Building a disaster recovery environment for SharePoint in Windows Azure--a few things we learned

My team is wrapping up a proof of concept (POC) build of an intriguing solution—disaster recovery of a SharePoint on-premises farm to Windows Azure IaaS. We learned a lot about the Azure infrastructure, including how to place a SharePoint environment across the Azure IaaS architecture and how to manage the environment from day-to-day. The solution…


Comprehensive SharePoint 2010 Best Practices TechNet Wiki article

Hey SharePoint fans, Take a look at SharePoint 2010 Best Practices (en-US), a recently published and very active TechNet Wiki article that contains a categorized list of links to best practice resources on all manner of subjects relating to SharePoint 2010. This TechNet Wiki article was created by Margriet Bruggeman and has had over 200…

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Making Sense of PerformancePoint Services

Maybe you’ve heard about PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, but you don’t really know too much about what it is and how it works. To help make sense of this thing called PerformancePoint Services, we recently published a few downloadable tools that might help.   PerformancePoint Services Process Diagram This is a downloadable…

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How does Microsoft IT do it? Check out these IT Showcase resources for SharePoint Server 2010

One common question we get from customers who are evaluating SharePoint Server 2010 or a specific SharePoint scenario is: “How did someone else do it?” Or, more specifically: “How did Microsoft IT do it?” Fortunately, Microsoft IT documents and publishes a set of resources known as Microsoft IT Showcase, which describes how they designed and…

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Just Released – Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010

Hi – the Best Practices articles and the Best Practices Resource Center for 2007 were some of our most popular content for that release. We’re pleased to announce that we now have a 2010 version of the Best Practices Resource Center. Like in 2007, this was a joint effort between the SharePoint Customer Engineering team…


White paper: Configuring Kerberos authentication for SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 products

Hello, this is Norm, IT Pro writer for business intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Kerberos is often used in business intelligence solutions to establish secure access to external data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server. Last week, a new white paper was published that gives instructions to configure Kerberos authentication in a multi-server environment…

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Search administration reports in SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 offers a new health monitoring feature: search administration reports. These provide crawl and query data to help you find and diagnose possible performance issues with your search system. There are three types of search administration reports: Basic search administration reports, which show high-level monitoring data aggregated from all components for the selected search…


Check out free SharePoint videos from TechEd 2009

If you missed TechEd 2009, you can watch many of the sessions on video. TechNet has posted 43 hours of videos that cover such topics as Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows (client and server), security, and unified messaging. These include eight sessions provided by SharePoint MVPs and experts: SharePoint Admins, the Reluctant DBAs. Todd Klindt…


Using MIS with SharePoint? Blatchington Mill School shows how to do the job.

I recently completed a technical case study with a school in the UK: Blatchington Mill School (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335971.aspx). This is the second school I’ve worked with in the UK. I was attracted to this solution by the sophisticated use of reporting that ties into the school’s MIS system. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: 1….


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…