Some design decisions that you make for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 can have a lasting effect on your environment and affect how well the solution performs. There are also operational practices that can improve performance and availability and provide a better experience for users and administrators. Many problems experienced by administrators and users can be avoided by reviewing concise descriptions of best practices for designing and operating SharePoint Server 2010 environments. The articles in this section summarize current knowledge and research from Microsoft Consulting Services and the SharePoint Server 2010 product team into a must-read quick reference for key design decisions and operational practices. Each article briefly describes the best practices for a particular environment or product area and provides links for additional reading.
Follow these best practices to help ensure that you avoid many common pitfalls and keep your SharePoint Server 2010 environment available and performing well. Use these articles as cheat sheets to help you get the most out of SharePoint Server 2010.