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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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Viewing an Activity feed

In SharePoint 2010, Activity feeds give SharePoint users the ability to know what their colleagues are doing. A user will track only those colleagues that they are interested in following, which reduces the organization noise.

You can also receive updates in the Newsfeed of your My Site when your colleagues add tags to documents and pages. Also, if you are following a keyword as an interest, you can receive an update when anyone applies that tag to content that you have permission to view.

Every update that occurs is configurable by the user. In this way, users see only those things that they are interested in. In this recipe, we will see where to make these updates.

Getting ready

You must have a My Site set up.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open a team site.

  2. 2. Navigate to the upper right-hand corner and click the drop-down list to the right of your name. In the following screenshot, the name is System Account:

  3. 3. Click the My Site link.

  4. 4. There will be three navigational links...