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January 2009 Blog Posts

Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Microsoft Business Intelligence strategy update and SharePoint

Pej has done the deed and announced this over on the SharePoint Team Blog: PerformancePoint scorecarding and dashboarding capabilities will now become part of SharePoint Enterprise CAL and available to customers who are on SharePoint SA. This means that customers who want to deploy PerformancePoint can do so today at no additional cost. Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Microsoft Business Intelligence strategy update and SharePoint

BDC Meta Man Web Edition

If you are making use of the very cool Business Data Catalog in MOSS Enterprise you are doubtless aware that the hands down best tool to accelerate your projects is BDC Meta Man from Lightning Tools. They’ve been busy beavering away on a new tool which addresses a key problem in many projects which utilize the BDC, the requirement to be able to access the Shared Services Administration Web Site in order to fiddle about with Application Definitions and so forth. Whilst it is possible to delegate permissions to the SSP Admin site, it isn’t anywhere near granular enough,...

SharePoint Kerberos Configuration Utility: Last call for feedback and suggestions

As previously detailed we have been busy working on a public (version 2) release of the SharePoint Kerberos Configuration Utility which has been used successfully on a number of customer engagements. We are aiming for a release the first week in February at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference. Configuring a SharePoint Farm for Kerberos is very easy however there are a large number of variables which depend upon the farm characteristics and more importantly the business requirements. In addition there is a staggering amount of misinformation (such as needing delegation for simple authentication scenarios!!!) out there on blogs and...

Content Deployment Webcast now available on demand

Thanks to all those who attended yesterday’s webcast. A few folk asked about the download, which is now available at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032396926&role=attend&pw=2E178E33   Enjoy! Some of the questions during the webcast related to disconnected deployment and also additional scenarios which cannot be achieved by using the Central Administration UI alone. I also promised to post some additional resources, here they are! We may also cover these in a future webcast: How to: Customize Deployment for Disconnected Scenarios Walk through of creating and running a job in order to save the CABs to...

SharePoint by Day, SharePint by Night

SharePoint by Day, SharePint by Night will be making a welcome return during the SharePoint Best Practices Conference early February in San Diego. This casual event will take place on Tuesday 3rd February at La Jolla Brew House at around 7pm. If you are coming along please sign up over here to give us an idea of numbers.