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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Interesado en la sintaxis Razor?

Entre las nuevas tecnologias que han salido es la sintaxis Razor. Antes de que se preocupen por tener que aprender un nuevo lenguaje de programacion, no lo es. pero definitivamente tiene mucho potencial y usos particularmente (en mi opinion):

  • Es un motor de despliegue nuevo
  • Es facil de aprender
  • No es un nuevo lenguaje de programacion
  • Se pueden hacer pruebas a nivel de la unidad

En caso de que quieren aprender mas sobre la sintaxis razor, existen un par de tecnologias que facilitan el aprendizaje:

  • ASP.Net MVC 3
  • Web Matrix

Abajo estan listados unos vinculos que les ayudaran a aprenderlos:

Want to learn Razor Syntax?

Among the new technologies that are on their way is one known as Razor Syntax. Just so you know,
it is not a new language; but it definitely has a lot of potential particularly because (IMHO):

  • It is a new view engine
  • It is easy to learn
  • It is not a new language
  • It is unit testable

In case you want to catch up to speed with it, there are a couple of technologies that you can use to learn it:

  • ASP.Net MVC 3
  • Web Matrix

Below are a few links that will help you get there:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Descarga de Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 fue actualizado y hecho disponible para descarga recientemente.

Entre las nuevas caracteristicas disponibles se pueden listar:
  • Nueva tecnologia anti-malware
  • Mayor y mejor integracion con Windows Firewall e Internet Explorer

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 esta disponible para descarga aqui

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Download

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 was released  recently.

Among the new features to expect:

  • New anti-malware engine
  • Tighter with Windows Firewall and Internet Explorer

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 is available for download here

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Arreglo para Octubre 2010 Cumulative Update para SharePoint 2010

En caso que hayas instalado el Octobre 2010 Cumulative Update, quizas hallas tenido suerte y competo correctamente. Pero en caso de que no haya completado correctamente o no estes seguro si completo correctamente es recomendable que efectues los siguientes pasos:
  1. Navega a Central Administration
  2. Administra Service Applications ( Manage Service Applications )
  3. Administra los Permisos de los Usuarios (Manage User Permissions) de el User Profile Service Application
  4. Agrega las cuentas que no estan funcionando correctamente ( las cuentas default estaran listadas automaticamente )
Para mas detalles navega a:

Workaround for October 2010 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010

In case you have already applied the October 2010 Cumulative Update you might either have had luck and not had any issues or it might have left the update in an incomplete state. If you suspect the update did not complete correctly, you will have to:

  1. Go to Central Administration
  2. Manage Service Applications
  3. Manage User Permissions of the User Profile Service Application
  4. Add the accounts that are not working correctly ( the default ones will be listed automatically )
More details are available at:

Actualizacion Octubre 2010 para SharePoint 2010

Usualmente recomiendo la adopcion de actualizaciones y service packs tan pronto como son hechos publicos. Pero en este caso es mejor no instalarlo y esperar hasta que los problemas hayan sido resueltos.

Para mas detalles:

Beware of SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update

Usually, I encourage the prompt adoption of recently released technology updates and service packs.
In this particular case I do urge caution because it has been recalled.

Here are all the details:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Office 365

Microsoft unveiled today their cloud  productivity suite dubbed Microsoft Office 365, the link was not online until sometime 14:00 CDT. The audiences being targeted vary from organizations with less than 25 people for $6 per user per month throughout the Enterprise version, you can also sign up for the beta to try it out at:

It is quite an impressive arrange of products combined with their services:

Further details are found in the FAQ.

Friday, October 8, 2010

SharePoint 2010 and Application Pool Passwords

If by any chance you ran across the need to recover the Application Pool Password(s) in either WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007, they were stored in an unsecure and clear text fashion. Like illustrated nicely in the listed blog postings below:


That has changed in SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010, the methods in the Object Model have been deprecated. Furthermore, when they are called you receive an error which leads to have to handle it correctly.

That certainly is a step forward to securing the Application Pool Passwords.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ASP.Net MVC 3 Beta Released today!

Today quite a few goodies were released:

Very interesting changes in ASP.Net MVC 3, the razor engine is a welcome addition. While it is a different way of coding, it has a hint of the throwing ASP and C# together. A WebGrid has been added to the controls, much needed in my opinion.

But do not take my word for it you can read all the details at Scott Guthrie's blog and Phil Haack's blog posting.

Last but not least a roadmap for ASP.Net MVC is available as well.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fab 40 Templates Updated for SharePoint 2010

The Fabulous 40 Templates were available for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, khalil has done an excellent job in updating these to SharePoint 2010. They are not all fully available yet, but he has quite a few already updated.

They are available at:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 June 2010 Cumulative Update

Microsoft released on June 29, 2010 the June 2010 Cumulative Updates, they are available for download:
Have also updated the list of the SharePoint Levels in a previous post – Determining the current SharePoint Level, in order to make it easier to keep track of all the versions.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Great Blog Posting of "Advice to Microsoft"

After being in the SharePoint world for 8+ years you end up in a variety of situations in which you love the product, but on the other hand one ends up analyzing work performed by entities in which it really is hard to see or find the "Gold" itself.

A lot of issues like the previously mentioned bring up issues that should be addressed sooner than later to improve SharePoint itself.

The blog posting named "Microsoft - A quick word of advice" is one of my personal favorites because it does highlight and clearly convey genuine issues that Microsoft certainly needs to address.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Updated SharePoint Levels Blog Posting

Have updated the previous SharePoint Levels Blog posting to reflect and include the April 2010 Cumulative Updates.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 has RTM'ed

Get ready to start downloading, SQL Server 2008 R2 has reached RTM status.

Head on over to MSDN to download.

Monday, May 3, 2010

WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 April 2010 Cumulative Update

The April 2010 Cumulative Update has been released for:

WSS 3.0
MOSS 2007

You can select either 32 or 64 bits.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Installation of Office 2010 RTM

With the recent release of Office 2010 RTM decided to go ahead and un-install the Office 2010 Beta 2, everything seemed to uninstall smoothly except at the end I received a 1402 error indicating that it could not open a specific item in the registry. 
After checking the registry for any problems, found myself still scratching myself without an answer. Decided to be a little risky and force a refresh with secedit, opened the command prompt and typed in:
“secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose”
Once the command completed, attempted the un-installation of Office 2010 Beta 2 once more, this time it was successful.
This might not work for everyone, but in my case it worked great!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Office and SharePoint 2010 just released to MSDN Subscribers!

If you are itching for the RTM versions of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, this should be music to your ears. As of today morning, both have been added to the downloads.

Go ahead and start downloading!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Windows 7 SP1 Beta Leaked?

Most of Computer Users in general have either moved to Windows 7 or at the very least considered the move. That said, it was quite interesting to find out that there are rumors of a Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that was leaked into the wild.

More details at:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Testing PowerPoint Web Application in a Real World Scenario

Recently, had the opportunity to demo the beauty of using Skydrive in conjunction with Office Web Applications. The result was far better than expected:
  1. Uploaded a PowerPoint Presentation to SkyDrive
  2. Logged into SkyDrive
  3. Viewed the Uploaded PowerPoint Presentation
The scenario was a usual one: “Why carry my laptop or USB Thumb Drive with me?”. That said, connected to a PC connected to a projector and initiated the presentation. The attendees did notice that it did not look entirely like PowerPoint, yet it did seem very close to it.
Results: The presentation worked perfectly with the added bonus of being able to use my clicker without a single problem.
Hope that other readers can take advantage of this great functionality as well!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

February 2010 Cumulative Updates for SharePoint

Microsoft release on February 23, 2010 the February 2010 Cumulative Updates, they are available for download:

Have also updated the list of the SharePoint Levels in a previous post – Determining the current SharePoint Level, in order to make it easier to keep track of all the versions.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lanzamiento Oficial de SharePoint y Office 2010 Anunciado!

Asi es, segun el blog del SharePoint Team blog la fecha de lanzamiento es: Mayo 12th 2010; adicionalmente mencionan que RTM esta calendarizado para Abril 2010.

Agreguen a su calendario el lanzamiento, estas son definitivamente excelente noticias!

SharePoint and Office 2010 launch date announced!

This comes directly from the SharePoint Team blog, the date: May 12th 2010; it is also mentioned that RTM is scheduled for April 2010.

Start marking your calendars for the launch, this is really exciting news!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fixing a reverted Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 from Visual Studio 2010 RC

As mentioned in the previous post: “Issues when developing with Visual Studio 2010 RC and SharePoint 2010 Beta 2” the process was not as smooth nor as polished as it was expected.

While the uninstall and re-installation process was easy enough, there were some items left behind. After spending a considerable amount of time and though thinking what the issue at hand could be the solution ended up being answered with the following questions:

  • What was the version of the Framework that was removed?

  • Where was that Framework installed to?

That said, the numbers of the RC version are: 4.0.30128 and they were installed to \Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\. It would not hurt to check the other folder to ensure that everything is back to normal ( \Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\ ).

The solution is

  • Navigate to \Windows\\Framework64\ folder
  • Check if there is a folder prefixed “v4.0.” asides from “v4.0.21006
  • Prefix any folders that begin with “v4.0” with “Old” , in this example it was : “Oldv4.0.30128

Once this is accomplished, the errors disappeared immediately even while the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 instance was still open.

Hope this helps others as much as it did help me getting back into developing with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, not to mention avoiding the rebuild of the entire Virtual machine.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Issues when developing with Visual Studio 2010 RC and SharePoint 2010 Beta 2

Recently, since development with SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 had been going so well; decided to jump into installing Visual Studio 2010 RC.

Followed the common steps:

  • Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
  • Uninstall .Net Framework 4 Extended Beta 2
  • Uninstall .Net Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 2
  • Install .Net Framework 4 RC
  • Install .Net Framework 4 RC Client Profile
  • Install Visual Studio 2010 RC

Immediately assumed that SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2010 RC would get along well and for the most part they did.

While in the IDE was able to perform pretty much all the necessary tasks a developer does:

  • Add and Configure Controls
  • Add References
  • Configure Project Settings
  • Build

The issue would arise when attempting to Debug or Run the application:


The error is caused because the Frameworks are not the same, in other words to develop solutions with Visual Studio 2010 RC and SharePoint 2010 you must have also SharePoint 2010 RC. At the moment of this posting SharePoint 2010 RC is only available to selected partners.

The solution or so I thought was to revert back to:

  • .Net Framework 4 Extended Beta 2
  • .Net Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 2
  • Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

    After reverting completely to a complete set of Visual Studio and .Net Framework Beta 2, was still receiving errors.

    That’s the price you pay for being on the bleeding edge, right?

    It has been a frustrating experience, but in the end I found a solution.

    Will post it on soon; stay tuned!

    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Determining the current SharePoint Level

    Like many other fellow SharePointers, I have found myself looking more than once for a list of the Versions detailing which level of SharePoint a SharePoint implementation is currently situated at.
    Initially, I started with the links mentioned in my previous post December 2009 Cumulative Updates. Since, I have had the need for a list like the previously mentioned with the latest updates decided to compile an list of my own. Once I had it completed thought it could be useful for the SharePoint community.
    August 24, 07 hotfix
    October Public Update
    Service Pack 1
    Post-SP1 Hotfix (KB941422)
    Post-SP1 Hotfix (KB941274)
    Post-SP1 Hotfix (KB9418945)
    Infrastructure Update
    (KB951695 & KB951297)
    August 08 Cumulative Update
    (KB956056 & KB956057)
    October 08 Cumulative Update
    ( KB957691 + KB957693, KB958567 and KB958569 )
    December 08 Cumulative Update
    ( KB960010 + KB960011 )
    February 09 Cumulative Update
    ( KB961755 + KB961756 )
    Service Pack 2 ( KB953338 + KB953334 )
    Service Pack 2 + April 09 Cumulative Update
    ( KB968850 + KB968851 )
    Service Pack 2 + June 09 Cumulative Update
    ( KB971538 + KB971537 )
    Service Pack 2 + October 09 Cumulative Update
    ( KB974988 + KB974989 )
    Service Pack 2 + December 09 Cumulative Update
    ( KB977027 + KB977026 )
    Service Pack 2 + February 2010 Cumulative Update
    ( KB978396 + KB978395 )
    Service Pack 2 + April 2010 Cumulative Update
    ( KB981043 )
    Service Pack 2 + June 2010 Cumulative Update
    ( KB 983311 + KB983310 )
    SharePoint 2010 Beta 2

     * Update: Added April 2010 Cumulative Update
    Since its completion, it has become very useful to me.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    December 2009 Cumulative Updates – SharePoint Version Level

    The SharePoint December 2009 Cumulative Update was released on December 15, 2009, it consists of two particular updates WSS 3.0 – KB 977027 and MOSS 2007 – KB 977026.

    Once the updates are applied the new version is: “”, as always make sure you backup properly your Farm in case of any possible disaster.


    In case you are interested in finding in more details about the current SharePoint Level the following links are very useful:

    Sunday, January 3, 2010

    Happy New Year 2010!

    To all readers and followers, hope you had a great Happy New Year!