SharePoint Products and Technologies Resources – Post I

Last year i saw many sharepoint bloggers posting very good collection of links on SharePoint products and technolgies.  So I am going to Collect all the data available as links.

VIA Lamont Harrington’s Blog (Closed the Blogs)

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Microsoft Web Sites has a SharePoint Products and Technologies page

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Third-Party Web Sites

Recommended SharePoint Downloads


WSS Site Definition Templates



  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Document Library Migration Tools
    The Microsoft® Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 Document Library Migration Tools move documents, versions, metadata, folders, and security settings from Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001, as well as from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 backward-compatible document libraries, to SharePoint Portal Server 2003 document libraries. This installation includes an export tool, an import tool, and documentation for use of the tools.
  • SharePoint Configuration Analyzer v1.0 for Windows SharePoint Services
    SharePoint Configuration Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that verifies settings on your server that are critical to running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services or Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and to hosting Web Parts on your server. SharePoint Configuration Analyzer also reports on Web Part usage on your server and retrieves a set of log files, configuration files, and Web Part packages used by Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Portal Server, and Internet Information Services (IIS). In a server farm configuration, running SharePoint Configuration Analyzer on each front-end server is a useful way to find and repair inconsistencies in server configurations and to ensure that all Web Part assemblies are deployed on all front-end servers.
  • SharePoint Products and Technologies Online Web Part and Tools Library
    Welcome to the Microsoft SharePoint™ Products and Technologies Web Component Directory. The Directory was designed to provide a place where thousands of developers and users who use Microsoft Windows® SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 can download and submit custom extensions.
  • Windows SharePoint Services: Document Library Event Handler Toolkit
    The sample in the Document Library Event Handler Toolkit (EventHandlerToolkit.exe) download introduces developers to the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services list events feature for document libraries. The download consists of two projects, SampleEventSinks and the WSS Event Monitor. The SampleEventSinks project contains several sample event sinks; the WSS Event Monitor is a stand-alone application that will display events as they occur on a document library.
  • SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK)
    Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies uses a common set of Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 services named Windows® SharePoint Services, to take advantage of the performance, stability, and security features of the Microsoft .NET Framework. Use Windows SharePoint Services to create and maintain team sites. Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, a server product, is built on Windows SharePoint Services, and adds features used to build and manage integrated, large-scale portal solutions.  This SDK also includes new documentation for the Web Part Page Services Component (WPSC), which is a client-side component that adds dynamic capabilities to your Web Part Page by providing Web Part discovery, notification, and state management services used by Web Parts; and for Windows SharePoint Services RPC methods.
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Trial Software
    Download or order a 120-day evaluation copy of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 trial software and learn how to seamlessly connect users, teams, and knowledge to work more efficiently and make use of relevant information across business processes.
  • Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
    Windows SharePoint Services is the Windows Server 2003 component that helps organizations increase individual and team productivity by enabling them to create Web sites for information sharing and document collaboration.  Sites based on Windows SharePoint Services, called SharePoint sites, take file storage to a new level and help create communities for team collaboration. Users can collaborate on documents, tasks, and events and easily share contacts and other information. In addition, Windows SharePoint Services makes it easy for managers of teams and sites to manage site content and user activity. The environment is designed for flexible deployment, administration, and application development.|
  • SharePoint Explorer
    A free tool for exploring the object model of a SharePoint Portal 2003 installation. It allows you to view and modify all the properties, including the hidden ones, of virtual servers, sites, lists, document libraries, files, areas, indices, content sources and more. This tool is a must for SharePoint developers.
  • HTML Viewer for Windows SharePoint Services
    The Office HTML Viewer server provides support for users who want to view the content of files in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services document libraries, but do not have Word, Excel, or PowerPoint from Office 97, or a newer release of Office, installed on their local computer.

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GotDotNet Workspaces

  • BizTalk Server Adapter for SharePoint Libraries
    This article describes a Microsoft® BizTalk® Server adapter that facilitates end-to-end communication between front-end Microsoft Office System 2003 applications and back-end enterprise systems. SharePoint libraries store Office System XML data while BizTalk Server orchestration provides services for integrating that data with back-end systems. This adapter makes SharePoint libraries accessible to BizTalk Server 2004 to provide an end-to-end integration path from the Office System 2003 applications to back-end enterprise systems
  • SharePoint Syndication
    Extension for SharePoint (WSS and SPS) that exposes site information via standard XML syndication formats (RSS, OPML, etc)
  • SharePoint Web Part: Finder
    The "Finder" Web Part provides Administrators with the ability to add a custom search box to any SharePoint Portal Server web part page. In addition to this, it provides the ability to filter searches based on a specific type of content. For example, a search could be restricted so that the search includes only "People"
  • SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Web Parts
    A collection of SharePoint WebParts that integrate with SQL Server Reporting Services.

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SharePoint Newsgroups

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Microsoft Seminars Online

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MSDN Webcasts

  • Windows SharePoint Services Security
    This webcast is designed to teach developers and IT professionals how to configure security for a SharePoint site. You will learn how SharePoint leverages IIS to authenticate users and to track their identity. You will also see how to manage site permissions and list permissions using site groups, cross-site groups and Active Directory groups. This webcast also includes a discussion of other topics such as configuring the identity of the SharePoint worker process, authenticating with SQL Server and troubleshooting security errors caused by a document library event handler. The session will conclude with an examination of the SharePoint security requirements and restrictions placed upon Web Parts. You will learn how and why to configure a Web Part as a SafeControl. You will also learn how configure Code Access Security (CAS) for SharePoint so you can strengthen or relax the security restrictions placed upon Web Parts in a production environment
  • Configuring Search with the Microsoft Content Management Server Connector for SharePoint Technologies
    This webcast will describe how the Microsoft® Content Management Server Connector for SharePoint Technologies integrates SharePoint™ Portal Server search functionality with Content Management Server sites. You won’t want to miss the demonstrations on how to configure indexing of Content Management Server content, and how to use the Web controls provided in the Microsoft Content Management Server Connector for SharePoint Technologies to implement a search page in your site
  • Creating Custom Rendering Templates with the Microsoft Content Management Connector for SharePoint Technologies
    The Microsoft® Content Management Server Connector for SharePoint Technologies provides a Content Management Server placeholder that can be used to render documents in a SharePoint™ Services or SharePoint Portal Server document store on a Content Management Server page. In this webcast you will learn how to customize the way these documents are rendered by creating custom rendering scripts
  • Integrating Project 2003 with Windows SharePoint Services
    This webcast presents an overview of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and how it integrates with Project Server. It then proceeds to describe the benefits WSS adds to a Project Server implementation and discusses WSS deployment and its scalability option
  • Creating Custom Web Part Views for the Microsoft Content Management  Server Connector for SharePoint Technologies
    The Microsoft® Content Management Server Connector for SharePoint™ Technologies includes Web Parts that can be used to integrate Content Management Server publishing functionality with SharePoint Portal Server or SharePoint Services pages. In this webcast you will learn how to display Content Management Server pages in these Web Parts and how to customize their appearance by developing custom components
  • Integrating BizTalk Server 2004 with SharePoint
    This webcast will cover Design, Configuration, Interaction and Monitoring of business processes for the Information Worker using BizTalk® Server 2004 Business Activity Services along with Windows® SharePoint™ Services and InfoPath™. Additionally, Steve Resnick will demonstrate a custom-built adapter that reads and writes documents to SharePoint libraries similar to the way the built-in file adapter reads and writes to the file system. This adapter enables you to integrate XML documents stored in SharePoint with your back-end systems
  • Integrating Microsoft Content Management Server with SharePoint Products and Technologies
    Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) Connector for SharePoint™ Technologies is a new integration pack that allows for creation of rich portal solutions. This webcast provides an overview of the product’s features and capabilities along with demonstrations of various scenarios it addresses
  • SPS 2.0: Developer Considerations
    Moving from ASP.NET to SharePoint Portal Server 2003 development?  Join the folks at imason as they discuss things to consider when developing Line-Of-Business (LOB) applications on top of SharePoint Products and Technologies.
  • SPS 2.0: Architecture and Best Practices for SPS Development
    Learn about key application architecture considerations and best practices around leveraging SharePoint Products and Technologies in your solutions.
  • Advanced SharePoint Workflow Using Custom Document and Form Libraries (Part 1 of 2)
    Part one of this two-part series will show information workers how to install, configure and use the "SharePoint Workflow Document and Form Libraries" in both simple and advanced workflow scenarios including multi-step approval processes that enable the flow of Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Visio diagrams, or Microsoft InfoPath forms across multiple Microsoft SharePoint libraries and sites.
  • Advanced SharePoint Workflow Using Custom Document and Form Libraries (Part 2 of 2)
    Part two of this two-part series walks developers through the "SharePoint Workflow Document and Form Libraries" code, demonstrating many advanced techniques such as developing a custom SharePoint template, building on top of the document library events, flowing documents across multiple libraries and sites, tying actions into the Microsoft Visio and Microsoft InfoPath APIs, and enhancing the Workflow Libraries through the addition of "Action Plug-ins".
  • Best Practices for Developing and Deploying Web Parts for SharePoint Sites
    Get on the fast track. This webcast will outline lessons learned and advocate best practices for coding, testing, deploying, and managing Web Parts, fetching data asynchronously, managing state, and much more. This session assumes that attendees are already familiar with building basic Web parts, as well as accessing Web services and database content from Microsoft ASP.NET.
  • Coding and Using Web Part Connections for SharePoint Sites
    Part-to-part connections allow users to combine and reuse Web Parts in unintended yet innovative ways. This session explains the mechanism for implementing connection providers and consumers, and offers prescriptive guidance on using the Web Part and Web Part Page techniques made possible by connections.
  • Creating and Customizing Windows SharePoint Services: List, Library, and View Definitions
    Every SharePoint site provides storage for documents, calendars, URL links, contacts, surveys, discussions-or "lists" as we refer to them behind the scenes. While based on a common storage model, lists are allocated, populated, and rendered based on XML and HTML techniques used by both the Web Parts built into Windows SharePoint Services, and by its standard ASP.NET pages. This session illustrates many of these techniques, including how to define custom lists and how to render them to accommodate your user interface requirements. 
  • Customizing and Branding SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services
    Many deployments of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies wouldn’t be complete without modifications to settings and user interface elements to conform to user requirements and/or corporate policies. The latest version of SharePoint offers improvements in the customization, development, and deployment of an enterprise portal and team collaboration infrastructure.  This webcast will cover what can be easily configured, what can be safely configured, and what shouldn’t be modified without adequate experience.
  • Extending and Enhancing the SharePoint Portal Server Search User Interface
    The default interface for searching SharePoint Portal Server indexes was designed to address the most common set of user behavior and preferences. But what do you do when your requirements call for something different? This session illustrates how to add or modify the standard SharePoint Portal Server search pages with enhanced or additional functionality.
  • Integrating Enterprise Applications into SharePoint Portals
    Many options exist for integrating SharePoint Portal Servers with Enterprise line of business applications. This session presents techniques and code for accomplishing common integration tasks. Learn how to call custom APIs to facilitate integration, make use of BizTalk Server, utilize the Single Sign-On services, and synchronize SharePoint Portal Server user profile data with other directories and person-centric data stores. 

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TechNet Webcasts

  • Migrating to SharePoint Portal Server 2003
    This presentation will review several recommended strategies and solutions for upgrading and migrating to Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003.
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Advanced Migration Scenarios
    This webcast presents specific scenarios related to migrating from SharePoint Portal Server 2001 to SharePoint Portal Server 2003. These scenarios include: Multiple Departmental Workspaces Per Server; Single Workspace with Complex Document Libraries; Single Workspace with Multiple Personal Dashboards; Search Portal with Multiple Indexing Servers; and Migrating Between Different SharePoint Languages.
  • Migrating Lotus Notes Applications to VS.NET, SQL Server, Exchange 20003, and SharePoint
    Learn the factors involved when extending and/or migrating Lotus Notes applications to the Microsoft platform to consolidate messaging and collaboration infrastructures. We’ll show you how you can use the newly updated Microsoft/CASAHL Lotus Notes Application Analyzer and CASAHL ecKnowledge 8.1 to analyze, extend and migrate Lotus Notes and Domino data and applications to Microsoft SharePoint, InfoPath, SQL Server, VS.NET, and Active Directory. Join us as we explore ecKnowledge features that smooth the integration and migration process, and identify an intermediate period of coexistence between Notes applications and the new Microsoft .NET applications generated by ecKnowledge.
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Integrating Enterprise Applications
    Many organizations have large investments in enterprise applications. Integrating these applications into a portal offers many advantages but can also be a significant challenge. This session describes the integration technologies supported by Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, with specific emphasis on how to integrate SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with major enterprise applications by SAP and Siebel.
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Organizing Sites and Topics
    See how to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as a tool to organize and navigate throughout your enterprise. We’ll examine how to use the site registry to catalog and navigate SharePoint sites, and use the Topic functionality to organize and present information stored throughout an organization in any of a number of forms and locations. Join this webcast to learn how to configure the navigation of the site, set up collaborative areas, publish information, and customize the look and feel of the portal.
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Personalization, Profiles, and Audience Targeting
    Description: Take an in-depth look at what SharePoint Portal Server 2003 offers in the areas of personalization, profiles and audience targeting. Learn about the how this area of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 has been invested with vigorous development, and see how the personalized portal experience can make users more productive by allowing them to discover, organize and receive information that is personally relevant to their roles and interests.
  • Customizing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 with FrontPage 2003
    Description: Learn how to use Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 to customize portal sites that have been created with Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 — from the fonts and formatting to the text and graphics on pages on the sites. At the same time, SharePoint Portal Server also has its own tools and utilities that best manage and edit some key enterprise portal functionality. Join this webcast to learn when and where to use FrontPage, and when to use SharePoint Portal Server tools for the most power and efficiency when customizing your portal sites. The presentation will emphasize methods that are straightforward and flexible when using FrontPage to customize portal sites created with SharePoint Portal Server.
  • Digital Asset Management for SharePoint Products and Technologies
    Does your organization need digital asset management (DAM) and the business advantages of consistent, memorable branding, but with an eye on cost control? Scene7® for Microsoft® Integrated Portal Technologies brings robust, low-cost digital asset management (DAM) capabilities to Microsoft Office Systems 2003. And the combination of Scene7 and SharePoint™ Products and Technologies can form a media collaboration platform that enables companies of any size to deliver rich, visual communication of their products and services, reduce IT management costs as well as training and productivity resources – all from tools used every day. Join this webcast to find out how to do it.
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Deploying as an Extranet
    Do you need to implement an extranet or DMZ in your IT infrastructure? Have you considered using SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 to get there? Join this webcast for significant guidance and a progressively technical exploration of the issues and options related to deploying and accessing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 outside the network as an extranet or in a DMZ
  • Migrating eRooms, Windows File Services and Exchange Public Folders to SharePoint
    A challenge for any enterprise is to ensure that its people are connected to the right information in order to collaborate effectively. In many cases legacy content repositories already exist and accumulate valuable information into knowledge silos. Microsoft® SharePoint™ Products and Technologies provide the next generation collaborative services for today’s information workers. Learn from practical experience how to approach migrations from legacy platforms to SharePoint Products and Technologies. Join this webcast to learn how to reduce cost, provide new capabilities and harvest your information assets to their fullest with a move to SharePoint Products and Technologies.
  • SharePoint Portal Server Infrastructure Implementation Best Practice
    In this session you’ll learn real-world best practices on building a SharePoint™ Portal Server (SPS) 2003 document management solution. This session is packed with infrastructure planning, design, and sizing recommendations and best practices taken from the trenches of some of the world’s first production implementations of SPS 2003. The session addresses lessons learned on capacity planning, maintenance, backup and recovery, topology, and more for SPS 2003 and SQL Server 2000 farms in organizations with zero downtime tolerance, the need for clustered databases for SharePoint servers, and global information access to SharePoint data.
  • Integrating Project 2003 with Windows SharePoint Services
    This webcast presents an overview of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and how it integrates with Project Server. It then proceeds to describe the benefits WSS adds to a Project Server implementation and discusses WSS deployment and its scalability option.

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SharePoint Bloggers

And check my SharePoint Products and Technologies blog category out as well!

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SharePoint Solution Providers

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SharePoint Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

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