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New F5 Networks-authored TLG shows how to use BIG-IP to load balance a SharePoint 2010 farm
My colleague Helen Johnson, a Solution Engineer at F5 Networks , has published the first partner-authored Test Lab Guide (TLG) titled Demonstrate the F5 Networks BIG-IP Load Balancer for SharePoint Server 2010 . This TLG builds off of Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier...
22 Aug 2012
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...
28 Jun 2012
New SharePoint search column: The View from the Crawl Space
David Longmuir (MSFT)
One of the things I love about SharePoint Conference and TechEd is hanging out with and learning from people who are tops in their field—the gurus. My favorite search guru is Jeff Fried, who came to Microsoft as part of the FAST Search acquisition and was technical product manager for all of our...
8 May 2012
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Test Lab Guide published
The Test Lab Guide: Install SQL Server 2012 Enterprise is a new building block Test Lab Guide (TLG) that steps you through the default installation of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on APP1 or another domain member server in the Base Configuration test lab. There are step-by-step instructions for the...
4 May 2012
Three-tier farm Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010 published
The Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm describes how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a three-tier farm configuration (web front end/application server/database server), starting with the computers in the Base Configuration test lab. Here is the...
20 Apr 2012
Updates to Plan browser support
Hi. This post is to let you know of the changes to the “Plan browser support” article for SharePoint 2010 Products. Unless otherwise stated, the latest version of all modern browsers are supported . Period. The browser support matrix table of supported, supported with known limitations...
4 Apr 2012
The first Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010 is published!
I am proud to announce the publication of the first Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010, titled Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 as a Single Server with Microsoft SQL Server . This document in the Microsoft Download Center describes how to install and configure SharePoint...
8 Mar 2012
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...
7 Feb 2012
Making Sense of PerformancePoint Services
Maybe you’ve heard about PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, but you don’t really know too much about what it is and how it works. To help make sense of this thing called PerformancePoint Services, we recently published a few downloadable tools that might help....
3 Feb 2012
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...
1 Feb 2012
How does Microsoft IT do it? Check out these IT Showcase resources for SharePoint Server 2010
One common question we get from customers who are evaluating SharePoint Server 2010 or a specific SharePoint scenario is: “How did someone else do it?” Or, more specifically: “How did Microsoft IT do it?” Fortunately, Microsoft IT documents and publishes a set of resources...
23 Jan 2012
Fabulous SQL Server connection troubleshooting article in the TechNet Wiki!
Check out How to Troubleshoot Connecting to the SQL Server Database Engine in the TechNet Wiki. Author Rick Byman takes you step-by-step though the troubleshooting process when you get the “Connect to Server” error. I strongly encourage you to bookmark this article and use it for the next...
12 Jan 2012
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...
19 Dec 2011
Windows PowerShell Script: Download SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites
This is the first in a new series of posts that puts the spotlight on Windows PowerShell scripts for SharePoint 2010 Products that are stored in the TechNet Gallery. In each post, we will describe a script’s functionality and use and look under the hood at specific Windows PowerShell programming...
19 Dec 2011
Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content
In the recent blog post, December 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released , Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Stefan Goßner provides an overview of Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for SharePoint Server 2010 (thanks, Stefan!). For SharePoint business intelligence users, CU...
14 Dec 2011
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...
8 Dec 2011
Upgrade – how can we help you get started?
Hi – SharePoint Server 2010 has been out for over a year, and many of you have upgraded to take advantage of the new user interface, ease of administration, and new features. But many organizations are still evaluating whether and when to upgrade. We’d like to get a little information from those of you...
7 Dec 2011
Using the TechNet Gallery to publish your content
SharePoint Blog Admin
Back in June, Andrea Bichsel blogged about the TechNet Wiki and how you can join with only a Windows Live ID and contribute written content about SharePoint 2010 Products. Another venue for publishing your content is the TechNet Gallery , which can hold all kinds of content (scripts, videos, code...
6 Dec 2011
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...
29 Nov 2011
Hybrid SharePoint Environments Whitepaper and Windows PowerShell Command Builder
Our teams recently worked with our partners in SharePoint Product Management to publish two new content offerings that were announced earlier at SharePoint Conference this week. One of them is a whitepaper called Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365 . Download the whitepaper here: http...
6 Oct 2011
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. ...
4 Oct 2011
SharePoint content tour: key SharePoint resources on TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com
Recently, I had the opportunity to present to the Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group about our SharePoint content. We often get questions about how to learn about the product, where to find the best information, and how to give us feedback. Not surprisingly, some of the things that we think of as obvious...
30 Sep 2011
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...
25 Aug 2011
Use Excel and PowerPivot for Excel to analyze SQL Server Analysis Services data
Analyzing data that you import from an external source such as SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) can be complicated. The Microsoft TechNet article, Analyze data from SQL Server Analysis Services explains how to use Excel or PowerPivot for Excel to analyze this data. This newly published article...
22 Aug 2011
New SharePoint Training Courses: Enterprise Content Management and Web Content Management
We have just published two comprehensive training courses on TechNet. SharePoint Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Implementers Course View the course: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/hh126808 15 modules 42 video lessons - streaming and downloadable Downloadable lab manuals...
1 Aug 2011
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