If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Here are some really useful SharePoint tools available at CodePlex. I have tried some of these tools while others in the list seems to be popular and worth checking. CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting web site.
Microsoft has finally released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the public. So here’s your chance to download and be one of the first to try it out. The file sizes range from 2.5 to 3.3 GB depending on your preference between the 32-bit or 64-bit versions, so you may be downloading for quite some time.
Microsoft made some great improvements with SharePoint 2010 and one of significant one is that now you can run SharePoint 2010 on client Operating Systems like Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows Vista with SP2. Now the question arises if one should use Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 for development? I would suggest Windows Server 2008 [...]
Microsoft team has created some posters to help companies upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The posters covers planning, different approach, validation and deployment required for upgrade.
Microsoft SharePoint team has released an excellent video that explains in simple terms what SharePoint is, and why/how people use it. If you’re dealing with people who are new to SharePoint and finding it hard to explain what it is, this video might be a savior. It also great to include in a client pitch [...]
Use 64-bit Win Server 2008 servers for Web servers Next version of SharePoint will be 64-bit only is a good enough reason to use a 64-bit operating system (Windows Server 2008) for all new installation. If you plan for and implement 64-bit MOSS now, it may make your upgrade path in the future a little [...]
Today, Microsoft announced that SharePoint 2010 has reached the technical preview engineering milestone and sneak peek videos are available on Microsoft official site. Microsoft didn’t shared the completely details about SharePoint 2010 at this point but promises to go much deeper & broader at the SharePoint Conference in October. With whatever initial information that is [...]
Microsoft has released a fix for the SP2 problem that reverts the license into a Trial version after installing Service Pack 2. Check KB article (971620) for more details. However the links to the download page mentioned in the article are not working and resulting in standard error page. Thanks to Stephen Gossner for providing download location [...]
Today Microsoft announced the system requirements for upcoming SharePoint Server 2010. Here are some key points: SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only. SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2. SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit SQL Server 2008 or 64-bit SQL Server 2005. SharePoint Team also shared more information about [...]
The SharePoint 2007 Test Data Population Tool(SPTDataPop) is available as a command-line executable utility which generates test data in a jiffy. This tool might be useful for performance and load testing for your project.
Microsoft is now offering its Office SharePoint Designer 2007 for free. As of today it selling for $200+ on on Amazon. Here is the download link on Microsoft for SharePoint Designer 2007.
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