Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Upgrading SLFE from 2007 to 2010 - SPS Philly

** Updated: http://kwizcom.blogspot.com/2010/08/upgrading-customized-solutions-in.html **

Did you miss Shai Petel’s session at SharePoint Philly?
You can see his presentation: Upgrading SLFE from 2007 to 2010, specially revamped for SPS Philly.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to install WSP SharePoint Solution Package

Download the zip file: WSP Installer

Extract the batch file from the zip into the "send to" folder (for example: "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo").
Now you can simply use "right click -> send to -> install WSP" to install any WSP file.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Using HyperV VHD in Sun Virtual Box - no bootable medium found

Since last week I started migrating all my HyperV VM's into Sun's Virtual Box.

All my VMs migrated without a problem (after I learned I have to completely remove the HyperV before the virtual box would start...) except for one.

Trying to start it gave me an error: "fatal no bootable medium found system halted virtualbox" and I could not even use the VHD to format and reinstall it!

This one was a virtual windows 2008, 64bit with MOSS 2010 installed.
It was my only win2008 and my only 64bit VM - so I assumed this was the problem...

But, as it so happen, this was also the only VM I created in HyperV! All others were migrated from VPC or Virtual Server editions.

So, after a lot of research, formatting, copying, pasting I found the solution.

It appears that HyperV created VMs are not the same as VPC ones, and Sun VirtualBox does not recognize the HyperV VHDs correctly.

The quick and easy fix (which I didn't believe would work but did!) was to install VPC and use the VPC VHD wizard utility to compact the HyperV VHD.

Don't ask me why, but it did the trick and now my VHD is bootable in Sun VirtualBox!

Since I did not found any post on that matter anywhere I thought this might be handy for some of you.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Social networking in SharePoint 2010

Here is a list of new things I picked up playing with the demo's and at the SPC2009 as well,

It turns out MS invested a lot in social networking in the new version of SharePoint, but is it enough? You decide,

I suppose many organizations are still new to the concept of employees having a rich virtual profile, but for some (larger once usually) this has become the reality.

So, what is new?
Among other things, I saw:
1. Silverlight organization chart – very nice one.
2. Activity feed.
3. My status note (integrated with live messenger if you want, or enter it in the portal if you don’t use live messenger/communicator)
4. Option to add twitter or other online community info to your profile with minimum customization (no real dev needed), Twitter has REST API this is why it is easy to use. Perhaps face book needs some dev.
5. Tagging, comments, ratings
6. Social data service
7. Relevance of search results is effected by my colleagues!

That’s it so far. Enjoy!