Someone took the effort to take a look into the templates released by Microsoft for 2007 and released them for 2010.
the first thing that caught my ttention, is that i no longer need to installe the core.wsp.
It seems that the converted templates are “clean” templates now.
Take a look here for more information and downloads.
The Cumulative Update packages affected are the Server Packages for SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server and Project Server 2010, specifically;
- SharePoint Server Package 2394320
- Project Server Package 2394322
go here for more information
Don’t know if you ever heard of the tool, but i like it.
When analysing (big) log files, it’s nice to have a tool that can help you with that.
the log files that SharePoint creates are not very friendly. this tool comes to the aid.
Get it here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ULSViewer
Ever seen this message.
It seems that when you have Office 2010 64bit isntalled, or no office at all, this message is generated by SharePoint when trying to open a list in Datasheetview.
The reason is that it depends on functionality that is part of office 32bit.
So , how can we fix it. According to Microsoft there are 2 methods. Take a look at this page to see which methods.
I think there is only one (is also mentioned on the MS support page). Install the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity.
After installing everything is working as intendend.
ever since working with SharePoint 2010 i wondered how the navigation was configured. then this morning i found this qoute.
Once you activate publishing for a site collection, every template within that
site collection will use the publishing navigation controls. This means that if
you create a team site as a subsite to a publishing site, that team site will use the
publishing navigation, not the team site navigation described earlier.
Hope this will information will help others also.
A question i hear from a lot of customers is:
Do i need to update/upgrade to Office 2010 when upgrading to SharePoint 2010 ? Most companies don’t want to update (again) and tell there users a new version of Office will be installed.
What you need to know is: Which features of SharePoint 2010 require Office 2010. If that is known you can decide to upgrade to Office 2010, or to postpone this upgrade.
So, which features require office 2010 to be installed:
- Open, edit, and save documents using Office Web Apps
- View and update SharePoint ’ s managed keywords and tags
- Display SharePoint’s managed keywords and tags within the actual document
- Navigate by keywords when browsing existing Office documents
- Reduced protection of documents using Microsoft Information Rights Management (IRM)
- Reduced ability to add digital signatures with Microsoft IMS
- Restrict editing per user with Microsoft IMS
- Allow co-authoring of an Office document in realtime
- Offline access to SharePoint content with SharePoint Workspace
- Integrate Microsoft Access applications in SharePoint
If these features are not required or a not important at first, you can decide not to upgrade to office 2010.at least not at first. you can always decide later to upgrade.
Hope this information will help others to decide if an upgrade is needed.
I found a nice atricle introducing : Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint Development
it’s an article from the MSDN magazine
If you installed Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 For Internet Sites Enterprise, and then you tried to activate the product by using the enterprise key before May 25, 2010, you encounter the following symptoms:
- The following Enterprise features are not available, or the features have reduced functionality:
- Access Services
- InfoPath Forms Services
- Chart Web Parts
- Excel Services
- PerformancePoint Services
- Visio Services
To verify that you are encountering this issue, consider the following scenarios:
For more info and a solution look here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2143810
Yesterday we installed SharePoint 2010 on a new server.
Since it’s a pilot to check out new functionality and to see if we can accomplish what we want, we started out with a “moderate” server.
After installing, i went to the central administration and saw i got a critical issue.
Nice to be informed about this , but i didn’t expect it. I had already done the installation twice, to get acquainted with the new version. So , i was unpleasantly surprised.
You are offered a hyperlink to show the critical issue.
It was: Drives are at risk of running out of free space
How was this possible. So i decided to check out the free disk space. it was 29 Gb.
So that could never be the issue. But, after reading the complete error message i found out it was an issue.
The complete error message was (click on the issue to see the complete message):
Available drive space is less than five times the value of physical memory. This is dangerous because it does not provide enough room for a full memory dump with continued operation. It also could cause problems with the Virtual Memory swap file:
And that was correct because it had 6Gb memory installed.
5 * 6 Gb = 30 Gb > 29 GB.
So remember : the amount of memory installed is reflected on the amount of needed free disk space.
Today i wanted to isntall the SharePoint designer 2010. So i went to the several Micsosoft websites (Office en SharePoint) to look for the download.
Nowhere to find !
even when searching the Microsoft site , i only found references to the beta versions. But, when searching for SharePoint Designer specific in the downloads section: the finally popped up.
For all you out there also searching for it, here are the links
Before i forget, i worked with the new version some hours now, and it’s really nice to see that it’s much better then the 2007 version!