Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: The SharePoint Journey

    Microsoft Ignite will open the window to our vision, strategy, and future for SharePoint and provide a first look at most recent developments with SharePoint Server 2016. From the business value for organizations looking to modernize their workplace and infrastructure to the technical value it will deliver...
  • Blog Post: FILESTREAM and SharePoint 2010

    FILESTREAM is a new feature in SQL Server 2008 that enables the storage of unstructured data on a NTFS file system.  FILESTREAM (local or remote) is supported in SharePoint 2010 as one mechanism of reducing capital expenditures through enabling the storage of large binary unstructured data on content...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 - Storage Metrics (StorMan.aspx)

    In SharePoint 2010 we removed StorMan.aspx (Storage Space Allocation) (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982587/EN-US ) which in previous versions of SharePoint enabled granular management and insight into storage. For example, the page would show you the top 100 documents or document libraries in...
  • Blog Post: FILESTREAM with SharePoint 2010

    FILESTREAM is a new feature in SQL Server 2008 that enables the storage of unstructured data on a NTFS file system. FILESTREAM (local or remote) is supported in SharePoint 2010 as one mechanism of reducing capital expenditures through enabling the storage of large binary unstructured data on content...
  • Blog Post: Configuring the Web and Application Server Roles for Microsoft SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010 [UPDATED]

    I’ve had a couple of questions on configuring the Web and Application server roles on Windows Server 2008 to support Microsoft SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010. This post will describe the minimal prerequisite configuration to support Microsoft SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010 on Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

    We've published a new post on the SharePoint Team Blog that details the process, procedures, and options for upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 - read more here ...
  • Blog Post: June 2010 Cumulative Updates for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and Microsoft Project Server 2010

    SharePoint Foundation 2010 - KB2028568 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028568 Search Server 2010 – KB983319 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983319 SharePoint Server 2010 – KB983497 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983497 SharePoint Server 2010 – KB2182938 http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Now Serving Larger Databases…

    Today we are announcing some important and exciting changes to our software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2010 Products, in summary SharePoint 2010 Products will now support content databases up to 4TB. However, prior to considering multi-terabyte databases you should thoroughly review the following...
  • Blog Post: Supporting Geographically Disperse Users

    BranchCache If you manage a centralized, regional, or distributed infrastructure with a distributed or clustered user base, a combination of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 may be the best pairing to mitigate the impact of bandwidth and latency penalties that are commonly incurred under such distributions...
  • Blog Post: Implementing SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 AlwaysOn Availability Groups with SharePoint Server 2010

    If you attended my SharePoint Conference Session on SharePoint 2010 on SQL Server Denali you’re probably ready to get started with some of the features and capabilities we discussed and demonstrated today, particularly AlwaysOn Availability Groups which provide a robust, ready to use solution supporting...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 Move-SPSite w/ 'shallow copy'

    Service Pack 1 introduces a new method of moving Site Collections between Content Databases where RBS is used known as ‘shallow copy’. Overview What is ‘shallow copy’? ‘Shallow copy’ refers to moving structured content without moving the underlying unstructured content.  With SharePoint 2010 Products...
  • Blog Post: Running the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool with Local Paths on Machines without Internet Connectivity

    One of the questions I’ve received on a few occasions to date is how to run the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool on a machine that does not have a connection to the Internet. There are two possible methods to working around this scenario: Manually download on another machine and then...
  • Blog Post: Managed Accounts in SharePoint 2010

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides a number of compelling improvements designed especially for the system administrator, of these, commonly overlooked, are Managed Accounts. A Managed Account is effectively an Active Directory user account whose credentials are managed by and contained within...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Notes

    I just wrapped up a great webcast this morning with Avanade and NetApp discussing the virtualization of SharePoint and was excited to see the audience today is largely planning a virtualization layer for SharePoint 2010, many to support server consolidation in legacy datacenters with limited resources...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 and Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

    I’ve recently noticed a number of posts on social.msdn.com related to configuring SharePoint 2010 with Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. The following post provides the basic steps necessary to get started with provisioning a SharePoint 2010 server farm in environments where the Windows Firewall...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products

    Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is now available for download. SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 for Server Language Pack 2010 SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack To learn more about what’s new in Service Pack read...
  • Blog Post: Site Recycle Bin (Service Pack 1 and CodePlex) FAQs

    Do I need to uninstall the Site Recycle Bin from CodePlex if I plan to use the Site Recycle Bin in Service Pack 1? It depends on what you’re looking for.  The Site Recycle Bin available through CodePlex will capture deleted Site Collections and Sites to disk, Site Recycle Bin in Service Pack 1 copies...
  • Blog Post: IT Professional Training for SharePoint 2010

    If you are new to SharePoint 2010 or are upgrading from 2007, there are a variety of courses and formats to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to ensure a successful deployment, upgrade, or migration. Exams Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring This exam is intended to validate...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0 Released

    We've recently released the first administration toolkit for SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server 2010. The toolkit includes a new User Profile Replication Engine, a new Security Configuration Manifest, a new Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Connector, and the Load Testing Kit...
  • Blog Post: Quick Steps to Diagnose Performance Issues in SharePoint 2010

    Make the most of the Developer Dashboard Monitoring Latency and SQL Server Round Trips Among the information provided through the Developer Dashboard is information about page latency and database queries surfaced under Execution Timeout in the user interface in the Web Server section. Using the information...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Products TechCenter for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

    The SharePoint Products TechCenter on TechNet has been updated to include documentation and resources specific to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The SharePoint Products TechCenter beta resources include categorized documentation and guidance on planning, deploying, and operating Microsoft SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: HTTP Request Monitoring and Throttling

    Last week I covered Managed Accounts in SharePoint Server 2010, this week we’ll cover HTTP Request Monitoring and Throttling - I've been following a lot of conversions surrounding Resource Throttling in SharePoint Server 2010, of which most have focused on the core scenario involving managing large lists;...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 - Site Recycle Bin

    Site Recycle Bin Service Pack 1 introduces long awaited Site Recycle Bin functionality that enables self-service recovery of site collections and sites. In the past IT Professionals were tasked with restoring entire databases to recover deleted site collections and sites and would generally require...
  • Blog Post: Site Subscriptions in SharePoint 2010

    New multi-tenancy features are an exciting concept in SharePoint 2010, particularly when considering the implications on hosting SharePoint for a variety of tenants, each requiring some method of partitioning, administration, and a method of reporting and control whether within the boundaries of an Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Gradual Site Delete in SharePoint 2010

    Overlooked often in SharePoint 2010 is the new Gradual Site Delete capability which was designed to mitigate unplanned site collection outages that occurred as the result of lock escalation in Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 when a large site collection was requested for...