Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Overview

This is Overview Sneak Peak ..

SharePoint 2010 is the business collaboration platform for the Enterprise & the web that enables you to connect & empower people through an integrated set of rich features. Whether deployed on-premises or as hosted services, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut costs with a unified infrastructure while allowing you to rapidly respond to your business need.

New User Interface including the new Ribbon

A streamlined new user interface including the Ribbon is an intuitive and contextual web user interface that makes users more effectives, reduces training, provides better performance and lowers cost.

Ribbon in SharePoint makes working with your information easy

Web Edit

Web Edit allows users to easily customize a site, making it possible to response more quickly than ever to changes in your dynamic business environment.

Web Edit with live preview makes it easy to edit the content in your page

Silverlight Web Part

The Silverlight Web Part lets you quickly and securely integrates Silverlight applications and rich media into your site taking the user experience to another level.

Add rich media or applications to your site with the built-in Silverlight Web Part

Rich Theming

Combined with web edit, rich theming allows you to skin you SharePoint site using your favorite office client themes. Change the colors and fonts to customize the site to turn your “SharePoint” site into “your” site.

Transform your SharePoint site using office themes

Multiple Browser Support

Experience the richness of SharePoint across multiple browsers. By supporting Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, SharePoint allows the broadest reach for connecting people together and allows them to work in new and dynamic ways.

Cross browser support for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari

Visio Services

Visio Services lets you share data linked diagrams in real time with a high-fidelity and interactive experience so that everyone can access consistent and up-to-date information, even those who don’t have Visio.

Create, monitor and view complex business processes in office or a browser with Visio and Visio Services

SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer comes with a new UI, enhanced modeling capabilities and improved workflow capabilities that make collaboration between designers and developers more seamless while allowing team creativity and productivity.

Designer 2010 makes working with SharePoint or your LOB data connected into SharePoint easy

Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog)

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) allows you to connect to Line-of-Business applications, web services and databases and surface your data in a user friendly way enabling users to interact and update it easily in the web and in the office client.

Connect to, view & edit data from Line-of-Business systems using SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services

Integrate Line-of-Business data in Microsoft word 2010 using SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services

SharePoint Workspaces

SharePoint Workspace (formerly named Groove) is a rich client for SharePoint that lets you take your SharePoint lists and libraries offline including the ability to update it easily in the web and in the office client.

Work online or offline in the new SharePoint Workspace 2010 with your SharePoint lists, libraries and even Line-of-Business data

View, edit and synchronize your Line-of-Business data using SharePoint Workspace 2010

Rich Media Support

Regardless of the type of rich media, SharePoint and office are ready to help you work with that media easily. Whether it’s SharePoint’s support for Silverlight and rich media services or PowerPoint’s new inline video editing capabilities, your information and presentations will come to life in new and dynamic ways.

In PowerPoint insert & edit video stored in SharePoint

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

BizTalk Server 2006 Cluster/NLB Testing

Yesterday am about to test NLB and Cluster on BTS 2006. After a long and hard day at work the testing is completed successfully "Al Hamdo lellah".
I'll try to describe the case in a detailed steps "Insha'allah":
The BizTalk module in our project is responsible for retrieving images and data from Oracle DB. So i use to expose the BizTalk Orchestration as a web service, and test the web service locally on the same machine before deploying on cluster machines.
NLB used to spread the request between to servers (BTS1, BTS2), when one of them is down or busy the request sent to other.

NLB environment
1 - Two nodes (BTS1, BTS2) on the same domain must carry the same cluster IP
2 - Add user to the same domain name it (BtsWebService).
3 - Add BtsWebService user to (IIS_WPG & BizTalk Isolated Host) groups.

Export Application MSI File
In BizTalk Server 2006 Administration Console, in Applications Export MSI file from your defined application. in Export MSI File Wizard, in Select Resources page, select all resources (Assembly, BizTalk Assembly, Web Directory, Bindings).

Deploy the application on BTS1, BTS2
1 - In BizTalk Server 2006 Administration Console, create new application with your project name.

2 - On the new Application, import the MSI file you create before.

3 - All the Assemblies and BizTalk Assemblies will be registered in GAC.

4 - BizTalk web service will be added in default web sites in web server.

5 - Create new Application Pool, name it i.e: Admin Pool

6 - On the Admin Pool identity properties, select configurable security account, and insert the domain user (BtsWebService) and password.

7 - On the web directory properties, on Directory tab, in Application settings, change the Application Pool to Admin Pool.

8 - On Directory Security tab, edit the authentication and user control. In Authentication Method form, disable anonymous access, and select Basic authentication from authentication access.

9 - Add full control priviliges to BtsWebService user on C:\Windows\Temp folder.

10- In BizTalk Server 2006 Administration Console, Start the application, and in platform settings start host instances.

Test NLB
1 - Develop a client application to consume the BizTalk Orchestration web service. And make sure when you add web refernce, put the cluster IP, which in turn must get the web service from BTS1 or BTS2.

2 - Use the network credential in your client application.

hope this article is useful, and please don't hesitate if you have any question.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT (A4SWIFT)

Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT (A4SWIFT) 2.3 provides customers and partners with banking-industry-specific messaging and connectivity functionality, which helps accelerate implementation of BizTalk Server as middleware for banking transactions.
This accelerator utilizes an architectural approach to BizTalk Server that is of great interest to organizations that are not in the banking industry.