SharePoint and Project Links for the Week of April 27, 2009

Announcing Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Project 2007 and Microsoft Project Server 2007 from Christophe Fiessinger’s Blog

As part of the SP2 release we announced the following requirements for the next release of SharePoint and Project Server: Windows Server 2008 and 64 bit. We will be publishing guidance on how to upgrade your existing Project Server 2007 farm to Windows Server 2008 64 bit in the coming weeks on TechNet. Expect full system requirements for Project Server 2010 at a latter date.

Deploy Service Pack 2 for Office Project Server 2007 from Project Server 2007 Newly Published Content

This article describes the process of deploying Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. Guidance and recommendations are given for successfully completing the process. This article includes links to the SP2 download sites as well as informative Knowledge Base (KB) articles.

Downloadable book: Cube Building Service in Office Project Server 2007 from Project Server 2007 Newly Published Content

An updated version of this downloadable book is now available. Downloadable books contain content from the TechNet technical library, which is revised regularly. This updated book includes the most recent version of this content as of April 2009.

Top 6 new STSADM operations in SharePoint 2007 SP2 from Todd Klindt’s Blog

By now you’ve had a couple of days to play with SP2. Hopefully the install went well. There’s some new stuff in it that I want to show you. In this post I’ll tell you about the new STSADM operations that are introduced. I did an "STSADM" on a box running SP1 and the Infrastructure Update (build 12.0.0.6318) and on a box running the hot off the presses SP2 (12.0.0.6421). There are six STSADM operations in SP2 that aren’t there before. To make it fun, I’m going to list them in order of how excited I am about them.

#6 – variationsfixuptool

#5 – exportipfsadminobjects

#4 and #3 – setqueryprocessoroptions and listqueryprocessoroptions

#2 – enumallwebs

#1 – preupgradecheck

Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Products and Technologies (white papers) from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Newly Published Content

These two white papers provide information about the important updates included in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Pre-upgrade scanning and reporting for future releases (Windows SharePoint Services) from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Newly Published Content

This article describes how to use the Stsadm preupgradecheck operation to scan farm servers before starting an upgrade to ensure that some upgrade prerequisites are met and to detect known issues that can prevent the upgrade from completing successfully. The results of the scan enable you to address any issues that are identified.

Run a farm that uses read-only databases (Office SharePoint Server) from SharePoint Server 2007 Newly Published Content

This article describes how to run a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm in which content databases have been set to be read-only (a read-only farm). A read-only farm can be part of a disaster recovery environment that runs against mirrored or log-shipped content databases, or it can be part of a highly available maintenance or patching environment that provides user access while another version of the farm is being updated.

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Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

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