New F5 Networks-authored TLG shows how to use BIG-IP to load balance a SharePoint 2010 farm

My colleague Helen Johnson, a Solution Engineer at F5 Networks, has published the first partner-authored Test Lab Guide (TLG) titled Demonstrate the F5 Networks BIG-IP Load Balancer for SharePoint Server 2010. This TLG builds off of Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm and adds a second front-end web server (WFE2)…

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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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New SharePoint search column: The View from the Crawl Space

One of the things I love about SharePoint Conference and TechEd is hanging out with and learning from people who are tops in their field—the gurus. My favorite search guru is Jeff Fried, who came to Microsoft as part of the FAST Search acquisition and was technical product manager for all of our enterprise search…


SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Test Lab Guide published

The Test Lab Guide: Install SQL Server 2012 Enterprise is a new building block Test Lab Guide (TLG) that steps you through the default installation of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on APP1 or another domain member server in the Base Configuration test lab. There are step-by-step instructions for the following: Configuring the Base Configuration test…

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Three-tier farm Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010 published

The Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm describes how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a three-tier farm configuration (web front end/application server/database server), starting with the computers in the Base Configuration test lab. Here is the resulting test lab configuration.   This TLG takes you through a…

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Updates to Plan browser support

Hi. This post is to let you know of the changes to the “Planbrowser support” article for SharePoint 2010 Products. Unless otherwise stated,  the latest version of all modern browsers aresupported. Period. The browser support matrix table of supported, supported with known limitations,Not tested, and Not supported has been removed. The only browser that will clearly…

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The first Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010 is published!

I am proud to announce the publication of the first Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010, titled Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 as a Single Server with Microsoft SQL Server. This document in the Microsoft Download Center describes how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010 on a single server with…

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SharePoint 2010 Databases and Windows PowerShell

There are several ways to maintain and configure, and backup and restore SharePoint 2010 databases.  The obvious way is with SharePoint Central Administration, however, the easiest and perhaps best way is to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets.  There are many cmdlets available to use with SharePoint databases. In an earlier blog I showed how to find…

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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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Configurable policy settings for user profile properties

Each user profile in SharePoint Server 2010 contains 46 default user profile properties. These user profile properties store information about a user. An administrator can apply a policy to a user profile property to configure how personal information is used. Depending on the selected user profile property, some policy settings are configurable, while others are…

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