Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Planning whitepaper for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 -- Capacity Boundaries, Estimating Performance & Capacity Requirements, Additional Factors, and Tools

Planning for Capacity Boundaries, Estimating Performance & Capacity Requirements, Additional Factors, and Tools

WSS: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/0e13e879-0156-4e9f-b6d5-abddcf326d211033.mspx?mfr=true

MOSS: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/eb2493e8-e498-462a-ab5d-1b779529dc471033.mspx?mfr=true

Within these docs you'll find data on servers, server topologies, system sizing, figuring out requests per second, understanding performance characteristics and guidance around features, such as folders vs. no folders.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

How to buy Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight. Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate fragmented systems. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application extensibility, and interoperability.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

SharePoint Beta 2 TR to Release

It’s time to have a look at how to upgrade from SharePoint Beta 2 TR to release version. Following are few of the articles I came across that will be helpful for you.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version

This is the x86 release version of SharePoint Server 2007 Trial for Standard and Enterprise editions.

Standard edition functionality includes:

  • Collaboration
  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Workflow
  • MySites
  • Profiles and Personalization
  • Enterprise Search

Enterprise edition functionality includes:

  • Business Data Catalog
  • Excel Services
  • Report Center
  • Infopath Forms Services
  • KPI and Filter Web Parts

The trial period for this product is 180 days. You can convert to a licensed installation at any time during the trial or after the trial has expired by entering the appropriate product key.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Microsoft’s top executives to share knowledge at TechEd 2006

Plans are underway to wow Sri Lankans at an IT event on a scale never-before-seen when Microsoft Tech-Ed 2006 gets underway at the Water’s Edge next week (25th to 27th October). Tech-Ed 2006 is billed to be an event where "Knowledge will grow. Doors will open. Destinies will change." and organisers at Microsoft Sri Lanka say participants will not be disappointed. Among the highlights of Tech-Ed is a series of high profile resource persons billed to speak on the four tracks that will make up the symposium.

The Microsoft Tech-Ed 2006 conference will consist of 50 sessions across 4 tracks, with Track 1 focusing on Windows Infrastructure and Systems Management, Track 2 on Messaging and Collaboration, Track 3 on Enterprise Data Management, Architecture and Team Development, and Track 4 on Developer Technology. Leading the way will be Steve Riley, Microsoft’s top rated senior security specialist – who will be joined by Technical Architect Gayan Pieris, Microsoft Developer Tools Specialist Matthew Hardman, and Developer Evangelist Janakiram MSV and IT Professional Evangelist Ravi Sankar.

Track 2 at Tech-Ed, dealing with messaging and collaboration, will be led by Gayan Peiris - a Technical Architect / senior Consultant for Unique World Pty Ltd Canberra, Australia who is considered an Expert in architecting and designing SharePoint Portals and Windows SharePoint Services solutions. Gayan is widely published and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft developer conferences on SharePoint technology. He has been a leading advocate since 2001 and the president of the Canberra SharePoint User Group. He has the distinction of being presented with the MVP award for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

Gayan’s sessions will enable participants to gain an in-depth look at the new server technologies in the 2007 Microsoft Office release, while developers will have the opportunity to discover new features that enable them to create application-level customizations, application-level task panes, and program the ribbon using Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System. IT Professionals will gain the training they need to successfully deploy and manage Office server systems and applications within IT infrastructure.

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