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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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Microsoft is making a conscious effort to push the task of site administration out of the realm of IT administrator. Organizations can be decentralized and become agile if the ability to do more comes closer to the front lines. Yet, organizations still need to retain central control and ensure the integrity of their SharePoint Farm solutions.

The Sandbox functionality in SharePoint 2010 is an example of a win-win solution. IT retains central control of the farm, the hardware, and provides limits. IT administrators can designate a power user who has the ability to roll out code for their SharePoint instance, without adversely affecting the entire farm.

Many modifications can be done at the site collection level by power users. These modifications have ramifications across the entire organization. Here is a simple clarification of the terms site and site collection:

  • Site Collection: This is a hierarchical collection of sites that has a single top-level site.

  • Subsite: A subsite...