Facelift!

Have you noticed the redesign of our Office SharePoint Server TechCenter? It’s the TechNet landing page for SharePoint IT Pro-focused content and the home of our Resource Centers—the pages we build to expose content for top customer issues and key product themes. Based on customer feedback, we’ve done the following: Moved the Resource Center links…


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:…


User Profile Replication Engine examples

Hi. I’m Kirk Stark, a writer on the SharePoint IT Pro UA team. A new tool that was released with version 2.0 of the SharePoint Administration Toolkit for Office SharePoint 2007 is the User Profile Replication Engine (RE), which permits a Shared Services Provider administrator the ability to replicate user profile data between Shared Services…


Using the new features in SQL Server 2008 with Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 includes several new and enhanced features that are important for deploying Office SharePoint Server 2007. New and enhanced SQL Server 2008 features are especially relevant for SharePoint deployments in four principal areas: Performance Availability Security Resource management You can improve Office SharePoint Server performance by implementing the new database backup compression feature in SQL Server 2008. The…

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Announcing the Internet presence scenario

Hi. I’d like to announce the publication of a new scenario describing the creation and deployment of a large enterprise’s Internet presence site based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We authored this scenario as a series of articles describing the various stages in the development of the site, along with an accompanying poster that…


Scenario: Designing for WSS Collaboration

We recently published a couple of resources targeted to designing sites for WSS collaboration: Article: Logical architecture sample design: collaboration sites Design Sample Poster: Logical Architecture Sample Design: Windows SharePoint Services Collaboration Article: Design logical architecture for collaboration sites Based on some of our popular Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 assets, the design guidance is…


Best Practices–good, better, best?

Hi there—we’re wondering if you’ve got feedback on the Best Practices Resources Center that we blogged about a couple of weeks ago. Which is your favorite article? · Operational Excellence · Team Collaboration Sites · Publishing Portals · Search · My Sites Are there any more topics that you’d really like to see a group…


Document Management Operations Procedures and Resource Center

Earlier this year, we published operations procedures and resource centers for Records Management and Web Content Management. This week, we completed the Enterprise Content Management operations content and resource centers by publishing the Document Management operations procedures for both MOSS and WSS, and the Document Management resource center. What’s covered? The Document Management operations procedures include…