Monday, June 27, 2011

Social Sites Demo on next Shoptalk: June 27th, 2011

Social Sites for SharePoint 2010
presented by: Rich Blank from News Gator

By integrating Social Sites directly into your SharePoint 2010 collaboration deployment, you can focus on delivering value to your users and unifying your technology infrastructure while fully leveraging your SharePoint social network - instead of building custom applications or learning and supporting additional technologies. Increase adoption among stakeholders, streamline communication, improve employee recruiting and retention, and boost overall productivity with Social Sites 2010.
Speaker Bio
For over 15 years, Rich Blank has worked with hundreds of organizations evangelizing, architecting and delivering social computing, collaboration & content management solutions. His passion is helping organizations change the way people connect, share information, and manage knowledge and his expertise includes information & systems architecture, end user adoption, governance, business process improvements, and technology strategy. Rich is a featured MS SharePoint expert and regular blogger on (Association of Information & Image Management) writing about collaboration, ECM, and social business. He's also has been invited as a guest speaker at the 2008 IT & Business Alignment Conference, 2010 SharePoint Summit, and regional SharePoint User Groups. He currently works as a Solutions Engineer for Newsgator and has held past senior technology and management consulting roles at EMC and IBM. Rich obtained his MBA from Babson College and BBA from the University of Michigan, and is a certified PMP and Six Sigma Green Belt. You can read some more of his insights on his personal blog:, follow him on Twitter: @pmpinsights, or connect with him on LinkedIn:

SharePoint ShopTalk is a live, dynamic, discussion held weekly amongst SharePoint Professionals.  It is an excellent source for users who need to discuss challenges or are looking for answers to pressing contemporary SharePoint questions. All are welcome to take advantage of this forum that features leading experts in the field.
You may register today and join the SharePoint ShopTalk Group on LinkedIn to submit questions prior to the event. You may also tweet your questions to @spshoptalk as well as ask questions live! We encourage participants to send questions in advance so our panel of experts may answer at their highest capacity.
For this event, you may also tweet your questions to pmpinsights & NewsGator.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Error installing FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

I’ve ran into a lot of installation errors in my experience, but this one definitely deserves a separate blog post. During the installation I’ve got the following error

06/13/2011 11:25:23 AM Warning Utility.Execute - "D:\FASTSearch\bin\ResourceStoreInstaller.exe" StdError - resourcestoreinstaller.exe - C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe SET config "ResourceStore" /section:requestFiltering /verbs.allowUnlisted:false /commit:apphost - ERROR ( message:Unknown attribute "verbs.allowUnlisted". Replace with -? for help. )

06/13/2011 11:25:23 AM Warning Utility.Execute - Return code for binary "D:\FASTSearch\bin\ResourceStoreInstaller.exe" is not 0. This may indicate that binary didn't execute successfully

And the FAST failed to install.

Let me step back a little bit, the installation was fairly simple, just 2 servers. And knowing the FAST hungry for resources reputation we usually recommend to beef up the servers as much as possible. The 2 servers were actually physical machines very powerful with about 16 CPU cores registered. That was the problem!

Christian Holslin shared his experience here, otherwise I’d be chasing the problem for hours.

Too many CPU cores, or logical CPUs can produce the failure for the installation as the CPUs compete for access to the web.config file.

TO resolve this problem do the following:

Before you attempt to run the configuration wizard, from the command line, run Mdconfig command:

1. Go to advanced tab

2. Under advanced go to “boot”

3. Select 4 processors

4. Restart the machine. Repeat this process for all servers in the FAST farm.

Once the installation process is done, revert your changes for the number of registered CPUs back to the original amount of registered Cores following the steps above.

You will be all set

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Friday, June 10, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search isn’t just for SharePoint 2010–presentation is available

Most of us have heard about the enhancements and power offered by SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search, but many do not realize they can take advantage of it without upgrading their 2007/MOSS environment. In this session we will cover how to leverage Search for SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint today, demonstrate the seamless integration of SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint Search 2010 from the end-user perspective and discuss the many benefits “Search First” offers to an organization and their users.
Here is a link to the presentation

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