it includes the SharePoint Solution Generator which creates a new Visual Studio 2008 project from a SharePoint site.
The tools provide item templates for List Definition, List Definition from Content Type, Content Type, Field Control, Web Part, Module, Root File, Template, Event Receiver, and List Instance. It provides project templates for Team Site Definition, Blank Site Definition, List Definition, Web Part and Empty. It works with Visual Basic .NET and C# languages and a comprehensive user guide is included. It does not include the SharePoint Workflow templates as they are built in with Visual Studio 2008.

Download details: VSeWSS 1.3 Mar 2009 CTP

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mardi 17 mars 2009

Using the Administration Pack for IIS 7.0 : Managing and Maintaining IIS 7.0 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

Using the Administration Pack for IIS 7.0 : Managing and Maintaining IIS 7.0 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

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Administration Pack for IIS 7.0 (x86)

The modules of the Administration Pack are a toolset to help you be more productive when using IIS Manager. Functionality varies from increased configuration editing capabilities to configuring FastCGI settings on your server.Configuration Editor:The configuration editor module will help you manage your configuration files. This tool is available for server administrators only. It allows you to edit any section, attribute, element or collection in your configuration file. In addition to editing these values you are also able to lock and unlock them. The configuration editor also allows you to generate scripts based on the actions you take as well as search the file to see where values are being used.UI Extensions:UI Extension modules allow you to manage existing features through IIS Manager.
The FastCGI module allows you to manage your FastCGI settings.
The two ASP.NET modules allow you to manage your authorization and custom errors settings.
Finally the HTTP Request Filtering allows you to setup rules for http request filtering.

Download details: Administration Pack for IIS 7.0 (x86)

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SharePoint et Office pour et par les administrateurs : Microsoft muscle la version « ENTERPRISE » de SharePoint Server 2007

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Microsoft continue d’enrichir la plateforme SharePoint afin d’apporter plus de valeur métier à ses utilisateurs tout en conservant un coût d’acquisition extrêmement compétitif.

Dans ce cadre, Microsoft a annoncé d’importants ajouts à la version « Enterprise » de SharePoint dont notamment :

PERFORMANCEPOINT SERVER INCLUS DANS LA LICENCE MOSS 2007 ENTERPRISE

lire la suite sur ce blog :

 http://blogs.technet.com/office/archive/2009/03/17/microsoft-muscle-la-version-enterprise-de-sharepoint-server-2007.aspx

 

 

SharePoint et Office pour et par les administrateurs : Microsoft muscle la version « ENTERPRISE » de SharePoint Server 2007

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Nuage - Tag cloud for Sharepoint – Home CODEPLEX

 

Nuage - Tag cloud for Sharepoint

Tagging elements and building a tag cloud is a common feature of modern web sites.
Nuage is a SharePoint solution which makes possible to tag items and display the tag cloud.
The project is an enhancement of CKS tagcloud, it improves performance dramatically
and offer more features.

http://nuage.codeplex.com/

Pierre Erol GIRAUDY

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lundi 16 mars 2009

SharePoint Management PowerShell scripts – Home CODEPLEX

 

SharePoint Management

Project Description
This project site stores all the PowerShell scripts developed for SharePoint farms (WSS or MOSS) management.
Each script is available independently and can be modified as desired
We decided to create this project, because we develop in our Jobs many PowerShell scripts to manage all our SharePoint farms (WSS V3 and MOSS). Having this done, we've heard that many people could be interested to see, use and adapt that kind of scripts for their own needs.
All scripts you can find here are used in real production situation and some of them are scheduled in different windows tasks.

  • SharePoint Farm management
  • SharePoint Users Management (WSS or MOSS)
  • MOSS Search Management
  • Team Site Management (WSS or MOSS)
  • WSS & MOSS Developer Scripts

SharePoint Management PowerShell scripts : http://sharepointpsscripts.codeplex.com/

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SharePoint SUSHI - Home

 

SharePoint SUSHI is a powerful, user-friendly utility enabling you to accomplish common administrative tasks. You can think of SUSHI as a Swiss army knife for SharePoint.
SUSHI = SharePoint Utility with a Smart, Helpful Interface

SharePoint SUSHI – Home

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dimanche 15 mars 2009

Facebook | CLUB MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007)

Réunion gratuite du 27 avril à Paris

SharePoint 2007 (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007)
voir le programme sur le site du club : http://clubmoss2007.org
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SharePoint 2007 Licensing - Stover Effect

SharePoint 2007 Licensing - Stover Effect: "10/15/2007
SharePoint 2007 Licensing Part III: FAQ
Currently rated 4/5

In Part III in this mini-series on SharePoint 2007 licensing, I'm merely answering some of the questions that I've been emailed over the past couple of months. As I've stated in previous posts, you absolutely should work with either a Microsoft Licensing Specialist or with your VAR (Dell, CDW, etc.) to ensure that you are purchasing the appropriate SharePoint 2007 licenses for your implementation needs.

Terms used in this FAQ:
MOSS is a general acronym for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and can be used interchangeably with SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint. However, MOSS specifically refers to the licensed server version of the product and not WSS. MOSSFIS is the acronym that refers specifically to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites (please review my previous posts Part I and Part II for more information). WSS is the generally accepted acronym for Windows SharePoint Services and in this document only refers to the current version of WSS 3.0." ....

From :
SharePoint 2007 Licensing - Stover Effect: "10/15/2007 SharePoint 2007 Licensing Part III: FAQ Currently rated 4/5

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SharePoint and SQL Licensing - wsspectacular - SharePoint Blogs / SharePoint University

SharePoint and SQL Licensing - wsspectacular - SharePoint Blogs / SharePoint University: "Every time I think I have a handle on licensing, I turn out to be wrong. A co-worker brought this to my attention the other day. It appears that for every licensed SharePoint user who accesses a SharePoint site, an additional SQL Server CAL must also be purchased. This nearly doubles the cost of deploying SharePoint on any significant scale.

I didn't want to believe this, because my assumption had been that since the SharePoint service account accesses data on behalf of the user, a SQL license was only required for one SQL user.

But this is not the case." ....

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DPM and SharePoint - Part 2 - How does DPM protect SharePoint data? - From The Field

DPM and SharePoint - Part 2 - How does DPM protect SharePoint data? - From The Field

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samedi 14 mars 2009

A new SharePoint Designer book from Microsoft Press -- Friday cool content - SharePoint for End Users

 

For all you SharePoint Designer enthusiasts and aficionados out there, I just wanted to let you know that John Jansen, Test Lead for the SharePoint Designer product team, has recently published a book from Microsoft Press:

Book cover

Titled "Building Web Applications with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step," John covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Get Started with SharePoint Designer
  • Customizing the SharePoint Master Page
  • Using ASP.NET controls with SharePoint Controls
  • Creating Workflows
  • Data Sources with ASP.NET and SharePoint
  • Integrating SharePoint Applications with Access
  • Creating Data Views in SharePoint Designer

    Learn more about the book and find links to purchase it at Microsoft Learning.

    You can also view John's free training videos on SharePoint Designer 2007 on Office Online:

  • A six-part series on getting the most out of SharePoint Designer 2007
  • SharePoint Designer 2007 Business Administrator Training

    And there's more SharePoint Designer 2007 training available from John via Total Training (not free):

  • Total Training for Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

    So check out the book and the videos and learn how to get more out of SharePoint Designer 2007.

    Cheers,

    Stephen

    Posted at 9:51 AM by | Category: Building Solutions; Design; Training | Permalink | Email this Post | Comments (0)

  • A new SharePoint Designer book from Microsoft Press -- Friday cool content - SharePoint for End Users

    Diagrammes techniques et autre documentation supplémentaire

     

    Un grand nombre de ces ressources sont des documents de la taille d’un poster créés dans Microsoft Office Visio 2007. Si Office Visio n’est pas installé sur votre système, vous pouvez télécharger une visionneuse gratuite (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=D88E4542-B174-4198-AE31-6884E9EDD524&displaylang=fr&clcid=0x40C). Il est conseillé de recourir à un traceur pour imprimer ces fichiers.

    Modèles

    Les modèles sont des posters 86x112 cm qui détaillent une zone technique spécifique. Ces modèles sont destinés à être utilisés avec des articles correspondants sur TechNet. Ces modèles sont créés à l’aide d’Office Visio 2007. Vous pouvez modifier les fichiers Visio pour illustrer comment vous envisagez d’incorporer les produits et technologies Microsoft SharePoint dans votre propre environnement.

    Diagrammes techniques et autre documentation supplémentaire

    Pierre Erol GIRAUDY

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    lundi 9 mars 2009

    Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Uber Packages of February Cumulative Update are Ready

     

    Uber Packages of February Cumulative Update are Ready

    You may have been waiting anxiously for the uber packages because of your scheduled patch time window. Yeah, we heard from you.  Now here they are:

    Download Information

    February Cumulative Update Uber Package for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Version: 12.0.6341.5000)

    http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=961755

    February Cumulative Update Uber Package for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Version: 12.0.6341.5002)

    http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=961756

    Can't see the version you want on download page? Check out download instruction from James Blackwell:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/jb/archive/2009/03/09/downloading-hotfixes-for-multiple-platforms.aspx

    Detail description

    Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package: February 24, 2009

    Description of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package: February 24, 2009 (Link is not activated yet)

    Installation Recommendation for a fresh SharePoint Server

    To keep all files in a SharePoint installation up-to-date, the following sequence is recommended.

    1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1
    2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1
    3. February Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
    4. February Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

    Meanwhile, if customer need to index Visio files, there is a Visio iFilter hotfix which is not a part of the uber package.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960502

    After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on every server in the farm with SharePoint installed. 

    The version of content databases should be 12.0.6341.5000 after successfully applying these updates.

    For more in-depth guidance for the update process, we recommend that customers refer to the following articles. These articles provide a correct way to deploy updates, identify known issues (and resolutions), and provide information about creating slipstream builds.

    Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288269.aspx

    Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263467.aspx

    How to create a SharePoint slipstream using the latest updates (Updated for FEB CU!)

    Jie Li

    Technical Product Manager, SharePoint

    Published Monday, March 09, 2009 1:11 PM by sptblog

    Filed under: Hotfix, updates

    Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Uber Packages of February Cumulative Update are Ready

    Home - Welcome to the Accessibility Community Portal for SharePoint

     

    Microsoft, in collaboration with HiSoftware, successfully launched The Accessibility Kit for SharePoint® (AKS) version 1.0 in late 2007. Since then, more than 4,000 organizations, from fifty countries, have downloaded the kit. AKS is intended to be a community based project to which other organizations can contribute. This portal is designed to provide the entire SharePoint community of users, partners, internal staff and the accessibility community in general, the ability to leverage and collaborate on making SharePoint a more accessible application to meet the demands of everyone.

    Home - Welcome to the Accessibility Community Portal for SharePoint

    dimanche 8 mars 2009

    Ramp Up

     

    What Is Ramp Up?

    Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety of forms that guide you in learning the important skills. Join Ramp Up (it's free!) and help advance your career - click on a track now to start!


    Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills. Join Ramp Up (it's free!) and help advance your career - click on a track now to start!

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    PowerShell Commands (CMDLETs) for Active Directory by Quest Software

     

    Free PowerShell Commands for Active Directory

    Download ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory

    The ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory is a set of predefined commands for Windows PowerShell, the new command line and scripting language developed by Microsoft. These commands are designed to help administrators automate common, repetitive and bulk management tasks such as creating, removing or updating objects in Active Directory.

    By using the ActiveRoles Management Shell for Active Directory to build your scripts, you can harness Quest ActiveRoles Server to leverage proven rules, roles, workflow and attestation features giving you a robust management option for Windows PowerShell and Active Directory.

    PowerShell Commands (CMDLETs) for Active Directory by Quest Software

    Powershell “CmdLet” and SharePoint

    Recently I have been building a new Virtual Machine for some demonstrations I am doing. Normally I use a base VM, but for this one I thought I would build a new 64 bit Windows Server 2008 with everything on. However as I am building it I realised all the extra bits that I need to, such as creation of Active Directory Users. After realising how much needed to be done I thought it would be useful to script these processes using Powershell so I could use them again and again. So to start I installed my VM and installed the Quest Active Directory Powershell add-ons to do all the active directory stuff. I then decided instead of manually running the quest commands I wanted to make a spreadsheet of the details I wanted to fill in such as email address etc.

    (The names are made up)

    The above shows some of the fields that I wanted filled in for each user that needs to be created in the Active Directory. I used ADSI Edit to figure out the actual internal names of the fields:

    Powershell “CmdLet” and SharePoint

    Categories: Development, Office System 2007, SharePoint, Powershell

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    Sharepoint Skype status field - CODEPLEX

    Sharepoint Skype status field - Home

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    Manning: SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog

     

    Manning Early
    Access Program

    SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog
    EARLY ACCESS EDITION

    Brett Lonsdale, Nick Swan

    MEAP Release: August 2008
    Softbound print: July 2009 (est.) | 325 pages
    ISBN: 1933988819

    Start Reading SharePoint 2007 Developer's Guide to Business Data Catalog today through the Manning Early Access Program

    MEAP OPTIONS*

      MEAP + Ebook only - $24.99

      MEAP + Print book + Ebook Combo - $44.99

      Print book only - $39.99 (Not yet available for order)

    * Download early chapters in PDF format! For more information, please see the MEAP FAQs page.

    About MEAP Release Date Estimates

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    jeudi 5 mars 2009

    Two important KB articles released recently relating to backup and restore - From The Field

    3/5/2009

    Two important KB articles released recently relating to backup and restore

    Two important KB articles have been released recently that relate to the important topic of backup and recovery.

    Stsadm can inadvertently delete a root site collection if erroneous URL path used - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/968474

    After using stsadm -o restore with the -overwrite parameter and getting an error you notice a site one level up from the site you were trying to restore is deleted.  The root level site http://servername is deleted. The site that you were attempting to restore was http://servername/sites/sitename

    This can happen if you pass an invalid URL to the stsadm –o restore command, for example http://servername/site/sitename instead of the correct URL of http://servername/sites/sitename

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 unsupported scenarios using stsadm -o export /import of subsites - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968483

    In basic terms you cannot use stsadm –o import to restore a sub-site to a root site collection if the publishing feature is enabled, this procedure is generally used to re-organize content.

    The supported method to achieve this is to restore is to restore the sub-site to a sub-site within a site collection that has the publishing feature enabled and then copy across any master pages or page layouts that the sub-site relies on to the destination site collection.

     

    Two important KB articles released recently relating to backup and restore - From The Field

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