Wednesday, 27 May 2009

TechNet UK Virtual Event

Ok this has very little to do with SharePoint but worth trying to catch if you can:

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

MOSS SP2 trial expiration!

There is a small bug in MOSS SP2 that will turn your MOSS license from a fully paid version to a trial one :-). Don't worry it doesn't cause any other problems. Details of how to fix the the issue can be found under KB Article ID: 971620

. But here is a short summary:

  1. Browse to Central Administration
    1. Click on the Windows Start Menu
    2. Click Administrative Tools
    3. Click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration
  2. Click on the Operations tab
  3. Click on Convert License Type
  4. In the Enter the Product Key textbox, type in your product identification number and click okay.
  5. The License Synchronizer Job will execute on all machines in the farm after a few moments. Once all machines have updated their license from the timer job, the Convert License Type page will reflect the correct license.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

SUGUK - Vendor Night - London - June 17th

The SharePoint User Group UK is holding a Vendor night on Wednesday 17th June. Go to for more details.

Friday, 15 May 2009

SharePoint 2010 Search

You most probably know by now that SharePoint Server 2010 will use a lot of the FAST search technology. I don't know much about FAST so I was surpised to hear of a couple of the new features that may appear.
  1. Visual Search
    I guess you select or upload an image and it will go and find similar pictures.
  2. Conversation Search.
    Audio file is uploaded, speech to text translation takes place allowing search to find words in the file.
How is Conversation Search going to work? If I search for a keyword that is in the audio multiple times will it indicate each time the word is used and allow me to go to that part of the audio?

SharePoint AdventureWorks WCM demo

Cool, SharePoint AdventureWorks WCM demo has landed at Thank you cScape, Microsoft and everyone else involved in putting it together.

Monday, 11 May 2009

STSADM -sitetemplate

I noticed something odd today while trying to create a web using stsadm. I ran the following:

stsadm -o createweb -url http://litwaredemo/sites/EasternConference/AtlanticDivision -sitetemplate SPSSITE#0 -title "Atlantic Division"

However I got back an error saying :

File or arguments not valid for site template SPSSITE#0

I realised the problem was I forgot the last “S” just before the # for the site template. But rather then completely failing SharePoint partially created the web. So after fixing the syntax error I first had to delete the web before running the command again.

Friday, 8 May 2009

stsadm -help

When using stsadm you can see the syntax for each operation by opening a command line and typing:

stsadm –help

stsadm.exe -o addpath
Would display:
stsadm.exe -o addpath