Whitepaper: Upgrading SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Customizations to SharePoint Server 2007

After several months of work, we’re pleased to announce publication of a new whitepaper: Upgrading SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Customizations to SharePoint Server 2007.  To view the whitepaper visit: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb954662.aspx or http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/11/06/upgrade-customization-articles-posted.aspx for additional details.


Data Protection and Recovery in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Data protection and recovery is a strategic requirement for most organizations considering Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007; until recently most of the information available on item to farm level recovery, both for planning and implementation, were scattered across the Internet, available in pieces on a collection of blogs and sites.  Today I’d like to announce the culmination of several weeks of work by many dedicated and bright individuals with the publication of a new whitepaper Data protection and recovery for Office SharePoint Server in small to medium deployments (http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/288fecfb-53fb-4988-89d7-b7888f82bf961033.mspx?mfr=true).

As an added bonus you’ll also find information on the Site delete capture feature available on CodePlex – for more information search this site.


Just Published – August 2007

Building Simple Custom Approval Workflows with InfoPath 2007 Forms – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629921.aspx

Creating and Editing Custom Document Information Panels from Office SharePoint Server 2007 – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb684925.aspx

Integrating Siebel CRM with Office SharePoint Server 2007 – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613692.aspx


TechReady5 is fast approaching…

TechReady5 is fast approaching and I’ve just confirmed my speaking schedule.  For those internal readers planning to attend any sessions I am presenting, I’ve included the complete schedule below (rooms are TBD):

OFC327  Upgrading SPS 2003 Areas and Portals to Office SharePoint Server 2007
7/25/2007 1:30PM-2:45PM     

OFC323  SharePoint Disaster Recovery, Failover, & High Availability
7/26/2007 10:15AM-11:30AM     

OFCCT301-R1  MSIT: Upgrading Customized Sites, Portals To MOSS 2007
7/23/2007 1:30PM-2:45PM     

OFCCT302-R1  DPM and Sharepoint
7/26/2007 4:15PM-5:30PM     

OFCCT301-R2  MSIT: Upgrading Customized Sites, Portals To MOSS 2007
7/27/2007 10:30AM-11:45AM     

OFCCT302-R2  DPM and Sharepoint
7/27/2007 2:45PM



I just learned I’ll be co-presenting with Joel Oleson at TechReady4 in the IW306 SharePoint Products and Technologies 2007: Administrative Architecture and Planning for Deployment – Part 1 (breakout session), scheduled for February 7, 2007 13:30 – 14:45.  If your planning on being in the Seattle area attending this years’ TechReady – this will be an invaluable architecture and planning session!

Session Abstract:

This session describes the new Deployment and Administration Architecture for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) version 3 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Learn about Logical and Physical design architectures, planning and deployment considerations, as well as Inter-Farm and Intra-Farm Shared Services Capabilities. Also, understand the Administration Components and Administration Security considerations throughout the platform.