Integrating SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync for value-add solutions

The three main Office servers—SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync—deliver terrific value to businesses. On their own, they help you communicate, collaborate, publish, share and manage content. By integrating these three server products, you can solve bigger business problems than any of them solve on their own. The Office Content Group is now introducing a new type…


Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365

With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving towards an “integrated services” architecture in which on-premises SharePoint Server features can be integrated with SharePoint Online to create what is commonly called a “hybrid” SharePoint environment. In this blog post, we’ll talk a little about what constitutes a hybrid…

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Introducing Search Schema for SharePoint 2013

Audience: Search Admin/ITPro What is the search schema? The search schema is a mechanism in SharePoint search that controls: Which aspects (properties) of items are to be indexed How and with what indexing structures particular pieces of data are indexed Which aliases can be used when querying using property restrictions What does this mean really?…


How can I achieve the best freshness of search results? Introducing Continuous Crawls for SharePoint

Audience: Search Admin/ITProPre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic Search Administration knowledge around SharePoint Search topology, crawl mechanism, and the principles of crawl scheduling.Note: This feature is new for SharePoint 2013. What is freshness of search results? After a user uploads a document to his SharePoint Site, the period of time before that document is…


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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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…

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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…

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Request a SharePoint Design Time Session at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim

If you are a SharePoint Conference 2011 registered attendee, the Microsoft SharePoint documentation teams are offering a limited number of dedicated solution-design sessions for individual customers that are not currently engaged with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). These sessions are intended to help IT professionals envision and plan a solution based on the 2010 family of…

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Export your own TechNet book

You can now build your own book of TechNet articles! For several product versions, the SharePoint IT Pro content team has published collections of TechNet articles as downloadable books that you can read offline and print. We’ve been able to cover only the most basic content sets. Each SharePoint Server or SharePoint Foundation environment is different, and…

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