September 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I would like to mention few facts about site provisioning - how it works with Sharepoint and WSS as well.

Site provisioning in sharepoint is the process of creating sites for your audience, but you can do it through administration model that is provided in Sharepoint. Site provisioning is the art of delivering usable sites for user.
Provisioning a single site is easy with WSS -you can create site template which can contains the information of the site to create and finally make it available for users to choose from a provisioning process from a web based provisioning dialog box.
With MOSS2007, instead of site template from which you can create site in WSS – you create a kind of portal site definition file that contains complete hierarchy of site provisioning process.
Here I have mentioned few tasks level in order to work with site provisioning.
Tier one Task:
This level of administration is used for administering server farm, and a tier one administrator must be responsible for creating new web application, you should have ample idea of creating web application why user create web application.
Tier 1 administrator will be responsible for managing site collection, managing incoming email and out going emails settings for the farm and also manage server farm topology.
Tier two  Task:
These tasks include administration of share services across server farm.
Tier three Task:
These tasks include administration of functionality for managing sites for within a server farm so administrator should know how many sites has been created in which department.
These types of administrator can create lists, and configure access permission for groups and users and modify site hierarchy.
With this hope you will glue to this blog if you visit again- you will see more detailed and insights of all relevant information about Sharepoint and its exam topics.

 Please leave any comments if you have any idea about site provisioning.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Many developers  go for InfoPath forms when they are collecting information from the employee and archive it on portal server. LET me add one more fact about these forms –InfoPath forms can be stored inside office client application “don’t worry” if you don’t understand this.
You are going to send an email that will go to sales department but you have decided to collect some data from sales department because you have no time to correct typos and all that, so you can create infopath forms to collect data from sales department and that forms could be displayed in outlook email which is quite handy, so when you have designed xml based interface means InfoPath form that could be attached and once attached it could be displayed inside the outlook interface so sales department need not to open attachments – they will just submit the form and send it back to the originator.

And after this activity – all information gathered through InfoPath forms can be archived back into outlook folder, more like inbox folder where you could see entire archive of 10 years with InfoPath forms.

This is not the beginning, with InfoPath form 2007 you can collection data and archive back into the SharePoint forms library. So the data should be available for auditing or for any other task through browser only – this is the magic, InfoPath form could be published in SharePoint document library and can be viewed as per requirements
SharePoint utilize office form service to do this job means very simple you can view infopath forms inside browser because of this service.

If you smart enough to customize Document Information Panel, another strong component to store meta data etc, inside office client application so you can bundle content management solution with InfoPath forms 2007 and SharePoint 2007

What DIP is: (document information panel)

Document Information panel is a form which is displayed within office client application like word excel, PowerPoint. DIP allows user to store Meta data along with document like you are saving invoice sheet in SharePoint library and additionally you can store more information about it using Meta data and document information panel will display all these information inside office client application.

In next post I will come up with more UI session, hope you enjoyed your time here, any thing you need please let us know, we can help you in a better way because we have certified staff on board.

Monday, September 7, 2009

You will understand what is Sharepoint templates and WSS Site templates,  We will outline what type of templates are available in Sharepoint and how to create sites which template is best for your organization need. As per format I have mentioned few sites which will be helpful for you to understand sharepoint and proceed further.
What Types of Sites Can You Create? -SharePoint is bundled with a set of templates that you can use to create web sites without any hurdle right out of the box, and many more are available as downloads or from third-party vendors sites.
Before we discuss those templates, following is the category of the templates given.

Publishing sites type
It helps to provide corporate communications (newsletters, press releases, events, holidays,
announcements) through one or more web pages. This category also
includes communication managed by employees through blogs and Wikis,
which may or may not fit in your corporate environment.

Document controlling mechanism
It Manages version and change control for standard forms such as leave request, vacation
requests, and other types. This category also includes repositories for executed
agreements or instances that can be scanned in as PDFs and other supported formats.

Workflow applications classification
Encompass any multistep task that follows a defined process. A common workflow
example is Issue Tracking, where a problem is reported, assigned to a team
member, resolved, approved, and then published to a knowledge base for future
reference with a workflow enabled tracking type.

Dashboard is management type application where related tasks and reports are centralized
for easy access, you can create customized report as well based on BI.

Extranet portals
Provide a contact point among your business, customers, and partners. You can
use these to provide external access to your corporate information in a limited
and secure way.

  Combination of these types are common; when we talk about an application type,
we’re really identifying its primary purpose, not its sole use. You will find list of template below few are available in WSS free version given by Microsoft and few are the pure feature of MOSS/Sharepoint.
You will have a brief overview about site templates and its categories classification:

Publishing Category:
In this category Sharepoint has number of templates given below as per your organization need.

Site templates and List templates
• Wiki Site • Web Pages
• Blog • Announcements
• Meeting Workspace • Wiki Page Library
• Collaboration Portal • Discussion Board
• Publishing Portal • Survey
• News Site • Links

Document control Category: In this category you have following Site and list templates available.

• Document Workspace • Document Library
• Document Center • Picture Library
• Document Workspace • Document Library
Report Center • Slide Library

Workflow category: In this category you have templates based on workflow technology, you can publish site with workflow etc. You have following Site templates and List templates below:

• Publishing Site with Workflow • Form Library
• Decision Meeting Workspace • Issue Tracking
• Project Tasks

Dashboards category has following site templates and list templates:
• Personalization Center • Report Library

• My Site Host • Contacts
• KPI List
Data Connection Library
Extranet portals category has number of site given below, they are exclusively used for publishing site like publishing site template and search template to search document and content and resource on site:

• Publishing Site
Search Center

Navigation category has different tendency to work with, idea is to navigate back and fourth from one place to other or a centralized place for sites that has been created to be displayed:

• Search Center
Search Center with Tabs
• Site Directory

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

You will find the most relevant and accurate information about MCTS and its guide and exam and learning recourse for certification. Microsoft Elevate America program is quite impressive Microsoft has released a program call “Microsoft Elevate America”. Through this program you can get free training , but it’s only available in following 4 states in U.S.
If you live in U.S so please use Microsoft site and find "free certification to elevate America" and probably you will find the appropriate link. You also can try finding nonprofits resource on Microsoft site so you will find various links there.

Microsoft will work with a designated agency in each state to implement Elevate America and ensure that the training benefits are delivered effectively and efficiently.
• New states join the program:

  1. Iowa
  2. Illinois
  3. Virginia
  4. Washington
Sharepoint Training Resource:
 if you are in U.S and want to join the best training so you can join Ted Pattison's Co for Sharepoint training. I highly recommend this Co if you are in U.S.

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