Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training Kit

Wow… SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training Kit comes with 14 presentations which links to 40 videos

The SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training Kit provides developers with deep guidance on how to develop for SharePoint 2010. Through PowerPoint decks, Hands-On Labs, Source Code, and Instructor-Led Videos, the developer kit walks you through an array of important developer topics--including Developer Roadmap, Visual Studio tooling, Workflow, Business Connectivity Services, and much, much more.

Download it from this link > SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training Kit


Friday, November 20, 2009

Step by step SharePoint Server 2010 Installation guide

Finally! my long waiting SharePoint Server 2010 beta ready for download… ( I installed successfully on VMWARE Workstation alternatively you can use VirtualBox.

Given below step by step Installation guide.

List of Prerequisites Software.

1. Windows server 2008 with SP 2 / Windows 7 / Vista (All OS must be 64bit)

2. Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 KB971831

3. WCF Fix article for Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7  KB976462

4. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client

5. Microsoft "Geneva" Framework Runtime

6. Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64)

7. Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET

9. PowerShell V2 RTM

10. SQL Server 2008 SP1

11. .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Full Package) KB959209 KB967190

Installing Windows Server 2008 with SP2 on VMWARE Workstation 7.0 may prompt following error :

“you have configured this virtual machine as a 64-bit guest operating system…”


By default Lenovo T61 laptop’s ship with virtualization technology and set VT is disable.

In order to enable VT on laptop. Please Shutdown your laptop and go to BIOS setup > CPU > Virtualization technology > Enable and Press F10 to Save and Exit

Install Windows server 2008 with SP 2

Windows 2008 x64 Install

Download prerequisites software (if you need to Share your PC folder to access from VMWARE) enable Share folder option


Go to VM > Setting > Options > Shared Folder > Enable and Select your Pre-request software download folder.


Run > SharePoint Server 2010 Application file, System will extract files and show above screen, Under Install > Click Install Software prerequisites…



System will run for few mints and display following error message 


Install your prerequisites software that you downloaded one by one (possible follow the above order as show in error message)

Note : if you trying to install Hotfix’s from your Share Folder system may prompt “error code 0x80070003” please copy your hotfix files to Windows server and click Install.


Once you get above screen “Installation Complete” Click "Install SharePoint Server” link


SharePoint 2010 Installation screen prompt for Product Key get beta key from here 


Read your License terms and click I accept and start Installation


Select Standalone option, if you Installing with SQL Express 2008 server, if you are Installing SQL Server 2008 and SharePoint 2010 farm servers then select Server Farm option. Since i am using VMWARE installation i select Standalone option.


System will star Installation progress…


System would take several mints to complete installation and prompt for Configuration Wizard.


Run your Configuration wizard and click next >


Step 2 on Configuration wizard click “Yes” to start IIS and SharePoint Admin, Timer service.


Configuration wizard continue 2 of 10 task and if everything ok system will display following screen. (Please note that it will take several mints complete. Its not fast as SharePoint 2007 configuration wizard)

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Congratulations… you successfully Installed SharePoint 2010.

System will launch SharePoint 2010 Central Administration screen…  

SharePoint CA

Enjoy… and provide me your feedback…

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Download Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Betas

Download Office 2010 Applications, SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 beta software from Microsoft website…

Get registration key by registering your information (Windows Live ID), I love Outlook 2010 features… its very cool.



Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Product Download links

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MSDN Subscribers can download SharePoint 2010 Beta

Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Beta now available for MSDN Subscribers

SharePoint Server 2010 Beta provides an extensible platform to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Windows 7 Ultimate N not include windows media player

Today I installed Windows 7 Ultimate N, After installation understand that N version does not include media player, due to some reason Microsoft remove Windows media player, if you wish to Install windows media player you can download The Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN which will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 7 N or Windows 7 KN edition. 

Please note that the file size is around  271 MB.

Windows 7 Preview in Sidebar

Today i install Windows 7, I love Preview in Sidebar feature which allow me to have a quick preview  of the file that selected in any folder. The File Preview feature on Windows 7 currently works for Audio, Video, Text and all document files.


What a Cool feature…

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Products poster

On TechNet you find SharePoint 2010 Products poster documents in different formats including Microsoft Office Visio 2007 files (.vsd), PDF files, and XPS files.

This posters illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products in your/customer environment.

You can find poster on following topics

  • Services in SharePoint 2010 Products
    Cross-farm Services in SharePoint 2010 Products
    Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010
    Hosting Environments in SharePoint 2010 Products
    Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products
    Search Environment Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Design Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
    Business Connectivity Services Model
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade Planning
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade Approaches
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Test Your Upgrade Process
    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Services Upgrade
    Choose a tool for business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010

Please note that This article is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases.

To download go to

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Product Packaging

WSS = SharePoint Foundation (simpler new name for “WSS”)

MOSS = SharePoint Server (simpler name for “MOSS”)

In terms of product features SharePoint Server continues to have Standard and Enterprise CAL tiers of features.

Microsoft also enhancing free basic search offering in Search Server Express 2010. The FAST Search capabilities will be available via the FAST Search for SharePoint add-on server for customers with the Enterprise CAL.

SharePoint Designer remain is free.

SharePoint Workspace (formerly Groove) is included in Office Professional Plus.

SharePoint 2010 Public Beat available in November

As per SharePoint Team Blog Public beta of SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 will be available in November. What great news :-)

Blog also given following resources that will talk about:

- SharePoint 2010 Website - to view SharePoint 2010 in action

- SharePoint 2010 forum- for SharePoint 2010 questions

- SharePoint 2010 PressPass- for the SPC 2009 keynote video, a Q&A with Jeff Teper, and more

- SharePoint 2010 Developer Center - for developer info

- - for IT Pro info

- - for more SharePoint information

Sunday, October 18, 2009

MOSS 2007 service account passwords change steps

Given below MOSS 2007 service account passwords change steps

To Update Central Administration application pool Password

Update the password for the account that is used by the Central Administration application pool. To do this, follow these steps:

On all servers in the server farm, open a command prompt, type the following line, and then press ENTER:

cd %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Bin

On the server that hosts the Central Administration Web site, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword

On all other servers in the server farm, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword -local

Restart Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. To do this, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

iisreset /noforce

To Update application pool account

Update the password for the application pool account that is used by Web applications on the server farm. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:

stsadm -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword –noadmin

To Update Shared Service Password

Update the password for the account that is used by every Shared Services Provider (SSP) on the server farm. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:

stsadm.exe -o editssp -title SharedServicesProviderName -ssplogin DomainName\UserName -ssppassword NewPassword

To Update Search Service Password

Update the password for the account that is used to run the Office SharePoint Server Search service. To do this, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

stsadm.exe -o osearch -farmserviceaccount DomainName\UserName -farmservicepassword NewPassword

To Update Single Sign On Service account Password

If the server farm is configured to use single sign-on, update the password for the account that is used by the Microsoft Single Sign-On Service. To do this, follow these steps:

Click Operations in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, and then click Service accounts under Security Configuration.

Under Windows service, click Single Sign-On Service.

Under Configurable, specify the password, and then click OK.

For more details visit :

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What makes an intranet valuable

Interesting article from Andrew Wright What makes an intranet valuable - Part 1

Over 6,500 intranet end users from 20 different organisations have responded to the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC). From these responses, we can gain a good understanding of how end users currently perceive intranets and what they think makes them valuable.

Based on article Staff being able to contribute and interact with the intranet’ is seen as the second least important quality of a valuable intranet by intranet end users. Interactive functionality such as wikis, blogs and discussion forums do not appear to be considered as important as the basics of an effective intranet, such as finding information and quality of content.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

MySite Personalization site links

When user view MySite the don’t have way to come back to Corporate Portal Site. So we thought of adding link to MySite.


Under Shared Services you can add Personalization site link.


The system will show URL on MySite as displayed below


When you click “Corporate Home” the URL display as default.aspx?MySiteView=1 and Page Display as below


If you nice there is a person image icon embedded in to Navigation bar, its happen because of the MySiteView=1, which automatically appended by system.

To overcome above issue you need added # at end of the URL (i.e. which will display pages as normal.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

Today when we try to deploy webpart to SharePoint site, System display following error

“Service Unavailable  HTTP Error 503.  The service is unavailable”


When I research online come across that the error cause due to following reasons

1. Application Pools Identity account password may changed

2. The administrator has stopped the application pool

To Enable Service

1. Open up IIS Manager and


2. Go to Connection and Expand click on Application Pools


3. Select Application Pools and Start (if Services stopped)

If changed Identity account password

4. Locate your App Pool account and right-click on it and select ‘Advanced Settings’.

5. Click on the right of the Identity box to change it (A window will pop up).

6.  Click on Set and simply retype your App Pool Identity in there with the new password.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

SharePoint Hit Counter

Today i received request from customer to add Hit counter on SharePoint site homepage.

Let's go through how to insert "Hit Counter"

1. SharePoint Designer Open Site and Page that you need insert "Hit Counter"

2. Open Page in Edit Mode and place the cursor where you want to insert the hit counter.

3. Go to Insert - Web Component


4. Select Hit counter and System display different types styles that readily available.


5. Click on Finish, system will open the below Hit Counter Properties window

6. To start the counter on given number Select Reset counter to option and give number to star.


7. Once you click OK, The counter will be inserted to your page.


8. Preview on Web browser and start refresh your page the counter will increase count.