Enabling Anonymous Access in SharePoint isn’t just a matter of flipping a switch in IIS manager. Anonymous Access must be enabled in IIS and then configured in SharePoint. But there are also situations where this basic configuration isn’t sufficient. In this talk we’ll review how to enable and configure anonymous access for SharePoint web sites, lists, and libraries. Then we’ll turn our attention to strategies that can be used overcome specific problems with SharePoint anonymous access. We’ll demonstrate solutions and workarounds for questions like:
- How do you require authentication for some items while maintaining anonymous access for the rest?
- What content from a personal MySite can be accessed via anonymous access?
- How do you enable anonymous responses to a discussion list?
- Can BLOGS and Wiki sites be used in an anonymous access site collection?
The establishment of a new SharePoint Portal frequently involves the temporary or permanent migration of an existing ASP.NET application to the new SharePoint environment. There are at least four different ways that this can be accomplished. Choosing the correct method is a matter of balancing the amount of effort involved against the resulting functionality and performance. In this talk we’ll demonstrate the following four approaches and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
- Using a Page Viewer web part to display the existing website from inside SharePoint.
- Configuring the ASP.NET website to run from a Virtual Directory inside the SharePoint Web Application
- Converting the existing ASP.NET web pages and code beside files to run inside a SharePoint web site.
- Refactoring the ASP.NET web site as a set of Web Parts in the SharePoint site.
In all the excitement about the establishment of a name and broad dates for release of the next version of SharePoint it would be easy to overlook the upcoming release of a mere service pack. But don’t miss out on the release of this one. Each time Microsoft has released a service pack or update for SharePoint there has been a marked improvement in functionality and stability. SP2 will be no exception and the Office Service Pack team just announced that the it will be available on April 28th. A short list of anticipated improvements for your SharePoint server is quoted from the release announcement below. You’ll want to read the release announcement to look at all the changes in store for the whole office platform. You can read the whole announcement here. In two weeks I’ll add a link pointing to where you can download the Service Packs for WSS and MOSS.
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server SP2 include fixes and enhancements designed to improve performance, availability, and stability in your server farms. SP2 provides the groundwork for future major releases of SharePoint Products and Technologies.
- An STSADM command line that scans your server farm to establish whether it is ready for upgrade to the next version of SharePoint and provides feedback and best practice recommendations on your current environment.
- SP2 offers support for a broader range of Web browsers.
- Substantial improvements to Forms-based authentication.
Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Server R2 will be supported on their release.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
- The performance and stability of content deployment and variations feature has been improved.
- A new tool has been added to the STSADM command-line utility that enables a SharePoint administrator to scan sites that use the variations feature for errors.
WSS SP2 Download – Get It Here!
MOSS SP2 Download – Get It Here!