RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant


We’re happy to announce that Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant has shipped to the printer! This book will be available for purchase in late June, but if you happen to have a subscription to Safari Books Online, you can start reading it as early as next week.


Part I Deploying SharePoint Server 2010
Chapter 1 Deploying SharePoint Server 2010
Chapter 2 Scaling to a MultiServer Farm
Chapter 3 Configuring Core Operations
Chapter 4 Building and Managing Web Applications
Chapter 5 Creating and Managing Site Collections
Chapter 6 Configuring Service Applications

Part II Configuring SharePoint Server 2010
Chapter 7 Web Parts, Features, and Solutions
Chapter 8 Configuring the Search Service Application
Chapter 9 Managing the Search Experience
Chapter 10 Enterprise Content Types and Metadata
Chapter 11 Document Management
Chapter 12 Records Management
Chapter 13 Portals and Collaboration
Chapter 14 User Profiles and My Sites

Part III Operating SharePoint Server 2010
Chapter 15 Configuring Policies and Security
Chapter 16 Monitoring, Logging, and Availability
Chapter 17 Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010
Chapter 18 Backup and Restore
Appendix A    Working with Windows PowerShell and SharePoint 2010

Excerpt from Introduction


From the beginning of the project, the SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator’s
Pocket Consultant was written to be a concise and accurate guide that you can
use when you have questions about SharePoint Server 2010 administration. The
purpose of the Administrator’s Pocket Consultants series is to give you valuable,
real-world information in an easily referenced format. A thorough index has been
provided to help you quickly find the information you need. This is a guide you
will want close by when working with the new versions of SharePoint Products and
This book provides administrative procedures, quick answers, tips, and tested
design examples. In addition, it covers some of the most difficult tasks, such as
scaling out to a server farm and implementing disaster recovery. It also covers
many of the new Windows PowerShell commands now needed for building and
maintaining SharePoint Server. The text contains illustrative examples of many
advanced tasks required to implement a SharePoint Products solution for almost
any size of organization.
Who Is This Book For?
SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant covers SharePoint
Server 2010 Standard and SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise editions. This book
is designed for the following:
■ Administrators migrating from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and
SharePoint Server 2007
■ Administrators who are experienced with Windows Server 2008 and
Internet Information Services
■ Current SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010
■ Administrators who are new to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Technologies
■ Technology specialists, such as site collection administrators, search
administrators, and Web designers.

Because this book is limited in size, and I wanted to give you the maximum value,
I assumed a basic knowledge of Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Internet
Information Services (IIS), SQL Server, and Web browsers. These technologies
are not presented directly, but this book contains material on all of these topics that
relate to the administrative tasks of SharePoint Products.

How Is This Book Organized?
SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant is written to be a daily
reference for administrative tasks. The ability to quickly find and use information
is the hallmark of this book. For this reason, the book is organized into job-related
tasks. It has an expanded table of contents and an extensive index for locating
relevant answers. In addition, there is an appendix for many of the new SharePoint
Sever 2010 Windows PowerShell cmdlets. If you are looking for a comprehensive
guide to implementing SharePoint Products, you should consider purchasing the
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Administrator’s Companion, since the books
in the Administrator’s Pocket Consultant series are stripped to the bare essentials
required to complete a task.

The book is organized into three parts and eighteen chapters:

  • Part I, “Deploying
    SharePoint Server 2010,” introduces you to the new features, functionality, and
    deployment options of SharePoint Server 2010. Chapter 1 provides instructions for
    preparing for and installing SharePoint Server 2010, implementing database best
    practices, and creating the required server farm service applications. Chapter 2
    shows you the basics of scaling to a multi-server farm for availability and performance.
    Chapter 3 covers the management of core server farm operations. Chapter
    4 guides you through Web application creation and management, a foundational
    part of SharePoint Server 2010. Chapter 5 is an administrator’s guide to creating and
    managing site collections. Chapter 6 is an installation guide and design overview of
    the new SharePoint Server 2010 service application architecture.
  • Part II, “Configuring SharePoint Server 2010,” dives deeper into the product stack
    and extends the basic functionality configured in Part I. Chapter 7 is a guide to
    installing and managing Web parts, features, and solutions. Chapter 8 is a
    step-by-step guide to configuring and scaling the search service application.
    Chapter 9 provides detailed configuration on managing the search experience for
    users. Chapter 10 is an introduction to Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and
    a good start for most SharePoint Server 2010 administrators new to ECM. Chapter
    11 shows you the new features of Document Management, such as Document Sets
    and Document IDs. Chapter 12 is an administrator-focused chapter on Records
    Management. It is not an exhaustive guide for all things Records related; only the
    administrative tasks to operate and maintain them. Chapter 13 is a configuration
    guide for creating portals, most importantly the publishing infrastructure.
    Chapter 14 covers the new and exciting areas of Social Collaboration and profile
  • Part III, “ Operating SharePoint Server 2010,” primarily deals with operational
    tasks having to do with service level agreements and upgrades. Chapter 15 will
    show you how to configure Web application and site collection security policies, in
    addition to recommended Permissioning guidelines. Chapter 16 details the areas
    of SharePoint Server 2010 you should monitor and the available tools to do so.
    Chapter 17 is a basic SharePoint Server 2007 upgrade installation guide, and covers
    many of the new upgrade tools available in SharePoint Server 2010. Chapter 18
    includes the new backup and restore tools, including granular backups. The book
    completes with Appendix A, an introduction to Windows PowerShell for SharePoint
    Server 2010.
Comments (2)
  1. Kyle Massengale says:

    Congratulations, Mr. Curry for another outstanding effort!

  2. Shakir Majeed Khan says:

    Congratz looking forward for this book

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