Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Adobe PDF iFilter on SharePoint 2010

In order to install Adobe PDF iFilter on SharePoint 2010 you have to follow the instructions in this technet article: Over internet there are several posts talking about include more keys in the registry or change the path variable.

The only difference with the installation on SharePoint 2007 is the need to include in the registry the key ".pdf" manually on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension" and with value {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Planning and architecture for SharePoint Server 2010

Update: An extensive documentation has been published talking about SharePoint 2010 performance at

Microsoft has published first performance tests for SharePoint 2010 Beta. Although they are very simple documents is a very good starting point to have an approximate idea about SharePoint 2010 performance. I understand that these documents will be followed by a more extensive document like the Planning and architecture for Office SharePoint Server 2007. In addition you can find all architecture resources about SharePoint in this URL:
- SharePoint 2010:
- SharePoint 2007:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta 2

After a few months of blog inactivity I have come back! During these months two things have changed my life: My wedding and SharePoint 2010.

Since July I am fighting with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 in my lab environment. The NDA did not allow me to share the news but now (after SharePoint Confrence) all has changed. The first post about 2010 will be about its installation. Although the process has been improved from Beta 1 it is still a bit confusing. I recommend reading carefully the documentation before install because there are a lot of little tricks that need to be done before "click to install". I started without reading it and I have encountered several problems with the prerequisites like the SQL Server version, .net framework and PowerShell.

So, let read the document and enjoy with the new SharePoint version. SharePoint 2010 is here!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Assigned task mail not received!

When a task is assigned to an user he or she receives always a notification e-mail immediately. Well, always not. If the user has synchronized the tasks list with Outlook 2007 the e-mail will not be sent and he will receive the notification in his task pane.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SharePoint Designer workflows and enabled incoming mail lists

This week I created a workflow which starts automatically on event added. All works fine if I add the items manually but if I email the items to the list the workflow does not start. The reasons:

- Security restriction: From SP1 there is a security fix that avoid starting a workflow by the system account identity. Changing the identity of application pool to a non-system account will fix the problem.

- Incoming mail: In addition to the previous problem, you need to explicitly allow the farm to start a workflow when a new item is created by mail. To do it you need SP1 + Infrastructure Update (or SP2) and execute the following command:
stsadm -o - pn declarativeworkflowautostartonemailenabled - setproperty va true

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SharePoint + Surface

Raona has developed a proof of concept involving SharePoint and Microsoft Surface. Last month we have acquired a Surface for one of our meeting rooms and we use it to "launch" our presentations and documents during the meetings.

You can view the video demostration in our page (spanish). Demo will begin at 1:00:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

MOSS SP2 includes Infrastructure Update

Today I have installed my first SP2 farm. The first think that I checked was if it includes infrastructure update and the response is ... YES! In my version it appears .

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