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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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Administering SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer 2010 is a powerful tool that helps create rapid solutions using SharePoint. As the tool is free, any user can download and access its functionality. By connecting to a SharePoint site, users can freely make significant changes to the site. This includes the look and feel of the site, workflow, and connecting to external sources.

The issue with this amount of power is the havoc that can be done by creating customizations that inadvertently tax the SharePoint Server(s). The end result may be a degradation of the responsiveness of the SharePoint farm, adversely affecting the performance of the site.

Let's look at the preceding paragraph in terms of a real workflow as an example. Workflows are very popular and can be done out of the box with SharePoint Designer. Zach's trucking company hauls product all over the country. They get their work responding to a Request for Quotation. They can get up to ten RFQs per day.

The requirement is that when...