Thursday, September 10, 2009

SharePoint Conference 2009

The SharePoint Conference 2009 will be the first and the best conference to get in depth training on SharePoint 2010, from upgrade and migration to the business value of new platform features and functionality. Come and get early insight into what you’ll be able to do with SharePoint 2010 and how you’ll be able to get there

Updated Sessions:
  • Understanding Office 2010 and the Office Web apps
  • Office Web apps: Deployment and Manageability
  • Customizing Office 2010 Backstage view and Ribbon
  • What's New in Office 2010 for Developers
  • Deep-Dive into SharePoint 2010 My Sites and Social Networking Architecture
  • SharePoint 2010 Governance: Planning and Implementation
  • SQL Server Best Practices for SharePoint Deployments
  • Overview of Access Services in SharePoint 2010
  • Introduction to SharePoint Applications Using InfoPath and Forms Services 2010
  • Launching and Supporting Large Global Sites: Lessons Learned from (Customer Session presented by AMD)
  • How SharePoint Helped Employee Communications Do More with Less (Customer Session presented by Dow Jones)
  • Planning, Deploying and Administrating Excel Services and Project "Gemini" in SharePoint Server 2010
  • Advanced Web Part Development in Visual Studio 2010
  • Enterprise Content Management for the Masses: How SharePoint 2010 Delivers on the Promise
  • The 2010 Lineup: SKUs and Licensing

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ten Themes for SharePoint in VSeWSS Projects

Brief Description

This is a set of ten Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint projects containing designed themes for SharePoint.
Download here

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just Released - SharePoint Guidance

Guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems

The Developing SharePoint Applications guidance helps architects and developers design and build applications that are both flexible and scaleable. It shows developers how to provide IT professionals with the information they need to maintain those applications and diagnose problems when they arise. The two reference implementations illustrate how to solve many of the common challenges developers encounter. One reference implementation addresses basic issues such as creating lists and content types. The other addresses more advanced problems such as how to integrate line of business services, how to create collaboration sites programmatically, and how to customize aspects of publishing and navigation. A library of reusable components helps you adopt techniques used in the reference implementations. The guidance discusses approaches for testing SharePoint applications, such as how to create unit tests, and documents experiences with stress and scale testing one of the reference implementations.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Announcing the Fourth Release of the Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit

The fourth version of the Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit is available for download!  This toolkit services both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services v3.0.  

For installation instructions, see

WSS: Installing the SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Windows SharePoint Services)   (

Installing the SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Office SharePoint Server)   (

For more detailed information about the SharePoint Administration Toolkit, see following documentation on TechNet:

SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Office SharePoint Server)    (

SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Windows SharePoint Services)   (

The download links for the SharePoint Administration Toolkit v4.0

x64:   (

x86:   (

Microsoft Virtualization: Best Choice for Office SharePoint Server

Customers use SharePoint products and technologies to significantly enhance productivity, allowing knowledge workers to be more efficient in creating and organizing content. Your IT department can build and manage scalable SharePoint farms to provide for the infrastructure to support collaboration and content management. Your SharePoint architect can create a deployment model that is reliable and scalable, without introducing unnecessary costs or over-architecting the environment.
Microsoft Virtualization (Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V + System Center) provides SharePoint architects with a flexible toolset that can be used to reduce hardware and energy costs, increase the performance of SharePoint farms, and provide a level of design flexibility that is not possible with traditional physical deployment approaches. In addition, with System Center server management suites (such as SMSE or SMSD) you get an end to end management solution that includes tools such as System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 that provides SharePoint-specific monitoring through SharePoint management pack and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2which makes it easy for SharePoint administrators to manage multiple virtual hosts, quickly provision SharePoint servers and farms, migrate physical servers to virtual ones, and perform other key management processes. System Center makes it possible to manage the deployment of SharePoint roles in a mixed physical and virtual environment giving you the ultimate deployment flexibility.
For more information on virtualizing SharePoint and other Microsoft server applications please visit