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  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechNet documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 Storage

    Since Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is an application that relies on Microsoft SQL Server database software, we strive to provide IT pros comprehensive documentation about storage. The TechNet SharePoint Server 2010 Library contains the following articles: Storage and SQL Server capacity...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Databases and Windows PowerShell

    There are several ways to maintain and configure, and backup and restore SharePoint 2010 databases. The obvious way is with SharePoint Central Administration, however, the easiest and perhaps best way is to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets. There are many cmdlets available to use with SharePoint databases...
  • Blog Post: Find active databases used by SharePoint Server 2010

    One of the best ways to know what databases your SharePoint deployment uses is to keep a record and add database names each time you create a new database. This isn’t always easy as there usually isn’t enough extra time during the day to keep records. Plus, more often than not your SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available

    We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This training package is for administrators, architects, and business analysts for learning all the new capabilities and functionalities in SharePoint Server 2013. Content doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: New Storage and SQL Server capacity planning article for SharePoint Server 2013

    The much anticipated, Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2013) article is now live on TechNet. The product group invested many hours of testing both SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2012 with SharePoint Server 2013. Use the resulting data in this article...
  • Blog Post: Tip: Take a moment to rename databases during a database attach upgrade

    SharePoint Products automatically generate GUID-based database names when databases are created, such as WSS_Content_ 2a24a7ecde1744d4823e31d77b266653. When you're ready to upgrade, if you don’t have a handy farm inventory, it can take a little time and research to identify each database and map them...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Products, SQL Server, Storage and Databases (oh my)

    The SharePoint 2010 Products are, at core, Web applications built on SQL Server databases. To best administer an environment and keep it performing well, administrators should understand the following: How to choose the best version of SQL Server for their environment How to best configure and...