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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
About the Reviewers

Customizing the refinement menu

The SharePoint 2010 Search Center results page contains a new section called the refinement panel. This panel is located on the left portion of the screen and provides a summary of search results which, when used, act as filters on the returned data.

Out of the box, there are three main categories:

  • Site

  • Author

  • Date

New custom refinement categories can be configured, these are based on managed properties. Managed properties are the metadata stored with items in SharePoint. There are many more properties than the three that are shown out of the box.

This recipe consists of two parts:

  • Adding a managed property, which takes place in the Central Administration.

  • Modifying the refinement menu to include a new category based on the managed property, which will be done at the site level.

Getting ready

Ensure that you are a Site Collection Administrator.

In the site, you are going to modify a custom list and create a new column called Finance, using the property named Single...