Profile Synchronization in SharePoint Server 2010 Beta 2

In SharePoint Server 2010, you can use Profile Synchronization to synchronize user and group profile information that is stored in the SharePoint Server 2010 profile store with profile information that is stored in directory services across the enterprise. This profile information includes hierarchy and group information that can be used to drive functionality such as…


Preparing to upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Products

The public beta releases of SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 are coming soon. Aside from the anticipation of wanting to see all of the new features and functionality, some of you with existing Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 environments may be feeling another kind of anticipation – upgrade anxiety….


Support your DBA!

We’ve just finished creating a new downloadable book for SQL Server database administrators who support SharePoint environments. If you work with one of those lucky folks, you may want to point them to: SharePoint guidance for SQL Server 2008 database administrators (Downloadable book) We’ve also updated a number of our other articles to refer to…


The new Business Intelligence Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010

The new Business Intelligence Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 is a TechNet site for information about business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010. The following is some of what is is included in the TechNet resource center. IT professionals Excel Services overview What’s new for Excel Services What’s new for PerformancePoint Services Visio Services overview…

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My impressions of the SharePoint Conference

I’m Norm Warren, IT Pro writer for SharePoint Server 2010 business intelligence. I also write for B.I. the way…and used to write for Norm’s PerformancePoint Server Blog. The following are some of my impressions of my first SharePoint Server 2010 conference. I remember the first SharePoint Server 2007 book I picked up. Surprisingly, it had…

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How do you use our posters?

We’d like to know how you use the posters we have up on TechNet: SharePoint Server 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199(office.14).aspx  SharePoint Server 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287835.aspx Do you print them on a plotter, or in a smaller format? Would you like them to be available to order in glossy format? Is there any other…


New business intelligence services in SharePoint Server 2010

The poster, Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010, is a review of all the business intelligence (BI) services in SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) and can be downloaded in Visio, PDF, and XPS file formats. You will notice that PerformancePoint Server 2007 is integrated into SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta), to add business intelligence…

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Content posters for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 !

The product team published an excellent Blog post, SharePoint 2010, which gives a comprehensive description of enhancements and features for the release of SharePoint Server 2010. Other “what’s new” posts are covered on www.microsoft.comsharepoint. Our documentation team has  published posters for many of the focus areas that are shown on the “SharePoint 2010 wheel“.The posters…

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Meet us at the SharePoint Conference!

We wanted to let you know that lots of folks from the SharePoint IT Pro content publishing team will be at SPC in Las Vegas next week. We’d love to meet you, and get your feedback on the documentation (SharePoint 2007/WSS 3.0 as well as SharePoint 2010). We’ll all be at Ask the Experts, Wednesday…