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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Using alternate access mappings

Alternate access mappings enable multiple internal URLs to be mapped to a single public URL. An internal URL is the URL of a Web request as it is received by Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. A public URL is the URL of an externally accessible Web site. The public URL is…

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Enabling Kerberos authentication for an Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm deployment

To enable Kerberos authentication for services in Office SharePoint Server 2007, you must create and register Service Principal Names (SPNs) in Active Directory. To create SPNs in an Active Directory domain, you must have domain administrative-level permissions. Authentication clients  Clients use these registered SPNs to identify each instance of a service. A Web browser, such…

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The Infrastructure Update

The Infrastructure Update is a set of product improvements and prescriptive guidance for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Our favorite features (and the ones we’ve written the most about) include federated search, Kerberos authentication for the SSP infrastructure, and content database ID and change log retention. Federated search An important…

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