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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 Visio Services

Using Visio to visualize the data in SharePoint enables users at all levels to understand an organization's processes. These processes touch users such as customers, vendors, suppliers, and employees within the organization.

The data that is being used in Visio does not have to exist in SharePoint, and can be external. It gives organizations the ability to take complex processes and create a storyboard out of them, which is a pictorial representation of a process. When processes are converted to storyboards, they can be evaluated and improved in an agile fashion.

This equates to leaner, more efficient processes, which ultimately equates to better decision making, happier customers, and informed vendors and suppliers. The end result will be new and repeat business and cost savings.

With Visio Services, organizations can view Visio diagrams through Visio web parts. In addition, Visio web parts can interact with other web parts, giving users the flexibility to create...