Project Barcelona: A Revolution in Enterprise Metadata Management – Part 2

Written by Chris Tao, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. In my last article, we discussed the nature of metadata, the need for metadata management in the modern enterprise, and some fundamental information about Project Barcelona. In this article, we will go through the Project Barcelona product UI  to see how it can help Enterprise IT administrators…


How To Automate SharePoint 2010 Installation Using AutoSPInstaller

Written by Chris Tao, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Deploying a large scale Microsoft SharePoint 2010 farm is typically a challenge for Enterprise IT administrators. Not only does the default PSConfig GUI wizard require administrators to manually finish each step, it doesn’t provide the administrator with the ability to customize some of the underlying parameters, such…


How To Setup A SharePoint 2010 Development Environment On Windows 7

Written by Chris Tao, Premier Field Engineer. Windows 7 is an excellent desktop OS, but what if you’re a Microsoft SharePoint developer and want to set up a SharePoint development environment on a Windows 7 client machine? Luckily, it’s doable. Compared to setting up SharePoint in server environment, it may require a few extra steps…