The Mystery Behind SharePoint 2010 Patching

[Update: People asked why the official guidance on SharePoint Team Blog and CAPES Blog are different from my post – The official guidance is to keep the consistency with the patching methods in the past. At the meantime we are also working hard internally to provide crisp clear official guidance in the future, so stay tuned. ]…


Uninstall or Disable Office Web Apps?

Although there’s very small chance for people to decide to disable/uninstall Office Web Apps from their farm, sometimes this is still required, for example if customer has licensing issues. When Chris Givens was working on 10174 training course he noticed that the uninstall did not go smoothly as he thought. I was working with him…


How to apply MS10-079 to a SharePoint farm with Office Web Apps enabled?

MS10-079 is a security bulletin about vulnerabilities in Word. If you read through the bulletin, you can find that it impacts Office Web Apps too. Sounds pretty clear? However, when I tried to apply it I was confused. Screenshot of the original page: Okay, the first one is KB2346411, and the second one is KB2345015….


SharePoint 2010 IT Pro Learning Resources

It’s launch time! Evaluate SharePoint with Guidance SharePoint Server 2010 Evaluation Guide Microsoft SharePoint 2010 IT Pro Evaluation Guide SharePoint Server 2010 Walkthrough Guide   Trials and Related Bits Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Trial Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 2010 Server Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Server 2010, and Office…


FAQ: SharePoint 2010 RTM Installation

#Update: Windows 7/Vista  SharePoint install guide link #Update: KB979917 There’re a couple of things you would like to know when deploy SharePoint 2010 RTM. Q: Where can I find hardware and software requirements? You should check Also, you can download all the pre-requisites here for offline install. Q: How to specify the file locations for…


SharePoint 2010 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips

When you want to build a Internet facing site, Search Engine Optimization(SEO) is always very important. Who doesn’t want their sites to be visited by more people? However, SEO is not a very simple task, it needs to be planned at the very beginning of the site construction.  I worked on many sites before, different…


Don’t Miss SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management Center!

If you are looking for SharePoint 2010 capacity planning guidance, the first stop should be the Capacity Management Center on TechNet. Some of the best bets there: Capacity management and sizing overview Software boundaries and limits <- Everyone should get this! Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010 (model)…


Track SharePoint 2010 Installations by Service Connection Point (AD Marker)

A new improvement in SharePoint 2010 is the support of Service Connection Point (Active Directory Marker). This can help IT Professionals to track SharePoint 2010 installations in their environment. To use this new feature, administrator needs to create a container in Active Directory then set the right permission to the container before they implement SharePoint…


So we got RTM now, what’s next?

I don’t think any of my blog readers can miss the big announcement today: SharePoint 2010 reaches RTM! so I’m not going to tell you that I was in the Atrium of B16 when the “Big Release Button” was pushed – lots of engineering folks gathered there and looking at sign off process running on…


The New SharePoint Category in TechNet Script Center

To help the community to contribute their SharePoint ideas with the power of Windows PowerShell, we created a new SharePoint category in TechNet Script Center Repository. Now you can submit your own scripts and share them with the community! This is how it looks…We moved the scripts in the old sub category underneath Office to…