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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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Configuring a Document Set

A document set allows an organization to collect related documents and group them together. When grouping the related documents together, they can be treated as one when it comes to metadata, workflow, versioning, and compliance.

For example, a document set for obtaining a mortgage loan can consist of the following forms—credit application, asset list, employment history, deed, and sales contract.

When buying a house, there are many forms to be filled out. They are methodically handled by several different parties—the bank, the seller, the real estate company, and so on. It all starts with a mortgage application. The application is submitted and a workflow kicks off for each item such as getting a credit report, appraisal on the property, employment verification, among other things.

Once the individual workflows come back with information, the application is then submitted to another party, which must approve the loan. Each workflow item is kicked off independently...