Mix 2010 Day 2 Keynote

Here is summary of this session:

  • IE9
    • IE9 is optimized for HTML 5
    • It passes all http://www.css3.info/ script tests and scores 55 in http://acid3.acidtests.org/ test
    • It uses more GPU power using Windows 7 Graphics Capabilities
    • New Developer Toolbar for HTML 5 standards (we can change SVG graphics in real time like css)
    • HTML 5 Video (podemos testar no youtube http://www.youtube.com/html5) you need to use the IE9 preview
    • We can use opacity, also in videos, rounded corners using border radius
    • New Javascript Engine
    • Preview Version (download and demos): http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ it will be updated from 8 to 8 weeks (more or less)
  • Visual Studio 2010 & .Net 4.0 (RTM launch in April)
    • Multi-monitor support with one single instance (html in one monitor, .cs in another)
    • Better intellisense
    • Better code visualization
    • Better profiling and debugging
    • ASP.net controls with clean html using css
    • Smaller View State
    • Semantic URL out of the box
    • New for Controls (chart, data…)
    • New ASP.NET MVC 2 (built in with VS 2010)
    • Sequence Diagram for a method
    • New JQuery Plugins (template, data binding)
    • Better Ajax Development with intellisense with quicker response for javascript libraries
    • New .config for each stage (development, staging, production) with more simple deployment
    • Box select (select text from different lines that start and end on the same position and change the text)
  • OData Protocol http://www.odata.org/  
    • http://odata.netflix.com/Catalog (real example of a Windows Azure site running a WCF Data Service with SQL Azure) it’s case sensitive, example http://odata.netflix.com/Catalog/CatalogTitles
    • SharePoint 2010 has OData protocol for lists
    • In Visual Studio 2010 this is a WCF Data Services (aka Astoria)
    • Houston project will allow to create and manage database’s in SQL Azure using the browser and Silverlight on Azure Portal
    • New project that will allow us to create WCF Data Services from a SQL Azure table in the browser on Azure Portal
    • Excel 2010 PowerPivot can get data from OData Services
    • Microsoft Codename Dallas (http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/Dallas)
      • Find, purchase and manage datasets to power your applications
      • The client can create datasets with the columns necessary for is application

SharePoint 2010 & Office 2010 Launch Date

It's official May 12th, 2010, is the launch date for SharePoint 2010 & Office 2010.

In addition, Microsoft announced the intent to RTM (Release to Manufacturing) this April 2010.

This is great news, you can virtually join the launch event in May 12th at 11am EST to listen to Stephen Elop, President of the Microsoft Business Division, announce the launch.

You can register for the event @ http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/businessproductivity/proof/pages/2010-launch-events.aspx.

SharePoint 2010 Tips for Performance

Here is some tips that I've been gathering for using SharePoint 2010 Virtual Machines:

External USB 2.0 are too slow, you shoud use e-Sata, with 7200 RPM, or SSD

The VM virtual discs shoud have a unique file with fixed size, when you create VM virtual discs you shoud format it with 64KB in NTFS

The SQL Server tempDB shoud have two data files, if possible each on different discs, with a start size of 500~1GB and with 256MB for incremental growth


All SharePoint databases shoud have a start size of 500~1GB and an incremental growth of 100MB or higher

If you are using Sql Server 2008 Enterprise on your virtual machines please enable the Lock Pages in Memory option, see here how to do this, if you are using the Standard Edition you have to install SP1 and SP1 CU2 to use this option.

Right now i'm not using Virtual Machines i have SharePoint installed in my Windows 7 host, but this tips should also be applied in this scenario, keep in mind this is just a standalone environment for developers, it's not meant for production at all.

If you want to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 here is a link to Harbar Tips and tricks for running SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 and also on msdn Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint Server.


Update for SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 (Profile Synchronization Service Error)


When you installing SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 and run the Config Wizard, you will get the following error:

An exception of type Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Unrecognized attribute 'allowInsecureTransport'. Note that attribute names are case-sensitive. (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\WebClients\Profile\client.config line 56)

The following hotfix solves this problem 🙂

Title  KB976462
Release Date  11/18/2009
Size  10.91 MB
Version  Hotfix
Category  Build
Description  FIX FOR: WCF: Sharepoint Shared Services Roll-up


After installing the hotfix, restart the server, then go to SharePoint Central Administration -> Services in Server Page (http://URL/_admin/Server.aspx) and start the User Profile Synchronization Service.

SharePoint 2010 SMS Service Part 2

Before the SMS Service is configured in SharePoint Central Administration (see previous post) if you open an "Alert me" window you won't have the Text Message (SMS) option enabled.

Alert Windows without SMS

After the SMS Service is configured the option becomes enabled

Alert Windows with SMS

You should be careful when choosing the Text Message (SMS) option because the only "When to Send Alerts" option is the Send notification immediately, so if you use this for all lists and for all changes you probably will have a very expensive SMS Service bill :).

SharePoint 2010 SMS Service

Now in SharePoint 2010 is possible to use SMS to alert users, and the best part is easy 🙂

Enter SharePoint 2010 Central Administration

Central Administration 2010

Than go to System Settings

System Settings

There you can configure Servers in Farm, Farm Features, Alternate Access Mappings, Farm Solutions and E-Mail and Text Messages (SMS)

The email settings is the same has in SharePoint 2010, but now there is a new link "Configure Mobile Account"

Mobile Account Page

If you need a text message service please click here chosse you country and network and the page will show you a list of providers that you can use.


Record Management in SharePoint 2010

Here is some new things regarding Record Management in SharePoint 2010:

  • In-place Records Management (In this method, the documents stay in the current location, and they are classified as business records)
  • Document Sets
  • Persistent Document IDs
  • Content Organizer
  • Compliance Details Menu Option

And also a very nice improvement in SharePoint 2010 folders will now be able to act as true parents, the idea now is to set metadata at the folder level, so that the child objects can inherit that information.

SharePoint Conference 2009 Statistics

I forgot to put the statistics for the 2009 SharePoint Conference, here they are:

  • 7.5 miles of network cable
  • 7,400 participants (up from 3,800) – 94% growth
  • 297 world class speakers
  • 70 countries
  • 165 sponsors
  • 300+ hours
  • 240 sessions
  • 45+ hours of hands-on labas
  • 18 customer sessions (Delloite)
  • 2 SharePoint marriages
  • Biggest Beach Party ever by Mandalay with Huey Lewis & The News

It was a really big event 🙂


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