Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Form Based Authentication and SharePoint

Having done some with ISA Server 2006 before in pubslishing SharePoint sites and Exchange services (OWA, Active Sync, HTTP-RPC), i thought it would great to utilize ISA's capability in carrying out authentication for servers.

Here is an article which talks about something similar.

The final solution had a MOSS doing Windows Integrated and SQL Server proivder based FBA on MOSS. ISA was used to provide single URL access to MOSS.

It would be nice if FORM based authentication in ISA can be customized to support additional providers like SQL Server etc.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The SharePoint IT Pro documentation team has a blog.

What are their main goals in having the blog:

Help you find relevant and/or new content on TechNet
Highlight product features and associated content
Let you know when we make major updates to a content area
Preview content for new releases as early as we can (even before we publish it on the TechNet Library)

New Updates Resources Center for SharePoint

There is now Updates Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies on TechNet.

Here is the link:

What iPhone looks like from an Administrator's perspective

Very good article on iPhone and Microsoft Exchange connectivity

Very good writeup on iPhone and connectivity for MS Exchange ActiveSync.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Free Vista SP1 Support !

I was told by my MVP lead about free Vista SP1 support. Let me share this with all readers.

All of your can get free technical support on Windows Vista SP1 until 18 March 2009!
Free, unlimited installation and compatibility support is now available for customers using Windows Vista SP1, until March 18, 2009.
Telephone support is available. Some countries also offer Chat and Email support.

Effective dates
From now until 18 March 2009.

Find out more and access the service at

Who is affected
All users of Windows Vista SP1.