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Service Application Federation between SharePoint 2013 (Public Preview) and SharePoint 2010

 One of the common challenges upgrading a multi-farm MOSS 2007 (Parent/Child) deployment to SharePoint 2010 was the introduction of new service application architecture and planning for downtime upgrading MOSS 2007 parent farm to a new SharePoint 2010 provider. With the release of SharePoint 2013 the good news is that SharePoint 2010 consuming farms are now… Read more

Upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Step by Step

  This post provides a high-level step by step guide on upgrading a SharePoint 2010 site to a SharePoint 2013 (Customer Preview) and as with any Beta release is subject to change. For further information on planning and upgrading content and services to SharePoint 2013 you can visit the recently published TechNet site here. Also… Read more

SharePoint Server 2010 April 2012 cumulative update package is available now!

FYI, from Microsoft support site: A recent, isolated issue was discovered in the SharePoint 2010 Products April 2012 Cumulative Update that could result in an HTTP 500 error when users delete objects to include documents, lists, and Webs and a new  object is created using the same path where the original object remains in the… Read more

Document Preview and Thumbnail issue post SharePoint 2010 December CU 2011installation

After updating one of my SharePoint 2010 labs with SharePoint 2010 December 2011 CU, I noticed that I could not see the document preview and thumbnails as part of my search results. After some digging with Fiddler I noticed that the call to wacproxy.ashx was returning a weired error as follows: (‘ERROR:600:required parameters either missing… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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. http://records.contoso.com) and they wanted to scale out the RM by routing records and documents to more… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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