The Microsoft SharePoint team have just announced that the 20 remaining Application Templates of the “Fantastic 40” are now available for download!
[via Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog]
These server admin templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provide more enhanced functionality than the first 20 templates, including some with built-in workflows, heavily customized lists and libraries, and advanced data views. Moreover, these new templates (full descriptions here) are available not just in English but 10 additional languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (BR), Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Chinese (simplified), and Chinese (traditional). The additional languages will be available within the next few days. You can try out the fully functional demo versions of the English templates here, here, or here.
I have just submitted my first Vista Sidebar Gadget, download it at Live Gallery.
The Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group (MOSSIG) meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month in Melbourne and Sydney. This gadget is a countdown timer to next MOSSIG meeting, with the meeting agenda in flyout. You can select either Melbourne or Sydney in the settings to get local meeting content.
This months MOSSIG meeting will again be at Microsoft Southbank, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place Southbank on 28 February 2007 at 5:30 (pizza, drinks and networking), 6:00pm (presentation starts).
Show and Tell Session
Willy Vloedmans has developed a simple add-in for Excel that enables rapid navigation to workbooks and worksheets, especially when they contain hundreds of pages. Willy will show case his handy work for the MOSSIG group.
Tim Wragg has expanded his show and tell session that was planned for last month and will be presenting a business session on conducting effective meetings using Microsoft Office OneNote.
Marc Dimmick will be diving into Groove to show how to customise and extend Microsoft Office Groove 2007.
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Monday 26th February 2007.
MOSSIG are also working with Steve Iatropoulous to arrange more Live Meetings this year for preview presentation to the ANZ Office Usergroups. The next Live Meeting will be on 14 March 2007 10am-12pm EST and will present Chris Boyd from the Project product group to discuss Microsoft Project 2007. I will be providing more information and the Live Meeting links in the next MOSSIG newsletter/update.
If you would like to recieve the monthly MOSSIG newsletter send an email to email@example.com and request to be added to the mailing list.
My employer SDM just purchased a BBQ for our Melbourne office, so I just had to wheel it out the front of the office and test it out for my lunch…yummy snags!
A colleague of mine Elaine van Bergen has just made me aware of a bug in SharePoint 2007 to do with time zones. The issue means that jobs like deploying InfoPath forms and other tasks (anything using the admin jobs) take over an hour, which is an absolute pain for development. If you experience this problem set your virtual image to a time zone without daylight savings, reset IIS and the jobs will run quickly again.
I just recieved a mail out from K2 regarding the release of the additional components for MOSS 2007 for use with the K2.Net 2003 workflow product.
[via K2.Net mailout]
To download, proceed to the following URL: http://portal.k2workflow.com/downloads/product.aspx
Please refer to the K2.net Additional Components for MOSS 2007 Installation Guide, Release Notes and Getting Started documents for detailed information on this release.
K2.net 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) Interoperability
K2.net 2003 is able to create, update and delete content and any associated metadata within MOSS 2007.
The following integration points are now fully supported by K2.net 2003:
- Access to content in MOSS 2007 lists
- Access to files in document libraries including access to their associated metadata
- Ability to create workspaces used for collaboration, tracking, and content management
- Access to forms libraries including form data and metadata
- Ability to leverage MOSS event handling (for example, upon document insertion) to initiate workflow
- Ability to support both Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 and Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007
To leverage Forms Server 2007 (InfoPath web forms) in the 2003 InfoPath templates, see instructions in KB000164 – K2.net 2003 with InfoPath 2007 and InfoPath 2007 Forms Services.
A colleague of mine Mike Pearson just sent me a link to an article about an iTunes compatibility issue with the new Vista OS. The article describes how Apple have posted an article regarding their latest version of iTune 7.0.2 and recommend delaying the installation of Windows Vista for a few weeks until their next version is released.
I have happily been using Vista at home since RC1 with iTunes 6 with no issues. I haven’t upgraded to iTune 7.0.2 because 6 seems stable and fine for my needs. No need to wait for iTune upgrade (an Apple product) to upgrade to Vista (a Microsoft product)…hmmm…wonder if it is just a scam by Apple to delay the sales of Vista…maybe they are a little scared of Microsoft’s new OS (now that it can also run on the Mac hardware)…