How often will FillClaimsForEntity in my Custom Claims Provider be called?

This was the question I posed to a colleague this morning. His answer surprised me – “Every time you authenticate.” Before we move on, let’s just call this foreshadowing. Problem is, this statement was at odds with the behavior that I, and many of you, were seeing/have seen. It just didn’t seem to be true….

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Configuring Failover Databases – and Removing That Configuration

SharePoint 2010 supports database mirroring for just about every database you can think of (there are some exceptions – the Synchronization database of the User Profile service, for instance). This allows SharePoint to make use of the Failover Partner attribute within the connection to specify the failover server to the underlying data access stack, making…

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