Saturday, May 7, 2011

Specified value is not supported for the parameter.

Yesterday I was trying to create a new web application in SharePoint 2010 and I got this error:
"Specified value is not supported for the parameter."
I was wondering which parameter is talking about, I tried to check my values in "Create new web application page but every thing seems to be OK. So, I just looked in Event Log to see is there any other information that I can find and result was No, Nothing!!

Finally I just tried to search for it in web and thanks to google and Sathish TK blog post I got the reason: "SharePoint actually checks whether the machine (user account too) is connected to the domain before these actions are completed. This happens to machines that are part of the domain during SharePoint install and configuration."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Persian Calendar

Every one who is interested in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Persian Calendar can have now!
Finally Honopardaz development team successfully developed Persian Calendar for SharePoint 2010. The final tests are done and its ready to be published for people who need Jalali Calendar on SharePoint.

You can find some screen shot at Honopardaz official website or

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7

A great post from Dahnesh's Blog.
Some of you may want to install SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2010 Foundation on Windows 7 for development and testing purposes. I have also managed to do so and thought I would quickly share some of the key steps for this setup.

Firstly, the article I referred to for this setup is here and here are the steps I followed:

1. Ensure that you have Windows 7 x64 edition and SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 installed on your . The SQL Server 2008 R2 installation can be the Developer Edition or the Express Edition, whichever is relevant in your case.

2. Copy all the SharePoint setup files to c:\sharepointfiles folder and then open the config.xml file from c:\sharepointfiles\files\setup using notepad. In this file, add the following line

<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>

Ensure that you add this line anywhere between <Configuration> and </Configuration> tags. Save the file after you add this line.

3. Install the following components

    a. Windows Identity Foundation (Click Here) – Install the "Windows6.1-KB974405-x64.msu" file

    b. Chart Controls (Click Here) – not required if you're planning to install SharePoint 2010 Foundation

4. Install the required "Windows Features" by pasting the following text in the command prompt and then press "Enter" (ensure that this is a single line, no breaks) – better way is to paste this in notepad and ensure that "word wrap" is off and then paste this into the command prompt.

start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-DirectoryBrowsing;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-ApplicationDevelopment;IIS-ASPNET;IIS-NetFxExtensibility;IIS-ISAPIExtensions;IIS-ISAPIFilter;IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics;IIS-HttpLogging;IIS-LoggingLibraries;IIS-RequestMonitor;IIS-HttpTracing;IIS-CustomLogging;IIS-ManagementScriptingTools;IIS-Security;IIS-BasicAuthentication;IIS-WindowsAuthentication;IIS-DigestAuthentication;IIS-RequestFiltering;IIS-Performance;IIS-HttpCompressionStatic;IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic;IIS-WebServerManagementTools;IIS-ManagementConsole;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-Metabase;IIS-WMICompatibility;WAS-WindowsActivationService;WAS-ProcessModel;WAS-NetFxEnvironment;WAS-ConfigurationAPI;WCF-HTTP-Activation;WCF-NonHTTP-Activation

5. You can now run the Setup.exe from the SharePoint installation files and proceed as a normal installation

You can also refer to the article I mentioned earlier (here) from which I have successfully installed SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Foundation on Windows 7 x64 (Enterprise Edition).

Friday, June 18, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools

The Visual Studio team that brought you the SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 2010 is happy to announce we have created a set of power tools that make developing SharePoint 2010 sandboxed solutions even easier.  Below is the list of features included in the current release of the power tools.

Sandboxed-compatible Visual Web Part 

This item template enables you to use a visual designer to create SharePoint web parts that can be deployed in a SharePoint 2010 sandboxed solution.

Sandboxed Compilation 

This extension displays build errors when you use types or members in a SharePoint 2010 sandboxed project which are not allowed in the SharePoint sandbox environment.

The Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools are available immediately on the Visual Studio Gallery.

VSeWSS Import Tool for Visual Studio 2010

SharePoint VSeWSS Import tool is an add-in to Visual Studio 2010 and it adds a new SharePoint project template for importing a VSeWSS project. "VSeWSS or Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services are Microsoft tools for creating SharePoint 2007 projects on VS2008. In VS2010 we've built in tools for creating SharePoint 2010 projects. This import tool takes a VSeWSS project that's targetted at SharePoint 2007 and migrates it to VS2010 where it's targetted at SharePoint 2010.

The import tool is distributed as source code so you'll need to compile it before using it. There's a batch file provided for this and you just need VS2010 installed and to run batch file. The import tool works at the project level, not the solution level. So if you've a solution with multiple projects you'll need to import them one by one and get them all going," revealed Microsoft.

More info and download Url:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Microsoft Sharepoint – Benefits For A Sharepoint Developer

Sharepoint developers today have a vast choice of applications to choose from. One of the best options though is Microsoft Sharepoint. This application has helped Sharepoint developers perform tasks easily and at a much more reasonable cost as the time involvement is also reduced. Microsoft SharePoint helps SharePoint developers to perform tasks related to business applications, corporate search engines, content management systems and business intelligence tools. This application not only helps a Sharepoint developer; but also creates websites and manages web contents. Sharepoint developers can now develop programs for organization to perform across several locations at one place. This can provide a systematic workflow and help organizations perform better. Sharepoint developers can also help employees in an organization share and work together on documents with the help of Microsoft Sharepoint. This application also provides Sharepoint developer's useful business intelligence tools which they can put to use at various levels. The application is very compactable and Sharepoint developers have no problem in interagrating them with Microsoft products such as office, excel, exchange and internet explorer. This helps Sharepoint developers take the concept of the web to a total new level.

Microsoft Sharepoint has taken Sharepoint development to a whole new level and increased the potential of Sharepoint developers. With the increase of Sharepoint taking over almost all industries in the market today; the application has been very popular among Sharepoint developers and has also generated major revenues.

Sharepoint developers now prefer the Microsoft application as this is gaining huge popularity with all industries. Some famous applications Sharepoint developers have created with the application include Congos which is a business intelligence software maker.

This application also has a major scope for improvement and can add some enhancements to it. Sharepoint developers are growing as the Sharepoint market is growing tremendously across the World Wide Web. Sharepoint looks very promising and with applications like Microsoft Sharepoint; Sharepoint developers are beginning to get more and more in demand. SharePoint developers can change the traditional methods into more contemporary and friendly methods due to the help given by Microsoft to SharePoint.

Friday, June 4, 2010

SharePoint Q&A: Microsoft's Arpan Shah

Microsoft on May 12 released Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. You can read the Visual Studio Magazine cover feature here . While the Office launch is certainly notable, the impact of SharePoint 2010 on .NET developers is potentially huge. The combination of Visual Studio 2010 (launched in April) and SharePoint 2010 has transformed SharePoint application development from an often-frustrating challenge into a first-class development experience.

Arpan Shah, director of SharePoint Tools and Technologies at Microsoft, talked with us about the new version and its impact on developers. You can find useful information about SharePoint 2010 training and resources in this blog entry by Arpan Shah. For a bit more on the Office side of the launch, check out this blog entry from Microsoft Senior Product Manager John R. Durant.

Michael Desmond: Microsoft has admitted that it had work to do to get SharePoint-based development up to grade with other platforms. What in your mind were the most critical areas that needed to be addressed to make SharePoint developers first-class citizens in the .NET development space?
Arpan Shah: We've made a number of investments for SharePoint developers across the board. One I would call out is our SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 2010 that make it very easy for developers to code and debug SharePoint solutions quickly. In addition, we also support Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7 as SharePoint development environments. These two investment areas plus many more really bring SharePoint development in line with the other types of .NET development, which is great for developers.

MD: I've heard lots of devs rave about two things that got fixed with Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010: The ability to develop on a Visual Studio workstation, and the addition of F5 build/debug/deploy. How difficult was it to enable these important capabilities with SharePoint 2010?
AS: We listened to our developer community and prioritized our engineering efforts to enable these key developer scenarios. Support for the Windows client as a developer environment was possible because of the similarity of the IIS codebase in Windows Vista SP2/Windows 7 and Windows Server. It's important to point out that there are limitations when developing on the Windows Client, so we recommend that developers use Windows Server for a full developer experience across all the SharePoint Server 2010 features. Support for Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools was possible because of the partnership with and hard work by the Visual Studio team.

MD: Business Connectivity Services are getting a lot of attention as a key ingredient in the SharePoint (and Office) update. Can you explain why SharePoint oriented developers might want to explore BCS more closely?
AS: Business Connectivity Services (BCS) really takes away the need to do a lot of the plumbing and heavy lifting a developer typically needs to do in order to integrate with another backend system. Developers can use BCS to connect SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 to databases and/or other line of business (LOB) systems such as Microsoft CRM and SAP to surface data to end users. End users can read, edit and take the data offline. BCS connections can be set up declaratively through SharePoint Designer 2010 as well as developed in Visual Studio 2010.

MD: What are you hearing from .NET developers since SharePoint 2010 launched? Are you seeing SharePoint development shops moving immediately to Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in lockstep?
AS: We are receiving great feedback from the developer community. Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 are helping SharePoint developers rapidly develop & debug SharePoint projects reducing overall time-to-market for their SharePoint solutions. With good developer training available, we're seeing SharePoint developers upgrade their SharePoint 2007 skills to SharePoint 2010. Many development shops are starting new projects with Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 as well as working with their existing customers to upgrade them to SharePoint 2010 to take advantage of all the investments made.

MD: If you could do the whole SharePoint 2010 cycle over again, what one thing might you change and how?
AS: We have a really great tools story with Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010, and we know there is more we can do to build on that great experience. Looking back, I think we got the priorities right on what to do first, but it's hard not to look at the additional things we would like to have done and wonder what if. It just gives us more excitement about what will come next!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SharePoint 2010 – Top 10 Resources to get you started

With the official launch of SharePoint 2010 last week, we thought now would be a perfect time for us to share some resources to help you to get started evaluating and learning about the new release. 
This post contains links to download evaluation software, guides, demo virtual machines and lots more, for both Developers and IT Professionals.

1. Check out the Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010 Launch Keynote and on-demand sessions, and the SharePoint 2010 Product Site on
3. Check out the learning plans for IT ProfessionalsDevelopers and End Users and get started on your SharePoint 2010 learning plan.
4. Download the pre-configured Hyper-V SharePoint 2010 Evaluation and Demo Virtual Machine (~1.8GB) along with the SharePoint 2010 Walkthrough Guide for a chance to get hands on with SharePoint 2010 with zero set up and configuration.
5. Download 180 day trial versions of;  SharePoint Server 2010FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePointOffice Professional Plus 2010Windows Server 2008 R2SQL Server 2008 R2 to install and evaluate SharePoint 2010 yourself, and while you're downloading stuff here's some links to the full versions of; SharePoint Foundation 2010Search Server Express 2010SharePoint Designer 2010
6. Watch the Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals video series and the Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for Professional Developers video series to get bite-sized video overviews of some of new and updated features.
7. Do the self paced IT Professional hosted virtual hands-on-labs and Developer hosted virtual hands-on-labs to get hands-on with SharePoint 2010 through a series of scripted tutorials, and if you want more, then download and install 10 getting started Developer Hands-on-labs.
9. Visit the TechNet and MSDN SharePoint 2010 sites for a wealth of technical reference documentation and prescriptive guidance through our categorized resource centers, such as the Installation and Deployment Resource Center to learn how to plan, install and configure SharePoint 2010 and the Upgrade and Migration Resource Center for the latest guidance and best practices for upgrading to SharePoint 2010.
10. Got questions?  Search for an answer, or ask the community in the official Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Forums.
 Already a SharePoint 2007 expert?
Check out the free advanced training content for IT Professionals and Developers looking to upgrade their skills from SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint 2010.
We've got 36 modules of self paced IT Professional Advanced Training and Developer Advanced Training that includes audio and video recordings.  We'll also be adding 24 hosted virtual hands-on-labs in the very near future to accompany the training content – All for FREE and on demand.
Want to get certified on SharePoint 2010?
Take a look at the Microsoft Learning SharePoint 2010 Training Portal for information and expected availability dates for SharePoint 2010 Certification, Classroom training, E-Learning, MS Press books and Learning Snacks.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Products Documentation

The SharePoint IT Pro content team announced the release of our Launch documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010! They have created several different types of content to help you plan, deploy, and administer both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation.
The Launch content for both products can be found here:
SharePoint Server 2010:
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Tech Center is a gateway into the IT Pro documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 and a location for RSS feeds of new content.  
  • Resource Centers provide information across the product lifecycle for activities and solutions.
  • TechNet articles are organized by the product lifecycle – evaluate, plan, deploy, operate, etc. Content includes a newly published page with an RSS feed, so you can keep up with what we've published, and a roadmap to the content.
  • Worksheets are Microsoft Excel files that you can use to record information that you gather and decisions that you make as you plan your deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Models are poster-sized illustrations of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 architecture and concepts.
SharePoint Foundation 2010:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 Tech Center is a gateway into the IT Pro documentation for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and a location for RSS feeds of new content.
  • Resource Centers provide information across the product lifecycle for activities and solutions.
  • TechNet articles are organized by the product lifecycle – evaluate, plan, deploy, operate, etc. Content includes a newly published page with an RSS feed, so you can keep up with what we've published, and a roadmap to the content.
  • Worksheets are Microsoft Excel files that you can use to record information that you gather and decisions that you make as you plan your deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • Models are poster-sized illustrations of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 architecture and concepts.
Be sure to check this space often as we highlight specific content that may be of interest to you and notify you of new content as it's published.
P.S. – Be sure to also check out the following:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Officially Launched

Microsoft [MSFT] has officially launched Microsoft Office 2010 along with SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 and made it available to business customers.
If you remember back a few weeks, Office 2010 was first made available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. This next phase moves one step closer to the full launch that will be see the 2010 product range launching June 15.
Prices of Office 2010 and other software in the suite will range from $99 all the way up to $499 depending on which version of Office you choose.
Updates included in Office 2010 include performance increases making features such as search a lot faster than previous versions. Also improvements to navigation functions have been included along with superior editing tools for video.