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Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 include a new set of components called Application Services. These put a rich set of tools in a developer's bag for Office automation. We'll show you how to use Office OpenXML, Word Automation Services and SharePoint to build a simple application that merges separate status reports into a single document.
Manvir Singh, Ankush Bhatia
MSDN Magazine July 2010
Subject is the question.
My requirements are to "maintain existing functionality with current version of a windows service running on Server 2003 and automating Word through COM." I.E. All the stuff that breaks when you upgrade the OS to Server 2008.
My customer has already rejected several third party alternatives as "not being accurate enough" The rendered PDF doesn't match what comes out of Word when compared with an electron microscope.
So now I'm investigating using Word Automation Services and Sharepoint 2010. Got my development server functional with Sharepoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. But my first attempts at creating rendering jobs is failing with an "ArgumentNullException"
in deep inside a method I'm 100.0% sure I'm NOT passing any NULL's to.
My VM is low on space so I figure I'd save time by asking for a conclusive answer before I make room / install Office.
Kirk Evans shows how to take advantage of SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) to develop solutions with deep integration of external data and services. BCS builds upon its BDC predecessor in the key areas of presentation, connectivity, tooling and lifecycle management.
MSDN Magazine December 2009
I need a detailed instruction on how to upgrade From Upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 (SBS 2003 ) to SharePoint Foundation 2010.
Background of the case:
I have all my databases (STS-database and STS_Config) saved but, I forgot to save my Virtual Site )Companyweb site) and I mistakenly re-installed IIS on the SBS 2003, hence I lost the companyweb site. Is this an issue to migrate to Sharepoint foundation
2010. The Sharepoint foundation 2010 is running on a Microsoft HyperV Server 2008 R2
Also, I have created a Virtual 2003 SRV ENT with Sharepoint Services 3.0 running on it. I also have attached my Databases STS_Database and STS_Config)... how do I get it working like a regular website. I have modified the CNAME record to reflect the new server...
http://companyweb - it take me to the new site but it loads a blank page. I did create a new CompanyWeb Virtual site on the VHD 2003 server.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your prompt response. Nelson