Author name: Benoit HAMET

Windows Phone – Worldwide launch failed in France !!!

Microsoft has officially launch Windows Phone 7 yesterday. This was to be a worldwide launch, but apparently France is not part of the world I wanted to buy one of this new devices (HD 7 or Samsung Omia) and no resellers or mobile operator had them; it is even worse as vendor don’t even know

Windows Phone – Worldwide launch failed in France !!! Read More »

SharePoint – Block SharePoint installation

For those who want to block unwanted SharePoint installation within their Corporate Network, create a new software restriction policy using the following registry HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\ SharePoint\   Another solution is to deploy, using GPO, the registry key with the following information: Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\ SharePoint\ Key type:DWORD Key name: DisableInstall Value:

SharePoint – Block SharePoint installation Read More »

SharePoint – August Cumulative Update post installation issues (first conclusion)

As previously published, the August Cumulative Update generates some issues; one with existing user profile SA. The solution proposed is the following: Stop all user profile services from the Central Administraion User Profile Service User Profile Synchronization Service Delete the user profile SA from the Central Administration; don’t delete associated databases Launch the SQL Management

SharePoint – August Cumulative Update post installation issues (first conclusion) Read More »

SharePoint 2010 – August Cumulative Updates issues – update

To follow a previous post regarding issues after installing the August Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2010, here is a quick update. As I have open a support case, I received yesterday a confirmation (unfortunately), there are known issues with the August CU packages. Regarding the synchronization profile service application, Microsoft is aware that the services

SharePoint 2010 – August Cumulative Updates issues – update Read More »

SQL – Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 now available

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available for download. These packages may be used to upgrade any edition of SQL Server 2008. We remain committed to providing our customers with essential changes via Service packs. Service Pack 2 contains updates for SQL Server Utility, Data-Tier Application (DAC), as well as integration

SQL – Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 now available Read More »

Email Security – Free email signing certificate

TBS Internet is offering a free email signing certificate valid for one year. Go to https://www.tbs-internet.com/php/HTML/commande.php?p=2&id=106 and fill the form; after 3 different emails to confirm your request and validate it, your certificate will be available to install. A pop up window may appear when you reach the web site to inform you that the

Email Security – Free email signing certificate Read More »

Live Messenger – LinkedIn connection now available

If you are using Windows Live Messenger 2001, you are now able to synchronize with your LinkedIn account. After allowing you to connect Messenger with Facebook, Youtube and many other social network, you can add also your LinkedIn account. To do this, go to http://profile.live.com/services and click to the LinkedIn logo and follow the wizard

Live Messenger – LinkedIn connection now available Read More »