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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
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Setting up the Managed Metadata Service

The Managed Metadata Service (MMS) is critical to an efficient and functioning SharePoint 2010 site. It provides the means to define and share metadata within a farm, as well as across farms, from a central location. This also allows an organization to share content types across site collections and web applications.

The power of this becomes immediately apparent in organizations that take the time to structure their data. It is clear to see how an enterprise organization could benefit from this service. An example could be creating an FDA-approved drug in a large pharmaceutical company. This process is complex due to diverse geography, potential language barriers, federal regulations, stringent testing methods, and detailed accounting of every step of the process.

Upon identifying all of these elements, characteristics such as naming conventions, type of data, testing terminology, and internal terminology can be identified and made consistent. The...