In work and currently in my studies I model all sorts of SharePoint diagrams. I’ve used a number of publishers information, but came across a fantastic stencil for Visio 2010 and I just had to share it with you guys.
These stencils were published by John Champman and I have to give a big shout out for the work on that. I will for sure be using it over and over and I’m sure anybody reading this post will be eternally grateful.
Here is the link – http://www.johnchapman.name/visio-stencils-for-sharepoint-2010/.
“One of the best kept secrets from Microsoft regarding SharePoint 2010 was something that SharePoint developers around the world were for crying for: the ability to run SharePoint on a desktop environment and not a VM.
You can imagine the cheers that went up through the crowd of over 7,000 at the SharePoint conference last week when they were told they can run SharePoint 2010 environments on both Windows 7 and Windows Vista SP1.”
I’m super happy to note that the virtual machine with all the goodies you can imagine is available for download. It is the updated version so no more beta blues. The virtual machine will run for 180 days before it expires.
Thanks to Michael for posting this on linkedin.
Here is the link – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=751fa0d1-356c-4002-9c60-d539896c66ce&displaylang=en
When I first installed and started playing with SharePoint 2010 one of the first “huh” moments was the mystical dissapearance of the Collaboration Portal template. I later learnt (via blogs and @ the Boot Camp) that the template was in fact not missing, but simply hidden from the interface.
Why was this completed? Who was responsible? Well, too be honest, I can think of no logical explanation as to why Microsoft would want to move away from this portal template as it really just worked. In any event, here we are, SharePoint 2010 portals flying up everywhere with the Team Site as the basis. Do I have a fundamental issue with the new template? Nope, but it still didn’t cure my sadness (sheds a small tear).
Microsoft have done a great deal of work when it comes to the upgrading of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint 2010. I’m not going to go into too much detail, but part of this work was making the older templates available via code to ensure that upgrading / migration is a lot more seamless.
To use these templates all you need to know is their site definition name & number. A found a fantastic blog which lists all of them, you can view them here – http://www.toddbaginski.com/blog/archive/2009/11/20/which-sharepoint-2010-site-template-is-right-for-me.aspx. Thanks Todd.
Okay, enough of my random ramblings, let’s get down to what brought you to this post. Let’s create the site using the Collaboration Portal site template. It’s quite simple, simply open PowerShell and execute the following command (obviously adding your own paramenters where applicable):
New-SPSite -Url http://intranet/sites/collabportal -OwnerAlias contoso\administrator -Name “My Intranet” -Template SPSPORTAL#0
After a couple of seconds the operation will complete with the following result: