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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Les deseo Feliz Año Nuevo para su familia y seres queridos!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all the readers and their loved ones!

Actualizacion Cumulativa para SharePoint 2010 - Diciembre 2011

En caso de que tengan algún tiempo libre durante Año Nuevo, la actualización cumulativa Diciembre 2011 para SharePoint 2010 esta disponible para descarga en los siguientes vínculos:

Cómo siempre es por demás recordarles que tengan sus backups preparados y listos en caso de que algún desastre ocurra, de lo contrario no será un buen principio de año.

December 2011 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010

In case you have some free time during New Year, the December 2011 Cumulative Updates are available at:

As always ensure that you have proper backups in case things go awry, otherwise it might not be such a happy new year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SharePoint Designer 2010 Unleashed – Book Review

This book is certainly worthy of being part of the SAMS Unleashed series; it starts from explaining the Architecture and components of SharePoint 2010, followed by detailed and clear explanations of how the branding process works in SharePoint 2010, alongside with comparisons against the previous editions of SharePoint. The book covers not only customizations with SharePoint Designer but Administration, workarounds to existing out of the box limitations, InfoPath, BCS and Data Manipulation.

The book is divided into four parts:

o Part I

Consists of six chapters covering quick and architectural overview of SharePoint 2010 that explain the components of the SharePoint 2010 interface; configuration tasks such as configuration of anonymous access and the creation of Site Collections. Details of how navigation works are explained and how they relate to Lists, Libraries, Content and Content Pages. Part I, concludes with customizations at the browser level through Web Parts and a Site look and feel.

o Part II

Begins with the introduction of SharePoint Designer 2010, its usage, user interface, configuration options and administration of sites through SharePoint Designer; continues with the creation of Sites, Content Types in relation to SharePoint Designer and the creation and configuration of Lists and Libraries.

o Part III

Covers SharePoint Designer Editing Features, working with Content Pages within SharePoint Designer, Web Parts and Web Part Pages, Extending Content Pages, Page Layouts, Web Part Zones, CSS, XLST, List View Web Parts, Master Pages and Themes.

o Part IV

Begins with Data Sources, the different types of Data Sources, overview of BCS, introduction of External Content Types, associating External Lists, manipulation of data with ASP.Net Data Controls, overview of the different types of SharePoint Views, which view should you use, XSLT List View Web Parts, Data View, Data Form Web Parts, Configuration and Customization of List Forms, jQuery, how InfoPath can be used to customize List Forms, creation of workflows, types of workflows, Site Workflows and concludes with the creation of custom List Actions.

SharePoint Designer 2010 Unleashed has something for all SharePoint 2010 roles from administrators, IT Pros, Developers to Architects; and targets beginner and intermediate levels as well; the author does a great job at providing workarounds for issues that are not easily resolvable. The 1500+ pages are evidence that a tremendous amount of effort was involved during the writing process, which includes the Service Pack 1 updates. SharePoint Designer 2010 Unleashed is certainly worth the investment in time and money.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Compatibilidad de Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview hacia previas versiones

Todo desarrollador con unas versions de Visual Studio de experiencia ha tenido que ya sea abrir un project de otra version previa o convertir uno a una version previa. Esto esta por cambiar, al menos eso es lo que indica el Product Highlights for Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, si esta mejora es publicada en Visual Studio 11 RTM estas tareas tediosas de conversions podrian ser cosa del pasado. Mientras la majora solamente funciona con Visual Studio 2010, no seria una mala idea si lo extienden a versions previas de Visual Studio 2010.

Mientras tanto, si esta llega a suceder o no estaremos utilizando los pasos indicados en este blog posting: Convirtiendo un proyecto en Visual Studio 2010 hacia Visual Studio 2008.

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview backward compatibility

Any developer with a few Visual Studio versions of experience has at any point in time had to open an old project or in Visual Studio or back convert it. The Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview has a new improvement which is backward compatibility; if this works as stated in the Product Highlights for Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview and is kept all the way through RTM we should be looking at less issues with backward compatibility and the tedious task of converting a project to an older version.

Until this improvement is released we still will require to look at the process as listed in another blog post: Converting a Visual Studio 2010 Project to Visual Studio 2008.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sandboxed Visual Web Parts

Hasta el momento la única manera de desarrollar Sandboxed Visual Web Parts era con la ayuda de el Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools. Con limitaciones pero es possible, ahora Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ha hecho disponible las siguientes mejoras

· Sandboxed Visual Web Parts

· Soporte mejorado para Sandboxed solutions

· Publicacion Remote

· Nuevos diseñadores para Listas y Content Types

· Nueva Plantilla para Site Column Items

· Nueva Plantilla para SilverLight Web Part

· Soporte para ALM ( Application Lifecycle Management )

· Soporte para debugging de JavaScript e Intellisense

Todos los detalles estan disponibles en Product Highlights for Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

Definitivamente son mejoras esperadas!

Sandboxed Visual Web Parts

Up until now the only way to be able to deploy Sandboxed Visual Web parts was to use the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools. Yes, there were some restrictions while doing so.

The Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview adds the following improvements

· Sandboxed Visual Web Parts

· Improved support for Sandboxed solutions

· Remote publishing

· New designers for lists and Content Types

· New Site Column Project Item Template

· New SilverLight Web Part Project Template

· Support for ALM ( Application Lifecycle Management )

· Support for JavaScript debugging and Intellisense for JavaScript

All the details for these improvements are available at the Product Highlights for Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

These are certainly welcome improvements!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 August Cumulative Updates released!

August Cumulative Updates for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 are available for download at:

If you would like to read the all the details of each of the Service Packs they are available at:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Planeación de Capacidad y Almacenamiento para SharePoint 2010

Actualmente existen various recursos para la Planeación de Capacidad y Almacenamiento de SharePoint 2010 Capacity entre ellos:
La abilidad de planear para cada proyecto es bastante particular y puede resultar mas compleja de lo que inicialmente se estima, afortunadamente me tropecé con una Hoja de Trabaja en Excel que fue creada por Tihomir Ignatov at Microsoft. Es sumamente efectiva y util en el proceso de planeación de capacidades y almacenamiento para SharePoint 2010.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Capacity Planning Tool

There are some great resources for SharePoint 2010 Capacity Planning and Sizing such as:

Being able to plan and size can be a much larger task than originally imagined, to that effect happened to stumble upon this worksheet created by Tihomir Ignatov at Microsoft. It is self and helps greatly at planning for SharePoint 2010.

It is available at:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

La utilizacion de intranets es bastante comun hoy en dia, pero no siempre son facilmente o rapidamente adoptadas por los usuarios. Lograr que los usuarios utilicen los sitios de SharePoint requiere de plantillas, utilerias, slides, etc. 

Microsoft ha lanzado un sitio exclusivamente para este fin, muy bien sitio y contenido.

Driving SharePoint Adoption

Even though intranets are a common item nowadays in every company, they are not always adopted that quickly nor easily. Driving the adoption requires a variety of tools, templates, kits, etc.

Fortunately for us Microsoft has launched today the site which does assist greatly in this effort. The site contains a variety of resources that really become useful in this particular task.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 April 2011 Cumulative Updates

The April 2011 Cumulative Updates has been release for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, they are available for download at:

As always exert precaution and test before you apply them in production.


Monday, May 2, 2011

SharePoint 2010 April 2011 Cumulative Updates

The April 2011 Cumulative Updates has been release for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010, they are available for download at:

As always exert precaution and test before you apply them in production.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Visual Studio 2010 SP1

El Service Pack 1 para Visual Studio 2010 esta disponible para descarga para todos los usuarios de MSDN, es esperado que este disponible para el public en Marzo 10, 2011.

Visual Studio 2010 SP1

The Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released today for all MSDN subscribers, it is expected to be available to general public on March 10, 2011.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Febrero 2011 Cumulative Update para WSS 3.0 y MOSS 2007

Estas actualizaciones estan disponibles para descarga en los siguientes vinculos
Para SharePoint Foundation 2010 y SharePoint 2010 aparentemente estaran disponibles pronto.

February 2011 Cumulative Updates for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007

These are available at the following links

The SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are supposed to be available soon.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Desarrollo de Web Development 101 utilizando Web Matrix

Para aprender mas sobre Web Matrix navega a esta serie de 9 aritculos que te guien desde introduccion y uso de la herramienta, CSS, integracion con datos y publicacion. Excelente serie!

Esta disponible en el siguiente vinculo:

Web Development 101 using Web Matrix

To sharpen your Web Matrix skills take a look at these 9 part series that take you into a quick intro of the tool itself, alongside with CSS, data and publishing. Great articles!

It is available at:


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Determine if MVC 3 conversion succeeded

1. Open your project solution with Visual Studio 2010


2. Expand the References node in the Solution Explorer Pane

3. Locate the System.Web.MVC assembly

4. Notice in the Properties Pane the folder indicating the location of the assembly being referenced

Converting your application from MVC 2 to MVC 3

1. Run the Convert Application executable File


2. Click the Browse Button

3. Locate the application you wish to convert 


4. Click the Convert Button 


5. The Conversion log box will indicate that the solution is being backed up 


6. The Conversion log box will be updated with the progress of the conversion

7. Even though an error might be listed it does not necessarily that the conversion failed

MVC 3 Setup Step by Step

1. Execute the AspNetMVC3Setup.exe file

a. In case you have things more secure, you might have to Click the Run Button



2. Check the I have read and accept the license terms. Checkbox

3. Click the Install Button


4. Progress…


5. Click the Finish Button

The whole setup takes around 30 minutes, which may vary depending on your hardware specifications.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Microsoft anuncia nuevos productions disponibles para descarga

Ayer fue un gran dia para Microsoft, hicieron disponible para descarga varios productos y actualizaron Web Matrix tambien.

La lista es la siguiente:
  • ASP.Net MVC 3 - con Razor View Engine
  • NuGet - Incluye soporte para Elmah
  • IIS Express 7.5 - Para scenarios de desarrollo
  • SQL Server Compact 4 - Ligera and util para guardar datos
  • Orchard - proyecto de open source y comunitario
  • Web Matrix - Incluye reportes SEO
Sobretodo, bastantes buenos descargas. Mas detalles en la pagina de anuncio.

Recent released products from Microsoft

Yesterday was a big day for Microsoft, they released quite a few products and updated Web Matrix as well.
The list is as follows:

  • ASP.Net MVC 3 - with Razor View Engine
  • NuGet - Including support for Elmah
  • IIS Express 7.5 - Targeted for Development scenarios
  • SQL Server Compact 4 - Compact and useful for light scenarios
  • Orchard - Open source, community based project
  • Web Matrix - Including useful SEO reports
All in all, a lot of good details listed in the announcement page.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Convirtiendo Paquete de SSIS 2008 hacia 2005

Si alguna vez tienen necesidad de convertir un paquete de SSIS 2008 hacia 2005, mientras este articulo parcialmente ayuda Convertiendo un proyecto en Visual Studio 2010 hacia Visual Studio 2008; simplemente hay demasiadas conversiones manuals quehacer.

Antes de que se empiecen a preocupar la siguiente utileria convierte el paquete de 2010, 2008 a 2005, y lo hace rapidamente. Si no les parece depender en una aplicacion que no conocen el codigo fuente, pueden descargar el codigo y revisarlo antes de ejecutarlo. Pueden bajar la utileria llamada SSISDowngrade.

Downgrading SSIS Packages from 2008 to 2005

If you ever run into the need to downgrade an SSIS package from 2008 towards 2005, while you can downgrade the project solution from Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2005 there are far too many tags that require updating.

Before you start worrying this tool is a gem and completes this task quickly, in case you are uneasy about running an application without knowing what it really does. You can download the source code and execute the tool yourself; the tool is called SSISDowngrade.