Big farm deployment? No problem

If you’re faced with doing a large SharePoint deployment, you’re probably feeling dizzy and lightheaded at the prospect of prepping, installing, and configuring SharePoint on 40 … 50 … or even more individual servers. It’s a big, complex, and repetitive job that requires a high degree of precision. Fortunately, with the right set of instructions,…


SharePoint and Data Protection Manager — very cool together!

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) is a Microsoft backup and recovery tool that can be used to protect and recover SharePoint data. Why is DPM exciting?  It requires very little processing on the server because writes are done frequently at the data block level. Data block-level updates are much less resource intensive…


Office SharePoint Server performance testing on Hyper-V

Since we published an initial support and guidance statement for deploying Office SharePoint Server on Hyper-V (Using SharePoint Products and Technologies in a Hyper-V virtual environment), a series of tests were run to measure Office SharePoint Server performance on virtual servers.   These tests collected performance data from small and medium farm configurations deployed on:…