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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 introduces an overhaul of the MOSS 2007 Shared Service Provider (SSP). It is such a significant paradigm change that those who are responsible for implementing SharePoint must understand architecting to a different level.

MOSS 2007 had the SSP. The SSP encapsulated Search, Excel Calculations Services, user profiles, and the business data catalog. This is a "box" of services. This box was limited because you could not break it apart. One of the reasons it was limited was the fact that the services within affected the whole farm. If Accounting wished to use Excel Calculation Services, the whole farm was affected, even those not using it. In addition, writing an integrated custom service was out of the question.

SSPs are gone in SharePoint 2010. Microsoft has taken the SSP concept and built a new service application infrastructure that is flexible, extensible, and scalable:

  • Flexible: Services can be segmented to a particular group of users providing security boundaries...