A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

SP 2010 hardware and software requirements

Upgrading to SP 2010

You will see lots of links explaining this process in the near future. Here is one link that explains the upgrade process: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617150(office.14).aspx

Installing VS 2005 Team Suite on Vista

If you are installing VS 2005 Team Suite on Vista, don't forget to install following service packs after you have installed VS: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&displaylang=en Visual Studiio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista and Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=90E2942D-3AD1-4873-A2EE-4ACC0AACE5B6&displaylang=en

SharePoint 2010: Hands-on labs

Monday, October 19, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Links

Single server complete install of SharePoint 2010

Project 2010: Introducing Sync to SharePoint

What's new for end users in SharePoint 2010

What's New in SharePoint Foundation 2010

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee539826(office.14).aspx Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 includes many new features. Read more on the msdn link given above.

New SharePoint 2010 links on the SharePoint team blog

SharePoint 2010: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/19/sharepoint-2010.aspx SharePoint 2010 Resources: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/19/sharepoint-2010-resources.aspx

Getting started with SharePoint 2010 for developers

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Unable to shutdown/restart Windows

Do you get this error when you try to shut down Windows? Solution: 1. Kill explorer.exe process 2. Start explorer.exe process. You can start new process by going to File menu in Windows Task Manager. Select "New Task (Run...)" and enter "explorer.exe" and Ok to start this process. Now your computer will shut down. This error occurs when you try to copy or move a file from your computer to another computer and cancel the process in the middle. In my case, I was trying to copy my VPC image to another machine but cancelled the process. Later when I tried to shut down Windows in my VPC, it threw this error. Killing explorer.exe resolved the issue.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

InfoPath fails after applying SP

Service packs fix lots of issues in the installations but sometimes they also create problems. It becomes a pain to track down the source of the problem if you have a huge setup. A user yesterday reported the following problem after he applied SP2 on the server running InfoPath: The format of the Canary has been tampered with for form xxxxxx by the end user. Exception message: The security validation for this form is invalid. Some users also reported this problem when they installed SP1. Exact cause is not known but following are some hints that can resolve the issue (at least temporarily unless you get a reliable fix): 1. Replace Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.dll with the version that was working before you installed the SP. 2. Replace core.js with a newer version (worked for the user who reported this). Core.js is located in SystemDrive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\INC\

Visual Studio: alway run as administrator

Nice tip from Serge van den Oever: http://weblogs.asp.net/soever/archive/2009/10/07/visual-studio-alway-run-as-administrator.aspx Using this tip you will always log into VS 2008 as an admin without the need to explicitly login as admin.

SharePoint 2010 books


Step-by-Step SharePoint Disaster Recovery

A must read article for new SharePoint admins! Randy Williams has shown how one can recover SharePoint from the content dbs. He has also given recommendations on how to back up SharePoint farm. http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/102572/step-by-step-sharepoint-disaster-recovery.html

SharePoint history (by sptblog)

A very nice article about SharePoint history published on SPTBlog. http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/10/05/sharepoint-history.aspx

Estimating Transaction log growth rate

If you are a SharePoint admin, you will be interested in reading the following article: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/fromthefield/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=0ce77946%2D1e45%2D4b43%2D8c74%2D21963e64d4e1&ID=111 Using Powershell, you can estimate content database transaction log growth rate. Transaction log sometimes grows out of proportions and becomes a source of bringing down the server.