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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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Enabling the Developer Dashboard

The Developer Dashboard is not just for developers who write code. It is an important tool in the arsenal of the SharePoint Administrator.

Tools such as Microsoft's Visual Round Trip Analyzer are used to determine why a page is performing poorly. The downside of tools such as this is that they interrogate the page from the outside and so information such as database queries cannot be seen. We would have to use another tool such as SQL Profiler to see this information.

The Developer Dashboard brings this functionality natively to SharePoint 2010. It provides information, such as how a page is built, how it is performing, what database queries are being run and for how long, at the bottom of a page in report form. Administrators can use this information to pinpoint what is happening on a page.

In this recipe, we will enable the Developer Dashboard and view the report at the bottom of the page. This is done through PowerShell and can be scripted in the SharePoint...