SharePoint 2010 Shared Service Architecture Part 1

This blog is to provide a quick ramp up on SharePoint 2010’s new Shared Service Architecture. Some new concepts are introduced and this is part 1 of a 2 part series on this topic. Part 1 is for describing the components and concepts that are behind this new model. Part 2 will discuss using Shared…

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SharePoint 2010 Logging Improvements – Part 1

Part 1 of this blog will describe ULS and Event log improvements and what you need to know. The new changes simplify troubleshooting and provide the Administrator more flexibility in managing different aspects of ULS logging. I will expand on this topic in Part 2 and will discuss Developer Dashboard. A special shout-out goes to…

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PowerShell Intro for SharePoint Administrators – Part 2

PowerShell has a rich set of advanced features that provide an Administrator with a multitude of options depending on what they would like to do. This nugget will take a more focused look into the many ways objects can be used. Remember, an object in this case is a variable. From Part 1 of this…

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PowerShell Intro for SharePoint Administrators – Part 1

PowerShell has been nicely integrated into SharePoint 2010 and is the eventual replacement of stsadm. Stsadm still exists with SharePoint 2010 for backward compatibility reasons but PowerShell is here to stay and will be the most widely adopted and used out of the two. PowerShell is included as a prerequisite which is automatically downloaded and…

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SharePoint 2010 Granular Backup-Restore Part 2

This is part 2 of granular backup/restore nugget in which I’ll cover the Recover data from an unattached content database option in Central Administration. This is located in backup/restore section under granular backup/restore. SharePoint 2010 utilizes SQL snapshots both to create and to restore from. This blog will also cover the overall uses of snapshots…

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SharePoint 2010 Granular Backup-Restore Part 1

Hello! Russ Maxwell here and I’d like to provide a glimpse into SharePoint 2010 granular backup/restore. Several things have changed and have been improved in this area. This article is specifically themed around granular backup\restore and what you need to know. Key Concepts: Granular Backup: Granular backup has been placed into its own section within…

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SharePoint Designer 2010 introduces “Safe Editing”

Administrators have long felt that SharePoint Designer is too powerful a tool to allow it to be enabled for editing SharePoint sites. Wary administrators would just disable SharePoint Designer all together to prevent novice designers from making any inadvertent changes. There have been certain levels of control that administrators had over SharePoint Designer editing but…

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The “All New” SharePoint Designer 2010

SharePoint Designer 2010, like its predecessor, is free. And there, most of the similarities end. In this release, SharePoint Designer 2010 (SPD) is offered as a premier no-code editing tool for SharePoint 2010 web sites. That’s a big statement; let’s try to understand it: 1. SPD 2010 works only with SharePoint 2010. You can’t use…

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What’s new in Search in SharePoint 2010

Search is one of the key features provided by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) and there are lot of improvements in this area in SharePoint 2010.  I would prefer to talk about the scalability improvements in this release compared to MOSS. The major bottlenecks for search in MOSS are, 1.  There is only one Search…

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