New: Scenario pages for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has many great ways to help you get things done. We want to highlight a few of these, so we have created scenario pages that explain a specific scenario and provide content to help you understand, implement, and use it easily. Scenario pages allow you to view key resources based on selected stages…


Revamped business intelligence scenario hub on TechNet

The Microsoft Business Intelligence Center (http://technet.microsoft.com/bi) on TechNet has just been revamped. It is now a content hub featuring six end-to-end scenarios that highlight cross-product integrations for BI solutions. What makes this new hub unique is that it is a pilot for the new five-bucket lifecycle that TechNet is adopting, based around the Microsoft Operations…

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Three integrated business intelligence solutions

The following is a summary of recently published business intelligence solutions and the corresponding solution download link. The solutions include Microsoft Office, SharePoint 2010, and SQL Server 2008. Self-Service Analytics: Sales Solution This business intelligence (BI) solution scenario describes the steps that employees of the fictional company Contoso take as they analyze sales and promotions data and share that…

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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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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….


Announcing the Internet presence scenario

Hi. I’d like to announce the publication of a new scenario describing the creation and deployment of a large enterprise’s Internet presence site based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. We authored this scenario as a series of articles describing the various stages in the development of the site, along with an accompanying poster that…


Scenario: Designing for WSS Collaboration

We recently published a couple of resources targeted to designing sites for WSS collaboration: Article: Logical architecture sample design: collaboration sites Design Sample Poster: Logical Architecture Sample Design: Windows SharePoint Services Collaboration Article: Design logical architecture for collaboration sites Based on some of our popular Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 assets, the design guidance is…


Blogging with the Twynham School IT Team and Shane Young

By Brenda Carter, IT Pro Technical Writer, SharePoint Products and Technologies Last March, Shane Young and I sat down with Dave Coleman at the SharePoint conference in Seattle to review the solution design for Twynham School in the UK. Shane Young is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who has designed solutions for several schools,…


Web content deployment walkthrough and TechNet topics

Hi, I’m Cern McAtee, a technical writer for Office SharePoint Server 2007. I’m pleased to announce that the Office SharePoint Server 2007 content team and the Global Readiness team have combined efforts to write and publish a new walkthrough guide for content deployment: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough. This downloadable guide is aimed at IT pros…

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