SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples now available

SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples are now available on Microsoft Developer Network’s Samples website. A extremely useful resource for developers. SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples Each code sample is part of the SharePoint 2010 101 code samples project. These samples are provided so that you can incorporate them directly in your code. Each code sample consists of…

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SharePoint ‘Strong Positive’ on Gartner’s Enterprise Search MarketScope

The new 2011 Enterprise Search MarketScope by Gartner was recently published (link: MarketScope for Enterprise Search).  Microsoft is again ranked a ‘Strong Positive,’ the highest ranking given on the report.  Gartner indicates that “Microsoft has surged to a leadership position by offering effective, basic search and more sophisticated search for inward- or outward-facing applications.”  Microsoft…

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Troubleshooting Excel Web Access errors

Office Web Apps give users a browser-based viewing and editing experience by providing a representation of an Office document in the browser. When a user clicks on a document stored in a SharePoint document library, the document opens directly in the browser. The document appears in the browser similar to how it appears in the…

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Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager

Many organizations are going for a Video Sharing solution based on SharePoint technologies for their Intranet and also for Internet web properties. In SharePoint 2007 era, the most popular choice was the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) available on CodePlex. On SharePoint 2010, due to out-of-the-box capabilities related to Rich Media management, much richer media…

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White Paper: Scale Test Report for Very Large-Scale Document Repositories

A new white paper – “Scale Test Report for Very Large-Scale Document Repositories” is available on the Microsoft Download Center. This white paper provides details about a test lab that was run at Microsoft to show large scale SharePoint Server 2010 content databases. It includes information about how two SharePoint Server content databases were populated…

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Building an Offline Learning Kit for SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 product and documentation teams and, the developer evangelists have done a great job of providing developers and IT Pros with learning material online. This content can be accessed mainly through the product homepages on MSDN and TechNet websites. Channel 9 also has lot of content. Besides the articles, white papers and Visio diagrams,…

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Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010

A new TechNet article – Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010 describes best practices for configuring and maintaining search in SharePoint Server 2010.  Personally, practice #4 was new to me 4. Defragment the search database – The search database contains metadata and ACLs of crawled content. Over a series of crawls, the search…

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Using SharePoint Workspace 2010 to access SharePoint content offline

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, the new name for Microsoft Office Groove,  is a client application (included with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010) for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. It provides offline access to SharePoint documents and lists from desktop and enables real-time synchronization of content in desktop with that in the SharePoint. When…

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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…

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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…

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