SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 Released

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates for SharePoint Server 2010.

Overview of SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 improvements

Specifically, these are the key areas of improvement in SP1:

  • Improved support for Internet Explorer 9.
  • Recycle bin: Lets you restore a site collection or a web that was deleted.
  • Remote Backup Systems (RBS) and shallow copy can decrease downtime and increase efficiency by moving pointers to databases instead of moving databases.
  • You can see which folders are taking up valuable space with the improved Storage Management feature in site settings.
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2011.
  • A more robust Search Host Distribution service that improves error recovery and performance during the search crawl.
  • Adds backup and restore functionality to recover deleted site collections and webs.

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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Globally

Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s newest cloud service. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, and it brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service, at a predictable monthly subscription.

Office 365 offers a range of service plans for a predictable monthly price from $2 to $27 per user per month. With Office 365 for small businesses, customers can be up and running with Office Web Apps, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and an external website in minutes, for $6 (U.S.) per user, per month. These tools put enterprise-grade email, shared documents, instant messaging, video and Web conferencing, portals, and more at everyone’s fingertips.

Office 365 for enterprises has an array of choices, from simple email to comprehensive suites to meet the needs of midsize and large businesses, as well as government organizations. Customers can now get Microsoft Office Professional Plus on a pay-as-you-go basis with cloud-based versions of the industry’s leading business communications and collaboration services. Each of these plans comes with the advanced IT controls, innovative security technologies, 24/7 IT support and reliability customers expect from Microsoft.

Visit for more information
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/office365/online-software.aspx
   
 

Microsoft Office Division to Make Announcement: Office 365

Microsoft Corp. will announce news from its Office Division live from New York via webcast on June 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT

When: Tuesday, June 28, 10–11 a.m. EDT

What: News from the Microsoft Office Division detailing the latest on Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft’s next-generation cloud service.

Who: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will share the news.

Where: Live via webcast at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/office/online/Default.aspx

Register a PDF IFilter for SharePoint 2010 (Foundation and Other Versions)


To Install an configure PDF Ifilter on SharePoint Foundation Installation follow the below steps 

  1. Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025
  2. Download PDF icon picture from Adobe web site http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html and copy to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEIMAGES 
  3. Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which can be found at: C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEXML
    Add the new entry (value is the name of image for pdf in Images directory of sharepoint in step 2)

    <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”pdf.gif”/>

  4. Copy the below content to a VBS file and save it (I.E save file name as AddExtension.vbs)

    —————–

    Sub Usage

        WScript.Echo “Usage:    AddExtension.vbs extension”
        WScript.Echo

    end Sub

    Sub Main

        if WScript.Arguments.Count < 1 then
                    Usage
                    wscript.Quit(1)
       end if

        dim extension
        extension = wscript.arguments(0)

        Set gadmin = WScript.CreateObject(“SPSearch4.GatherMgr.1”, “”)

        For Each application in gadmin.GatherApplications
            For Each project in application.GatherProjects
                        project.Gather.Extensions.Add(extension)
                    Next
        Next

    End Sub

    call Main

    ———————–

  5. Copy the above script file to Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Server
  6. Run it from Command Prompt
    > WScript AddExtension.vbs pdf
  7. Register PDF ifilter as below:
    4-1.       Find regkey “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions14.0SearchSetupContentIndexCommonFiltersExtension”
    4-2.       Right-Click – [New]-[Key]. Then specify key name “.pdf”
    4-3.       Right-Click (Default) of above “.pdf” key then click “Modify”
    4-5.       Specify value “{E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}”
    4-6.       Restart SPSearch4
  8. Run crawl as below
    >stsadm –o spsearch –action fullcrawlstart
  9. Confirm the pdf files can be found in search results
To Install an configure PDF Ifilter on SharePoint Standard OR Enterprise
     1.Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 bit) from http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025
  1. Download PDF icon picture from Adobe web site http://www.adobe.com/misc/linking.html and copy to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEIMAGES 
  2. Add the following entry in docIcon.xml file, which can be found at: C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14TEMPLATEXML

    Add the new entry (value is the name of image for pdf in Images directory of sharepoint in step 2)
    <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”pdf.gif”/>
  3. Add pdf file type on the File Type page under Search Service Application
  4. Open regedit
  5. Navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice Server14.0SearchSetupContentIndexCommonFiltersExtension
  6. Right-click > Click New > Key to create a new key for .pdf
  7. Add the following GUID in the default value 
    {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}
  • Restart the SharePoint Server Search 14
  • Reboot the SharePoint servers in Farm
  • Create a Test site (with any out-of-box site template) and create a document library upload any sample PDF document(s).
  • Perform FULL Crawl to get search result.
  • Once the crawl is completed we will get search results.