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This week is TechWeek in Microsoft Egypt from Sunday till Thursday. TechWeek is exciting because it brings different customers from different domains together to attend awareness sessions about the different Microsoft Technologies.
There are two tracks, Business Productivity, including Office, Exchange and of course SharePoint and the other was Security and Management, from 9 to 5.
Yesterday I was there, presenting an overview on SharePoint 2010. Had great audience and lots of questions. Microsoft Egypt did a great job setting up full gear labs with 8 GB servers that ran the IW Virtual Machine.
It is free to attend, so jump in if you can.
I enjoy it every time. Looking forward for the next one.
I just added Microsoft Microsoft Translator Widget to my blog – SharePoint Matters. You can find it to your right :)The blog now is available in the following languages:
Availing your blog in multiple languages puts it into a wider audience, plus it adds a personal touch. Readers feel more comfortable reading in their mother tongue language, although the translations are not correct or sometimes funny. So please Please hold me responsible about the results of the translations what so ever.
A screen shot of the blog in Arabic is just below
Microsoft Translator Widget is cool because it provides self in translation in the same page. You can also hover on the line and see the original post (see below)
In Arabic it just horizontally reflects everything, even the names, Marwan Tarek is now “طارق مروان” after translation. Not so cool, but I will keep it.
It was simple:
- Browse to Microsoft Translation Widget page
- Fill it and grab the code.
- I added a Content Editor web part to the page with the code on the main page and Post.aspx
Tell me how it looks.
Mohamed Yehia - @mohdyehia
I am working on a Windows 7 x64 machine and I need to manage my virtual machines on a Hyper-V server that is part of a domain.
You can connect to a Hyper-V server using the Hyper-V manager, but you have to be part of the server’s domain.
After Bing-ing and Google-ing, (I don’t know why I still have to use both) I found the magic by John Howard, Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility (a.k.a HVRemote). On the page you have a 10-guide that suits everybody's situation.
- Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7
- Download Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility
- Add your domain account to the Hyper-V server
- Run the following scripts (from HVRemote 10 second guide)
|Where ||Purpose ||Command|
|Server ||Grant domain account access ||cscript hvremote.wsf /add:domain\account |
Restart server if this is the first time an account has been added
|Client ||Set credentials for domain account ||cmdkey /add:servername /user:domain\account /pass|
|Client ||Set firewall exception ||cscript hvremote.wsf /mmc:enable|
|Both ||Verify configuration for errors ||cscript hvremote.wsf /show /target:othercomputername|
Don’t forget to update the account credentials when its password expires.
Lately I have been asked this question several times:
- I am a SharePoint beginner, which technology should I learn?
- I am eager to learn SharePoint? Shall I waste my time in MOSS 2007 or invest in SharePoint 2010?
- Most SharePoint 2010 videos, how to’s target audience with previous MOSS 2007 knowledge, Shall I learn MOSS 2007 then switch to SP2010 in a couple of months?
That is a very good question and a tough one as well. However I will give a shot at it.
To answer the question, we need to consider some factors such as:
- What is Microsoft’s vision for SharePoint 2010?
“SharePoint 2010 is the biggest and most important release of SharePoint to date” -Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer
SharePoint 2010 brand "The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web” – SharePoint 2010 Official Site
Enough said?!! There is more;Microsoft has released two beta versions of the product since October 19th 2009, almost eight months of the announced release date. Eight whole months!! MVPs had even access in the Tech Preview. Not only the very active community of SharePoint is already building tools and solutions on top of the technology, but there are learn nuggets and how to published on Microsoft. I would not be surprised that there would be MVPs awarded for their efforts for SharePoint 2010.
When is the release date of SharePoint 2010?It has been announced that SharePoint 2010 release to manufacturing (RTM) would in H1 2010, that’s maximum by June almost six months from now. Typically MSDN subscribers and Microsoft Gold Partners have access to binaries before that by 2 or 3 months. So we should expect SharePoint 2010 to come somewhere between April and June.
It should be announced in SharePointPro Summit & Expo March 16-19 2010, Las Vegas Update : SharePoint 2010 release date has been announced as May 12th 2010 and RTM in April – read more at Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog
- Is the market ready for SharePoint 2010?!!
Microsoft not only invested in facilitating the adoption by the technical community as I have said earlier, but also it invested in supporting a non IE browsers including Firefox and Safari. Microsoft promises smoother upgrade and migration scenarios.
On the other hand, Gartner recommendations are:
“Enterprises with specific immediate requirements aligned to these enhancements:
-Plan to deploy MSS 2010 during 2H10.
- Stay on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 through mid-2011, when the first service pack should be available for MSS 2010.
- If you are seeking synchronization between server farms, integration with other leading content management systems, and flexible storage options other than SQL, evaluate third-party tools as supplements."
Of course with the current economical conditions everybody is watching their budgets, so if current SharePoint customers or even new ones do not have cash to spend in 64-bit hardware or Windows license, things might be a bit slower for SharePoint 2010. Although I would not worry about that as I presume that most of the servers lately are deployed with 64 bit hardware and OS.
Since we are in a transitional phase and customers might agree with Gartner and wait for SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1. It seems that MOSS 2007 is going to live for a while. Since SharePoint 2010 is based on similar concepts of MOSS 2007 it is good to know both. My advice would be:
- Learn the basics of MOSS 2007, don’t go too deep though. The basics will help you in working with customers with MOSS 2007 and learning SharePoint 2010 quicker.
- When you think you are established, invest in learning SharePoint 2010. That’s the future : keep an eye on the blogs, learning snacks, Twitter traffic (#SP2010)
- Also check with your company’s strategy are they aiming for SharePoint 2010 or MOSS 2007? Nowadays, it is always good to keep the paycheck flowing.
To Ali from the Web,
I hope I have answered your question,
To SharePoint Starters,
Welcome to the SharePoint club and good luck in your SharePoint journey!
Good luck in the new journey, specially in the migration projects ;)
Please share your thoughts.
SharePoint 2007 Resources
SharePoint 2010 Resources
(from Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog)
For SharePoint Resources in Arabic
Mohamed Yehia ,
During the first week of November Microsoft Egypt in Smart Village hosted a Technology Week that included several sessions and HOL about several technologies including Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Exchange 2010, OCS 207, SQL Server 2008, BizTalk Server 2009 and of course MOSS 2007.
SharePoint4Arabs & EGYSUG was there to present the MOSS sessions. Marwan Tarek, Ayman El Hattab and Myself provided an introduction to MOSS to various audience backgrounds. The session were crowded, organized and great feedback.
A success to lead many others.
I am Mohamed Yehia, a Technical Architect in ITWorx, Education Services. I have working on SharePoint technologies since 2004. I worked on several types of SharePoint projects customizations, developing web parts and site templates and of course Arabic localization. I was privileged to be part of Microsoft Learning Gateway development teams starting with MLG 2005, MLG 2005 Arabic and MLG 2007.
My first blog was on http://www.sharepointblogs.com/mohamedyehiablog. The site was down for the past several days, but it should be up and running now.
Please follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/mohdyehia, I should keep it interesting.
Please don't hesitate to ask me about anything anytime, I will always try to help.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923