Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SharePoint VPC image expire September 30.

SharePoint evaluation image from it’s due to expire at the end of this month. Applicable only for activated copies.

According to SharePoint Team blog they will get getting new image with extend expiry date (Early 2010) and upload to same site.

By the way you visit and take look lots of other images available including Exchange, Vista and Windows Server 2008 and all of them run fully functional for 30 days before requiring activation.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Features

Today i published 2nd Article on to view click here

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is equipped with six key functional areas of features. These areas are 1.) Collaboration, 2.) Portal, 3.) Enterprise Search, 4.) Enterprise Content Management, 5.) Business Process and Forms, and 6.) Business Intelligence

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) build on top of Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 (WSS). MOSS offers two editions Standard and Enterprise.

MOSS 2007 Core Features

Portal Provides Single Infrastructure for Intranet, Extranet, Internet, a common navigation across multiple sites and include some customized site templates

Collaboration MOSS allows users to share information and work together and provides a hub

Enterprise Content Management Content management was previously called Microsoft’s Content Management Server 2002. Now release with MOSS 2007.

Enterprise Search New to MOSS 2007 ability to find relevant content in many different locations and formats. Search results that respect security permissions.

Business Intelligence Provides a Report Centre template, Server calculations, web, rendering and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) lists and Web parts.

Business Process Provides built-in workflow and allow you to create, maintain, and analyze custom workflows, helps you to streamline your collaborative processes.


Provides Single Infrastructure for Intranet, Extranet, Internet, a common navigation across multiple sites and include some customized site templates.

Site Template
By default MOSS 2007 come with following categories of templates

Collaboration (Team Site, Blank Site, Document Workspace, Wiki Site, Blog)

Meetings (Basic Meeting Workspace, Blank meeting Workspace, Decision meeting workspace, Social Meeting Workspace and Multipage Meeting Workspace)

Enterprise (Document Center, Record Center, Personalization site, Site Directory, Report center, Search Center and Search center with tabs)

Publishing (Publishing Site, Publishing Site with Workflow, News Site and Collaboration Portal, Publishing Portal and My Site Host)

MOSS 2007 also allow you to create one or more customized template.

MOSS Content Syndication feature allows you use Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. Allow you to information from a variety of sources and keep update to date.

My Sites
MOSS My Site is a personal site for individual users. This is considered a top-level site. My Site has two type of pages My Site Page and My Profile. My Site Pages for user when he/she visit personal page. My Profile pages which all user can see. My Site allow user to store documents, link, pictures, alerts and RSS feeders.

Site Directories
Provided aggregated view and help you categories as you wish. SharePoint 2003 by default created site collection when you create sites. MOSS 2007 you can able to list sub sites under site collection. This feature provides seamless integration for Navigation. MOSS 2007 also extended to add other site/page links to portal navigation.

People Search
The People search offers unique way of finding other people not limited to only from department or Position, Location its search people with common interest, expertise in particular topic and from communities (Blog, Wiki). SharePoint provide Web Parts and improved display of the results specifically for finding other people.

The privacy and security features allow the user to control, its allow you to view and permissions on the targeted content.


MOSS allows users to share information and work together and provides a hub

Wiki Wiki means quick or fast in Hawaiian, The Wiki Site template provides teams to share and discuss information. Repository information that can be quickly and easily editable by team members. The Wiki site include pages, link and recorded history which help to restore deleted content.

Blog is similar to journal entries, which enable an individual/group to quickly share information among employees. Add insight to a difficult subject area, provide inspiration and guidance, or explain a new guideline or procedure within organization also help people to provide comment on posts and provide links to related sites, photos, and blogs.

Discussion forum
A discussion forum is a web place where allow members to create content and respond to content created by someone. Basically discussions are collected in threads and organized by category such as subject, topic. For example, let say you want to discuss about Corporate development or HR related issue you can create discussion forum and create threads.

SharePoint calendars to track events for a team or projects and hold the date and time of specific events, such as meetings, presentations, training sessions, and holidays. MOSS 2007 lets you open both your SharePoint and Outlook 2007 and Export an event to your personal Outlook calendar to receive a reminder for that event

Task Lists, which help you assign and track projects for individuals or groups. Project Task are similar to task lists. Project task provide visual or Gantt view with progress bars. Another type task is Issue tracking track the progression of events.

Outlook integration
Its seamless integration which allow you integrate nearly everything you use in Outlook into your My Site in MOSS 2007.

Lotus Notes Application Analyzer from Quest Software

Well, Today received reply from Quest Software that
We do not use the “quadrant” terminology as Microsoft is phasing that out of their recommendations. We use a numeric complexity ranking instead.
Interesting to see how they are going do this. Lets wait for the product release.

By the way the reply also indicated following key feature of Application Analyzer tool.

Our product has a lot of functionality for determining application complexity. We do way beyond what Microsoft Application Transporter does. This includes, but is not limited to:

• Scanning all design elements
• Scanning data complexity
• Recognizing well known application types that migrate easily to standard SharePoint targets
• Comparing applications to the original templates to see what was modified
• Allowing users to configure complexity assignment rules
• Customizable views, reports and exports

Thanks for Keith Ridings, Who clarify and my query. Keith is Product Manager - Messaging Migration from Quest Software.

Quest Software for Notes to Exchange/SharePoint

Today I was attending Quest Software Seminar @ Singapore, Learn that Quest has come up with various tool for Notes to SharePoint migration.

Notes Migrator for Exchange
Notes Migrator for SharePoint
Development Studio for SharePoint
Integrate (coming soon)
Notes Integrator for SharePoint
Recovery Manager for Exchange
Recovery Manager for SharePoint
Archive Manager
Spotlight on Exchange
Site Administrator for SharePoint

Interesting things is Notes Migrator for SharePoint 5 soon going incorporate additional feature to do Application Analysis. Currently Microsoft Transporter and Binary Tree provide this service.

Understand from presenter that Microsoft moving away from enhancing Microsoft Transporter tool and rely on vendor to do these Jobs. Also Interesting thing is Microsoft Transporter Application Analyser, Analyse application and place them in to 4 Quadrants namely Template Derived Applications, Data centric, Process centric and Custom application. These result are not accurate,. So quest going to adopt different way of analysing the application. let’s wait for more info. I Request presenter to drop me e-mail on this. Once I received updated info, share with you guys.