Sessão NetPonto – DevOps: PowerShell DSC

4 04 2016

No passado sábado decorreu a 10ª reunião no Porto da Comunidade NetPonto. Coube-me a honra que apresentar uma sessão relacionada com a utilização de powershell DSC no procesos de DevOps. Sala cheia de Malta motivada e interessada, nas instalações da DevScope com uma lindíssima vista sobre o Porto. Obrigado pela fantástica receção e pelo clima construtivo! Adorei!

Aqui ficam:

As referências contidas nos slides:


Article: Automate Web App Deployment with the SharePoint API

28 04 2009

I came across an article from MSDN that is very straight to the point and shows you some nice approaches for application deployment in sharepoint.

The article with the above name can be found at

Deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 geographically

26 02 2008

New post on the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog. From the post:

 guidance that our team recently published around deploying Office SharePoint Server globally.

The guidance is published as a series of articles on TechNet:

Deployment issue with cab file

25 02 2008

While deploying a feature with a lot of files (200+; actually they are all the image files used in the project), I’ve used regular expressions to build the feature.xml and the element descriptor files. This is quite cool and you can actually build the files in a couple of minutes. But, as you don’t look at all the file names there are some issues that you will probably miss. In my case, I have built the WSP file with no sign of trouble. But when I was trying to deploy (stsadm -o add solution) I got the message “Failed to extract the cab file in the solution.”.

It seams that although the OS and all the WSP processing mechanism (WSPBuilder) allow, the deployment mechanism complains about special characters in the file names! After a thorough look, I found a file with a “+” in the name. 

Renamed the file, corrected all the references (deployment and usage) and it everything went OK.

If you get this king of message, my suggestion is to check all the file names. Look for special characters, language dependencies (i.e. çãõáéíóú…) in the file names included in the WSP.

Hope this helps.

Office Sharepoint 2007 Deployment on Technet

22 02 2008

Yep, its that topic again. As I try to absorb as many information as I can on this topic, I came accross some technet information that I found useful. Here are the main links:

here is a snipet from that content:

In this section:

Downloadable books: Deployment and upgrade for Office SharePoint Server 2007 These downloadable books contain the full set of content for deploying and upgrading Office SharePoint Server 2007 in Word document format for easy printing.
Deployment worksheets for Office SharePoint Server 2007 These worksheets are companion pieces for several topics in this deployment section.
End-to-end deployment scenariosThese topics take you step by step through the process of installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a stand-alone server, deploying in a simple server farm, or deploying in an environment in which database administrators create and manage databases.
Deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a server farm environmentThese topics help you deploy in more complex server farm environment and configure all of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 services and features you need to make available in that server farm.
Upgrading to Office SharePoint Server 2007These topics help you plan, prepare, and perform an upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Office SharePoint Server 2007, or to migrate from a Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 application to Office SharePoint Server 2007.

You can also install Office SharePoint Server 2007 from the command line instead of using the wizard interface. The following technical reference topics can help you understand the options available for using Setup.exe, Psconfig.exe and the Config.xml file from the command line.

Setup.exe command-line reference (Office SharePoint Server)
Command-line reference for the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (Office SharePoint Server)
Config.xml reference (Office SharePoint Server)