How to Support a New Location with SharePoint Virtualization

Private cloud computing built on virtualization technology provides ways to reduce the capital cost by allowing you to utilize more of your existing resources. Using Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and System Center Self-Service Portal 2.0, you can convert your existing workloads into virtual machines and manage where…


Client solutions for WAN environments

Many organizations include users who are distributed across WAN links and users who are not always connected to the network. A new TechNet article for our SharePoint customers – Client solutions for WAN environments (SharePoint Server 2010) describes client solutions that can be used across slow network connections or when users are offline. Given below are some…


Office 365: Part 4 – SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online delivers SharePoint as a cloud service. It helps businesses create sites to share documents and insights and enable collaboration between colleagues, partners, and customers. People can also customize these capabilities to address specific business needs. This means that people can share ideas and expertise and find the information they want—all without the need…


Office 365: Part 3 – Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps are the online companion to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, Office Web Apps enables users to access and edit documents from anywhere you have a connection to your organization’s SharePoint site. Users can view, share, and work on documents with others online across personal computers, mobile phones, and the web. Refer…


Federated Search Connectors for Enterprise Search

Federated Search Connectors allow a search solution based on any Microsoft Enterprise Search product – Microsoft Search Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Search Server 2008, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to pass a query to a target system and accept and display results from that system….


Office 365: Part 2 – Microsoft Office Professional Plus

As part of Office 365 offering, a subscription pricing model for Office will be available called Microsoft Office Professional Plus desktop suite. This suite includes the following Office 2010 Applications: Microsoft Access 2010 Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Microsoft OneNote 2010 Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Microsoft Publisher 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010…


Office 365: Part 1 – An Overview

On 19th October, 2010 Microsoft announced Office 365, a new service that brings Office desktop software and Office Web Apps, together with SharePoint, Exchange and Lync in the cloud. Read the Press Release: Microsoft Office 365: The Power to Think Big and Be Small, to Be Big and Act Fast To know more, click here:…


SharePoint Server 2010 Usage Best Practices

SharePoint Server 2010 Usage Best Practices White Paper is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. In this white paper, you will learn how to manage content effectively, how to choose the best option for displaying content, and the most effective way to find your content later. This paper provides best practices for SharePoint…


Download: Enterprise Search Labs

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search training course provides a series of hands-on labs, presentations, and videos that demonstrate how to enable high-end enterprise search with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. Following Lab contents became available today: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search Labs: Use these labs to learn about…


Detecting installed SKU of SharePoint 2010 and Upgrading Editions

How often you wanted to figure out what SKU(s) of SharePoint 2010 family of products in installed on a particular server. Well, that’s really easy to do by checking the relevant registry keys. The path to check in the Windows Registry is: “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\InstalledProducts\”. Value data SKU Installed 84902853-59F6-4B20-BC7C-DE4F419FEFAD Project Server 2010 Trial…