Bill Baer

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

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  • Blog Post: Some things are just better together…

    Ham and Cheese Bacon and Eggs Peanut Butter and Jelly Some things are just better together… Two weeks ago the United States Olympic Committee unveiled its virtual pressroom ( USOC PressBox ) designed to provide an online media outlet for journalists covering the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as well...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Virtualizing SharePoint 2010

    As more organizations seek to reduce operating and capital expenditures, solve the challenges of datacenter density, and provide elasticity to their SharePoint deployments – virtualization becomes the focal point of discussion.  SharePoint 2010 provides more flexibility in support of virtualization...
  • 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: Windows PowerShell Command Builder 2.0

    A new updated version of the Windows PowerShell Command Builder is now available. The Windows PowerShell Command Builder for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office 365 is an HTML 5 application that is designed to help IT professionals and power users...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the SharePoint Diagnostic Studio

    One of the most challenging aspects of maintaining a SharePoint deployment is understanding why certain events have transpired in the environment, often IT Professionals and Developers only have access to when an event occurred and are tasked with parsing Performance Counters, Event and Diagnostic logs...
  • Blog Post: Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Project Server 2007 Virtual Migration Environment Released

    We just posted a new Virtual Migration Environment for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or Project Server 2003 customers looking to migrate/upgrade to Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Project Server 2007. Overview The Virtual Migration Environment is a set of two virtual disks that provide Office Project...
  • Blog Post: Installation notice for the SharePoint Server Public Beta on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7

    If you will be installing the SharePoint Server Public Beta on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows 7 you will need to download and install an update from http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=23806   to resolve an issue that occurs...
  • Blog Post: What's new in the User Profile Service Application

    The User Profile Service Application stores information about users in a centralized location used by SharePoint’s social computing features to support natural collaboration. The User Profile Service Application is also required when provisioning My Site personal sites, enabling certain social...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Project 2010 August Cumulative Updates

    August cumulative updates for SharePoint 2010 have been released. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2352346 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2352342 Project Server 2010 http://support.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Issues Related to Installing KB938444

    If you've recently installed KB938444 and have run into post-installation issues, we've posted new guidance and potential solutions here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/06/22/installing-kb938444.aspx .
  • Blog Post: The Office Web Applications Cache

    The Office Web Applications cache is used by Word and PowerPoint Web Applications to create a version of a document requested for viewing through the browser improving performance and reducing resource consumption on server machines by making cached versions of a document or presentation available in...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization

    Considering virtualizing SharePoint 2010? We’ve created a one-stop shop for guidance and more at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/product/Related-Technologies/Pages/virtualize-sharepoint.aspx .
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Developer Dashboard

    About the Developer Dashboard The Developer Dashboard is an instrumentation framework  new to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Server 2010 that can help diagnose particularly, classes of bugs that are easy to introduce through custom code, but often difficult to isolate by providing information...
  • Blog Post: Url Path Length Restrictions

    How much is too much?  We’ve recently published new content on TechNet that details the Url path length restrictions for SharePoint Server 2010 - this article discusses the specific URL path length and character restrictions in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Internet Explorer 7, and Internet...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products

    We’ve recently published a new whitepaper that describes the core concepts of identity in SharePoint 2010 and Kerberos’ role in authentication and delegation. The whitepaper is divided into nine (9) core scenarios: Scenario 1: Core Configuration Scenario 2: Kerberos Authentication for...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade Support for Prerelease Versions to Release Versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

    I’ve been receiving this question frequently this week so I’m sure others are asking as well: Question Can I upgrade prerelease versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 to the release version when it becomes available? Answer No, the prerelease (beta) versions of...
  • Blog Post: Search First Migration Accelerator

    Search has become the primary means in the Enterprise for surfacing and locating information, as a result, it has become a mission critical component of SharePoint deployments. The rise in adoption of SharePoint 2010 in organizations has led to more customers seeking to leverage the benefits of the new...
  • Blog Post: Categorized Index of SharePoint 2010 Whitepapers

    Content Getting Started Planning Upgrade Security Governance Deployment Social Business Intelligence Web Content Management Search Other Technologies Composites Performance and Capacity Planning Additional Resources Getting Started Getting Started with...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Updates and Service Packs

    Updated June 29, 2011 SharePoint Server 2010 Cumulative Updates and Service Packs File Version Description Downloads and Documentation 14.0.5114.5003 June 2010 Cumulative Update KB983497 KB2124512 KB2182938 KB2204024 KB2281364 14.0.5123.5000 August 2010...
  • Blog Post: Step-by-Step: Provisioning the Search Service Application

    Contents Provisioning the Search Service Application Moving Query Components Creating Mirror Query Components Creating Query Components Creating Crawl Components Creating Crawl Databases Creating Property Databases Provisioning the Search Service Application Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration...