SharePoint Resources, Documents and Articles – January 2012

This information below comprises of various SharePoint related resources that you may find helpful as a SharePoint administrator, developer or an end user. If the info doesn’t pertain directly to you, feel free to pass on this link to it to someone who can use this information.


Articles and Blogs

5 Tips on Effectively Planning for SharePoint 2010 Migration
Mixed feelings about SharePoint abound in organizations today. Some say it’s great and others don’t want anything to do with it. Rest assured, with proper planning of your SharePoint 2010 migration, you’re well on your way to revolutionizing your organization.

What’s New in SharePoint Online: November 2011 Update
First update to SharePoint Online (SPO) since the launch of Office 365 (O365) became generally available on June 28, 2011 is now complete worldwide. On a broad level, this update enables greater reach to both people and external data, while at the same time increasing the number of supported devices and Web browsers.

Windows PowerShell Script: Download SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites
The "Download SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites Windows PowerShell script" downloads and stores all of the files for the prerequisites of SharePoint Server 2010 in a specified location. This is useful when installing SharePoint Server 2010 in an offline environment or as part of an automated setup and is a Windows PowerShell alternative to using the PrerequisiteInstaller.exe tool, as described in Install prerequisites from a network share.

Viewing reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices
Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 enables organizations to view certain kinds of reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices that use the iOS 5 Safari browser. This article describes what business intelligence content users can view on iPad, how to configure reports and scorecards to be displayed correctly, and how to navigate business intelligence content on iPad.

Knowledge Base Articles

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): December 13, 2011

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update server hotfix package (WSS server-package): December 13, 2011

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Error message when you click "Create Site" on the tab that is located in the upper-right corner of the Site Directory page of a site collection: "Page cannot be displayed"

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): December 13, 2011

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package): December 16, 2011

SharePoint Foundation 2010
The proc_GetContentTypeIdFromUrl stored procedure takes a long time to retrieve the content type identifier of a document in SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint 2010: IIS application pool settings can cause site not to load

SharePoint 2010: Synchronous itemAdded event receiver results in null reference exception

Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint Foundation server-package): December 13, 2011

Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (Sts-x-none.msp): December 13, 2011

SharePoint Server 2010
A content type in a document library is set incorrectly to NULL after you set a library based retention in SharePoint Server 2010

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): December 13, 2011

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Svrproof-en-us.msp): December 13, 2011

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Dlc-x-none.msp, Osrv-x-none.msp, Wosrv-x-none.msp): December 13, 2011

SharePoint 2010: Organization Browser web part does not render for Windows Claims users


Training and Empowering SharePoint Users, Developers, Administrators

If you have been following our site or newsletters, you know that our commitment is to train, empower and support SharePoint users at all levels. I would like to focus on exactly how our corporate offerings help accomplish that goal.

Our SharePoint Content

  • 100 SharePoint 2007 video tutorials
  • 250 SharePoint 2010 video tutorials (growing at a rate of about 4 to 6 additional tutorials every month)

Video tutorial average length: 10 minutes (with the exception of end user videos)

Type of content: Tutorials discussing the ‘why and how’ to accomplish various tasks and functionalities related to SharePoint (using minimal or no PowerPoint slides)

Target audience:

  • End Users
  • Power Users
  • Developers
  • Administrators

Content categories:

SharePoint Fundamentals, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Workflows, Branding, Business Connectivity Services, Access Services, Project Management, Reporting Services, Records Management and more in the works…

Direct competition covering the breadth of content we offer: None that we are aware of!


Corporate Licensing of Videos

To facilitate training and supporting all SharePoint users, we offer two options:

Option 1) Deploy our end user videos in your environment

It is best for end users of SharePoint to get the help they need directly within the SharePoint environment they are working in without the need to hunt for the information on the web. In addition, there are many ‘bad practices’ that you want to steer your users away from and teach them the ‘best practices’ for interacting with SharePoint (working with documents, pages, list items, subsite settings etc).

To support you with your end users’ training needs, we ship you 105 end user videos that offer on-demand help to SharePoint end users. These are short, to the point, tutorials of 2 minutes or less with full voice narration and visual cues to help the user understand why you do certain tasks in SharePoint and how to do them.

Option 2) Online access at for all SharePoint Administrators and Developers

Our list of videos targeting SharePoint administrators, developers and power users has been and will continue to grow on the site. The best way for us to provide you access to all of that information is to setup a corporate log-in id for your organization that your SharePoint personnel can use at anytime to view the tutorials on the site.

Depending on your need, either option 1 or 2 or even a combination of both options would serve your organization best! I am a big believer in the phrase ‘seeing is believing’. If you are like me and would like to visualize how the process would work, check out these short 3 minutes videos on SharePoint End User and SharePoint Admin and Developer training.

We have been serving our corporate clients for many years now. Read our testimonials and check out the list of some of the companies we currently serve.

So what’s the next step?

Get in contact with us through either simply replying to this email, filling out the form on our corporate licensing page or by calling us directly (630) 786-7026. Whatever works best for You. We can help to qualify if your organization is the right fit for the solutions that we offer. Let us know how we can help your SharePoint needs!


How we plan to serve You better in 2012!

SharePoint is not a typical Microsoft product. Do you agree? What I mean to say is that it’s not like Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. which you can learn by trial and error (quite the contrary: there could be severe penalties you will pay for errors or not following best practices when working with or building solutions on SharePoint). In fact, it’s not a product at all – it’s a platform, like Windows, on which you can build the solutions and applications You need!

One major advantage of SharePoint: You can build almost anything you want to build without using programming since we now have tools and built in services such as SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Access Services, Reporting Services, Term Store, automating processes using SharePoint Designer Workflows, Branding sites and much much more.

Our main goal has been and continues to be to support SharePoint end users, designers, developers, administrators and also SharePoint consultants worldwide through the following services we offer:

We are hoping to enhance our services even further this year by committing to the following:

  1. Adding Lots of new videos to the site (current video count is 348) – plans are to still keep releasing at least a couple of new videos every other week
  2. Enhancing the site functionality with better filtering and sorting of videos as our collection grows
  3. Hiring new personnel to support our site subscribers and visitors
  4. Adding additional benefits for being a subscriber to
  5. Continue to provide no-cost webinars that will enhance your knowledge of areas within SharePoint

Want to chat about how we can help you? Send me an email directly and we can chat through email or phone to see how/if we can help you. If not, I’ll refer you to another company or provider who can help.

Looking forward to year 2012! Best wishes to you in all your endeavors!