Archive for February, 2009

BDC Meta Man

February 28, 2009

BDC Meta Man is the first Business Data Catalog tool for all SharePoint Developers and Administrators interested in line of business data integration with SharePoint. Without writing a single line of code you can be viewing and searching across your business data through Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in minutes.

http://www.lightningtools.com/bdc-meta-man/default.aspx

SharePoint Migration Framework

February 27, 2009

This workspace is used for development and testing of Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007 Import tools as well as development of various exporters (SPS2001, Lotus QuickPlace, File Share, eRoom, Public Folders) to the importer neutral XML format. Code Source access open for everyone, although significant changes are still being made to clean up the code base. New Beta release snapshots will be periodically posted to “Releases” section. Please report all feedback (good & bad) via the Issue Tracker

http://www.codeplex.com/SPMigration

Item-Level Auditing with SharePoint Server 2007 (Code Sample)

February 26, 2009

This code sample shows you how to create an item-level auditing view programmatically in three different ways: using a custom SharePoint list, through the Excel client, and by manipulating the open XML file format to display auditing history using Excel Services on an application page.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides auditing by default but it does not give the ability for a non-administrator to view the auditing history of a specific document or item in a list. This code sample shows a developer how to extend this auditing functionality to create an item-level auditing view in three different ways: using a custom SharePoint list, through the Excel client, and by manipulating the open XML file format to display auditing history using Excel Services on an application page. It is accompanied by a thorough white paper describing the code as well as a setup document.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb397403.aspx

Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Model for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

February 25, 2009

The Capacity Planner 2007 Model for Operations Manager 2007 is the capacity planning model to use for planning deployments of Operations Manager 2007 with Capacity Planner 2007. Capacity Planner 2007 is a pre-deployment capacity planning and post-deployment change analysis solution that provides best-practice guidance and hardware-specific knowledge to help information technology professionals make solid architecture decisions when planning a new deployment or changes to an existing deployment for Microsoft server products.

Feature Bullet Summary:

Simple installation and setup
Provides knowledge of System Center Operations Manager 2007
Recommended topology for Operations Manager 2007 deployments in a Graphical User Interface
Export topology to Visio and corresponding server configuration to Excel
Model server performance and end-user response time for Operations Manager 2007 deployments
Hardware library includes popular configurations for Operations Manager 2007 deployments
Create custom hardware for Operations Manager 2007 deployments

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6fec1f12-a62c-4e8d-8a19-56879192adc3&displaylang=en

SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool

February 24, 2009

The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool is a set of free models of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). The two models use the analysis and simulation features of System Center Capacity Planner 2007 (SCCP) to help you explore suitable IT infrastructure options for your SharePoint deployment, based on the SharePoint usage requirements for your organization that you provide to the tool. It can give you a head start on planning your SharePoint topology by producing a first approximation of the topology your organization needs. Architects, systems integrators, and deployment engineers will find it to be a valuable starting point for further refinements of the topology.

Feature Bullet Summary

Simple installation and setup
Built-in knowledge of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Built-in knowledge of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Recommended topology in a Graphical User Interface
Export topology to Visio and server configuration to Excel
Create custom hardware

The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool depends on System Center Capacity Planner, which is available as a free download from Microsoft (see Related Resources).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DBEE0227-D4F7-48F8-85F0-E71493B2FD87&displaylang=en

System Center Capacity Planner 2007

February 23, 2009

Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 is a pre-deployment capacity planning and post-deployment change analysis solution for Microsoft server products, including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/capacity-planner.aspx

SUSHI Version 3.4

February 22, 2009

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

SUSHI Features

Administration

Security Reports View all sites and lists a user has access to.
Profile Images Import Upload Profile Images and Apply them to User Profiles.
Backup Backup a site.
Restore Restore site from backup.
Email Test Send a test email to make sure outbound email is set up correctly.
Lists

Copy View Copy a view from one SharePoint list to another.
Meta Data Get detailed information about metadata in a list. Move metadata from one column to another for all items in a list. And more.
Bulk List Creation Create a large number of subsites based on a site template.
Bulk Site Columns Create Site Columns.
Import Documents Upload entire file structures from a file share into a document library.
Delete Old Documents Copy documents older than a specified date to an archive folder and then delete from SharePoint.

Sites

Bulk Site Creation Create a large number of subsites based on a site template.
Themes Apply a Theme to many sites at once.
Help

Help & Settings We said SUSHI was helpful, here is the proof.

http://www.codeplex.com/sushi

CRM Queue Manager

February 21, 2009

CRM Queue Manager allows you to convert mail to cases in one or more queues in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It handles various notifications and can automatically create contacts based on the sender’s e-mail address. You can configure it to route e-mails sent from non-existent addresses to a temporary queue and send an e-mail requesting validation from the sender. A smart way to handle support spam and you can let your customers enter additional information such as name, phone, alternative e-mail address etc the first time they e-mail you. It uses emailaddress1, emailaddress2 and emailaddress3 to check for contacts if the sender is unresolved.

http://www.codeplex.com/crmqueuemanager/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=11167

SQL Server Integration Services for Microsoft CRM

February 20, 2009

SSIS4CRM (SQL Server Integration Services For Customer Relationship Service) was created to provide users of SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) easy way of connection and performing tasks on MSCRM (Microsoft Dynamic CRM).
 
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services is a platform for building high performance data integration solutions, including extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) packages for data warehousing.
 
Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Dynamics) is a fully integrated customer relationship management (CRM) system.
 
The supported way of connecting to MSCRM is throw the provided SDK.
 
SSIS dos not come with controls that can connect to the MSCRM throw the SDK and perform task.
 
This site provides the tools you need to perform the most common tasks.

http://ssis4crm.com/

Advanced Data Migration Map Editor for MSCRM 4.0 Data Migration

February 19, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 provides ‘Data Migration Wizard’ to migrate data from their existing solutions to ‘Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0’. They need to have the data migration map which maps source data to target data along with the source data files . This project ‘Map Editor’ helps in creating data migration map (including complex transformation maps, creating lookup maps with lookups in source data which are currently not provided by MSCRM 4.0 Data Migration Wizard) and thus helps in the process of migration. This enables user to create new maps, edit existing maps in MSCRM 4.0, and edit the map xml files that have been saved earlier. The tool aims at providing the users a solution to make their life easier by providing an UI interface to create xml base data maps involving complex transformation maps to be consumed by MSCRM 4.0 Data Migration Wizard.

Note: This release works with On-Premise release of MSCRM 4.0. The Live support will be added in next revision.

http://www.codeplex.com/mscrmmapeditor/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=11777