Site Recycle Bin (Microsoft IT Site Delete Capture) for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Will the Microsoft IT Site Delete Capture available at www.codeplex.com/governance work with SharePoint 2010? Answer: Yes. Question: In Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 there is a Timer Job Definition called Gradual Site Delete, will the Microsoft IT Site Delete Capture work when this Timer Job Definition is enabled and what is…

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The Experts Conference 2010

Session abstracts and keynotes have been announced for the 2010 Experts Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The Experts Conference (TEC) 2010 marks the first ever SharePoint training curriculum for TEC and includes industry recognized speakers and trainers from across the globe providing deep technical sessions to include, but not limited to upgrade and migration, social…

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Recommended Upgrade Resources for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Server 2010

Upgrading is common function with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, whether it be product specific such as Service Packs and Cumulative Updates or platform specific such as new versions of products or the core operating system.  Prior to upgrading to any version of a product or patching and updating that product you should understand both…

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Running the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool with Local Paths on Machines without Internet Connectivity

One of the questions I’ve received on a few occasions to date is how to run the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool on a machine that does not have a connection to the Internet. There are two possible methods to working around this scenario: Manually download on another machine and then install the prerequisite…

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Common Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Installation Issues and Resolutions

I’ve been following the SharePoint 2010 Forums and have noticed several common installation issues.  These issues and possible steps to resolve those issues are included here. ISSUE #1:  when running the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard you may experience the error: Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException was thrown.  Additional…

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Configuring the Web and Application Server Roles for Microsoft SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010 [UPDATED]

I’ve had a couple of questions on configuring the Web and Application server roles on Windows Server 2008 to support Microsoft SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010.  This post will describe the minimal prerequisite configuration to support Microsoft SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010 on Windows Server 2008. NOTE PrerequisiteInstaller.exe can be used to programmatically configure Web…

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Introduction to the Microsoft SharePoint SharePoint 2010 Database Layer [UPDATED]

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 introduces both new databases and databases whose distribution and purpose differs over previous versions of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. This post details the changes in the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 database layer. This section provides information about Shared Service Applications that have a database dependency and is not an exhaustive…

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Step-by-Step: Provisioning the Search Service Application

Contents Provisioning the Search Service Application Moving Query Components Creating Mirror Query Components Creating Query Components Creating Crawl Components Creating Crawl Databases Creating Property Databases Provisioning the Search Service Application Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration. Select Managed service applications under Application Management. Select New | Search Service Application on the ribbon user interface. On the…

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Step-by-Step: Provisioning the Web Analytics Service Application on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta

Prerequisites Usage and Health Data Collection and the Session State Service Application have been provisioned on the farm. Provisioning the Web Analytics Service Application Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration. Select Manage service applications under Application Management. Select New | Web Analytics Service Application on the ribbon user interface. On the Create Web Analytics Service Application…

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Welcome to the Developer Dashboard

About the Developer Dashboard The Developer Dashboard is an instrumentation framework  new to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Server 2010 that can help diagnose particularly, classes of bugs that are easy to introduce through custom code, but often difficult to isolate by providing information about the request execution time, the number and callstack of each SPRequest…

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