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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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Setting up a site collection policy

Policy is a term to which people have an immediate reaction. Speaking of policy immediately reminds us of governance, rules, and enforcement. When dealing with an organization's data, having a policy in place is a positive thing.

Take the example of a publicly traded company. It is subject to audits, investor relations, not to mention Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Data must be accounted for and properly managed.

The term policy in this context refers to management of information through a policy. In SharePoint terms, a policy is a set of rules that are applied against content types, document sets, folders, or document libraries. This set of rules governs the content, and tells the system what action(s) to take against the content, based on some type of status.

Creating site collection policies gives an organization the ability to standardize their policies. As sites are created under the root site, they inherit the policies.

The policies can be exported by...