Archive for November, 2007

Thank you to DevTeach/VANTUG attendees!

Thank you to everyone who attended my and Yaroslav’s presentations! We hope you have found the presentations useful.

Our VANTUG presentation was:
Thursday, November 22 @ 6:30 PM – Sharepoint 2007 Integration (with overwhelming attendance, thank you so much)

Our DevTeach presentations were:
Tuesday, November 27 @ 11:00 – Vista Gadgets
Wednesday, November 28 @ 9:30 – Sharepoint 2007 Integration

One clarification: One attendee asked if BDC is available on MOSS Standard version. I would like to correct my answer: BDC is a MOSS Enterprise only feature for this version. I don’t know if MS will ever offer BDC as a standalone plugin or tool, but I will follow up on this.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have additional questions or clarifications. Yaroslav and I will put up another entry which will address some of the questions we had in all 3 presentations.

For those in the Gadget presentation, Yaro has put a couple new entries addressing some of the questions that were raised. Yaro-Land (or Yaro’s blog) is at http://www.sharemuch.com/wordpress/

Update:
Can’t believe Yaro beat me to posting the picture in his blog: http://www.sharemuch.com/wordpress/?p=25

Here’s a collage of the few pictures we took :)

Donabel Santos, Yaroslav Pentsarskyy before Sharepoint session in DevTeach 2007

Update:

Here’s my DevTeach bag! (Just wanted to share)
Belle's DevTeach 2007 Bag

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

DEVTEACH is here in Vancouver!

Yaro and I are speakers for DevTeach 2007! :) DevTeach goes from November 26-30. We hope you can join us in our presentations.

Tuesday, November 27 @ 11:00 – Vista Gadgets
Wednesday, November 28 @ 9:30 – Sharepoint 2007 Integration

Our Sharepoint Integration Presentation Materials can be found in this blog entry:
DEVTEACH/VANTUG 2007 – Sharepoint Integration Presentation Materials

Full schedule can be found here: http://www.devteach.com/Schedule.aspx

And of course, I have to keep the speaker bio screenshot for my scrapbook :)

DevTeach 2007 - Donabel Santos and Yaroslav Pentsarskyy

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

DEVTEACH/VANTUG 2007 – Sharepoint Integration Presentation Materials

Yaroslav and I did a presentation at VANTUG on November 22, 2007 (Thanks to Graham Jones, President of VANTUG, for inviting us to speak!). As promised, here are the presentation materials. These are the same materials we are going to use for DEVTEACH on November 28, 2007.

As we mentioned in the presentation, we used a real business case as a basis for the demo. The solution in our project involved:
- Sharepoint as portal/framework (specifically MOSS)
- WCF for communication between Sharepoint and backend databases
- Custom Web Part for entry forms and client-side validation
- BDC for search and data display
- SSNS for notification and audit trails

We tried to create a simpler version that uses most of the features above, and highlights the flexibility of Sharepoint as a framework.

Presentation

PRESENTATION FILE – Download the Powerpoint Presentations from here:
VANTUG November 2007 – Sharepoint Integration

Resources

Looking for additional references? You can check out the resource list for this presentation from my previous blog:
DevTeach/VANTUG Sharepoint 2007 Integration Presentation (Nov 2007): Resources

Screenshots: At A Glance

BDC Screenshot
BDC
SSRS Integrated Mode
SSRS
SSNS
SSNS
Custom Web Part with SSNS
Custom Web Part with SSNS
Resources

Looking for additional references? You can check out the resource list for this presentation from my previous blog:
DevTeach/VANTUG Sharepoint 2007 Integration Presentation (Nov 2007): Resources

Database

PRESENTATION FILE – ProductDetail
Database File (setup_productdetail.zip)
This contains the ProductDetail table, and related views and stored procedures. This .sql file is enough for you to get the BDC and SSRS part of the demo working.

We used the AdventureWorksLT database as our base database, and added a few tables/view/stored procedures.

This is the ProductDetail ERD:

SalesLT.ProductDetail-ERD

1. Download the AdventureWorksLT database. You can download the AdventureWorksLT database from CodePlex (http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDBProdSamples/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=4004).
2. Download the SQL file for the presentation here.
3. Open up the setup_productdetail.sql file in SQL Server Management Studio.
4. Execute

Business Data Catalog (BDC)

PRESENTATION FILE – BDC:
BDC File (AdventureWorksProductDetailADF.zip)
This file contains the ProductDetail BDC Application Definition File

The BDC is a MOSS (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server) only feature. This will not run on WSS.

Sample Screenshot:

BDC Screenshot

1. If you don’t have access to MOSS, you can download the MOSS trial version from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2E6E5A9C-EBF6-4F7F-8467-F4DE6BD6B831&displaylang=en
2. Open Central Administration
3. Go to Shared Services
4. Under the Business Data Catalog section, click on Import Application Definition.
5. Browse to AdventureWorksProductDetailADF.xml, accept defaults and click on OK.

Some people asked during the presentation what I use to create the BDCs. Since I started working on the BDC since MOSS’s B2TR, I’ve grown accustomed to writing the ADF by hand. I did try the BDC Metaman at that time – which was then still a beta (and free!) version developed by Todd Baginski.

To debug BDC’s to date, however, you have 2 indispensible friends:
1. Event Viewer
2. 12 Hive LOGS folder (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\LOGS). If you can’t see any relevant logs, check Central Admin and get MOSS to log “Business Data”.
3. When updating the BDC:
- you will need to manually update the Version in the ADF
- you may need to disable caching (from Web Part properties)
- at times, you may need to delete the BDC Application Instance and recreate
(Not sure exactly when these things happen, but this will be one my next discovery quests!)
4. Last but not least, make sure you check the permissions. Whoever’s using the BDC needs to be added to the BDC permissions list with EXECUTE permissions.

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services – Integrated Mode with Sharepoint

PRESENTATION FILE – Sample SSRS Project:
Sample Report Project on ProductDetail table

The bulk of the work in this section is not about creating the reports, it is configuring the environment.
I’ve used three main resources, which I reference in a previous blog (DevTeach/VANTUG Sharepoint 2007 Integration Presentation (Nov 2007): Resources)

Raju Sakthivel. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services – Installation and Configuration Guide for SharePoint Integration Mode (very good resource, and a must read if you are planning to deploy SSRS Integrated Mode)
http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/attachment/4194088.ashx

How to: Configure SharePoint Integration on Multiple Servers
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677365.aspx

How to: Configure SharePoint Integration on a Standalone Server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677368.aspx

Sample Screenshot:

SSRS Integrated Mode

SSRS Integrated Mode introduces 3 new content types to Sharepoint: Report Builder Model, Report Builder Report and Report Data Source.

SSRS in Sharepoint Integrated Mode - Content Types

Points to note before you pull your hair out:
- You must get Kerberos working. Make sure your SPNs are in place.
- You must install SQL Server 2005 SP2.
- Don’t look for Report Manager. It’s not there. Sharepoint Integrated mode does away with the Report Manager. Other unsupported features are documented here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb326290.aspx
- When deploying, you need to provide the URL to the document libraries and URL to the site you are deploying to. This could be easy to miss especially if you are used to the Report Manager. To check this:
- Open your Project in Visual Studio
- Right click on your project from the Object Explorer > Properties
- Make sure your

SSRS in Sharepoint Integrated Mode - Project

Custom Web Part – Hello World

PRESENTATION FILE – Basic Custom Web Part:
Yaro-Softlanding.SampleWebpart.zip
These are the files provided by Yaroslav for creating your basic hello world custom web part:

SQL Server 2005 Notification Services

PRESENTATION FILE – SSNS:
SSNS File (SSNS – NSProduct2.zip)
This file contains the ADF, ICF, XSL, schemas, sample events you need to get started on Notification Services.

SSNS

Microsoft has provided a number of good step-by-step tutorials. You can start with:
MSDN. SQL Server 2005 Notification Services Tutorial
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170337.aspx

Here’s a quick start guide:
1. If you don’t have Notification Services installed, install notification service:
a. Run the SQL Server 2005 Setup Disk
b. Choose to add components.
1. Create your ADF file.
2. Create your ICF file.
3. Create a new SQL Server Notification Services instance and enable
4. Register the Notification Service you created as a Windows Service
5. Assign permissions to an Event folder if you are using a FileWatcher
6. Start the service
7. Add subscribers
8. Test, test, test

If you are debugging:
1. Check the NotificationDistribution table in the generated [InstanceName][ApplicationName] database. This should tell you if your notifications were successfully delivered or not.
2. Check the Event Viewer
3. Check the SQL Logs

Other things worth checking:
1. throttle
2. illegal XML characters

Oh, and if you want to update your CSS/HTML/XSL file, you need to update your notification instance. It’s not just going to pick up the style or content changes.

UNFORTUNATELY, to my dismay, the July CTP of Katmai’s readme file announces very silently that Notification Services days are over (or at least that’s what it sounds like). I liked working with Notification Services :(

“SQL Server Notification Services will not be included as a component of SQL Server 2008, but will continue to be supported as part of the SQL Server 2005 product support life-cycle. Moving forward, support for key notification scenarios will be incorporated into SQL Server Reporting Services. Existing Reporting Services functionality, such as data driven subscriptions, addresses some of the notification requirements. Features to support additional notification scenarios may be expected in future releases.”

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

How to increase an InnoDB log file size

(MySQL 5.0)
Had a question from a student:

Problem:
He is trying to increase the innodb log file size by altering his .ini file.
After he makes the changes to the .ini file, he attempts to restart the server but fails.

Error messages indicate:
-ib_logfile0 has a different size
-can’t initialize database

Solution:
The solution was posted by Jay Pipes in the MySQL forum (http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?22,32004,32014#msg-32014). Essentially MySQL tries to look for the log file that had the original size, doesn’t find it, aborts the restart.

Solution is to rename the log files. MySQL will recreate the appropriate log files with the appropriate sizes.

#assuming you have a Linux system and you installed MySQL using an RPM#otherwise your MySQL install might be in /usr/local#if you can't figure out where your install folder it, "find" is your friend $/etc/init.d/mysql stop$mv /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile0 /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile0.bak$mv /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile1 /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile1.bak$/etc/init.d/mysql start$
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

(SQL Server)
Had a question from a student:

Problem:
He needs to create a temporary script while they migrate from an old database to SQL Server. He needs to call a sproc (SP1) from another sproc (SP2). SP1 returns a result set; SP2 must return only a scalar value (a COUNT, an AVG).

Problematic Query:

CREATE PROC SP1
AS
SELECT au_lnameFROM authors
GO

CREATE PROC SP2
AS
DECLARE @count INT

--this is problematic because this EXEC 
--displays the results of SP2
EXEC SP1

SELECT @count=COUNT(*)FROM authorsGO
Workable Solution:

CREATE PROC SP1
AS
SELECT au_lname FROM authors
GO

CREATE PROC SP2
AS -- don't show number of rows affected, we don't need it
SET NOCOUNT ON

--create a temporary table
--for purposes of my student's issue, this is fine
--you need to be careful when creating 
--temporary tables in sprocs, though, you need to 
--remember there are performance tradeoffs
CREATE TABLE #tmp 
(   
   au_lname VARCHAR(20)
)

--do an INSERT..EXEC
INSERT #tmp (au_lname)
EXEC SP1

--display number of records in the temporary table
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM #tmp
GO

--to test, execute SP2EXEC SP2
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: -1 (from 1 vote)

VANTUG (Nov 2007) Sharepoint 2007 Integration Presentation

Here is the invite posted at the VANTUG site!

VANTUG Presentation

I will be posting all the materials soon :)

If you are looking for the DEVTEACH/VANTUG files, you can find them in this blog entry: DEVTEACH/VANTUG 2007 – Sharepoint Integration Presentation Materials

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

List of useful resources. Most of these I’ve used or read at some point, and revisited in preparation for the VANTUG/DevTeach demo. I hope this becomes useful to someone.

Building Your Dev Environment

Tony Zink. Creating a MOSS VPC Image: The whole 9 yards
http://www.pptspaces.com/sharepointreporterblog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=28

Bill English. Installing a New Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Portal: Step-by-Step Instructions
http://mindsharpblogs.com/bill/archive/2006/06/27/1153.aspx

Sahil Malik. A Single Developer’s SharePoint 2007 Development Environment
http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-10-A_Single_Developers_SharePoint_2007_Development_Environment.aspx

Custom Web Parts

Developer Introduction to Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/aa830816.aspx

Sharepoint Web Parts Overview
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms432401.aspx

Windows SharePoint Services Web Part Infrastructure
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms415560.aspx

Walkthrough: Creating a Basic SharePoint Web Part
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms452873.aspx

Walkthrough: Creating Connectable SharePoint Web Parts
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms469765.aspx

Creating Web Parts in Windows SharePoint Services
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms367238.aspx

Working with the Windows SharePoint Services WebPart Class
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms473203.aspx

Channel 9 Video: Building ASP.NET Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=192071

15 Seconds: Building Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
http://15seconds.com/issue/060824.htm

15 Seconds: Building an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part for Deployment to WSS V3.0 and MOSS 2007
http://15seconds.com/issue/060914.htm

Walkthrough: Creating an ASP.NET Web Part for the AdventureWorks Business Data Application Sample
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms558854.aspx

SharePoint Products and Technologies: Creating Custom Web Part Page Templates Sample
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=48b2c899-db2c-4a93-aa95-af4a37fa8ae8&displaylang=en

Sahil Malik. Writing Custom Webparts for Sharepoint 2007
http://blah.winsmarts.com/2006/05/14/writing-custom-webparts-for-sharepoint-2007.aspx

SQL CLR

CLR Integration in SQL Server 2005
http://aspalliance.com/1081_CLR_Integration_in_SQL_Server_2005.2

Building my First SQL Server 2005 CLR
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/learn-sql-server/building-my-first-sql-server-2005-clr/

Using Signed Assemblies for SQLCLR: Doing the Safety Dance
http://www.sqljunkies.com/WebLog/ktegels/articles/SigningSQLCLRAssemblies.aspx

BDC

MSDN: Business Data Catalog
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms563661.aspx

Business Data Catalog Samples
http://msdn2.microsoft.com:80/en-us/library/aa598181.aspx

Sahil Malik. SharePoint 2007: BDC – The Business Data Catalog
http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-4-SharePoint_2007__BDC_-_The_Business_Data_Catalog.aspx

TechNet Virtual Lab: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
http://msevents.microsoft.com:80/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032331910&EventCategory=3&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

OS303 – SharePoint Server 2007 Business Data Catalog: Integrating Line of Business Data and Applications into Enterprise Portals (OS303_Burke.wmv)
http://www.microsoft.com:80/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5ec4193a-8061-4fd8-8ca4-574540049fe9&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog: Business Data Catalog
http://blogs.msdn.com:80/sharepoint/archive/2006/04/18/578194.aspx

AdventureWorks SQL Server 2005 BDC Sample
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms494876.aspx

Troubleshooting Business Data Clients and Metadata
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms499588.aspx

Walkthrough: Using the Business Data Catalog Security Trimmer to Trim Search Results
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb447548.aspx

Business Data Catalog in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the Object Model
http://www.developer.com/mgmt/print.php/3705686

BDC Warnings and Error Messages
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa587877.aspx

SQL Server 2005 Notification Services

Building Effective SQL Server Notification Applications
http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/sql-server-2005/building-effective-sql-server-notification-applications-part-i/

SQL Server 2005 Notification Services Tutorial.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170337.aspx

MSDN Webcast: Introducing Notification Services in SQL Server 2005—Level 200
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/webcasteventdetails.aspx?eventid=1032263436&eventcategory=5&culture=en-us&countrycode=us

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and MOSS

Raju Sakthivel. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services – Installation and Configuration Guide for SharePoint Integration Mode (very good resource)
http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/attachment/4194088.ashx

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Reporting Services integration with WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.
http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/02/19/microsoft-sql-server-2005-sp2-reporting-services-integration-with-wss-3-0-and-moss-2007.aspx

How to: Configure SharePoint Integration on Multiple Servers
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677365.aspx

How to: Configure SharePoint Integration on a Standalone Server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677368.aspx

Reporting Services Configuration How-to Topics
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms157412.aspx

Report Server How-to Topics (SharePoint Integrated Mode)
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb283321.aspx

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Tutorials.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170246.aspx

William Li. Service Account Configuration for Reporting Service
http://blogs.msdn.com/williaml/archive/2006/10/21/service-account-configuration-for-reporting-service.aspx

Tools and Utilities

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19f21e5e-b715-4f0c-b959-8c6dcbdc1057&displaylang=en

.NET Reflector
http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/

SQL Server 2005 Sample Databases (including AdventureWorksLT)
http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDBProdSamples

SQL Server 2005 SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/servicepacks/sp2.mspx

MOSS SDK – August 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d94e307-67d9-41ac-b2d6-0074d6286fa9&displaylang=en

BDC Editor (included in MOSS SDK – August 2007 Release)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d94e307-67d9-41ac-b2d6-0074d6286fa9&displaylang=en

BDC Metaman
http://www.bdcmetaman.com/

MOSS BDC Design Studio – Interesting Tool to Check Out for BDCs, and apparently doesn’t require for MOSS to be installed on the same box
http://www.simego.net/Walkthrough.aspx?Walkthrough=/Walkthrough/BDC-SQLServer-Walkthrough/BDC-SQLServer-Walkthrough.xml

Microsoft Virtual Server
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/

Windows Powershell
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx

SharePoint Products and Technologies: Creating Custom Web Part Page Templates Sample
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=48b2c899-db2c-4a93-aa95-af4a37fa8ae8&displaylang=en

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1E53F882-0C16-4847-B331-132274AE8C84&displaylang=en

Additional Resources

Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb407286.aspx

WSS How To’s
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/FX101494691033.aspx?ofcresset=1

MOSS How To’s
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/FX101211721033.aspx

Windows Powershell Script Repository
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/msh/default.mspx?mfr=true

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

DevTeach/VANTUG Presentation: Resources

List of useful resources. Most of these I’ve used or read at some point, and revisited in preparation for the VANTUG/DevTeach demo. I hope this becomes useful to someone.

Building Your Dev Environment
Tony Zink. Creating a MOSS VPC Image: The whole 9 yardshttp://www.pptspaces.com/sharepointreporterblog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=28
Bill English. Installing a New Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Portal: Step-by-Step Instructionshttp://mindsharpblogs.com/bill/archive/2006/06/27/1153.aspx
Sahil Malik. A Single Developer’s SharePoint 2007 Development Environment http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-10-A_Single_Developers_SharePoint_2007_Development_Environment.aspx

Custom Web Parts
Developer Introduction to Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/aa830816.aspx
Sharepoint Web Parts Overview http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms432401.aspx
Windows SharePoint Services Web Part Infrastructurehttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms415560.aspx
Walkthrough: Creating a Basic SharePoint Web Parthttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms452873.aspx
Walkthrough: Creating Connectable SharePoint Web Partshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms469765.aspx
Creating Web Parts in Windows SharePoint Services http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms367238.aspx
Working with the Windows SharePoint Services WebPart Class http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms473203.aspx
Channel 9 Video: Building ASP.NET Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=192071
15 Seconds: Building Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0http://15seconds.com/issue/060824.htm
15 Seconds: Building an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part for Deployment to WSS V3.0 and MOSS 2007http://15seconds.com/issue/060914.htm
Walkthrough: Creating an ASP.NET Web Part for the AdventureWorks Business Data Application Samplehttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms558854.aspx
SharePoint Products and Technologies: Creating Custom Web Part Page Templates Samplehttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=48b2c899-db2c-4a93-aa95-af4a37fa8ae8&displaylang=en
Sahil Malik. Writing Custom Webparts for Sharepoint 2007http://blah.winsmarts.com/2006/05/14/writing-custom-webparts-for-sharepoint-2007.aspx

SQL CLR
CLR Integration in SQL Server 2005http://aspalliance.com/1081_CLR_Integration_in_SQL_Server_2005.2
Building my First SQL Server 2005 CLRhttp://www.simple-talk.com/sql/learn-sql-server/building-my-first-sql-server-2005-clr/
Using Signed Assemblies for SQLCLR: Doing the Safety Dancehttp://www.sqljunkies.com/WebLog/ktegels/articles/SigningSQLCLRAssemblies.aspx

BDC
MSDN: Business Data Cataloghttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms563661.aspx
Business Data Catalog Sampleshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa598181.aspx
Sahil Malik. SharePoint 2007: BDC – The Business Data Cataloghttp://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-4-SharePoint_2007__BDC_-_The_Business_Data_Catalog.aspx
TechNet Virtual Lab: Getting Started with the Business Data Catalog in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032331910&EventCategory=3&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
OS303 – SharePoint Server 2007 Business Data Catalog: Integrating Line of Business Data and Applications into Enterprise Portals (OS303_Burke.wmv)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5ec4193a-8061-4fd8-8ca4-574540049fe9&DisplayLang=en
Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog: Business Data Cataloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/04/18/578194.aspx
AdventureWorks SQL Server 2005 BDC Samplehttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms494876.aspx
Troubleshooting Business Data Clients and Metadatahttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms499588.aspx
Walkthrough: Using the Business Data Catalog Security Trimmer to Trim Search Resultshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb447548.aspx

Notification Services
Building Effective SQL Server Notification Applicationshttp://www.simple-talk.com/sql/sql-server-2005/building-effective-sql-server-notification-applications-part-i/
SQL Server 2005 Notification Services Tutorial.http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170337.aspx
MSDN Webcast: Introducing Notification Services in SQL Server 2005—Level 200 http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/webcasteventdetails.aspx?eventid=1032263436&eventcategory=5&culture=en-us&countrycode=us

Reporting Services
Raju Sakthivel. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services – Installation and Configuration Guide for SharePoint Integration Mode (very good resource)http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/attachment/4194088.ashx
Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 Reporting Services integration with WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/02/19/microsoft-sql-server-2005-sp2-reporting-services-integration-with-wss-3-0-and-moss-2007.aspx
How to: Configure SharePoint Integration on Multiple Servershttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677365.aspx
How to: Configure SharePoint Integration on a Standalone Serverhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677368.aspx
Reporting Services Configuration How-to Topicshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms157412.aspx
Report Server How-to Topics (SharePoint Integrated Mode)http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb283321.aspx
SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Tutorials.http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170246.aspx
William Li. Service Account Configuration for Reporting Servicehttp://blogs.msdn.com/williaml/archive/2006/10/21/service-account-configuration-for-reporting-service.aspx

Tools and Utilities
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensionshttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19f21e5e-b715-4f0c-b959-8c6dcbdc1057&displaylang=en
.NET Reflectorhttp://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/
SQL Server 2005 Sample Databases (including AdventureWorksLT)http://www.codeplex.com/MSFTDBProdSamples
SQL Server 2005 SP2http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/servicepacks/sp2.mspx
MOSS SDK – August 2007http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d94e307-67d9-41ac-b2d6-0074d6286fa9&displaylang=en
BDC Editor (included in MOSS SDK – August 2007 Release)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6d94e307-67d9-41ac-b2d6-0074d6286fa9&displaylang=en
BDC Metamanhttp://www.bdcmetaman.com/
Microsoft Virtual Serverhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/
Windows Powershell http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx
SharePoint Products and Technologies: Creating Custom Web Part Page Templates Samplehttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=48b2c899-db2c-4a93-aa95-af4a37fa8ae8&displaylang=en
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologieshttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1E53F882-0C16-4847-B331-132274AE8C84&displaylang=en

Additional Resources
Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb407286.aspx
WSS How To’shttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/FX101494691033.aspx?ofcresset=1
MOSS How To’shttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/FX101211721033.aspx
Windows Powershell Script Repositoryhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/msh/default.mspx?mfr=true

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
`