Find active databases used by SharePoint Server 2010

One of the best ways to know what databases your SharePoint deployment uses is to keep a record and add database names each time you create a new database.This isn’t always easy as there usually isn’t enough extra time during the day to keep records. Plus, more often than not your SharePoint database maintenance tasks tend to occur…


Windows PowerShell Script: Download SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites

This is the first in a new series of posts that puts the spotlight on Windows PowerShell scripts for SharePoint 2010 Products that are stored in the TechNet Gallery. In each post, we will describe a script’s functionality and use and look under the hood at specific Windows PowerShell programming techniques that you can learn for…


Extra! Extra! Apple iPad Users Can Now View SharePoint Business Intelligence Content

In the recent blog post, December 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released, Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Stefan Goßner provides an overview of Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for SharePoint Server 2010 (thanks, Stefan!). For SharePoint business intelligence users, CU 2011-12 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is particularly exciting because it opens the…


Microsoft TechNet documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 Storage

Since Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is an application that relies on Microsoft SQL Server database software, we strive to provide IT pros comprehensive documentation about storage. The TechNet SharePoint Server 2010 Library contains the following articles: Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration gives guidelines to help organizations plan and configure their storage needs on SQL…


Feature Pack 1 for Duet Enterprise is available

Feature Pack 1 for Duet Enterprise is available for download. Feature Pack 1 adds the following solutions to Duet Enterprise for MicrosoftSharePoint and SAP. Aggregated Business Calendar User profile-based List Forms Note that you can choose to install either of these solutions or both of them. To get Feature Pack 1, do the following: Go…


Using the TechNet Gallery to publish your content

Back in June, Andrea Bichsel blogged about the TechNet Wiki and how you can join with only a Windows Live ID and contribute written content about SharePoint 2010 Products.  Another venue for publishing your content is the TechNet Gallery, which can hold all kinds of content (scripts, videos, code files) in addition to written content in…


Upgrade – how can we help you get started?

Hi – SharePoint Server 2010 has been out for over a year, and many of you have upgraded to take advantage of the new user interface, ease of administration, and new features. But many organizations are still evaluating whether and when to upgrade. We’d like to get a little information from those of you who…


Tip: Take a moment to rename databases during a database attach upgrade

SharePoint Products automatically generate GUID-based database names when databases are created, such as WSS_Content_ 2a24a7ecde1744d4823e31d77b266653. When you’re ready to upgrade, if you don’t have a handy farm inventory, it can take a little time and research to identify each database and map them to your Web applications and site collections. It sure would make farm…


Hybrid SharePoint Environments Whitepaper and Windows PowerShell Command Builder

Our teams recently worked with our partners in SharePoint Product Management to publish two new content offerings that were announced earlier at SharePoint Conference this week. One of them is a whitepaper called Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365. Download the whitepaper here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27580 For more information, this post “Guidance to Move to the Cloud on Your…