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Inspired by Scott Gu, I also felt the need of blogging the Links/BlogPosts I liked: ** March 19th is the date in "my" context and not that of posts I refer. Build & Release Automation (it is on top priorities in my list of personal project development) CI Server: Redefine Your Build Process with Continous Integration: Jay Flowers has written an excellent article on CI and about his tool CI Factory. I think Jay Flower has some similar thinking process I do, CI Factory has almost the same features ......

John Stover has written an excellent post on MOSS 2007 Licensing and Configuration Scenarios. Some other important links related to this are as under: Windows Server 2003 R2 Pricing MSSQL Server 2005 Editions & Pricing MOSS 2007 & Related Technologies Pricing Cornelius also has posted an excellent post on Complete MOSS Licensing info ......

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Microsoft has released a white paper on Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Document: Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies Integration – Fair, Good, Better, Best. This white paper describes how different versions of Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of SharePoint technologies. Although an overview of the integration features of Microsoft Office 2000 versus Microsoft Office XP with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft ......

Cornelius J. van Dyk's has written an excellent article on how to calculate the needed number of SharePoint Web Front End Servers, from expected click fall (aka foot fall) on your Web Front End. You can check the article here. He has also created a quick web application (called SPCAP – SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool) that prompts you for the input and then determines the final farm configuration for you. For this, Capacity Planning Guide on TechNet has been recommended, you can find it here: http://technet2.microsoft.c... ......

Mike Ammerlaan has written an excellent article on Integrating ASP.NET AJAX with SharePoint.

Thanks to Mike for sharing the information and to Narendra Tiwari for bringing it to my notice.



Downloadable books: Planning and architecture for Office SharePoint Server 2007 This book provides information and guidelines to lead a team through the steps of planning the deployment of a solution based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The audiences for this book are business application specialists, line-of-business specialists, information architects, IT generalists, program managers, and infrastructure specialists who are planning a solution based on Office SharePoint Server 2007. ......

Andrew Connel has written a very detailed and excellent article on HOWTO: Configuring Dual Authentication Providers (AD & Forms) and Anonymous Access for WSS v3 / MOSS 2007 Publishing Site In one go, I was able to configure everything. Over and above this, there is an excellent post by Chandima on How to setup and Configure Forms Based User Administration Feature (Alpha Release) in which he has demonstrated usage of his Custom User Administration Web Part having the following Forms Authentication ......

For last so many days, I was thinking of downloading new WSS 3.0 Application Templates to explore the template applications and application features. Today I came accross SharePoint Community Portal, where 20 templates (which are complete as of now out of 40) are available not only for download but also to showcase available Features, Lists, WebParts etc. Link: http://sharepoint.microsoft... ......

Sharepoint Server 2007 Development Portal (MSDN) Planning & Architecture for Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Technet2) How Do I... in Office SharePoint Server 2007 Customizing and Branding Web Content Management-Enabled SharePoint Sites (Part 1 of 3): Understanding Web Content Management and the Default Features Web Content Management Overview Web Development more such links are welcome as comments!! Enjoy SharePoint ......

That is what I said "MOSS 2007 Rocks.. and it is gonna-rock even harder.." Microsoft.com is the 5th most visited Web site and now it is moving on to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Microsoft has already moved the Home Page and in the background are migrating the much of Microsoft.com to the new platform. Needless to say about the vast-ness of the Microsoft site and the amount of content it hosts under so many sections. Hosting of such a site on SharePoint speak volumes about the capability ......

Heather Solomon has written an excellent article on how to create and use Custom Master Pages for use accross multiple site collections. One way master pages can be stored and used in MOSS 2007 sites is through creation in SharePoint Designer and storage in the Master Page Gallery. This method will create a master page in the content database. But what if you need to use one or two master page across multiple site collections? For ease of updates and maintenance, we don't necessarily want to store ......

I have always thought MOSS (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server) is an excellent platform and it is definitely gonna-be future platform of almost all kind of Application development and deployment. One of the example of this is Ben Robb's & Mei Ling's post. In his blog-post Ben Robb has mentioned about Mei Ling blog-post on Commerce Server vs MOSS(showing how MOSS and Commerce Server can complement each other in provisioning an eCommerce site), also he has shown how the functionalities of CS overlap ......

MOSS 2007 can be installed as a Stand-alone Server application or as a Server farm or as a Web Front End. MOSS 2007 installs WSS v3.0 automatically. If you have only one server, you have no option but to install Stand-alone Type, this will install desktop database engine (SQL Server 2005 Express Edition) along. It will be an independent instance of SQL Server just for the SharePoint application. But this will result in very poor performance. And can only be used by a very small user group or just ......