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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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Publishing a SharePoint service

One of the key advantages of service applications is their ability to be consumed on an a la carte level. Use the service only as you need it. Extending this paradigm further, service applications are similar to services in a cloud. Use what you need, no matter what farm you are using.

This gives organizations the ability to pool their resources effectively. An example of a resource that could be shared is content types. Many organizations are ISO certified and as such they are required to collect particular information with regards to their documents. A content type can be set up to which custom fields are assigned. For example, we could create a field called Safety Training Date and assign that to the content type.

As the SharePoint installation grows, more web applications and site collections are created. The organization does not want to recreate the content type that contains the field safety training date in each farm. By publishing the metadata service...