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December, 2010

  • Database layer in SP 2010

          Configuration Database The configuration database handles all administration of the deployment, directing requests to the appropriate database, and managing load-balancing for the back-end databases. When a front-end Web server receives a request for a page in a particular site, it checks the configuration database...
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  • SharePoint 2010 is now mirroring-aware

    SharePoint 2010 has built in support for database mirrors, and allows you to define a failover SQL server for any databases you have mirrored. You can mirror one database, you can mirror several, it's all up to you. You can do this with content databases or service application databases. To take advantage of this simply add the instance...
  • New Databases in SharePoint 2010

      New Databases SharePoint Shared Services became deprecated in SharePoint 2010, and instead we have new Services architecture, where all services are independent from each other. Such architecture affected the way information and configuration are stored and each services has it's own database. Previously, with SharePoint 2007 we had...
  • Quote Unquote

    Quote of the day: A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. - Jean Paul Richter
  • How to Setup Mail Enabled Document Libraries in SharePoint 2010

    E-mail is an integral part of any SharePoint installation as it is the backbone of communication with in a SharePoint farm and its users. Needless to say, it becomes imperative for any SharePoint administrator to know the basics of configuring the SharePoint environments to send and receive emails. Dave Coleman (Microsoft MVP) has an...
  • Inside a SharePoint Content DB

      Below are some of the basic tables within a content database and a very high level diagram on some of the relationships between them.    Features Table that holds information about all the activated features for each site collection or site. Sites Table that holds information about all the site collections for this content...
  • Setting up load balancing on a SharePoint farm running on Windows Server 2008

         Install Network Load Balancing Feature on each Web Front End   On each front end in the farm, within Server Manager, add the NLB feature:                    Click Install and wait a bit        Add a New Cluster  ...
  • Fantastic 40 Application Templates for SharePoint (WSS & MOSS)

      What are Application templates Application templates are out-of-the-box custom scenarios which are developed to address the needs and requirements of specific business processes or sets of tasks as in they can be used to create a dedicated site or workspace for a particular business process or task. Application templates in WSS and...
  • SharePoint 2010 >> Taxonomy Picker.ascx Failed Error

      On SharePoint 2010 you will run into the following error : Log Name        :  Application Source             :  Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation Date               ...
  • SharePoint 2010 database attach upgrade with managed paths

      Issue with performing a database attach upgrade from 2007 to 2010. Apparently, when you have additional wildcard managed paths (anything other than '/sites') when you upgrade that database to SharePoint 2010 you will end up with a bunch of explicit managed paths in SharePoint 2010. Here’s how the whole thing looks 2007 Wildcard managed...
  • How to Improve SharePoint Performance and Scalability

    SharePoint is a database driven product and makes frequent database trips for almost all of its work. Most of what is shown to the user is either a list or a document (also called a BLOB) and both come from the database. As a result, SharePoint performance is often not very good (slow response times). Slow response times can frustrate users...
  • Send a basic and formatted e-mail message from a workflow

      Send a basic and formatted e-mail message from a workflow    In workflow designing, Send E-mail is the arguably the most popular and commonly used action. Now the out of the box formatting used by the designer is something most of us would like to modify so as to improve the look and feel of the mail which is generated by...
  • SharePoint 2007 Limitations in numbers and figures

    This is available on Technet (Plan for software boundaries)   Here is a summary of the recommendations for improving performance at each level of storage when high volumes of content are being stored:     The following table lists the recommended guidelines for people objects. The following table lists the recommended guidelines...
  • Configuring Large File Support in SharePoint

    The default max single file upload size is 50 MB by default for a web application. The maximum that the product itself can handle or support is 2 GB which is essentially a SQL limit. It's true that simply removing this, it doesn't mean that a user can upload a 2GB file.  The server time out settings, browser and network speed play a large...