SharePoint Design Time Session at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim

  As you might know, the Microsoft SharePoint documentation team is offering a series of dedicated design sessions through out the week of October 3rd during the SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA. I am very privileged to drive this sessions along with other well-known folks in community such as Spence Harbar and rest of…


Crawling Host-Named Site Collections in SharePoint 2010

As I was working with a customer on designing their SharePoint 2010 farm using HNSC approach customer was curious on why they are not being able to return results for those site collections. After reviewing the search service application in their POC environment and checking crawl log I noticed the following warning: “This URL is…


Configuring SharePoint Content Organizer to route documents to a separate site collection

Recently I was asked by one of my customers on how the Content Organizer feature can be leveraged to design a large archival solution using SharePoint 2010. Initially this feature was enabled and configured for their Record Center (e.g. and they wanted to scale out the RM by routing records and documents to more…


Office 365 Jump Start for IT Pros series are now online!

Big thank you to Mark Kashman and the team for all the hard work on releasing these great content. “The Microsoft Office 365 Overview provides an excellent perspective of the overall value Office 365 provides to modern organizations in terms of productivity, access, familiarity, security, control and reliability. This section will help IT Pros better…


Office 365 Public Beta and Office 365 Training Course Released Today!

The Office 365 Beta is now open to the public.  Office 365 provides a cloud-based subscription service that includes Office 2010 Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. Office 365 also provides developers and ISVs a platform for building cloud-based collaboration and communication solutions for the cloud.  To help developers make the transition to…


Importing SharePoint user profile multi-value properties using BCS

I was asked by one of my customers to help troubleshooting why they could not import multi-value values for user profiles using BCS in SharePoint 2010, first of all this TechNet article and Spence Harbar’s blog have a lot of good information on planning augmenting user profiles using BCS in SharePoint 2010 which is highly…


SharePoint 2010 People Picker and Claims

Recently I received questions from our customers on SharePoint 2010 People Picker behavior when provisioning web applications in Claims mode using trusted identity provider such as AD FS 2.0, complaining the control not behaving as it does in Classic mode or in Windows Claims. I definitly recommend folks to review following newly published TechNet article…


MSIT IT Showcase new videos on SharePoint upgrade, Fast Search deployment now available

I highly recommend checking the following new MSIT showcase videos which recently got published, covering SharePoint 2010 upgrade and Fast Search deployment: How Microsoft IT Deployed FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 Managing a Parallel Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Initial Best Practices & Lessons Learned from Microsoft ITs SharePoint 2010 Upgrade