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6 new case studies published this month - http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/search.aspx?ProTaxID=1265&NoDays=30

 

IIS

The Tasty Morsels Found In Dogfood… MSCOM OPS Top 10 Changes In IIS7.0

http://blogs.technet.com/mscom/archive/2007/09/07/the-tasty-morsels-found-in-dogfood-mscom-ops-top-10-changes-in-iis7-0.aspx

The .NET Show: IIS 7.0

(Shipping with Windows Vista will be the latest version of Internet Information Services (IIS), which includes a broad collection of features and capabilities that have been anxiously awaited by both developers and IT Pros. Scott Guthrie and Bill Staples describe and demo new features in IIS 7.0. )

http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/episode.aspx?xml=theshow/en/episode056/manifest.xml

 

Sharepoint Technologies

Correction for last month where we missed the URL off from this post

The great Office Server smorgasbord: SharePoint 2007 - Microsoft's five new Office Servers give Office 2007 users a wealth of new features and capabilities. We examine how in this four-part series, starting with SharePoint 2007

So here it is: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/13/33TCmoss_1.html

SharePoint Designer

Microsoft SharePoint Designer team looking for customer needs for data design, view and functionality. Copies of Office Professional are available in a sweepstake for all entrants.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdesigner/archive/2007/09/19/sharepoint-designer-data-team-survey.aspx

Latest Product test Drive

Test Drive Microsoft Office and SharePoint 2007 in a new online package

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA101687261033.aspx

Introducing the Performance Point Developer Portal

Performance Point Server 2007 provides all the functionality that is needed for performance management. Performance Point offers features that not only help analysts monitor and analyze organizational performance, but also do critical planning, forecasting, and financial reporting. In addition, Performance Point features make it possible for you to assign tasks such as data input and quality review to other users.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb660518.aspx

Office and SharePoint Conferences

Bill Gates will deliver keynote sessions at the Office and SharePoint Conferences in 2008. See the links for registration details

Office System Developer Conference 2008: https://microsoft.crgevents.com/ODC2008/Signup.aspx

SharePoint Conference 2008: http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/SPC2008.aspx

 

ISA

What’s New at the ISA Server TechCenter

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Supportability Update

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939455

Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Supportability Update provides enhanced troubleshooting tools, and improved log viewer functionality to ISA Server 2006 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. We strongly recommend customers install this supportability update on all computers running ISA Server 2006.

ISA Server 2006 Supportability Update can be installed directly on computers running ISA Server 2006, and includes:

• All software updates issued since ISA Server 2006 was released to manufacturing.

• Improved log viewer functionality, including an enhanced details pane view, text coloring, and new log filtering functionality.

• Updated ISA Server Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in functionality that provides access to troubleshooting tools and options available directly from the ISA Server Management console.

• Integration with the Microsoft ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=79754.

• New diagnostic logging functionality.

Microsoft ISA Server Diagnostic Logging Viewer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81315

Internet Security and Acceleration Server Blog

The ISA Server Product Team Blog (http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/) is updated on a regular basis. Latest entries include:

Diagnostic Improvements in ISA Server 2004 Service Pack 3

http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/archive/2007/08/26/diagnostic-improvements-in-isa-server-2004-service-pack-3.aspx

 

Downloads

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dab086d48-1148-48de-b4ec-a6298367e5f0%26DisplayLang%3den

Windows SharePoint Services v2 SP3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2BBFC89B-EB59-49FF-B58F-684693CB25A7&displaylang=en

Security white papers that address the specific security needs of particular industries, such as the professional services and financial services industries.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d4cd29b01-eed8-45f5-ab1e-ff1e1aef7b22%26DisplayLang%3den

This download contains the base setup and step-by-step instructions for the deployment and customization of a custom business application designed for a Microsoft Office Live Essentials or Premium subscription. This application is designed to manage the reservations for an inn

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2bfe8554-e59b-428c-a73c-0de7e1e159bc&DisplayLang=en

Events/WebCasts

SharePoint Technologies

Momentum Webcast: Discover the Benefits of SharePoint Server 2007: Presented by Microsoft and CDW (Level 100)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides a single, integrated platform to help you manage intranet, extranet, and Internet applications across your enterprise. Bridging the gap between a deluge of information and business action is becoming increasingly essential to succeed in the new world of work. Join this webcast to discover how Microsoft's information management solutions can help empower people and organizations to make better business decisions, be more productive, and achieve greater business success by enabling them to find, use, and share information more quickly, easily, and securely. Do not miss this chance to see how Microsoft information management solutions can help you.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032352464%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

MSDN Webcast: MSDN geekSpeak: Using SharePoint Server as a Development Platform with Paul Stork (Level 200)

MSDN geekSpeak is a new kind of webcast series hosted by Glen Gordon and Lynn Langit from the MSDN Events team. Dispensing with slide decks and scripted demonstrations, geekSpeak webcasts bring you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format. These experts share their knowledge and experience around a particular developer technology. Hear about industry trends, new technology, real-world experiences, and more. Have your questions answered in real time, hear lively discussions and debates, and add your comments to the fray. Who knows, you might even see a whiteboard sketch or an off-the-cuff demonstration. In this installment of geekSpeak, we hear from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server expert Paul Stork on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as a developer platform, so get those questions ready! To have a question or comment addressed during the webcast, visit the geekSpeak blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/geekspeak and ask it now!

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032352323%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Momentum Webcast: Microsoft Enterprise Search Solutions in SharePoint Server 2007 (Level 100)

Providing the people in your organization the ability to find, use, and share the right information quickly is critical to helping them make better business decisions, be more productive, and achieve greater business success. Information workers need to locate other experts and access information on their desktop computers, the company network, and application databases. Join us for this webcast on Microsoft Enterprise Search capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Learn how Enterprise Search can help reduce the time people spend looking for information by providing business-ready search solutions that enable users to quickly, securely, and seamlessly find, use, and share information using familiar, easy-to-use, integrated interfaces

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032350852%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

 

Thanks to Keith

 

ttfn

David

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