If your farm is still running 2007 products, you may want to have a look into these new cumulative updates. They must be installed on the farm that reaches the SP1 patch level or above.
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package): June 29, 2010
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (WSS server-package): June 29, 2010
Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp; Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): June 29, 2010
You can read the description of each packages (click into the detail KBs) to find what they fixed. It is not necessary to apply them if you are not affected by those issues. For more information on how to apply updates, check Update Resource Center.
I was pinged many times for multilingual search in SharePoint in the past. One of the issues is word breaking – in SharePoint 2007 if you set browser language to some other language than you are searching in, you may trigger the wrong wordbreaker and have a bad result. SharePoint 2010 improved on this topic and now it is more multilingual friendly, for example it has Results Query language setting in the webpart. But what is the order of this process? If user set a browser language will it override the setting in the webpart? And do I have to install OS/SharePoint language packs to get my search working?
Luckily I just got a very detailed answer from Harneet Sidhana, Program Manager of SharePoint Productivity Search. So here’s the order of the language detection process:
And for the second question, you don’t have to install OS language packs or SharePoint language packs to search in multilingual. All the wordbreakers and stemmers are included in the binaries you installed, no matter which language SKU you have. I know some of the trainers and “SME”s are telling people you have to do so, that maybe true for MUI(but not always), definitely not true for search.
Despite the draft status, HTML5 is indeed a hot topic this year. Audio/Video tag and codec war, Canvas, Local Storage… So now the question comes: Does/Will SharePoint 2010 support HTML5?
Depending on what you want, the answer may be quite different. I always ask some questions before I answer the supportability question: What do you mean by support? What do you want to achieve?
So here’s why I’m asking:
If you answered the questions and considered the above points, you will have a general idea whether you want to use HTML5 or not in your project. Now the question turns into another way: Are you trying to get HTML5 tags into SharePoint 2010 pages, or are you trying to make SharePoint 2010 to output HTML5 pages that can be validated?
Hope this helps to clarify the questions of HTML5 and SharePoint 2010.
#Update: IE9 Platform Preview 3 is released for public: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ It supports audio and video tags, plus canvas. My demo is working in the preview, but you have to select "Force IE9 Document mode" in the menu since we are not outputing native HTML5 pages. The test result shows a lot of progress has been made in IE9 development.