28 במאי 2007
Earlier today, I presented a MOSS session at the Office System User Group here in Israel. In this session, I introduced the Workflow world in MOSS and the major possibilities/implementations. There is no argument that Workflows are a key feature in SharePoint 2007 but unfortunately we see a lot of mix up about when and how to use it. The attached slides from this session cover some problematic topics that you should definitely cover before entering the WF world in MOSS:
Fundamental Concepts and Architecture - Collaborative Processes against Transactional Processes
WF in Office System 2007 – Architecture...
22 במאי 2007
I have to admit that this post is long overdue. In the last two weeks, I came across a lot of people that wants to get down and dirty with InfoPath but don’t know how to start. It all started when I did a presentation about MOSS and displayed a very simple demo of Forms Sever. I must say the audience was blown away and it was such an easy task for InfoPath. It made me realize people need a jump start with this not-too-complicated tool. So let’s skip the long intro – this post will probably be...
13 במאי 2007
In the last few weeks, I'm hearing more and more about the subject in this post's title. I'm talking about Partners and Customers that wants to start a developing cycle with MOSS 2007 and don't know how to create a suitable Development Environment. Well, I think we can all agree on how this issue raise so many questions. For Exmaple: Should we install XP/Vista or Server 2003? Should we install a stand-alone MOSS for each developer of do we need on for testing purposes? How to keep the all of the environments synchronized?
It looks like the Redmond Microsoft team is...
10 במאי 2007
I guess you've already noticed but I'm a very big fan of the MOSS Search. Yep, I think this is a key feature in MOSS and should get R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Unfortunately, just like any other Microsoft toy - it's not so perfect (and some nasty people will say "not even damm close..."). But Worry NOT! After all, we should always look on the bright side. MOSS Search is probably one of the most customizable features in SharePoint 2007 and we can usually make it much better with some minimal effort. I'm initiating today a new sub-blog that will be called "Search Hacks". The purpose of those posts will be to shed some...
3 במאי 2007
Hey, It has been a long time coming but PointFire 2007 is finally released! PointFire 2007 is a multilingual user interface and content management system for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services v3.0. Sadly, the current release only supports English/French but support for Spanish, Arabic, German, Russian and Hebrew will be available very soon. Watch here a nice Flash video of how it works. PointFire 2007 Features Supports 32bit Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 64bit version being released soon. Currently enables English-French SharePoint sites. Additional...
I've recently posted about the problem we have with PDF IFilters and x64 bit. In the solutions area, I've mentioned a company called Foxit that was rumored to be developing a compatible version. Guess what? THEY'RE DONE and IT'S FREE!!!
Here's a brief from the release notes:
Foxit PDF IFilter supports following Microsoft products: Windows Indexing Service, MSN Desktop Search, Internet Information Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), Site Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server and all other products based on Microsoft Search technology. Foxit PDF IFilter acts as a plug-in for full-text search engines.
Step 1, the search engine go...