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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


SharePoint 2010 requires 64-bit architecture on the servers, with a minimum of 8 gigabytes of RAM. The result of this requirement is that there will be installations upgrading their 32-bit architecture and then upgrading/migrating their sites.

Upgrading SharePoint 2010 is optimally a one time job. In reality, this is not always the case as there may be business reasons one web application is upgraded and another is left in MOSS 2007. This could be due to software integration with SharePoint, components that are not ready for SharePoint 2010, or a segment of users that need time before upgrading to SharePoint 2007.

SharePoint 2010 has been architected with the capability to migrate sites methodically. With this in mind, every recipe in this chapter approaches the upgrade from the viewpoint of iterative tasks after an upgrade. This means that a majority of the tasks can be performed several times against different web applications.

Every recipe here (except the first one) should be performed and understood by the administrator of the SharePoint 2010 farm. There are many new items in SharePoint 2010 that will become common tasks; some more than others depending on the size of your environment.

One of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal is PowerShell. The recipes in this section outline the commands you will need. However, after reviewing and trying these recipes, look at scripting your tasks with PowerShell. This will enable you to become a more effective and proactive IT Professional.