Posts made in June, 2009

SharePoint, My Site and Managing User Profile Properties – Part 1/2

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

A couple of months ago I posted an article introducing My Site and social enterprise networking with SharePoint, and focused the discussion around tracking colleagues via the colleague tracker web part. If you missed that article, you can access it here.  I also promised that I would provide future articles discussing other My Site features so here is a two part series on My Site and Managing user profile properties with today’s discussion around populating Windows Active Directory (AD).  Some of the common question’s asked are what fields should be populated in AD and how does one...

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Outlook Web Access redirection via Microsoft ISA 2006

Posted by on Jun 23, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2007, ISA

We all know from experience that advising end users to browse  to if you are running Exchange 2007 or /exchange if you are running Exchange 2003 is usually problematic .  Oh! and did I forget to mention that it’s HTTPS and not http!  We must admit that not all end users are likely going to remember this URL and at times even struggle to distinguish the difference between secure and non secure sites.  Well if you are running ISA 2006 as an edge or secondary application layer firewall then we can easily simplify the URL that we will publish to our end users...

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Securing your SharePoint Sites with ISA 2006 using Forms Based Authentication – Part 2/2

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in ISA, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

In the second and last part of this series we will be focusing our efforts in securing our SharePoint Site through setting up a publishing rule in ISA 2006.  If you recall in the first article, we began our setup by extending the default SharePoint site into the Internet Zone, created a certificate request via IIS to be sent to a 3rd Party Certificate Authority and applied the certificate to our newly created extended site.  If you missed it, you can access part 1 here. So let’s begin the second part of our setup!  The first item we need to address is the newly created certificate that...

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Securing your SharePoint Sites with ISA 2006 using Forms Based Authentication – Part 1/2

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in ISA, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Do you want to provide your information workers access to your SharePoint Site whilst out of the office easily from any internet connection without compromising security?  Do you want to accomplish this without complicated client-site VPN setups.  In this 2 part series I will be providing you with step by step instructions explaining how you can leverage Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2006 and the out of the box SharePoint publishing rule to provide secure access for your corporate users using SSL.  YES! That’s right! Whether you like it or not, Microsoft...

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SharePoint Meeting Workspace Sites, How and Why?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Office, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

SharePoint is all about collaboration right?  As much as we enjoy sending emails, there are limitations and shortcomings around collaboration when relying on good old trusty port 25.  Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft Outlook and Exchange are great communications tools but fail miserably when it comes to sharing information and working together in achieving a common goal.  Have you ever tried to organise and plan a meeting by sending emails to attendees with multiple attachments and re-sending those when modifications are made.  As a recipient this can become quite overwhelming and at times...

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