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3473484140_c31a581a22_m Over the next month we will be migrating the Geekswithblogs system over to new hardware with a platform upgrade to Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.  This upgrade will force us to make some changes that are needed to the database and others that are just because (like ASP.NET 2.0 to ASP.NET 3.5). 

What does this mean if you are a blogger?  Hopefully nothing.  The idea is to migrate the data/code to the new servers with dummy IPs and then when we are ready, swap the IPs with the new boxes and BAM, new servers and software.  We will probably be down for an hour or so but will try to make it during a non-critical time.

We are doing some minor fixes during this rev to the GWB system, but nothing dramatic in case we have issues.  It will be much easier to track down one source of the issue (migration) than it would be to look into two (migration/code update).

Currently we are hoping to do a summer launch of some new functionality focused mainly on commenting, spam, and end-reader features.  If you are dying to see some features that other systems have, please leave a comment and tell me all about them.  I am always open for input.

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In a bold move, Microsoft decided to rename SharePoint one more time to SharePoint 2010 for the next version.  Check out these two articles on the change, but it looks like the detachment from Office does not mean it will be less feature rich with the integration with Office, much like portals weren’t removed when it went from SPS to MOSS.  I am excited to see the name change, but we really need a new acronym as trendy as MOSS was.  MSP, SPX, not sure.

No name has been released for WSS, but my bet is on WSS 4.0.

 

Becky, might want to check on SPLover.com or SharePointLover.com quickly.

 

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