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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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Security of the SharePoint Farm is critical to the health and governance of the SharePoint implementation. It is important to understand the varied ways in which SharePoint can be secured.

The term secured in this chapter pertains to what information and permissions users need in order to be effective. As an administrator, it is critical to be able to determine who did what and when.

Successful server hardening depends on planning an appropriate server topology and logical architecture. This architecture is then implemented into the physical navigation and creation of libraries and lists. This should provide the appropriate isolation of data.

SharePoint groups can then be created, which follows the physical topology of the site.

Adverse issues with security will not just affect the ability for users to access content, but will also allow these items to be visible in people's searches. In real world terms, if employment data is saved in SharePoint, this information may be available...