Vedant Kulshreshtha

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

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  • Blog Post: Download: Enterprise Search Labs

    The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search training course provides a series of hands-on labs, presentations, and videos that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Following Lab contents...
  • Blog Post: Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010

    Recently published Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products diagram illustrates the specific extranet topologies that have been tested with SharePoint 2010 Products. Edge firewall Back-to-back perimeter Back-to-back perimeter with cross-farm services Back-to-back perimeter with...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell help for SharePoint 2010

    What is PowerShell? Windows PowerShell is roughly the modern (and very powerful) version of command line tool CMD.exe. It's powerful scripting environment for administration purposes and PowerShell scripting is becoming the preferred way to manage and automate administrative tasks. If you are a...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides available

    The Enterprise Search Evaluation Guides for SharePoint 2010 product family are now available from the Microsoft Download Center now. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide - describes the enterprise search features of SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarizes readers with...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy settings for Broadcast Slide Show

    Broadcast Slide Show feature allows a user to broadcast a presentation from PowerPoint 2010 to other users – either Internal or External. The presenter needs to select a service from a list of broadcast services displayed by PowerPoint 2010. This list may include internal and external providers, and...
  • Blog Post: Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010

    A new TechNet article - Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010 describes best practices for configuring and maintaining search in SharePoint Server 2010. Personally, practice #4 was new to me 4. Defragment the search database - The search database contains metadata and ACLs of crawled...
  • Blog Post: Client solutions for WAN environments

    Many organizations include users who are distributed across WAN links and users who are not always connected to the network. A new TechNet article for our SharePoint customers - Client solutions for WAN environments (SharePoint Server 2010) describes client solutions that can be used across slow network...
  • Blog Post: Information on FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

    As I mentioned in my earlier post - Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products , FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is the new search SKU in SharePoint 2010 product family. (download this technical diagram to see a comparison of search capabilities across 5 search options to choose from) ...
  • Blog Post: Federated Search Connectors for Enterprise Search

    Federated Search Connectors allow a search solution based on any Microsoft Enterprise Search product - Microsoft Search Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Search Server 2008, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to pass a query to...
  • Blog Post: Get sneak peek at SharePoint Server 2010 now

    SharePoint Product team has announced today that SharePoint 2010 has reached the technical preview engineering milestone. Read the blog post - Announcing SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview for details. On Microsoft.com website a set of “sneak peek” SharePoint 2010 features and videos has been posted...
  • Blog Post: Guidance on Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 released

    The Microsoft patterns & practices (p&p) team has released Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 - a deep technical insight into the key concepts and issues for SharePoint 2010 solution developers. It contains guidance documentation, detailed examples, and a reusable class library. These...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2010 Usage Best Practices

    SharePoint Server 2010 Usage Best Practices White Paper is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center . In this white paper, you will learn how to manage content effectively, how to choose the best option for displaying content, and the most effective way to find your content later. This...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 documentation now available

    The SharePoint 2010 public Beta will be available in November 2009. You can start now by reading and knowing more about it as the SharePoint 2010 documentation and learning resources are now available on MSDN SharePoint Developer Center and TechNet's SharePoint Products TechCenter . SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint Workspace 2010 to access SharePoint content offline

    Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, the new name for Microsoft Office Groove, is a client application (included with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 ) for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. It provides offline access to SharePoint documents and lists from desktop and enables...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit

    To provide guidance on how to develop for SharePoint 2010 , a developer training kit has been provided for download on the Microsoft Download Center . Seeing its content, I would rate it as a must have resource for developers. Download it from this link > SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training...
  • Blog Post: Update to the Microsoft Enterprise Search Roadmap

    February seems to be the favored month for Search roadmap updates in Microsoft. On Feb 10, 2009 the Microsoft Unveils New Enterprise Search Road Map press release disclosed a detailed road map from Microsoft for its enterprise search products, including the introduction of FAST Search for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Quick Notes

    Apart from the SDK documentation, Technical article, How-To and Video formats, Microsoft is also providing learning content in " Quick Note " format for SharePoint 2010 . Quick Notes are 2-4 page tasks in a single scenario. Combined, they provide an end-to-end solution for a specific scenario. Individually...
  • Blog Post: Configuring co-authoring in SharePoint 2010

    Recently published Co-authoring administration (SharePoint Server 2010) TechNet article provides guidance for administrators to configure co-authoring for their organization. Many of these are using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Configure versioning for co-authoring (SharePoint Server 2010) - When...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta available now

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta is available for download now. You can download it from either of following links: TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee388573.aspx MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee390819.aspx From the Microsoft Download Center SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint specific indexing connectors

    Most content sources can be crawled using the integrated indexing connectors in SharePoint Server 2010. These indexing connectors are set up by configuring the FAST Search connector Content Search Service Application (Content SSA). In addition to these, FAST Search for SharePoint includes three FAST...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager

    Many organizations are going for a Video Sharing solution based on SharePoint technologies for their Intranet and also for Internet web properties. In SharePoint 2007 era, the most popular choice was the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) available on CodePlex . On SharePoint 2010, due to out-of-the...
  • Blog Post: How to Support a New Location with SharePoint Virtualization

    Private cloud computing built on virtualization technology provides ways to reduce the capital cost by allowing you to utilize more of your existing resources. Using Windows Server 2008 R2 , Hyper-V , System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and System Center Self-Service Portal 2.0 , you can convert...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint ‘Strong Positive’ on Gartner’s Enterprise Search MarketScope

    The new 2011 Enterprise Search MarketScope by Gartner was recently published (link: MarketScope for Enterprise Search ). Microsoft is again ranked a ‘ Strong Positive ,’ the highest ranking given on the report. Gartner indicates that “Microsoft has surged to a leadership position...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit updated

    After the RTM milestone of SharePoint 2010, the SharePoint 2010 Beta Developer Training Kit (published on 14th Dec 2009) has been updated. There is lot of new and updated learning content in it, so remove the Beta Kit and download updated version from URL below: SharePoint 2010 Developer Training...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Office Web Apps

    Microsoft Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, enabling people to access and do light editing or sharing of Office documents from virtually anywhere. I had given an overview in my previous post - Office Web Applications . This post is about getting...