SharePoint 2010 Workflows Best Practice – Purge Workflow History List Items

BEST PRACTICE: Define requirements for when SharePoint 2010 Workflow History list items can expire and be purged, and implement either a manual or an automated process to periodically purge expired workflow history list items!  UPDATE NOVEMBER 30, 2015:  Clarification that this History List purge best practice is also applicable for: SharePoint 2010 & 2013 style workflows…

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Supported Way to Configure Additional URL for a Web Application in SharePoint Server

Example Scenario:  You want to add another user-friendly URL (http://inside.contoso.com) to an existing SharePoint 2010 or 2013 web application in addition to the default URL (http://servername:5555). Then users can access the web application using either the default or user-friendly URL. To be in a Microsoft supported state, every alternate access mapping URL in SharePoint must have a…

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Best Practices for Authorizing User Access to SharePoint Sites Using SharePoint Groups/Permissions/Inheritance

The Office support topic “Introduction: Control user access with permissions” explains three SharePoint security features that work together to help you control user access to sites and content on sites. These features are: SharePoint groups Permission levels Permissions inheritance and site structure Using these three features, what are best practices for SharePoint security design and…

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