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SharePoint Bonanza: SP2 and Dev Kits Released

Microsoft announced some SharePoint product updates that may have gotten trampled under a stampede of information flowing out of Redmond this week.

Microsoft announced some SharePoint product updates that may have gotten trampled under a stampede of information flowing out of Redmond this week.

The dust is now settling from this week's release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), Vista SP2 and Windows 7 release candidate. Amidst all of the excitement, many may not have noticed that Microsoft also released SP2 product updates for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.

For those IT pros looking to apply SP2 to MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0, Microsoft explained that you do not need to have Service Pack 1 installed first. The new service pack contains SP1, along with a number of fixes and performance improvements, which are described here.

Also obscured in the information herd were two new SharePoint software development kits (SDKs) announced this week. The kits -- MOSS SDK 1.5 and WSS SDK 1.5 -- can be downloaded by following the links here.

The SDKs include bug fixes and an updated editor for the "Microsoft Business Data Catalog." To get the new kits to work, you have to uninstall the older ones first.

Those developing for SharePoint using Visual Studio 2008 can take advantage of a Visual Studio extension released in March that provides templates for WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 projects. The extension, currently at version 1.3, is available as a community technology preview release.

For further SharePoint SP2 download information, visit the Microsoft team blog here.

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Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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