An overview of site permissions

Hi, I’m Monica Xie, a technical writer who specializes in site permissions for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Permission plays an important role in managing security at almost every level of SharePoint hierarchy, from a server farm to a list item.  In this blog, we will discuss permissions at the site and site content level by…


Throttling limits and Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010

We at “To the SharePoint” are big fans of TechNet Radio. It has some great content about SharePoint 2010. If you use Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010, make sure to catch Throttling Limits and Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010. In this podcast, SharePoint Product Manager Bill Baer interviews SharePoint Certified Master Taj…


TechNet Radio: User Profiles in SharePoint 2010

This week, SharePoint Product Manager Bill Baer interviews SharePoint Microsoft Certified Masters Ali Mazaheri and Spencer Harbar (who is also a Microsoft SharePoint MVP) about user profiles in SharePoint 2010. Listen in as they discuss what user profiles are, their importance, how to manage them, and how to configure profile synchronization: TechNet Radio: User Profiles in SharePoint…


Building your Internet and intranet presence with SharePoint Server 2010

Featured today on the TechNet home page and various TechNet areas is a special package focusing on how to plan, build and manage Internet and intranet solutions with SharePoint Server 2010. This package contains two topical pages full of additional Internet and intranet resources: Planning Your Site Build and Manage Our team’s Samantha Robertson and Cern…


New graphic added to our resource centers

To help tie the SharePoint capabilities to our technical content, we’ve added a graphic. You can see the blue graphic in the top right of each of our resource centers, such as this one: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/gg241215.aspx This is our new Published Intranet resource center, which is associated with the Sites capability in SharePoint Server. As always,…


Deploy SharePoint Server 2010 to a test environment

Earlier this week, I paved my test machine and followed the excellent instructions in Deploy Project Server 2010 to a test environment to install my new SharePoint Server 2010 test environment. While this series of articles is intended for a Project Server audience, they will also lead you to a successful test deployment of SharePoint…


Configuring a SharePoint Server 2010 farm for business intelligence by using NTLM

SharePoint 2010 Products introduce significant improvements in how identity is managed in the platform, as I’ve discussed in recent blog posts:  Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products and Configuring extranet access for PerformancePoint Services 2010. NTLM authentication is an alternative to Kerberos authentication. NTLM is less strong, but in many production and test…


Reporting Services Performance Improvement in SharePoint Integrated Mode in SQL Server 2008 R2

As you may already know, you can upload or publish report server content types to a SharePoint library and then view and manage those documents from a SharePoint site. This is after you install the Reporting Services Add-in on Microsoft SharePoint Server and configure for integration. Carl Rabeler, Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server Customer Advisory…


SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search IT Professional Training

  This has been a big month for Enterprise Search content! The following comprehensive, advanced training series is now available on TechNet, covering both SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. The online, self-paced training is intended to help IT professionals deploy enterprise search with SharePoint at full scale, and be capable…