Archive for July, 2010

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 — Products Upgrade Approaches

July 29, 2010

This model helps you understand the in-place, database attach, and hybrid approaches to upgrading from Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint 2010 Products. It illustrates farm topologies before, during, and after upgrade, and compares the advantages of each type of upgrade approach.



Microsoft SharePoint 2010 — Products Upgrade Planning

July 27, 2010

This model covers planning for an upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint 2010 Products. It includes information about the following: Upgrade requirements: Hardware, operating system, and database Upgrade process: specific steps to follow before, during, and after the upgrade.


Office 2007 on Windows Vista – Windows 7 prompts for user credentials when opening documents in MOSS 2007

July 23, 2010

A customer of mine installed Windows 7 and Office 2007. They migrated there Office from 2003 to 2007. When they try to open an Office document the client asked to authenticate against to the server. With Windows XP and Office 2003 everything works fine. The solution was very simple. They have to run Office 2007 Windows XP compatiblity mode by default.

To accomplish you should put following registry keys to your system:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE”=”WINXPSP2″
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE”=”WINXPSP2″
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\POWERPNT.EXE”=”WINXPSP2″

Be care with the slashes. If you use a reg file you need to use double slashed \\ instead of one slash \.

If you have no access to the HKLM hive you can use the HKCU hive instead.

This is a known issued. If above solution do not work and for more details about this issued check following blog entry at msdn Office 2007 prompt for user credentials.

Twitter Accelerator For Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

July 22, 2010

Good news for all the fans of Twitter and CRM. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team has finished development on a Twitter Accelerator for CRM and CRM Online, it uses Twitter not only as a means of communicating with potential customers, but as a way to track discussion of your products using the popular service. Read more about it at Microsoft PressPass, or watch a video of it in action here.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

July 21, 2010

This new version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit provides agentless discovery, inventory and assessment for a variety of scenarios, including:

Hardware readiness and device compatibility assessments for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, 

Migration assessments for Microsoft Office 2010,

Security assessments and readiness for Network Access Protection (NAP) and Microsoft Forefront® client security,

Server consolidation and virtualization planning using Microsoft Hyper-V  technology,

Discovery of Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Configuration Manager and computers running VMware server and Linux distributions.

Software usage information for Windows Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

Windows 2000 Migration Assessment Report.

Important: Installation and use of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit requires separately purchased licenses for the following software products:

Microsoft Office  Word 2007 or Word 2010
Microsoft Office  Excel 2007 or Excel 2010


Compare SharePoint 2010 Editions

July 20, 2010

For compare the 3 SharePoint Editions (Foundation, Standard and Enterprise) follow this link.

Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010

July 19, 2010

Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 contains guidance documentation, detailed examples, and a reusable class library. These resources are designed to help solution developers and architects make the right decisions and follow proven practices when designing and developing applications for Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The guidance focuses on the building blocks that every developer needs to understand to become an effective SharePoint developer or architect. The guide is provided as a Help (.chm) file and has four core areas: application foundations, execution models, data models, and client models. Eight reference implementations illustrate the core concepts covered in the guide. The reusable class library provides code to help developers build more manageable, flexible, and testable applications. Source code is provided for all reference implementations and for the reusable library. The reference implementations have automated setup scripts to configure the applications.


Open internal link in new window list definition

July 15, 2010

We have released on codeplex a SharePoint 2007 project called open link in new window. The project is a simple list definition which allows you to render SharePoint’s internal links with the option to open them into a new window.

SharePoint 2007 is missing a feature which allows you to choose the internal link’s target. All links located in SharePoint’s Lists will always open in the same browser’s window.

Installing this solutions, a new Feature containing a List Definition with this capabilities will be avaible.

Once the new SharePoint’s List have been created from this new List Definition, you can choose if you want to open links in the same window or not.

Please visit the Codeplex Download page to obtain the latest build and feel free to report any bugs or improvements in the Discussion section.

SharePoint 2010 Filtered Lookup Field

July 14, 2010

This project is the porting on SharePoint 2010 of the “SharePoint Filtered Lookup Field” for WSS 3.0 available on codeplex.
This porting, enables end users to create a lookup field that:

  • gets data from different sites from the current (all sites within same site collection)
  • filters lookup data using list views
  • filters lookup data using CAML queries.
  • supports retrieving data recursively using either list views or dynamic queries
  • supports multiple values 

You can add the field from the SharePoint UI.

You can filter lookup data using a CAML query.

You can filter lookup data using a list view.

All for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.

Please visit the Codeplex Download page to obtain the latest build and feel free to report any bugs or improvements in the Discussion section.

Microsoft CRM Field Mapping Tips

July 13, 2010

Microsoft CRM allows you to map field values between objects, such as ‘leads’ and ‘accounts’, using the deployment manager tool. For example, when converting a lead to an account, you may want to automatically populate any profile data that you have acquired for the lead to an identical field on the account form. When mapping picklist fields between objects, the picklist values (numbers) are used to determine the mapped relationships, not the list variable name. So when setting up your mappings make sure the picklist values match exactly.