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Why does Microsoft not provide a user friendly version of MS SharePoint similiar to the old Share Po

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Back in the early days of MS SharePoint you could install SharePoint Team Services on any computer that had the capacity to run Windows XP or Windows 2000 Server.  It was a straight forward app with it's own data engine which didn't require the installation/hassle of installing MS SQL Server.

For those of us who are running MS apps/OS such as Windows Home Server we are finding that you have to either build or purchase something equivalent to a HP Media Server EX490/495 to be able to use MS SharePoint Services 3.0 or MS SharePoint Foundation.

For home user/small business users why not provide a version MS SharePoint that is more user friendly for the everyday Windows 7 end user who is using Win 7 Pro or better?  I can install the old SharePoint Team Services from my old Office 10 Pro CD and get it to work in a Virtual PC Win XP environment on Windows 7 Pro but then have to perform a lot of tasks to get it talk outside the Virtual PC environment and make it accessible to other Win 7 users.

With every good app Microsoft comes out with, they seem to develop it to the extent that you have to be a Microsoft geek just to use it.  I have lost numerous customers who were using MS Sharepoint solutions in the past because they are SMALL businesses and do not have the luxury or budget to be purchasing QUAD core servers, Win Server 2008 - R2, MS S

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My Site Issue: "The evaluation version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for this server ha


Hi Guys,

when i opened my site am getting following error, but moss 2007 server is Licensed Verison.


Thanks  Advanced.



Your backup is from a different version of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation -- Sharepoint 2010


I made a backup of SharePoint farm from 2010 and tried to restore on a dev server and kept getting this error.  I looked at the versions of SharePoint on both servers, and they were identical:  14.0.4763.1000

I'm posting this although it is not a question, but a statement that might help someone else.  It took a while to notice that there had been an upgrade on the original server that the new dev box did not yet have... not an SP, but more like a hotfix type upgrade.

In Central Admin, go to "Upgrade and Migration".  Click on "Check product and patch installation status".  Scroll down the page of results and see if there are any links to updates that have been installed on the original server that are not on the new server, or vice-versa.  I did find a link on my original server.  Clicking on it opened the update page, so I copied the URL, went to my dev server, opened that page and installed the update, and voila!

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Hello, I installed smartpart and I created a usercontrol, single one, and then I want to test the user control before using it in sharepoint, so I created a webpage and dragged the user control, when I press F5, I got this strange error never seen.



 Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Search, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.



I commented the following web.config lines but that didn work


<!--<SafeControl Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint.Search, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.WebControls" TypeName="*" Safe="True" AllowRemoteDesigner="True" />

<SafeControl Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint.Search, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Internal.WebControls" TypeName="*" Safe="True" AllowRemoteDesigner="True" />-->

I am not even

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Is there anywhere I can get a copy of the 32bit version so I can do some local development and succesfully build my assembly?

Any help greatly appreciated...




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I'm attempting to write a WCF service in VS 2010 which will use the SPSite Class to create a web.

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The problem is testing it using the WCF Test Client.  I keep getting the error "Microsoft SharePoint is not supported with version 4.0.30319.1 of the Microsoft .Net Runtime."  My framework is set to 3.5. and the target CPU is set to "Any CPU".

So, what's causing the error?  Is it becuase of the WCF Test Client is running in .Net 4.0 or something.

I can take the same code and test it fine in VS 2008.

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You read a lot on the internet about this: http://vspug.com/sharedpoints/2010/10/

Not being able to use .NET 4.0 assemblies is understandable when your have a webpart and sharepoint refers to your project.

But when you are referring to SharePoint it should not matter, it works perfectly in 2007, so why not 2010???

I need .NET 4 (discovery and such) in this project, so I need another solution than just downgrading the target framework

Microsoft SharePoint is not supported with version 4.0.30319.1 of the Microsoft .Net Runtime.



I'm attempting to write a WCF service in VS 2010 which will use the SPSite and other classes to add the users into the SPGroup.

When I run this service it gives me an error "Microsoft SharePoint is not supported with version 4.0.30319.1 of the Microsoft .Net Runtime." I hace already the target framework as .Net 3.5.

Please provide me the solution of this scenario.

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