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SharePoint Services Reference

Troubleshooting SharePoint requires understanding the 8 Windows Services the platform depends on. Use this table to help identify services while researching issues. Also, pay attention to the account the service uses to run.   Security All of the services run with the permissions of the Local System with the following exceptions: SPTimerV3 runs as the account you designate in the SharePoint Configuration Wizard as the Farm Account OSearch runs as the service you configure for it in Central Admin SPTimerV3,

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BDC Presentation in Austin Feb 10th

If you are in the Austin area, don’t miss my upcoming presentation to the Austin SharePoint User Group: ———————————————————– Join us for the February 10th Meeting of the Central Texas SharePoint User Group! “Integrating External Data with the Business Data Catalog” February 10th Meeting Description: This session will take an in-depth look into the Business Data Catalog (BDC) with Microsoft SQL Server. It will include an overview of the Business Data Catalog, an introduction to configuring the BDC, and a

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SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machine Downloads from Microsoft

If you haven’t already grabbed the new SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machine images from Microsoft’s downloads, read Barb Mosher’s Get SharePoint 2010 Up and Running with VM from Microsoft Barb writes an excellent summary of each VM’s purpose and how you can leverage these pre-configured systems to jump start your SharePoint 2010 learning. The two beta vm’s are available in 700MB chunks in RAR format from public MSDN and are free for evaluation and demonstration. Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit with

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STSADM Backup Feedback from MCM

I loved the recent Microsoft Certified Master Training I attended in Redmond last month. I learned so much and met and became friends with experts in the field. Some of the things we learned and discused don’t seem so readily findable on the wide internet. I want to surface one that is published but not easy to find.   SharePoint Backup is a often discussed topic and it would appear that it’s not well understood. Before MCM, I’d read Joel Oleson’s Backup

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A SharePoint 2010 Install Experience

My friend and Co-worker, Rich Olivieri shares his experience with the new beta of SharePoint 2010 below. -Tom   ———————————————————–   My Approach to SharePoint 2010 beta Development Rich Olivieri, rolivieri@microlinkllc.com This weekend, I finally got a chance to go to the mattresses and build out my SharePoint 2010 development environment. I have come away victorious, but it was a bloody fight. My approach was to create a throw away environment which would last until the initial release of SharePoint

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SharePoint 2010 Browser and Server Changes

SharePoint 2010 Requirements You Might Miss SQL Server 2005 64bit is a supported platform for SharePoint 2010 deployments Internet Explorer 6 receives support from Microsoft for Windows XP Service Pack 3 until April, 2014 Your current SharePoint 2007 migration to 64 bit can happen one machine at a time Mixed 32bit and 64bit Farms are supported Also True about SharePoint 2010 Windows Server 2003 is not supported SQL Server 2000 is not supported Your hardware, Operating System, SharePoint and SQL

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SharePoint 2007 ActiveX Controls List

My colleague, Chris Alechko, has put together a great list of ActiveX controls and their use in SharePoint. ActiveX Controls that must be allowed in the browser MSCAL.OCX (Calendar control – included with Microsoft Office Professional or installed with Microsoft Access) MSCOMCTL.OCX (Common Controls) MSCOMCT2.OCX (Common Controls2) OWSSUPP.DLL (ExportDatabase – To export a list to a Microsoft Office Access database, OpenDocuments – Launch Office applications to open documents) STSLIST.DLL (ListNet – Edit list in Datasheet view) NAME.DLL (Display presence information

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SharePoint 2010 Adoption Survey

Please take my short SharePoint 2010 Adoption Survey. I am publicly sharing the summary of responses and plan to do some analysis. Here’s a sneak peek. Of the first 13 responders, 6 are Very Likely to deploy after Service Pack 1: Update 11:49 Central: I updated the graphic and wording so they were clearer. I used the most current results.

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SharePoint Author and Expert Bill English to present in San Antonio

Bill English, author and SharePoint expert, is coming to San Antonio in March!   Bill will be presenting at the San Antonio SharePoint User’s Group (SASUG) meeting Tuesday, March 24th. Expect more details at the February meeting.   SASUG is taking a break for the Holidays, but regular meetings will resume in January at the normal date of the fourth Tuesday of the month.   For more information on SASUG visit the group homepage at http://www.sasug.net and join us in the LinkedIn SASUG Group.

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MOSS 2007 High Availability with Database Mirroring : Slides and References

Moss 2007 High Availability View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. References Database Mirroring Best Practices and Performance Considerations. Microsoft(r) TechNet. [Online] March 10, 2006. [Cited: 10 09, 2008.] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/technologies/dbm_best_pract.mspx. Case Study of High Availability for SharePoint using Database Mirroring (white paper). Microsoft TechNet. [Online] April 2008. [Cited: September 22, 2008.] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc531332.aspx Microsoft. How to transfer the logins and the passwords between instances of SQL Server 2005. Microsoft Help and Support. [Online] July 11, 2006. [Cited: October 13, 2008.] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918992/

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