Archive for November, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Resources:-

Posted: November 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Evaluation Guide

SharePoint Products and Technologies: 2010 (Technical Preview) Developer Documentation

Design Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Search Environment Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Services in SharePoint 2010 Products

business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010

Hosting Environments for SharePoint 2010 Products

SharePoint 2010: Developer Platform White Paper

SharePoint 2010: SharePoint Developer Platform Wall Poster

SharePoint 2010 Reference: Software Development Kit

SharePoint 2010: Getting Started with Development on SharePoint 2010 Hands-on Labs in C# and Visual Basic

Cross-farm Services in SharePoint 2010 Products

SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Center

Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010

SP2010 SDK

SharePoint Development Environment

SP2010 BETA release known Issue

SharePoint Best Practices for SP2010 Dev


The BizTalk Developer Center now contains the Toolkit download and Videos.See the Details here


A final PDF is now available for patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide, second edition.  This is platform playbook for the Microsoft application platform.

Here are the relevant links:

Also see the Knowledgebase site for further details and videos

ULS Viewer released

Posted: November 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

ULS Viewer includes a ton of great filtering options. It’s a must download for anyone who has to work with SharePoint ULS logs. download it here .

New Sample DBs for Sql2k8R2

Posted: November 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

The AdventureWorks sample databases for SQL Server 2008R2 have been updated and are available at  This version includes both the AdventureWorks 2008R2 schema and data, and the original AdventureWorks schema and data which shipped with SQL Server 2005.  With this one installation package you get the databases you’ll need to run most samples, and also the databases you can use to explore the new features in SQL Server 2008. 

Planning to Run SP2010 Beta in a VM? I got many query on this from developers in my ORG,I know where the were coming from ,Running the VM or downloading the VHD in SharePoint 2007 was the Safe approach to learn SharePoint without messing up your system.However with SharePoint 2010 you need a 64 bit OS and unfortunately there is no VPC available from MS which support 64 bits Guest OS and hence you cant run SharePoint 2010 on VPC.However I found that if your hardware support Virtual Box,then you can run SP2010  on a VM. The good thing is now you can run SP2010 on Windows7 ,thus why not give either option a  try so long as you are not getting a compatible VM support from MS?

If you want to run SharePoint 2010 on Windows7 or Windows 2008 R2 .There are chances that you might run into issues, specifically with Managed Service applications .The issues is due to the Service model fixes for .NET 3.5 SP1 to run SharePoint Security token model to support the token authentication without transport security or message encryption in WCF .There is a patch available from Microsoft on this now.The KB number is 976462 link

So have happy SharePoint 2010 on Windows7 and Win2k8R2.I hope this will remove the nightmare for few and I will recommend you to see the MS announcement on the supporting operating Platform for a smooth installation.Unless you have to run on Windows7 and you have OS options available run SP2010 on Win2k8 SP2 with the KB971831 and Geneva fixes.

For Details of OS comparison for SharePoint 2010 see