July 2008 Blog Posts
September 15th - 17th, Washington, DC. I'm pleased to be presenting a couple sessions at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference this September in Washington, DC. I hope to see some of you there. For more information, please check out the conference web site at http://www.sharepointbestpractices.com/. It promises to be a great event with some great speakers and excellent material from the real world of SharePoint deployments - not much marketing spin here is what I'm saying :). If you register before August 1st, you'll also get a copy of the recently released MS Press book, SharePoint Best Practices....
...and little if any vendor involvement - just the way it's supposed to be.
Today, well yesterday actually, the International SharePoint Professionals Association officially launched. The Association provides support and guidance to the community by establishing connections between SharePoint professionals and groups, resources, education and information. For more information, visit their web site and be sure to join right away. I'm pleased to be one of the regional leads for EMEA, and want to take this opportunity to thank Bob, Natalya , Darrin and Chris for their efforts getting things off the ground.
Announcing the International SharePoint Professionals Association (Bob Fox)
What's the best thing about the recently released Infrastructure Updates for SharePoint 2007? The super cool new search functionality? Content Deployment fixes? Improvements in performance and security? Nope, none of those me ole china, it's the new support for Kerberos Authentication for the SSP Web Services. This was only previously possible with a heinous hack that I promised I would never detail publicly due to it's nastiness. The problem was that the SSP Web Services run under a IIS Virtual Web Site with a high port. It's client (the .NET Framework) along with SharePoint was unable to construct...
The Infrastructure Updates for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 are now available. I've also updated my Post SP1 Hotfixes article.
Key updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 include:
Platform performance improvements and fixes.
Several backup and restore fixes.
Several core Workflow fixes.
Key updates for SharePoint Server 2007 include:
New Search features such as federated search and a unified search administration dashboard.
Several core fixes to Search to improve performance and scale.
Platform performance improvements and fixes....
[UPDATE] Don't be deploying these fixes, go get the Infrastructure Updates instead (which include these fixes).
Finally the KB articles detailing the Content Migration and Content Deployment fixes are live on support.microsoft.com. I've also update my Post SP1 Hotfixes article with these links.