I’ve been testing version 4.0 of our Imaging for SharePoint product quite a bit lately and I’m just amazed on how easy the new installation is. Using solution deployment everything feels like its just part of SharePoint now. A big kudos goes out to the entire team. I can’t wait for the community to get their hands on the RTM.
Here is a quick run through on a Standalone SharePoint Server installation…
This is the actual installation, showing what is happening rather than cryptic progress bars.
Next is the the registration of the solutions so they can be deployed in SharePoint.
After registration Central Administration can be automatically launched to deploy the solutions.
The solution deployment page is loaded by default where both the KnowledgeLake Imaging Server and the Service Application can be deployed. By using solutions, administrators are given the option of deploying immediately, or using a scheduler to deploy KnowledgeLake off hours.
After the solutions are deployed KnowledgeLake needs to be activated on the farm.
The entire KnowledgeLake Imaging for SharePoint 2010 is now installed and ready to be activated on individual site collections as needed. This granular control all built inside the SharePoint interface should be a welcome addition for SharePoint Administrators.