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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Single Server Install – SharePoint 2010 with a Local Account

If you have had the chance to download either SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint 2010 it is most likely that you have attempted to install with a local account on a Single Server Install. Odds are you have probably gotten disappointed because the wizard did not allow the installation with a local account. You were not the only one disappointed, although that disappointment did fuel the need to find a solution.

After some research, I did find a useful blog posting from the field that had the exact solution to my dilemma. The solution consisted in using PowerShell and a script named: “New-SPConfigurationDatabase”; this script is to be executed through the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

The step-by-step process would be like this:

1- Open the PowerShell Management Shell

Entering the prompted items:






The process will take a while, when completed the cursor will appear in the command line.

2- Open the Configuration Wizard


Click Next Button

3- Restart the Services


Click Yes Button

4- Leave the Do not disconnect from this server setting selected


Click Next Button

5- Continue the normal course of the Configuration Wizard

There you go, now you have a Single Installation Server with a local account, this will work for both SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 Suite esta disponible para descarga!

Microsoft mantuvo su promesa, estan disponibles:
  • Office 2010
  • Visio 2010
  • Project 2010
  • SharePoint Designer 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 

Apurate a descargarlos, estan en MSDN

2010 Suite is available for download!

Microsoft did keep their promise, the download of:
  • Office 2010
  • Visio 2010
  • Project 2010
  • SharePoint Designer 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 

All are available on MSDN, go check them out!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Office 2010 Public Beta as early as next week?

I also was very excited as soon as I heard that news to, while it is not set in stone. Some CTP participants for the Office 2010 have received an email that hints to something like that.

If you would like to see more details about that email it can be found at this link:

Friday, November 6, 2009

What to expect with SharePoint 2010

The details regarding SharePoint 2010 have long been awaited and while many have listed or blogged about it, this a compilation of many of these changes and enhancements.

While it is not in depth, it can be expanded with your comments and suggestions; feel free to leave comments so that we can improve upon this list.

  • Exclusive for 64 Bit Operating Systems
  • If you thought that MOSS 2007 was big SharePoint Server 2010 is huge!
  • No backward compatibility
    • In case you wanted to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to modify SharePoint 2007 sites; it is not possible
  • User Interface is Ribbon based
    • It is all over the place and a major and welcome improvement
  • Composites
    • A nice word to describe applications that have been created by the use of InfoPath, Designer, BCS, Web Parts, etc.
  • Improved and Enhanced Lists and Document Libraries
    • These can go easily into the millions!
    • External Lists – residing outside of SharePoint
    • More Event Receivers!
  • Editions
    • MOSS no more - It is SharePoint Server 2010
    • WSS - Now SharePoint Foundation
  • Services
    • PerformancePoint – Improved Business Intelligence
    • Visio
    • Project Gemini – An attempt to simplify BI for everyone
    • Access
  • Business Connectivity Services – New naming for what Business Data Catalog
  • Enhancements to the API
  • Online Services
    • Standard
    • Dedicated
    • Multi-Tenancy
  • Search
    • Improved and faster responses
    • Ability to deploy with FAST Technology
  • Social Computing Integration
  • SilverLight Integration
    • Through out of the box Web Part
  • SharePoint Designer 2010
    • Reusable Workflows – Same workflow can be used on multiple Lists in different Sites
  • New Theming Model
  • Content Types
    • Can be shared to other Site Collections
    • Improved Management
  • No longer tied to Windows Server Operating Systems
    • You can install on Windows 7
  • Shared Services Providers are no longer used
  • Visual Studio 2010 Integration
    • Interface for Web Part Development – Finally!
    • SandBoxed Solutions
      • Method to restrict Object Model and Resources based on a point based system, when a Solution reaches it it can be shutdown
    • Support for REST, LINQ
  • Office 2010 Integration
  • Workspace
    • Ability to customize the Forms for entering Data into Lists or Document Libraries