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 .

Monday, April 27, 2009

70-564 passed!

Today I have passed the "70-564 Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5" exam. I recommend it to all SharePoint developers that has developed with Visual Studio 2008.
I have not studied anything neither I used any TK (TricK)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SharePoint Best Practices in London and SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas!

This year I hope to go to these two events and I am proud to announce that raona will be a platinum sponsor at SharePoint Best Practices in UK. I invite you to visit our booth and know us.

The SharePoint Conference 2009 was announced yesterday and it will be a great opportunity to know the new features of O14. By the way, was not this year the turn of Europe to organize this event (SPC2007 – Berlin, SPC2008 – Seattle)? Well, we have to wait until SPC2010 (I propose Barcelona… J).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What is the PID of my web application?

Update for Windows 2008: In IIS 7 this command is replaced by %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe list wp

Just a quick tip for developers. When you need to debug an assembly loaded by a web application (like SharePoint) you can attach the process to the project and debug. The problem is how to determine the correct process in the processes list if you have more than one web application. To select the correct process you can execute the IIS script iisapp. It will show you all the running web applications and the respective PID (Process Identifier).

This is my current output for 'iisapp':

W3WP.exe PID: 5120 AppPoolId: SharePoint
W3WP.exe PID: 5892 AppPoolId: SharePoint Central Administration v3
W3WP.exe PID: 360 AppPoolId: SharePoint - intranetalpha80
W3WP.exe PID: 5852 AppPoolId: SharePoint - DemoWeb80
W3WP.exe PID: 4604 AppPoolId: SharePoint - demowebPRO80
W3WP.exe PID: 5040 AppPoolId: SharePoint – 21503
W3WP.exe PID: 5416 AppPoolId: SharePoint – 11806
W3WP.exe PID: 2328 AppPoolId: SharePoint – 12345

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