December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - Internet


Biztalk Server

Sahara India Life Insurance

Insurance Company Deploys Integration Solution and
Eliminates Paper Movement and Delays in Ad-hoc Document Requests

The Sahara Pariwar’s latest foray in the field of Life
Insurance is under Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd. (Sahara Life). It
has invested in Life Asia, an application for core policy administration.
However, the application was restricted in scenarios where ad-hoc duplicate
documents (premium statement, duplicate receipt and unit statements) are
required by the customer. What Sahara Life needed was a Web based application,
which could service these requests. With help form Microsoft, it created an
application using ASP.NET, which integrates with Life Asia with other
applications using BizTalk® Server 2006. This allows the servicing of ad-hoc
document requests from the Life Asia production server.


Postal Company Gains Flexibility and Expands Services
with a Service-Oriented Architecture

Österreichische Post AG (Austrian Post) is Austria’s leading
provider of postal and logistics services. When the company’s computing
technologies began to hinder its efficiency and growth, Austrian Post decided
to implement a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Built with the Microsoft
Application Platform, the new solution replaces Oracle and MySQL database
software but uses other existing components, new applications, and systems from
external parties. With its SOA, Austrian Post has reduced the time required to
connect to disparate systems from weeks to hours, increased employee
productivity, cut IT and operational costs, and realized a return on investment
(ROI) in three years.


Solution Provider Streamlines B2B Connections Using Cloud

Codit, an independent software company specializing in
business integration solutions, wanted a platform that could help reduce the
cost and complexity of integrating its customers’ applications and data. Codit
turned to the Windows Azure platform to create its Cloud Connector. It not only
achieved its goals for its customers, but also gained an agile development
environment and pay-as-you-go business model for growing its customer base.


Microsoft Internet Information

WebMatrix Beta – Beta 3 Released!

Just a few short weeks ago, we shipped WebMatrix Beta 2 . We
fixed a lot of bugs and stabilized the product overall in that release. Beta 3
is different. There are all sorts of new features to try out! Download
WebMatrix Beta 3...


Final beta releases of WebMatrix and MVC3 now available!

I just got off stage at TechEd Europe in Berlin where I
announced the availability of the final beta of WebMatrix and MVC 3! What a
blast! If you haven’t checked out WebMatrix or MVC 3 yet, now is a great time
to do it. WebMatrix...


IIS Media Services 4 released

Last week my team delivered another amazing update to IIS
Media Services with the announcement of general availability of our 4th major
release. IIS Media Services is a free and completely modern way to deliver
streaming video on the Web. It is so popular...


IIS Media Services 4.0

IIS Media Services 4.0 was released yesterday, just in time
for Streaming Media West . Coming just one year after the previous major
release, IIS Media Services 4.0 allows you to encode once and deliver adaptive
streaming content to three screens across...


Microsoft PDC 2010 – Streaming Now using IIS Smooth

Today is the start of the Microsoft Professional Developer
Conference (PDC) 2010, and you can view it now – live or on-demand – at . Powering the
streaming at PDC is IIS Smooth Streaming, part of IIS Media Services . As
usual, there...

SharePoint Technologies

October CU for SharePoint 2010 has been rereleased

Microsoft have released updated packages for the October
2010 Cumulative Update. The new packages contain a fix for a problem found in
the initial October 2010 CU release.


Connecting Lync to SharePoint

SharePoint 2010 and Lync 2010 offer an extensible platform
to build rich applications that deliver unified communications and
collaboration. For example, workflow solutions with the ability to click to
communicate instantly with others in the approval chain to make a decision,
sales portals that launch team sites with new opportunities and invite the
account team to an online meeting, line of business applications with document
management and the ability to work in real-time with others and the list goes on
and on. Experience these products together the way we designed them. The Lync
experience makes SharePoint better and more importantly makes all our work more
productive and impactful.


Published Intranets in SharePoint Server 2010

A published intranet site is a site that is internal to an
organization and uses the publishing features in Microsoft SharePoint Server
2010 to host content for the entire organization. This is usually the main
communications site or portal for the organization. Typically, such a site is
not available to external users. The site is usually branded and is not a
collaboration mechanism, but rather a place to consolidate information that
needs to be widely shared with the whole organization.



Biztalk Server

BizTalk Adapter Pack: Connecting LOB Systems and
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

This whitepaper demonstrates how easily, quickly, and
securely you can design an information system to share business data from your
line-of-business (LOB) systems with your business partners, remote employees,
and end users. By using Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack and Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server along with your LOB systems, you can build and deploy a
robust, secure enterprise information system without writing any code!



Biztalk Server


Provides schema updates for BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to
comply with SWIFT worldwide 2010 Standards Release Guide Specification.



The Microsoft© Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Line-of-Business (LOB) Adapter SDK provides for a simplified programming model
on top of the WCF Channel Model by adding metadata browsing, searching and
retrieving functionality, and development tools for generating and testing
adapter code.


Update for Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On v4

This update corrects an assembly registration that causes a
failure when .NET 4 is present on the system


Microsoft Internet Information


This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet
Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by
Microsoft and the IIS community.




SharePoint Technologies

How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the
SharePoint Life Cycle

9th December 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US &

In this session we will discuss and demonstrate the role
that TFS plays in the effective management of SharePoint implementations and
custom development.  Requirements, testing, version control, and
deployment of custom features for SharePoint will be demonstrated using TFS and
VS 2010.


TechNet Simulcast Event: SharePoint 2010 Firestarter
(Level 200)

2nd December 2010 6:00 AM Pacific Time (US &

Join us for this free, full-day event and learn about
SharePoint 2010’s new features, upgrade path, deployment options, Office Web
Apps, and maintenance and virtualization. Sessions include SharePoint 2010 for
IT Pros, Upgrading Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server
2010, Understanding and Deploying Office Web Applications & SharePoint 2010
Virtualization and Maintenance


TechNet Webcast: Digital Marketing with FAST, SharePoint
2010, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Level 100)

7th December 2010 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US &

In this webcast, the Slalom Consulting Los Angeles team,
discusses and demonstrates a practical solution for surfacing large amounts of
structured data from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (beta) using Microsoft FAST
Search Server for Internet Sites and Microsoft Silverlight.


How to use Team Foundation Server to Manage the
SharePoint Life Cycle

23rd December 2010 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US &

In this session we will discuss and demonstrate the role
that TFS plays in the effective management of SharePoint implementations and
custom development.  Requirements, testing, version control, and
deployment of custom features for SharePoint will be demonstrated using TFS and
VS 2010.


ARCast.TV - Extending SharePoint Capabilities to the
Mobile Platform

On Demand

In this interview Microsoft speaks with H3 Solutions to
discuss what they have done to extend SharePoint capabilities to the mobile
platform beyond what SharePoint 2007 and 2010 provide out of the box.


Setting Up a SharePoint Developer Virtual Machine

On Demand.

It's easy to get started with SharePoint 2010 development
using the Information Worker Virtual Machine (VM). Here you will learn all of
the tips and tricks to get the VM up and running. The Information Worker
virtual machine is a Hyper-V based VHD file that has everything you need to
build SharePoint solutions already installed. The VM includes Office 2010,
SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010, Exchange 2010, and more.


Silverlight meets SharePoint 2010

On Demand

Silverlight does not only brings a rich experience to
SharePoint 2010 but it can also play a functional role in it. To most people
this means Silverlight-based web parts. But Silverlight can be more than that.
Silverlight applications can be integrated in all SharePoint artefacts like
navigation, master pages, application pages and custom field controls. In this
webcast you will see how to integrate Silverlight in a custom field type and in
a custom list definition.


New KB's

Biztalk Server

The SWIFT_NetworkRule267_Policy policy validates MT535
messages incorrectly when you use Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2009
Message Pack in BizTalk Server 2006 R2, BizTalk Server 2006, and BizTalk Server


Summary of 64-bit support, operating systems and SQL
Server versions supported by BizTalk Server


Cumulative update package 3 for BizTalk Server 2006 R2
Service Pack 1


Microsoft Internet Information

FIX: The internal IP address of an IIS 7.0 server is
revealed if an HTTP Request that does not have a Host header or has a NULL Host
header is sent to the server


FIX: Requests for URLs are not traced in IIS 7.0 and in
IIS 7.5 after you enable the UseUrlFilter flag


SharePoint 2007

A user's presence information does not appear correctly
in People search results intermittently

SharePoint 2010

Error message when you start Outlook 2010: "The
SharePoint external list could not be configured correctly"


You cannot open a BDC Administration page in SharePoint
Central Administration for SharePoint Server 2010


In the SharePoint Central Administration BDC
Administation page, you receive "An unexpected error has occurred"
when you try to create a profile for a BDC entity


A "mailto:" link does not work when a Word
document is converted to a SharePoint Publishing webpage in SharePoint Server


Managed Metadata column on SharePoint 2010 list doesn't
display values add from term store


Walkthrough: Developing SharePoint 2010 Workflows in
Visual Studio 2010 using InfoPath 2010 Forms that get deployed as
"Workflow Enabled"


"An unexpected error has occurred" is displayed
when creating an Indexed column on SharePoint 2010


Event ID 6301 logged in Application log if you run the
User Profile Synchronization service with a BDC connection on a SharePoint 2010


DateTime Filters assume UTC


Unable to modify web parts - properties pane disappears