No.

If you’re a good SharePoint Administrator, this should be your default answer for most requests that you receive. No, I’m not crazy, and yes, I’m serious. Don’t believe me? Let me ask some basic questions: What is the single most important job of any System Administrator? (Hint: It’s not installing the software.) Let me ask…

2

Profile Membership Data Reset

Update: This issue does appear to have been resolved in the August 2011 Cumulative Update (build 6109). Although I have not validated this, I would defer to the product group for their fix if possible. If you have not yet, or do not yet have a plan to deploy the August 2011 (or later) CU,…

1

Name That Database!

SharePoint 2010, with all of its new service applications and social features, just LOVES databases. I don’t know the actual count, but I think I’ve heard as many as a possible 15+ databases if you light up every feature… and that’s before you create any actual content! Anyone that has then popped open SQL Management…

0

The "Right" Diagnostic Log (ULS) Settings

I’ve been asked recently what the “best” or “correct” settings are for the SharePoint Diagnostic Logs (aka “ULS” logs) in a production environment. Of course, the immediate answer is “it depends”. 😉 First, consider that the ULS logs are designed with a singular purpose in mind: To allow an administrator identify and resolve issues in…

0

SharePoint 2010 RBS Benefits/Trade-offs

There is a lot of interest in the ability of SharePoint 2010 to use the new Remote Blob Storage (RBS) capabilities of SQL 2008 R2. Much of it good… some of it bad. The main issue is that many people are under some false assumptions about what RBS does and what it’s actual benefits/trade-offs might…

7

There is no App server…

I had an opportunity recently to ask (repeatedly) various experts and product group team members a very simple question: Why do we (Microsoft) purpetuate the “N tier” (web/app/data) myth in SharePoint? I’m not crazy… but I’m not living in 1998 anymore either. Back then (weird to say, isn’t it?), everyone was on the “everything should…

4

"Custom Code" – What we really mean…

The term “Custom Code” gets thrown around quite a bit, and the default perspective most people have can be not quite accurate… so lets clarify this simply: “Custom Code” (noun) – Any functionality integrated into a product that does not have committed resources and schedule for support and updates. I’m willing to change this viewpoint if…

0