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TechNet Radio: User Profiles in SharePoint 2010

I just had the opportunity to sit and discuss SharePoint 2010 UPA with Spence and Bill, bellow is the synopsis and link to access the video: About this Video In today’s episode, SharePoint Product Manager Bill Baer interviews SharePoint Certified Masters,  Ali Mazaheri and Spencer Harbar about user profiles and user profile applications in SharePoint… Read more

SharePoint Disaster Recovery steps for content, social and enterprise tagging

In this post I will go over on what is needed to successfully fail over to a SharePoint 2010 DR farm and restore content along with social and enterprise tagging information. For this post I will focus on the Content database, and the User profile and Managed Metadata service applications. I assume in your production… Read more

Security Advisory 2416728 (Vulnerability in ASP.NET) and SharePoint.

We recently released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET.  Richard Riley’s post on SharePoint Team blog documents recommended workarounds for the following SharePoint products: SharePoint 2010 SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Workarounds are not necessary for the following product: SharePoint… Read more

Best practices for using fine-grained permissions (SharePoint Products and Technologies)

Just released! Best practices for using fine-grained permissions  by Sean Livingston. This document describes the use of fine-grained permissions (FGP) for SharePoint® 2010 Products and SharePoint® Products and Technologies; performance issues related to FGP; and best practices for configuring solutions that include FGP…. Read more

Publishing and viewing reports using SQL 2008 R2 Reporting services and SharePoint 2010 web applications in claims mode

  While assisting a customer to deploy a SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting services I hit couple of issues that are not clearly documented on TechNet or MSDN: SSRS SharePoint integration only works with “Trusted Account” mode and integration mode would not function. When creating data sources in tools like BIDS, by default credentials being… Read more

Provisioning Search and State Service Applications using DBA created database method

Today I faced an awkward issue at customer and thought it may be useful to others who are going through the same path, simply if you want to provision Search or State Service Application using DBA created database approach via Central Administration or PowerShell cmdlets it will fail indicating that “Database exists” even though you are… Read more

Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ResourceManagement’ error after installing 983497 hotfix for SPS 2010

As Stefan just posted on his blog the first CU for SharePoint 2010 is now available for download, if you are planning to install 983497 for SPS 2010 make sure to install 2281364 or you will get the following error when trying to open UPA management page: Application error when access /_layouts/ManageUserProfileServiceApplication.aspx, Error=Could not load… Read more

Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration Toolkit is now available for download!

The Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration Toolkit contains functionality to help administer and manage Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010. To be specific I am very excited for these two features:   Load Testing Toolkit (LTK), which generates a Visual Studio Team System 2008 (VSTS) load test based on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0… Read more

Upgrading a windows auth MOSS 2007 web application to a SharePoint Server 2010 web application in claims mode (AD FS 2.0)

Recently I was asked by a customer on the steps required to upgrade content from MOSS 2007 (Windows auth) web application to SharePoint server 2010 and providing access to the sites and my sites for same users and groups via AD FS 2.0. For this post I am not going through steps for configuring AD… Read more

Thoughts on the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 (A post by Spence Harbar)

  As you might know I’ve been working with Spence and rest of the SharePoint 2010 MCM delivery team on creating the material. We had a very successful upgrade rotation back in May and the first full rotation will start on July 12 (Good luck to all the attendees), also I should mention that Brett… Read more