Book Image

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
Book Image

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
About the Reviewers


SharePoint 2010 has been architected to be a proactive system that provides many tools to the administrators. The goal is to catch issues before they occur. If they do occur, the system should give the administrator the capability to debug the issues with the least amount of resistance.

One example of this is the new logging database. It collects information from disparate servers and collates this information into the database. For instance, the Unified Logging Service (ULS) logs collect information that is useful in troubleshooting issues. These logs are found on every SharePoint Server. These ULS logs are collected from all servers and the event logs. This makes the logging database a valuable tool. It is must-have knowledge for SharePoint administrators and covered in one of the recipes.

Reporting is another area where SharePoint 2010 has been given focus. Reports are more robust and present better information down at the site level. This gives administrators a better idea...