September 2006 - Posts

Check out http://www.sharepoint-videos.com for video screen casts demonstrating WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 functionality such as Recycle Bin, Site Columns, Features etc.

Shane – SharePoint Help

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Check out this posting from Steve Caravajal http://blogs.msdn.com/scaravajal/archive/2006/09/19/762603.aspx that has a link to an Excel spreadsheet with a heads up comparison of

  • Windows SharePoint Services v3
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Office SharePoint 2007 for Search
  • Office Forms Server 2007
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard CAL – MOSS Standard
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise CAL or for Internet Site

Great find!

1/24/2007 EDIT Here is a link to a web page view of essentially the same information.  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/FX101758691033.aspx 

 

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My buddy Robert Bogue decided to take this presentation he has done live several times and make it into a screen cast. http://thorprojects.com/blog/archive/2006/09/13/580.aspx

Screen casting is high on my list of things to start doing so hopefully this will be my motivation. Let me know what you think of the concept? Do you like it better than text based blogs or less?

Thanks

Shane – SharePoint Help

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Does this work? If you are reading it then yes it does. J I was unable to post blogs using beta 2 of Word but looks like beta 2 Technical Refresh does. If you have a blog on msmvps.com the server address you would need to specify is - http://msmvps.com/blogs/metablog.ashx

Ok, back to work for me. I just wanted to try this out.

Shane

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Yesterday Microsoft announced BETA2TR should be available sometime today.  I will post the link for the download as soon as they release it and I find it. 

MOSS AND OFFICE DOWNLOADS - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?pocId=4289AE77-4CBA-4A75-86F3-9FF96F68E491&freetext=2007officebeta2tr&displaylang=en 

WSS Download (thanks Bil) - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1e51280-71f0-4d60-b2b9-3c49df916bc2&DisplayLang=en

But don't worry.  You have lots to read before you download it and start installing it.  Microsoft has chosen (and I think it is a great idea) to only release TR as a patch.  Now I am sure you are asking why?  Well, shipping and installing service packs and hot fixes is a big part of a products cycle.  And yet normally it goes untested until after RTM.  Meaning we all have to hold are breaths the first time we have to patch the product. Not this time!

Since this release will only be a patch that means you need to deploy it accordingly.  And since we are talking beta bits you can expect there to be some bugs, some work arounds, and a couple of known issues.  So my suggestion to you is to start reading up on this update now so when you do get those bits downloaded you can click as fast you can to deploy it.:)  I know you want to. 

Ok so lots of good reading on the issues is available on the SharePoint Team Blog in the post Installing Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR) – What you need to know before you double click update.exe.

If you want to start getting some information on what the press is saying about Beta2 TR take a look here.

Review: Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh PC Magazine

Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh Adds UI, Performance Improvements eWEEK

for Microsoft Office 2007 beta 2 (technical refresh) CNET

 

Now start reading and I will update where to get the bits as soon as I can.

 

Shane - SharePoint Help

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Have you tried to install the Microsoft Office Web Parts and Components  ( STSTPKPL.exe ) on MOSS 2007 or WSS v3 only to find that when you do the install nothing happens?  I have and I didn't like what I found.  They do not install. 

This is because Microsoft has announced that the 2003 version of the Office Web Components will be the last. Read their announcement if you want to read all of the reasons why.  :)  I am too lazy to retype them.

Luckily with a little effort I have found that you can manually install them.  I actually came across this issue while working on Upgrading From SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007 for SharePoint Solutions.  (Which as a side note sold out the September class already and is almost full for October.  Everyone seems very eager and excited about the upcoming SharePoint.  I am!)

Ok.  Enough gibberish how do you install them?

You will need to find the CAB files first.  If you have a v2 server with them installed that is very easy to do.  They are located in

c:\program files\common files\micrsofot shared\web server extensions\60\wppacks.

And the 3 cabs you are looking for are

  • microsoft.sharepoint.solutions.greatplains.cab
  • microsoft.sharepoint.webparts.quickquote.cab
  • microsoft.office.dataparts.cab

Now that you have the files you just need to add them using stsadm.exe -o addwppack -filename "c:\program files\common files\micrsofot shared\web server extensions\60\wppacks\microsoft.office.dataparts.cab" -globalinstall

Remember that STSADM.EXE is now located at c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin\stsadm.exe

You may or may not have to do an iisreset after the install.  I haven't yet but you just never know.  After all SharePoint is still in beta. 

Hope this helps!

Shane SharePoint Help

Remember that STSADM.EXE is now located at c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin\stsadm.exe

You may or may not have to do an iisreset after the install.  I haven't yet but you just never know.  After all SharePoint is still in beta. 

Hope this helps!

Shane SharePoint Help

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