Understanding People Picker and custom claims providers

We recently published new content that describes the People Picker control and its relationship with custom claims providers. People Picker (shown below) is a Web control used to find and select users, groups, and claims and then grant them permissions to items such as lists, libraries, or sites in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation…

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SharePoint Administration Toolkit version 4.0

We’re sure you’ve installed SharePoint Administration Toolkit version 4.0 by now, but just in case you haven’t … With this release, we added functionality to address various difficult administrative tasks. These include the following: SharePoint Diagnostics Tool (SPDiag) improvements SPDiag version 2 contains several important updates and new features that increase its effectiveness as a…

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Stsadm Silverlight interactive application

Hello, I am a technical writer for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. I would like to announce that an Stsadm Silverlight interactive application is now available on the following TechNet Web sites:   Ø  Stsadm Technical Reference for SharePoint Server 2007: o    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/cc948709.aspx Ø  Stsadm Technical Reference for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0:…

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Big farm deployment? No problem

If you’re faced with doing a large SharePoint deployment, you’re probably feeling dizzy and lightheaded at the prospect of prepping, installing, and configuring SharePoint on 40 … 50 … or even more individual servers. It’s a big, complex, and repetitive job that requires a high degree of precision. Fortunately, with the right set of instructions,…


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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