Making sense of a multi-workload ECM SharePoint installation, Part 2, Planning

  Introduction – Review of Part 1 Wow, nearly a year without writing, time goes way too fast!  In the first article, the objectives were to properly explain the high level terms that are related in deploying SharePoint in the field: Enterprise Content Management, Document Management, Collaboration, Records Management, eDiscovery,and Web Content Management.  It is…

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Making sense of a multi-workload ECM SharePoint installation, Part 1, Concepts

  Introduction SharePoint made its name with collaboration tools that integrates very well with other Microsoft products and is the foremost tools for user adoption.  With SharePoint 2007, Web Content Management capabilities were integrated from CMS, and it was also the start of more Document Management and Record Management functionalities.  With SharePoint 2010, it now…

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A graphical summary of site metadata options for SharePoint

As we know, there’s no direct options to have site metadata with SharePoint.  However, I do often get the question on how to do it, the pros/cons of using a central or local list to each site, etc.  I posted a solution framework a few months ago, available here, that allowed for simple site metadata…

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Small bug with Customize your term site columns

I was playing with a site template for an Enterprise Wiki that can be exported to DOCX along with some other wiki models for governance.  I kept having issues with the default “Wiki Categories” column which was throwing exceptions when saving a page.  Upon inspecting the column, I could see that the metadata tree wasn’t…

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Don’t do SharePoint multi-tenancy without claims-based authentication

As you can see from my 2 previous posts (UPS, host-name site collections and search), I’ve been toying with Multi-tenancy on SharePoint 2010 and trying out different options.  If you don’t know about multi-tenancy in SharePoint 2010, go read Spencer Harbar’s series here: http://www.harbar.net/archive/2010/09/14/rational-guide-to-multi-tenancy-with-sharepoint-2010-part-six.aspx.  While adding tenants, if you are logged as a Farm Administrator…

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SharePoint 2010 multi-tenants and User Profiles Services : do not sync profiles before adding at least one tenant!

  Following my previous post on search crawl with multi-tenancy, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/maximeb/archive/2010/10/24/configuring-sharepoint-2010-search-for-crawling-host-name-site-collection-tenants.aspx, I found a little bug when synchronizing user profiles for multi-tenants.  As a recap, the setup is the following: Services farm with Search, Managed Metadata Services, and User Profile Search Content Source : http://hosting.contoso.local Hosting farm with tenants for : Contoso Adventure Works Woodgrove…

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Configuring SharePoint 2010 search for crawling host-name site collection tenants

  I’ve been playing with SharePoint 2010 multi-tenancy in the past 2 weeks and I had some issue setting up search so that it can crawl tenants properly.  The setup is the following: Services farm with Search, Managed Metadata Services, and User Profile Search Content Source : http://hosting.contoso.local Hosting farm with tenants for : Contoso…

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This SharePoint farm has pending upgrades error when running New-SPConfigurationDatabase for a new SharePoint 2010 installation

  We ran into this problem while setting up some test farms where we’d get an exception while running the powershell for New-SPConfigurationDatabase.  The exception simply mentions “This farm has pending upgrades error” and it would fail.  The funny thing is that it’s a new farm with no installation.  We had tested the script before…

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Adding metadata to your site collection for a complete, secure, refinement-enabled site directory on SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010

DISCLAIMER: This post is provided AS IS with no warranties and confers no rights.  This is not an official Microsoft solution. In the past couple years, I’ve often gotten the question “how can I effectively find sites (collections) based on enterprise metadata?”.  For example, we may want to find all projects based on the organizational…

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What can work with Internet Explorer 6 and SharePoint 2010

  DISCLAIMER: This post is provided AS IS with no warranties and confers no rights.  This is not an official Microsoft response but rather a view at exploring options with IE6 and SharePoint 2010.  Also, my personal opinion is that using IE6 with SharePoint 2010 should be a last resort after evaluating risks and concerns…

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