Windows PowerShell Command Builder

At SPC 11 in Anaheim, CA we announced the new Windows PowerShell Command Builder which enables users to visual construct Windows PowerShell cmdlets through structured Verb – Noun combinations on a simple design surface.  To learn more about the Windows PowerShell Command Builder read the Windows PowerShell Command Builder Getting Started Guide.  To begin using…

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Implementing SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 AlwaysOn Availability Groups with SharePoint Server 2010

If you attended my SharePoint Conference Session on SharePoint 2010 on SQL Server Denali you’re probably ready to get started with some of the features and capabilities we discussed and demonstrated today, particularly AlwaysOn Availability Groups which provide a robust, ready to use solution supporting both local redundancy and remote disaster recovery. NOTE SharePoint 2010…

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Implementing Claims-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2010

Interesting in learning more about claims-based authentication in SharePoint Server 2010?  We’ve just published a comprehensive whitepaper that describes claims-based identity, its relationship with SharePoint Server 2010, implementation specifics, and more. Download the whitepaper at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh487289.aspx.

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SharePoint 2010 and Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

I’ve recently noticed a number of posts on social.msdn.com related to configuring SharePoint 2010 with Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. The following post provides the basic steps necessary to get started with provisioning a SharePoint 2010 server farm in environments where the Windows Firewall is enabled. To access an instance of the SQL Server through…

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SharePoint Online Learning Materials for IT Professionals

Are you an IT Professional looking to learn more about how SharePoint Online can help supplement your on-premise SharePoint 2010 Products deployment? We’ve recently released a comprehensive set of learning materials that illustrate the benefits of SharePoint Online and how you can leverage its capabilities to bring additional value to your on-premise deployment. Video Learning Series…

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Site Recycle Bin (Service Pack 1 and CodePlex) FAQs

Do I need to uninstall the Site Recycle Bin from CodePlex if I plan to use the Site Recycle Bin in Service Pack 1? It depends on what you’re looking for.  The Site Recycle Bin available through CodePlex will capture deleted Site Collections and Sites to disk, Site Recycle Bin in Service Pack 1 copies…

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Service Pack 1 Move-SPSite w/ ‘shallow copy’

Service Pack 1 introduces a new method of moving Site Collections between Content Databases where RBS is used known as ‘shallow copy’. Overview What is ‘shallow copy’? ‘Shallow copy’ refers to moving structured content without moving the underlying unstructured content.  With SharePoint 2010 Products ‘shallow copy’ moves the structured Site Collection data across Content Databases…

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New Governance Resources from Microsoft IT

Microsoft IT has released several new resources related to the governance of Microsoft’s SharePoint service. Implementing SharePoint 2010 Site Governance and Lifecycle Management  (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb687797.aspx#EOC)  Webcast: How Microsoft IT Handles SharePoint 2010 Governance and Life Cycle Management (Level 200) (https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032487219&CountryCode=US)

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Now Serving Larger Databases…

Today we are announcing some important and exciting changes to our software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2010 Products, in summary SharePoint 2010 Products will now support content databases up to 4TB.  However, prior to considering multi-terabyte databases you should thoroughly review the following whitepapers: Managing multi-terabyte databases with SharePoint 2010 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26700) Abstract Managing large…

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SharePoint 2010 Virtualization

Considering virtualizing SharePoint 2010?  We’ve created a one-stop shop for guidance and more at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/product/Related-Technologies/Pages/virtualize-sharepoint.aspx.

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