PDC Presentation at Karachi

June 21, 2007

Finally the 5th Pakistan Developer Conference ended with a great closing ceremony and a lavish dinner to PDC speakers at Lal Qila. It was good and everybody learned and gained a lot including the speakers, the attendees, the students, MS guys, MVPs and all. Specially the ones who won laptops, digital cameras and XBOX enjoyed the closing ceremony:). Bravo to the volunteers who made this once again a great success. It was pleasure and a very good experience meeting all the geeks, the Microsoft guys, all my colleagues and long lost friends.

I delivered two sessions, one on workflow foundation and the other on Business Data Catalog features in MOSS. Most of the attendees requested to share the presentation which I could not at that time, so  here it goes.

Hope to see you all again in the next PDC. Cheers


PDC Presentation

June 15, 2007

I will be speaking at Pakistan Developer Conference  -PDC 2007 on MOSS and Windows Workflow Foundation. If any of you get a chance, do get in touch

Management Pack for MOSS 2007

June 14, 2007

The management pack for Office SharePoint Server 2007 is now available which will help administrators and consultants gather precious operational data and enable them in responding to critical events. This will result in better reporting of failures so that configuration problems and service outages are handled in time by the administrators.

MOM 2005
The management pack for MOM 2005 can be downloaded here

System Center Operations Manager 2007
For the new SCOM 2007, MOSS management pack can be downloaded here


The following alerts have been made available through this management pack
• Shared Services Provider (SSP) provisioning failed
• Site Directory scan job failed
• Enabling features failed on some sites
• Administration site for the SSP is missing
• Enabling features on existing sites failed
• The Office SharePoint Server Search service is not running
• The Microsoft Single Sign-On service is not running
• The Office Document Conversions Launcher service is not running
• Failed to connect to parent server farm
• SSP synchronization failed
• The Office Document Conversions Load Balancer service is not running
• Failures in content deployment jobs
• Poor cache performance
• Error during document copy or move operations
• Errors with the Information Rights Management (IRM) features
• Failures in the Document Conversion feature
• Out of Memory exceptions coming from form business logic
• Denial of Service scenarios
• Failures during form processing or while loading business logic assemblies