Last Thursday I went to Khobar which is 450 Kilometers away from Riyadh in the eastern side of Riyadh. I was there to present at SharePoint Techday that was organized by SharePoint Geeks (the only SharePoint User Group in that region). Although it was a long travel of around 4 hours but we were able to reach there around 9:45 PM (You can calculate at what time we started the travel :)) I presented "Advanced SharePoint Feature Development" topic and got a feeling that everyone loved it. I was pretty fast as I had only 1 hour for 4 full demos for Feature Development. I loved every bit of it and hopefully the audience (Around 80) has enjoyed it allot. Most of the attendees were basic level SharePoint pros so I have to make my session less technical which I hope I was able to do it. Lets wait for the face book.
another point to share is that Muhanad Omar was unable to make to the event so My fellow RSUG Lead Ali Nimer presented "using Variations in Web Content Management" very nicely and audience liked it allot. Fauzan Khan who is the lad of SharePoint Geek’s presented "Developing SharePoint 2007 Workflow’s with Visual Studio 2008" which went quite well. Another session was from Emad Abdul Aziz (Lead XAMLLight) who went on to present "Silverlight and SharePoint 2007". It was a good try but the bad thing was there was no Silverlight developer in the audience so he made it really basic for audience. He made interesting demo with a Story board.
Few days back I saw this error message on my notebook that My
SharePoint Serve installation is going to expire in few days. So I thought I
have installed a trial version by mistake but looking at the blog given below
has shown me the real thing. Read this and make sure you do the needful very
We take product quality
During the installation
We are working to release
We want to assure our
For your convenience,
We apologize for any
Which products are
What can I do to fix
Customers can also wait
Product ID numbers (PIDs)
Note: For Search Server
What is Microsoft
Do I need to update
What if I haven’t
Does this issue impact
I can’t find/don’t
So finally we have successfully conducted our May meeting for Riyadh SharePoint user Group. Riyadh SharePoint User Group has proved to be successful in getting people attention and time for attending our events. They not only learn SharePoint for free but also take lot of gifts from Microsoft. This time I was really doubtful on the number of attendees but my doubt was cleared when I saw around 40 People attending our event. This event was special for me because for the first time we have spent almost 30 minutes discussing some questions asked by the attendees. Ali Nimer again did fantastic work by starting the meeting with first session about Multilingual Development for SharePoint. Later Muhanad presented an interesting session about scripting SharePoint installations. There was no demo in his session but information was very useful. I did my Event Handlers session and demo and later Amjad finished it off with his workflow session. He was unable to do any demo because his VM crashed ;}. But overall everything went very well. Later there was a draw for XBOX and one of our regular attendee Alla Barqawi won it. There were so many interesting giveaways that were given to the audience and for the first time almost everyone has something to take home 🙂
Now we have to plan our June 2009 Meeting so I am planning something new. There will be change in the presenters this time as many of our fellow SharePoint Developers wanted to get involved in presenting so I will try to give chance to some new presenters. Ali Nimer will surly continue with something interesting to continue.
I will upload the pictures for the event tomorrow in fellow up blog. The tentative date for the next month meeting is 18th of June 2009.
Event Pictures are available below.
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 April cumulative update package
Office SharePoint Server 2007 April cumulative update package
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 April cumulative update package
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 April cumulative update package
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968851 (Link not live yet)
Installation Recommendation for a fresh SharePoint Server
To keep all files in a SharePoint installation up-to-date, the following sequence is recommended.
- Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
- Service Pack 2 for Office SharePoint Server 2007
- April Cumulative Update package for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
- April Cumulative Update package for Office SharePoint Server 2007
Please note: Start from April Cumulative Update, the packages will no longer install on a farm without a service pack installed. You must have installed either Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SP2 prior to the installation of the cumulative updates.
Cool Picture for understanding Service Packs and Updates.