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Just a quick note to let you know that the VSTO team published four new VSTO Beta hands-on labs to MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/aa740390.aspx.
MSDN Virtual Lab: Building Custom Office Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office Part 1 - Data Binding with Word Content Controls
MSDN Virtual ...
Configure SQL Server to be used in the VPC
Today I add the next section in my series to create a SharePoint VPC. In this blogitem we configure SQLServer to be used in the VPC to make it run smoothly as can be.
In the SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration Dialog click the Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections link ...
Add SQLServer to the VPC
Today I add the next section in my series to create a SharePoint VPC. In this blogitem we add SQLServer to the VPC to make it run as a database server.
Run SQL Server Setup from your installation media.
Accept the User License Agreement and click Next to continue
Click Install to install the Prerequisites. ...
Today I went to DevDays 2007 here in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where I live to meet Mike Hernandez and talk to him some more about VSTO. Mike was scheduled to do three presentations at the Dutch DevDays 2007 conference:
Overview Visual Studio Tools for Office
Visual Studio Tools for Office a roadmap for the future
Add POP Services to the VPC
Today I add the next section in my series to create a SharePoint VPC. In this blogitem we add POP services to the VPC to enable mail actions on the server without installing the full blown Exchange Server.
First start the ''Manage Your Server'' console.
Click Add or remove a role in the Manage Your Server ...
Add the Application Server role to the server
Today we will, in the series to build a complete VPC, add the Application Server role to the server. By doing this Internet Information Server, ASP.NET and some other services are added that will be needed if you want to install the SharePoint Server.
To start adding the role to the server you ...
Convert your VPC to a Domain Controller
Today we will, in the series to build a complete VPC, change the server into an Active Directory server. And in the end we will add one Active Directory user to the AD store for later use.
First thing to do is open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties of your NIC.
And change the properties ...
Optimizing your VPC part 2
First let's disable some services that won't be used in the VPC (for now) and can help speeding up your VPC.
First service we are going to disable is the Error Reporting Service.
As we planned to do demos without failures this service would be one of the useless services<g>
Select the Error Reporting Service ...
Optimize Virtual PC I
This is the first section about VPC optimization. There is more to come to optimize your VPC to improve so hang in there.
VPC Settings reminder
Check the amount of memory on your host machine and try to assign at least half of that amount to the VPC.
Map the VPC network adapter to use the network ...
Install Windows Server 2003 R2
Today section three of my series on how to prepare a SharePoint Server 2007 environment. A 'reminder' project for myself (and all others who would like to do the same thing) to get all the steps documented for later use. Here we go again... the next step, Install Windows Server 2003 R2.