Muhammad Ali Khan

MS CRM 3.0, MS CRM 4.0, Sharepoint 2007 & Sharepoint 2010

Archive for November, 2009

Download Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta

Posted by Ali Khan on November 29, 2009

Customers have historically been forced to choose between powerful, high-end search platforms or more mainstream, out-of the-box infrastructure solutions. FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta provides a new choice: powerful high-end search delivered through SharePoint. FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta combines a market leading enterprise search platform, plus the best of SharePoint with the simplicity and low TCO that customers have come to expect from Microsoft. The result is no-compromise enterprise search that provides a powerful user experience, that is highly capable and easy to manage, and gives customers the power to tackle the most demanding search requirements.

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta

For organizations looking to help users find information and expertise quickly and easily through a search capability able to address their most challenging needs – includes all the search features and integration capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010, plus a more engaging and conversational search experience, use of context to provide specific search experiences for different needs (such as departments or geographies), advanced content processing capabilities that create metadata and add structure to unstructured content, and deep platform flexibility, scalability, and extensibility. For use with SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition.

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Internet Sites

For customers looking to offer engaging and conversational search experiences on websites using SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites – this product also adds powerful content processing that enhances the meaning and structure of your information, along with deep platform flexibility and search scalability. For use with SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites, Enterprise Edition.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to utilize the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta, you will need to download and install SharePoint Server 2010 Beta.



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Download Latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)

Posted by Ali Khan on November 26, 2009

Quick Details
File Name: CrmSdk4.exe
Version: 4.0.11
Date Published: 11/24/2009


The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is for developers, system customizers, and report writers. This SDK documentation contains information for developers writing server side code, custom business logic, integration modules, workflow assemblies, and plug-ins. It provides an architectural overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the entity model, security model, and Web services. Sample code and walkthroughs are provided to guide you through the new features. It also contains information for developers customizing the Web client or Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, including scripting, integration of custom Web pages, sample code, and a detailed user interface style guide.

In addition to the documentation, this download package includes the projects for all sample code found in the documentation, and full featured samples that are not included in the documentation. The package includes a visual style guide you can use to make your customizations fit in smoothly, and a style sheet you can use as a basis for your work. There are also tools and helper code provided in this package. Look for regular updates to this SDK!

November 10, 2009 – Updated the assemblies in the Bin folder. Use these updated assemblies instead of the ones in the previous release of SDK 4.0.10.

For More details see here…

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[Channel 9] SharePoint 2010 Developer

Posted by Ali Khan on November 25, 2009

I Found this very informative Sharepoint 2010 Screen Casts From Channel 9:-

SharePoint 2010 provides the business collaboration platform for developers to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools while leveraging a rich set of out of the box features. Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 make developers more productive and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server delivers support for application lifecycle management. Developers can integrate Line of Business data in SharePoint 2010 with read/write capability delivered by Business Connectivity Services. Sandboxed Solutions can be deployed to a shared hosting environment to limit the impact of unpredictable code to the other applications in use.

See more details see here:-


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Announcing the New Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform

Posted by Ali Khan on November 24, 2009

The Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform supports the development of applications across Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, and Windows Forms, allowing easy consumption of Facebook services delivered through the Facebook Open Stream API.

This toolkit is provided as a Facebook Client Library similar to Facebook’s PHP Client Library or Facebook’s JavaScript library. The goal is to enable .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform. This toolkit has evolved over time with input from the community and from Microsoft. The latest release (v3.0) includes new architectural improvements and provides an asynchronous interface for using the toolkit from Silverlight and from WPF.

To get started we recommend you download the SDK and refer to the “How to” guides and the Facebook Developer Wiki to get familiar with these new resources.

  1. Download the SDK.
  2. Refer to the detailed instructions on the Facebook Developer Wiki. Here are some important links to use as a starting point.

For more details:

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Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta

Posted by Ali Khan on November 21, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta is the business collaboration platform for the Enterprise and the Web that enables you to connect and empower people through an integrated set of rich features. Whether deployed on-premise or as a hosted service, SharePoint Server 2010 helps you cut costs with a unified infrastructure while allowing you to rapidly respond to your business needs.

Download Sharepoint 2010 from here:-

Determine hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010):-

Can we run Sharepoint on VPC 2007:-
No, Using VHD files with Virtual PC for SharePoint 2010 will not be possible, since that’s 32-bit only.
 there’s a bunch of options I would recommend for virtualizing SharePoint 2010:

* Hyper-V
* Mountable VHD with 64-bit (Read: Not VPC)
* VMWare (Workstation or other)

See more details here:-

Known Issues & Readme of Microsoft Office Server Beta 2:-

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