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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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SharePoint 2010 has been architected to be socially functional, which allows people to collaborate and utilize socialization components similar to Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.

The business proposition of this functionality being that the information in the organization is uncovered faster and shared quickly. Components, such as rating an item, are automatically shared by users, and the value of that item is decided by the user base.

The value is determined by increased participation in deciding which information in the SharePoint system is relevant. Better information results in better decision making, which has a positive effect on the return on investment. Elements of the SharePoint social experience can be categorized as:

  • Profile and context: The profile part defines the elements that make up a user. Simple things such as birthday, work anniversary day, interests, skills, and phone number.

    The second part, the context part, defines the location of the user and...