A Virtual Machine (VM) for the Office 2010 Developer Training Kit – (Includes SharePoint 2010)

  The Office 2010 Developer Training Kit requires a development environment to give you the full impact of the development experience which includes SharePoint 2010. There are many ways to go about setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) x-64 environment from using Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (x64) to running a VM under Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008/R2 or on Windows 7.

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A Virtual Machine (VM) for the Office 2010 Developer Training Kit – (Includes SharePoint 2010)

Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

Update: URL’s in the post were not functioning properly, and have now been fixed.   Today we are please to announce that a public beta of Office Environment Assessment Tool, a beta of Office Code Compatibility Inspector and a draft of the Assessment and Remediation Guide are now available for download at the new Office 2010 Application Compatibility resource page on MSDN

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Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

Excel Services Getting Started – Pt4 Web Service APIs

This continues my previous checklists here , here and here on getting started with Excel Services. In this post, I’ll append a walkthrough for using the Excel Web Services APIs. 6.

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Excel Services Getting Started – Pt4 Web Service APIs

Excel Services Getting Started – Pt2 UDFs

This continues my previous checklist on getting started with Excel Services. Here, I’ll append a walkthrough for creating, deploying and updating User-Defined Function assemblies with Excel Services. 4

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Excel Services Getting Started – Pt2 UDFs

Excel Services Setup and Getting Started

As part of an internal prototype I was working on recently, I had to set up a machine for Excel Services – and do this repeatedly as my prototype messed up the installation in various ways. I found lots of MSDN documentation that covered all aspects of setting up the base server OS, setting up MOSS, and configuring MOSS for Excel Services in a multitude of possible configurations – but what I wanted was a nice concise checklist so that I could reliably setup an E/S box whenever I needed to. I couldn’t find one, so I’ve created my own.

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Excel Services Setup and Getting Started

Excel Services Setup and Getting Started

As part of an internal prototype I was working on recently, I had to set up a machine for Excel Services – and do this repeatedly as my prototype messed up the installation in various ways. I found lots of MSDN documentation that covered all aspects of setting up the base server OS, setting up MOSS, and configuring MOSS for Excel Services in a multitude of possible configurations – but what I wanted was a nice concise checklist so that I could reliably setup an E/S box whenever I needed to

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Excel Services Setup and Getting Started

Using The Loopback Adapter and SharePoint

Just a little tip as I’ve recieved a lot of emails and questions about SharePoint development recently. Most SharePoint development is going to take place in a virtual machine (unless you’re running Server 2008 as your desktop, which isn’t hard. Check out win2008workstation.com for some great tips on this)

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Using The Loopback Adapter and SharePoint

SharePoint SP2 take 2

After the false start yesterday when the publishing review process obviously failed, we can now all see the post that some of the people who have nothing better to do than sit and watch RSS feeds had picked up ;-) http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2009/04/16/service-pack-2-for-the-2007-microsoft-office-system-due-to-ship-april-28th.aspx For the SharePoint fans, the key bits are: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server SP2 include fixes and enhancements designed to improve performance, availability, and stability in your server farms. SP2 provides the groundwork for future major releases of SharePoint Products and Technologies. An STSADM command line that scans your server farm to establish whether it is ready for upgrade to the next version of SharePoint and provides feedback and best practice recommendations on your current environment.

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SharePoint SP2 take 2

Tomorrow’s Microsoft BI Platform

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Tomorrow’s Microsoft BI Platform

Tomorrow’s Business Intelligence Platform One of my favorite aspects about Microsoft is the company never stands still from a product development standpoint. The company is constantly driving innovation and releasing new products to the market