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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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Setting up PerformancePoint Services

PerformancePoint Services give a user the ability to create KPIs, scorecards, and dashboards from data typically not contained within SharePoint. However, SharePoint list data can be used as a data source.

PerformancePoint exceeds expectations when it uses a SQL Server Analysis cube as its datasource. The reason for this is that now information can be leveraged in the dashboard and can be viewed multiple ways. Another common term for this is slicing and dicing the data. This ability comes from data set up in a cube. PerformancePoint does not set up a cube, but rather consumes the data and provides a mechanism to display and drill down into that data.

The second place PerformancePoint shines is in its ability to use several different technologies and provide a single viewing source for them. For example, a dashboard can be set up with several web part zones. One zone could be showing the scorecards of a process, the second zone could be showing a SQL Reporting...