Office 2007 Integration with SharePoint

One of the frequent questions we encounter from our customers is

“Why do I need Office 2007 and how does it integrate with MOSS 2007”

Here is a great post on the  integration of the different Office applications with SharePoint


HTTP 404 Not Found Error in SSRS SharePoint Integrated Mode


When you are working with a pre-built VPC, there are some things that you just dont end up noticing.  I kept seeing a HTTP 404 error when configuring SQL Reporting Services in Integrated Mode.  It turns out that the pre-built image had ASP.NET v1.1 installed and the default ASP.NET version was set to 1.1 when creating the Report Server directory.  Once I changed this to ASP.NET 2.0 , the SSRS integration started working!

I need to get my 4 hours back!!

MOSS 2007 ULS Logs Folder in 12 Hive is Empty!


The Microsoft VHD for MOSS 2007 is a great time saver.  You can download the VHD from here

Download MOSS 2007 VHD

I am working on a demo for BDC and ran into some issues.  As usual when I looked at the 12 hive folder there were no logs.  Not a single log file.  I logged into the Central Admin Console and setup the Logging parameters and still nothing. 

I thought this might be related to the Timer service being corrupted and hence restarted the timer as well to no avail.

Poking through the services, I noticed that the Windows SharePoint Services Tracing service was disabled.  I set the service to Automatic start and the logs started to fill up.  It makes sense to disable this in a VHD by default, but a valuable lesson was learned. When some one else builds an MOSS 2007 image, do not assume all the services are on!

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