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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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The Search Service is part of the SharePoint 2010 services infrastructure. It is one of the service applications that can be shared by multiple farms. The advantage of this type of architecture is that farms do not have to configure their own search; they can subscribe to this service and can be managed at the enterprise level.

Search has been a component of SharePoint since its beginning and has evolved over time into a mature and complex product.

There are several editions of Search that an administrator should be aware of:

  • Search Server Express 2010: This is a free product that enables users to find their content. It can search 10 million items in a fraction of a second, has the refinement panel, and contains connectors for federation and Windows file shares.

  • SharePoint Search Server 2010: Bundled with Standard and Enterprise editions of SharePoint 2010, this component provides the search service for people and expertise, is integrated with My Site, and contains a phonetic...