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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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Configuring Sandbox functionality

The term Sandbox brings to mind a research and development paradigm in the minds of most of the technical folks. A Sandbox is typically a physically separate testing area where developers can implement different code configurations without affecting production. The Sandbox is seen as an area to unit test the development code. Only when it has passed with zero defects, is it moved into a production environment where it will be tested on a system.

SharePoint 2010 has an infrastructure component called the Sandbox. The intent of this component is to provide developers with an area to deploy code that is managed and will not adversely affect the associated web application. The Sandbox addresses the pain organizations have to face when deploying code that is fully trusted and must be managed in some manner by the Farm Administrator.

The Sandbox is physically tied to the production box. Code within the Sandbox is running in production.

Solutions deployed to the...