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  • Blog Post: Collaborative Decision Making in SharePoint 2010; Rating Business Intelligence Assets

    Combine social networking and business intelligence and you get collaborative decision-making . It is a form of business intelligence for organizations that want to help their employees make decisions with their best resource, people! Because of the “SharePoint affect”, a phrase used in...
  • Blog Post: Understanding People Picker and custom claims providers

    We recently published new content that describes the People Picker control and its relationship with custom claims providers. People Picker (shown below) is a Web control used to find and select users, groups, and claims and then grant them permissions to items such as lists, libraries, or sites in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Video: MVP Global Summit 2011 Interviews, Question 1

    Recently, we attended the 2011 MVP Global Summit in Redmond, Washington. We interviewed and filmed any MVPs who wanted to give feedback on Microsoft TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com online product documentation. This is the first of three videos that we produced where we asked questions about our documentation...
  • Blog Post: *New* SharePoint 2010 content deployment poster

    Check out our new content deployment poster, created by Cern McAtee: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=de010583-e5fe-4c4b-a633-e57312336aef&displaylang=en Cern is a writer on the SharePoint Content Publishing Team, and he focusses on Web content and digital asset management...
  • Blog Post: New business intelligence services in SharePoint Server 2010

    The poster, Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010 , is a review of all the business intelligence (BI) services in SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) and can be downloaded in Visio , PDF , and XPS file formats. You will notice that PerformancePoint Server 2007 is integrated into...
  • Blog Post: New video: Creating a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010

    Profile sync in SharePoint Server 2010 is quite powerful, but it takes a lot of steps to configure it. To help you get profile sync set up, we've created a video that demonstrates many of the steps: Configure a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010 (video) The video covers:...
  • Blog Post: Add-in for Manipulating Points on Charts in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010

    The Microsoft Excel product team has listened to customer feedback and created the Manipulating Points on Charts (MPOC) add-in. MPOC provides Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 users the ability to resize or reposition points on charts. This feature was last present in Excel 2003 and later removed. Since then...
  • 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: Plan Windows PowerShell permissions

    Some organizations may want tight control over who is able to run Windows PowerShell cmdlets. This post gives an overview to the permissions required to run a SharePoint 2010 Products for Windows PowerShell cmdlet or script and issues to consider before a user is granted permission by an administrator...
  • Blog Post: Which resource center design do you prefer?

    For SharePoint Server 2007, we created various resource centers on TechNet to make it easier for you to find the content you need quickly and easily. For SharePoint Server 2010, we're revamping our resource centers. We've narrowed it down to three different designs and would like to know what you think...
  • Blog Post: Metadata-based content routing and storage in SharePoint Server 2010

    F or many organizations, content not being saved and stored to the right place is a serious problem. SharePoint Server 2010 now offers new features to help administrators make sure content items (documents, pictures, workbooks, and so on) that are submitted, saved, or migrated to their SharePoint environment...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade: Frequent questions from SharePoint Conference 2012

    It was great talking with so many of you at the SharePoint Conference last week. From one on one discussions to the big crush at Ask the Experts, we had several questions come up multiple times. Here are the most frequent questions from the conference about upgrade: Q: Can I upgrade from Office SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Configurable policy settings for user profile properties

    Each user profile in SharePoint Server 2010 contains 46 default user profile properties. These user profile properties store information about a user. An administrator can apply a policy to a user profile property to configure how personal information is used. Depending on the selected user profile property...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on User Adoption and Governance from the SharePoint Conference 2011

    Did you know that there were 22 sessions at the SharePoint Conference devoted to governance? Me either, until I started building my schedule and found that there were way more talks than I could possibly attend. I did manage to catch three of the governance sessions, one each on Tuesday, Wednesday, and...
  • Blog Post: Request a SharePoint Design Time Session at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim

    If you are a SharePoint Conference 2011 registered attendee, the Microsoft SharePoint documentation teams are offering a limited number of dedicated solution-design sessions for individual customers that are not currently engaged with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). These sessions are intended to...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit version 1.0

    Hello, my name is Kirk Stark, a technical writer on the SharePoint ITPro content team. I'm announcing the release of the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit version 1.0. This version includes the following features: The Load Testing Kit , which generates a Visual Studio Team System...
  • Blog Post: Search administration reports in SharePoint Server 2010

    SharePoint Server 2010 offers a new health monitoring feature: search administration reports. These provide crawl and query data to help you find and diagnose possible performance issues with your search system. There are three types of search administration reports: Basic search administration...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint 2010 Products documentation – LAUNCH IS HERE!!!

    The SharePoint IT Pro content team is proud to announce the release of our Launch documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010! We’ve created several different types of content to help you plan, deploy, and administer both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation. The...
  • Blog Post: Meet SharePoint Content Publishers at SharePoint Conference 2011

    It’s a great week for a SharePoint Conference! Several members of the Microsoft SharePoint and Office technical documentation teams are in Anaheim, CA this week and we are all hoping to connect with conference attendees and talk about the content we produce on TechNet, MSDN and Office.com. ...
  • Blog Post: An overview of site permissions

    Hi, I'm Monica Xie, a technical writer who specializes in site permissions for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Permission plays an important role in managing security at almost every level of SharePoint hierarchy, from a server farm to a list item. In this blog, we will discuss permissions at the...
  • Blog Post: New downloads: IT Pro .chm files for SharePoint 2010 Products and related products

    Periodically, we convert the entire English TechNet library content for certain products into compiled HTML Help (.chm) files. You can save the following downloadable files to a local machine so that the technical docs are accessible even when you are offline. SharePoint Server SharePoint Foundation...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Products and Hyper-V R2

    I'm excited to announce the availability of expanded and new resources for customers who want to create virtual farms. Since Hyper-V was first released, we witnessed a dramtic growth in the number of organizations and individuals who are using or plan to use Hyper-V as a flexible, stable, and high performing...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) Content

    The SharePoint IT Pro content team is proud to announce the launching of our new SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) Tech Center and our related set of Technical Articles . In addition, we have launched the SharePoint Foundation 2010 (Beta) Tech Center and its related Technical Articles . We will keep this...
  • Blog Post: How to create planning solutions and scenarios using Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, and SQL Server 2008 R2

    For a detailed look at understanding planning solutions using Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and SQL 2008 R2, check out this white paper, " Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting for the Office of Finance: Understanding Planning Solutions and Scenarios with Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Comprehensive SharePoint 2010 Best Practices TechNet Wiki article

    Hey SharePoint fans, Take a look at SharePoint 2010 Best Practices (en-US) , a recently published and very active TechNet Wiki article that contains a categorized list of links to best practice resources on all manner of subjects relating to SharePoint 2010. This TechNet Wiki article was created...