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Microsoft Warns Of SharePoint 2007 SP2 Glitch (Channel Web)
Microsoft has discovered a major bug in Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 that renders SharePoint inaccessible after 180 days, and the company says it’s working on a hotfix. In a Thursday blog post, Jeff Teper, corporate vice president of the Office SharePoint Server Group at Microsoft, said the problem stems from the product expiration date being improperly activated during the installation of SharePoint 2007 SP2. This causes SharePoint to function as a trial version and shut down after six months.
US Army; On the Cutting Edge of Tech, Adopts Vista and Office 2007 (Read Write Web)
The United States Army has more than 700,000 desktops that currently run on Windows XP operating systems and use Office 2003 software. Despite a Windows 7 release just around the corner and rumblings about Office 2010, the Army announced that it will upgrade to Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 by the end of this year. Large corporations and government agencies are typically slow to adopt new technologies and software, mostly because of security, hardware and training issues.
Gates, Ballmer Optimistic About Tech Recovery (CNET)
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Chief Executive Steve Ballmer are optimistic about the power of tech to recover from the current recession and bring business along with it, according to speeches they made at Microsoft’s 13th annual CEO Summit earlier this week. Although the event was private, Microsoft released four clips of the keynote speeches made Tuesday by Gates and Ballmer, which strike a positive tone about the future.
Microsoft Calls Off EU Antitrust Hearing Over IE (Computerworld)
Microsoft on Thursday said it had canceled an oral hearing set for early next month over EU antitrust allegations that it “shields” Internet Explorer (IE) from competition, saying that senior regulators won’t be attending. The European Union’s Competition Commission had scheduled the hearing for June 3-5, when Microsoft would be allowed to argue against charges made in January that the company has an unfair distribution advantage because it includes IE with its operating system.
How To Install Windows 7 (For Free!) On Your Mac (NPR)
If you went to your favorite pizza place and tried to order mushrooms and pepperoni and the waiter told you, “I’m sorry but you can’t order those two toppings together. You have to pick one or the other,” you’d be pretty mad, right? Forgive the analogy, I just ate pizza. The Mac versus PC debate has gotten so ridiculous that even normal, sane people who wouldn’t care one way or another are now hurling insults and tsk-tsking at family members and co-workers who have either fallen into the fruity Mac OS camp or the stodgy Windows world.
Google Chrome 2.0 Browser Brings More Web Security (eWeek)
Google Chrome 2.0 browser includes some new security features with which to arm itself as it competes in a browser market still dominated by Microsoft Internet Explorer. The new Chrome features include protections against cross-site request forgery and clickjacking. UPDATE: Google Chrome 2.0 apparently beats the speed of other browsers in many test by anywhere from 20-32% in performance across multiple systems.
Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint Pie – Do you want Folders with that? (Andy Dale SharePoint Blog)
Life is full of questions. What are men’s nipples designed for? Why have the Villa stopped winning? How come there are so many Scottish people in the English Government when Scotland has its own Parliament? Then the SharePoint question all Officetalk Consultants are always asked “should we use folders in SharePoint or not?
Distributed Computing and Enterprise 2.0 (Arpan Shah’s Blog)
During my college years, the Internet phenomenon took off. While computer networks was a subject taught at college for many years, it’s not until the 90s that really broad applications emerged. As late as the early 90s, only large private, public & education institutions had access to the Internet. A relatively small number of actual consumers did anything with their 1200 baud MODEMs. I was a BBS sysop back in the days, but that’s another story.
Attention: Important Information on Service Pack 2 (Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
We take product quality seriously and make every effort to avoid and resolve issues that adversely impact our customers. Unfortunately, we have recently discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007. During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial installation 180 days after SP2 is deployed. The activation of the expiration date will not affect the normal function of SharePoint up until the expiration date passes. Furthermore, product expiration 180 days after SP2 installation will not affect customer’s data, configuration or application code but will render SharePoint inaccessible for end-users.
This Week in SharePoint with Joel – Week 1 (End User SharePoint)
Welcome to the first recording of “This Week in SharePoint with Joel”. The conversationalists on the recording are Mark Miller, Founder and Editor of EndUserSharePoint.com and Joel Oleson of SharePoint Joel. It is our intention to start each week with a 15 to 20 minute conversation on the current state of SharePoint and point out some subjects that might be of interest during the coming week.
An Introduction to Mobile Entrée (SharePoint Buzz)
This article will provide an introduction to Mobile Entrée which is the first ever SharePoint mobile application framework. As we all know, SharePoint is quickly becoming the backbone to the Microsoft Enterprise. This single collaboration utility has grown to become a $1 billion-a-year product for Microsoft. Thousands of companies are earning millions of dollars developing custom software solutions for their customers that integrate within the SharePoint architecture.
FACT: You can’t be a SharePoint Developer Unless… (Made 4 the .Net)
I’ve just been on a training course and was shocked to find out that some of the Developers hadn’t heard of various SharePoint Resources online, including the SharePointDevWiki.com . I know, I know! Where have they been since December last year! LOL. Seriously, it wasn’t so much the wiki, as I know that it is only promoted in various inner circles and not as mainstream as MSDN as a resource. I will say though, that I really appreciate the continued support from the community in promoting and contributing to the wiki and am extremely pleased with its progress in the 6 months it has been online!
Customize the SharePoint Quick Launch, Part 2: How to Edit or Delete a SharePoint Quick Launch Heading (SharePoint Blank)
Part one of my new series described how to add a new heading to the Quick Launch, and today I’m going to take a look at the remaining options associated with modifying Quick Launch headings: Move Up, Move Down, Edit, Delete, and Add Link. As shown in part one, there’s a toolbar available to assist your Quick Launch heading modification needs, as shown at the top of the image at left. Before moving onto the specific editing options, I’d like to also note that in this screenshot, the Move Up button appears as disabled because, by default, the first heading in the tree is selected when you visit the Site Navigation Settings page and, naturally, since it’s already the topmost item in the tree, it’s not possible for that object to be moved up. As well, it’s worth noting that the selected item in the tree will be reflected with the Selected Item (or, more information) module beneath the tree itself, as you can see is the case with the Documents heading at left. This handy “more info” feature applies to both headings and items in the Quick Launch tree.
SharePoint Job Listings**
SHAREPOINT ARCHITECTS (H/F)
As a SharePoint Architect you will lead and participate in the architectural design, development, customization and integration tasks of enterprise solutions involving Portals, Enterprise Search, Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence and Business Process and Forms. The solutions you will design shall be based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007), Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) and other .NET components.
SHAREPOINT DEVELOPERS (H/F)
As a SharePoint Developer you will be involved in the implementation of projects using the Microsoft SharePoint platform at leading organisations. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest tools, attend training and work on technology leading projects.
Not all 2007 Office SP1 .msp files in the MSE package are installed if you apply the package on a computer that has the February 2009, March 2009, or April 2009 public update or the February 2009 cumulative update installed (KBAlertz – Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
If you apply the 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 1 (SP1) Microsoft Self-Extractor (MSE) package on a computer that has the February 2009 public update, the March 2009 public update, or the April 2009 public update installed, or that has the February 2009 cumulative update installed, not all 2007 Office SP1 .msp files in the MSE package are installed. Additionally, the SP1 MSE package installation result message shows a successful installation without any errors.
Problems occur at export, at import, or with content deployment because the word “Pages” and the word “Tabs” in the UI of the Hungarian version of SharePoint Server 2007 are incorrectly translated as the same word (KBAlertz – Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
In the Hungarian version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the word “Pages” and the word “Tabs” are both translated to the same Hungarian word in part of the UI. For example, the Collaboration Portal Site Template contains two lists that have the same name. Therefore, problems occur at export, at import, or with content deployment. The English words “Pages” and “Tabs” are both translated as the Hungarian word “Lapok.” The English word “Tabs” should be translated as “Flek.”
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreservermui.msp): April 30, 2009 (KBAlertz – Microsoft Knowledge Base Article)
This article describes the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 issue that is fixed in the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package that is dated April 30, 2009.
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