Book Image

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
Book Image

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

Implementing Visual Round Trip Analyzer

Visual Round Trip Analyzer (VRTA) is a tool that helps the SharePoint Administrator identify what is being downloaded at a web page level. One of the biggest complaints from users is the response time. This feedback always finds its way back to the administrator of the SharePoint farm.

VRTA excels in showing the network round trip relationship between the client and the server. This is also critical to the well-being of a farm. While an administrator can optimize the server response, there are several other parties that can inadvertently be working against this:

  • Web developers: These folks create the HTML, CSS, and stylesheets.

  • End users: They load content such as images, which directly hampers performance.

  • Application developers: These folks load JavaScript, jQuery, and now have the client object model at their disposal.

All of these listed parties create solutions using SharePoint Designer, Notepad, and possibly Visual Studio, and the administrator...