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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
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Performance and monitoring is all about being proactive, and providing a healthy (free from viruses, enough storage space, proper server utilization, and so on), efficiently working SharePoint 2010 site for users. Sites may function, but an administrator must be cognizant enough to determine whether or not they are working efficiently and whether they can be scaled. To answer these questions, the administrator needs to be aware of the tools at his/her disposal.

SharePoint is a broad and deep application, having hundreds of different technologies built into it. Add to this the capability to integrate with existing technologies. The result of all this is a complex application that can efficiently resolve user issues but is challenging to monitor.

Let's take an example of the Content Query Web Part (CQWP). It is a great technology for exposing content on the home page from other parts of the site. Often, important content is buried across sites or deep within a site. Users have...