Friday, July 9, 2010

Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Service (WSS) 3.0

Windows SharePoint Service is an add-on service of the Windows Server OS which provides collaborative development, content management, search features, etc., without any additional licensing. So how do we install this service, configure it and get started to leverage these powerful features? Installation cane be done either here for details.

Window SharePoint Service (WSS) 3.0 Vs Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007

Window SharePoint Service (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 both provide a platform for communication, collaborative development, content management, search capability etc. But how do they differ from each other, what benefits do each of them provide over other, in which scenario to use WSS and in which to use MOSS? To learn about these, click here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Using a Data Access Application Block (DAAB)

Microsoft Enterprise Library provides several reusable software components (application blocks) which help developers simplify common development tasks, minimize development efforts and help address common problems related to performance/optimization/reusability release over release. These components are provided along with source code which developers can use "as-is" or customize per their projects need. Data Access Application Block (DAAB) is one of these components which simplifies the data access mechanism. Data Access Application Block provides a consistent data access mechanism to execute both Stored Procedures and inline SQL statements across projects/enterprises along with transaction support also. For more details, click here for Part1 article and click here for Part 2 article.

SQL Server Service Broker Components - Service, Conversation, Conversation Groups, Routes, SEND and RECEIVE Commands

In my last article SQL Server Service Broker Components - Message Types, Contracts and Queue, I discussed the Initiator, Target, Message Types, Contract and Queue components of SSBS. In this article I will be talking about the Service, Conversation, Conversation group, SEND and RECEIVE commands, Route and how these components are related to each other. For more details, click here.