Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Windows Azure Deployment Stuck at Initializing, Busy and Stopping states

When you deploy your Windows Azure Application sometime you may face problem like Initializing, Busy and Stopping states cycling between. This blog provide you the check list for the most common reasons.


Monday, August 30, 2010

A Lap around Windows Azure (SGDOTNET September 2010)

We’re very delighted to have a trio of Azure enthusiasts who’s willing to share with us about Windows Azure, from high level all the way down to code level. With the cloud as an emerging architecture in future systems, all of us should be aware of how cloud will change the software ecosystem, architecture, design and even how we deliver our software or systems.

September UG meeting will be held on 2nd September 2010 on this Thursday, at Level 21 Auditorium from 1845hrs – late. Light Refreshments will be served before the session.

A Lap around Windows Azure 
Wely Lau & Mohamed Faizal
1900 hrs – late

The Windows Azure platform is a set of high-performance cloud computing services that can be used together or independently and enable developers to leverage existing skills and familiar tools to develop cloud applications. In this session, we’ll provide a developer-focused overview of

  • What is cloud computing?
  • Lap around Windows azure
  • Using the Windows Azure and local developer cloud fabric
  • Working with table & blob and queue storage

Speaker Profile

Wely and Faizal are both working as Solutions Architect under Chief Architect Office from NCS. Both of them are taking care of the Cloud competency as part of their day-to-day job.

To register for the event, click here. Note that there’s currently no email confirmation for the event.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Getting start with Windows Azure

Getting start with Windows Azure, you need to following steps to be completed

1. Operating System Requirements

Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

2. Download Web Platform Installer 2.0, Run –> Click Options and select Developer Tools options


3. Select Visual Web Developer 2010 Express and Windows Azure Tool for VS 2010


4. Go to Web Platform and Select database, make sure that you selected Express edition and Management Studio.


5. Click install and confirm

6. While  the installation is going on go to Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and download the kit. This kit will provides some cool videos to watch to give you an overview of Windows Azure. Once download completed open the training kit and work through both the Windows Azure and SQL Azure labs.

Monday, August 23, 2010

How to Install and Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010

With SharePoint 2010, you can deploy Office Web Apps which helps to view / edit Office document (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote ) over the web.

When you Install “Office Web Applications” on your SharePoint farms system will add the following service applications;

  • Word Viewing Service Application
  • Excel Calculation Service
  • PowerPoint Service Application

Download Office Web Apps from the Microsoft Download Site.  This download is available to Volume licensing customers or those with TechNet and MSDN subscriptions.


Enter Product Key


Click Continue… (Note that is RTM Version)


Click Install




System will perform configuration task step 1 to 10


System will complete the process and successful


Click Start the Wizard… (Or) Click cancel and activate the Office Web Apps services individually when you need for my case i just click Start the Wizard and completed process.


Go to Site Setting > Site Collection Administration > and Click Site collection feature


Activate Office Web Apps….  and view/ / edit on browser.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Office Web Application on SharePoint 2010 Step 5 Error

Installing Office Web Application on SharePoint 2010 after the configuration wizard is through with its process you may ran into an issue on Step 5: Configuring SharePoint services. The configuration wizard failed with an InvalidOperationException with the following entry in the eventlog.

Failed to register SharePoint services. An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. Additional exception information: Failed to load or format string Id ManagementUI_ExcelCalculationService_FriendlyName for culture en-US: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.Host.ExcelServerHost’ threw an exception. —> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. —> System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type ‘Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.Extensions.IHostExtension’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.MossHost, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’.


Click run and type regedit enter goto HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\Services Delete the key for the service causing the error and re-run the configuration. After the delete the coniguration wizard ran successfully to completion.


Please note that by removing above reg. key the Excel Service will appear under SharePoint Central Admin. Configuration. so you may not able to view Excel document online.

help from : http://techdhaan.wordpress.com/

Monday, August 9, 2010

Key Definition of Cloud Computing

There are many definitions of Cloud Computing out there. Here is one of them that seems to represent the most commonly held view.

5 Essential Characteristics

  • On-demand self-service
  • Resource pooling
  • Rapid elasticity
  • Measured service
  • Broad network access

3 Service Models

  • SaaS
  • PaaS
  • IaaS

4 Deployment Models

  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Community Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud

Friday, August 6, 2010

Singapore SharePoint Community (12 August 2010) Meeting

Date  : 12 August 2010

Time :  06:45 PM – 9:30PM

Location : Microsoft Singapore Level 22 CF-12

InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Productivity

Riwut Libinuko, MVP SharePoint Server

Microsoft InfoPath 2010 provides easier way than ever to design electronic forms. It includes Office Fluent UI which allows us to create powerful, interactive forms without having to write any code.

This session will show how to use InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to increase your productivity in solution delivery. Formatted mostly as on stage scenario – demos , we are expecting to expose all new functionalities.

InfoPath Forms + SharePoint Workflows = Business Applications

Hoo Kai Sheng, K2

As an application platform, SharePoint comes with a wide collection of building blocks that enables both business and technical users to create applications to suit varying business needs.

We will be exploring forms and worklows in SharePoint - two commonly seen building blocks in a business application and review how can they be combined to establish high performance SharePoint solutions with the minimal effort possible.

Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of K2 Singapore.

Please RSVP to ssofian@mvps.org to confirm your attendance

The FIRST ever SharePoint Conference SEA is coming to town on October 26-27.  Register NOW!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

SharePoint Usage Reports (FREE Tool & 3rd Party tools)

Given below  recommend 3rd party tool to enable SharePoint administrators to see web application/ farm usage reports

Open Source : http://www.reportmagic.org/ (Free Report Magic makes usable statistics from your web site log file analysis) 

3rd Party products

  1. CardioLog for SharePoint
  2. SharePoint Server and Site Administration and Usage Reporting
  3. DocAve Report Center for Microsoft SharePoint
  4. Nintex 
  5. http://www.webtrends.com/