Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Future of IT & High Impact Decisions

Recently I have downloaded and view following 2 videos which enlightening and I am assure that the time that you are going spend will worth it.  

· The Future of IT – an interesting session and which creates fear that what would happen with changes in technology. With faster pace of IT development these days and its ability to transform our society, it is time to look at the trends, disruptors and potential outcomes that IT brings to us in next years. We'll touch the transformation of IT and its impact on business, education, governments and other pillars of our society.

· High Impact Decisions – A necessary skill to grow in any direction! an wonderful session needed by both developer and architect was done by Ranganathan S. Decision taking is influenced by information one has, challenges one face and the knowledge one possess.  Information can be fact or assumption. Fact can be stated or unstated. Assumptions can be reasonable or unreasonable. challenges can be Fixed or Changing. knowledge can be accessible or inaccessible.

Go download and view it… (Decisions is your…. )

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rating Setting Error “No User Profile Application available to service the request”

One of the SharePoint 2010 cool feature is Ratings, When you enable Rating setting from List Setting system prompt following error, this article explain how to resolve it. 

No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator.No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator.


Go to Central Administration  > Services on Server > Ensure that User Profile Service is Started ?


Go to Central Administration >  Manage Service Applications and Select User Profile Service and Go to Application ribbon and click the Administrators button.


When you click Administrators button you will see below windows Select username and assign Full control under Permissions, now you go and enable Rating Setting you will not get above error.


Link :

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tech Insights 2010 Day 2 Photos


Speakers room atmosphere (Everyone busy with preparing/updating presentation slides 


Lunch @ Day 2


Developer Track Delegates….


Gogula Gomethagan Aryalingam (MVP for SQL Server from Sri Lanka) at Using dimensional modeling to build a data warehouse on SQL Server


Choirul Amri (MVP SQL Server, Singapore) at SQL Server Performance troubleshooting for busy DBA


Teh Wei King (MVP System Center Operations Manager, Malaysia) Deploying Windows 7 using free tools


Dinesh Priyankara, Microsoft MVP for SQL Server Sri Lanka @ Strengtheing DW/BI system loading


Raymond chou MVP System Center Operation Manager, Malaysia @ Lunch


Lilian Quek, Southeast Asia Regional MVP Lead with MVP’s


Mohamed Faizal, @ SharePoint 2010 List Improvments session @ Day 2


Mohamed Faizal, @ SharePoint 2010 List Improvments session @ Day 2


Darren Sim MVP, ASP.NET Singapore @ Visualizing your ASP.NET application with "Razor"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available

The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please Contact your Administrator.


Go to Central Administration – > System Settings and Click Manage Service on Server.



Ensure that Manage metadata Web Service is Started…. if not click start and do iisrest you will able to raid about error.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Southeast Asia SharePoint Conference (Tuesday 26 October 2010 – Wednesday 27 October 2010)

Have you registered for the SharePoint Conference yet?

An opportunity like no other in your region, and you're invited.

Two days. Over 40 sessions. All for the Early bird price of SGD$300!

This is is the conference to learn about SharePoint 2010 with expert local and international speakers presenting on topics that will help you understand and succeed with your SharePoint implementations and add real value to your organisation and businesses.

In addition to the session content you'll have ample opportunities to network with your peers in the community and technical and industry experts including local and international Microsoft Most Valued Professionals and Southeast Asia's top Certified Partners.

Don’t miss out on Southeast Asia's biggest SharePoint event of the year!

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, October 26 and 27 2010.

Group Registrations for 5 or more participants are available and will receive a 20% discount. Please note the person arranging the Group Booking (Group Leader) is responsible for all credit card fees and agenda updates for all people registered in the group. Group members cannot individually update their agendas.

Early Bird Registrations of $SGD300.00 will apply to the first 275 delegates who register.

Regular Registration fee is $SGD400.00. 

Additional Training Opportunities - be sure to check out the Pre and Post conference training courses - see GTTP


Audience and Products

The SharePoint Conference is intended for a wide audience and has content to cover roles such as:

  • Business Roles like End Users, Business Champions, Power Users and Business Managers 
  • Information Architects, Record and Information Managers IT Managers, CIO and Decision Makers
  • Technical Roles including Developers, IT Pro, Systems Administration and DBA's Microsoft

Technologies covered during the conference include:

  • WSS 3.0 (Windows SharePoint Services)
  • MOSS 2007 (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server)
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Designer 2007 and 2010
  • Integration with other Office 2007 and 2010 including InfoPath, Excel, Access and Visio
  • Integration with 3rd Party products enhancing SharePoint functionality

Connect with SEA SPC

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Speaking at Tech Insights 2010 in Penang, Malaysia


Last month I have been confirmed as a speaker for Tech Insights 2010 in Penang, Malaysia.  Branded “Ignite your passion” 3 day events. (

The event is scheduled to run from 22nd to 24th September 2010 (Wednnesday to Friday)

Venue :  Eureka Building, University of Science Malaysia (USM), Penang

Time : 9.00am to 6.00pm

Registration : RM120.00,  RM80.00 (for members of supporting organizations)

Register here.

My two sessions will be on 23rd Sep and 24th Sep.  Here are my two sessions:

Topic 1 : SharePoint 2010 List Improvements

In this session you will learn SharePoint 2010 List Improvements such as

  • Column Validation,
  • List Validation Settings,
  • List Lookups and Relationships,
  • List inline editing and
  • Listing customization on Info path.
  • Form Web part
  • Calendar Overlay
  • Per location view

Topic 2 : Explore SharePoint 2010 Enterprise & Document Management features

This session you learn about SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management offerings.

  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Document Management features
  • Metadata Management
  • Term Store, Term Sets & Terms
  • Content Hub
  • Content Type Syndication
  • Document IDs
  • Document Sets
  • Document Centre
  • Content organizer
  • Sent to Location

My both sessions going be to full of demo rather then normal talk, so please join if you are Penang in Malaysia see you there.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Download Updated SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK)

The SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) has been updated! Get it here: Download from the Microsoft Download Center

What’s New in this SDK Update

We are excited to announce the latest quarterly update of the SDK for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. This free update replaces previous 2010 versions of the SDK and includes the following:

  • New code samples:  Silverlight List Viewer, plus new samples in Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and User Profiles and Social Data
  • Updated documentation, including: new and updated How To, reference , and conceptual content
  • Updated IntelliSense XML files for tooltips and auto-complete in Visual Studio

Here are two MSDN topics listing new and updated content and code samples in the AUG2010 version of the SDK (14.0.4763.1031):

A complete listing and description of the 44 code samples currently available in the SDK can be found here on MSDN Code Gallery:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Singapore SharePoint Community meeting September 2010

Singapore SharePoint Community

Date :  09 September 2010

Time : 07:00 PM – 9:00PM

Location :  Microsoft Singapore Level 22 CF-12

SharePoint Content Governance

Linden Daniels, Microsoft Consulting Services

SharePoint is one of the fastest selling products from Microsoft. Yet it still causes IT and users problems with scaling usability, performance and operations. Find out more by understanding the underlying architecture and what remediation can be done.

Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Microsoft Singapore.

Please RSVP to to confirm your attendance

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

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Windows Azure SDK Installation error

When you run VSCloudService.exe you may get following error

“”The Windows Azure SDK requires Internet Information Service 7.0 with ASP.Net Application Development components installed


To resolve this error you need to and run your web platform exe and select Web Platform tab and customize the Web Server option with: ASP.Net, Default Document and CGI deployment types.


After completion of above Installation you may need to go to  From the Start menu, choose Settings | Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features, Click Turn “windows Features On or Off”, under Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.1, select WCF HTTP Activation


Now you can Install Windows Azure SDK….