Attach VHD and boot OS in Hyper-V

Again this is a reference blog post that I am copying across from Ravi’s blog to have all steps in one place and more so for my own reference Smile on the web, just in case I lost my drives, laptop and skydrive was unavailable in future… Winking smile

This is continuing with method 2 to prepare environment for building a SharePoint 2010 Farm [Dev]  

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SharePoint 2010 Beta and Exchange 2010 VHD Download

Early this week (Monday), I had tweeted that SharePoint 2010 Beta and Exchange 2010 Download was available for Microsoft Partners – SDPS. If you are following me on http://twitter.com/alpesh you know about it! This download has now been made available for everyone.

To quote from the download page:

Overview

This download contains a two Virtual Machine set for evaluating and demonstrating Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

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SharePoint Conference 2009: Recap

Wow! What a conference it has been. I am was at Las Vegas airport, returning back to Brisbane from Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009, when I started writing this post. It has taken me a while to get it done.

It has been a great conference with around 8000 people at the conference from over 43 countries! The main focus of this conference was the next version of SharePoint – 2010. It was finally showcased with the Beta2 build at the keynote and subsequent sessions. This post marks the beginning of a series of recap posts of my time at the conference, which far by was the best one I have attended till date.

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Outgoing email issue resolved

Situation

  • New SharePoint deployment.
  • Outsourced IT operations.

Problem

SharePoint alerts not working for users.

Cause

Outgoing email address is configured to support@serviceproviders.email. This mailbox is not configured on local SMTP server (Exchange 2003). Hence cannot send email via Exchange as open relay is turned off; as it should be.

Solution

Outgoing email address should be configured to local.user@mycompany.com -an active local mailbox. Test that you can access local.user mailbox either through Outlook Web Access or Outlook client.

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